Late Afternoon Soyuz Landing Caps Successful Homecoming of Space Station Crew Duo

It was a warm summertime evening in the Kazakh steppe on Friday when a Soyuz Capsule carrying two ISS crew members from France and Russia parachuted to a safe landing one hour before sunset, closing out a half-year space mission that circled the Earth 3,136 times and covered over 130 million Kilometers.

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First SpaceX Dragon Re-Use Mission Grounded until Saturday by Unsettled Weather

The launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the Dragon SpX-11 spacecraft had to be scrubbed on Thursday due to unfavorable weather conditions at Florida’s Space Coast with two lines of storms just inland from the Kennedy Space Center where the two-stage launch vehicle was being fueled for liftoff.

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Soyuz Spacecraft set for Pre-Sunset Landing with Two Space Station Crew Members

A two-man crew is gearing up for their return to Earth after spending 197 days in space, making over 3,000 orbits around the planet. Russian Cosmonaut Oleg Novitskiy and ESA Astronaut Thomas Pesquet are set for an early evening landing in south-central Kazakhstan on Friday

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Milestone 200th ISS Spacewalk sees Astronauts Race Against the Clock

A busy end-of-week spacewalk was performed outside the International Space Station on Friday by NASA Astronauts Peggy Whitson and Jack Fischer – racing through their task list after the EVA was shortened to four hours due to an airlock-related problem that prevented the crew’s space suits from fully charging their batteries.

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Cygnus Cargo Ship Captured by Space Station for Three-Month Stay & Critical Science Delivery

Booked for a three month stay, Orbital ATK’s Cygnus OA-7 cargo spacecraft arrived at the International Space Station on Saturday, hauling nearly 3,500 Kilograms of supplies to the orbiting laboratory to support dozens of scientific experiments, ISS maintenance, and an unprecedented CubeSat constellation for the exploration of a largely unknown region of Earth’s atmosphere.

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ISS Welcomes Soyuz MS-04 & Two Crew Members after Speedy Rendezvous

Russia’s Soyuz MS-04 spacecraft, carrying a reduced crew of two, chased down the International Space Station for a speedy rendezvous on Thursday, bringing its veteran commander Fyodor Yurchikhin and NASA Astronaut Jack Fischer to their orbital destination just six hours after blasting off from Kazakhstan.

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S.S. John Glenn Cargo Spacecraft races into Orbit atop Atlas V Rocket

A critical science-enabling cargo delivery to the International Space Station was successfully sent on its way on Tuesday when a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket rumbled away from Florida’s Cape Canaveral to place the Cygnus cargo spacecraft into orbit.

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Early Morning Rollout kicks off Launch Week for Soyuz FG Rocket & Two-Man ISS Crew

Russia’s Soyuz rocket emerged from its assembly facility on Monday and rolled to the historic Site 1/5 launch complex at the Baikonur Cosmodrome from where it will blast off later this week with a two-man crew headed to the International Space Station.

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Busy Spacewalk outside ISS Highlights NASA’s Problem Solving Skills

Two veteran spacewalkers worked overtime outside the International Space Station on Thursday to outfit a recently relocated docking module, upgrade the Station’s external computer system and put in place a series of protective covers to shield a docking port against harmful debris impacts.

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Spacewalkers to outfit Newly Relocated ISS Docking Module, upgrade External Computer System

Two experienced spacewalkers will venture outside the hatches of the International Space Station on Thursday to work on upgrading the Station’s external command and control system and outfit a recently relocated docking module to prepare for its role as a docking port for Commercial Crew vehicles.

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NASA fills open Soyuz Spots with Veteran Space Station & Shuttle Crew Members

NASA selected veteran ISS crew members Shannon Walker and Joe Acaba to fill two seats on Russia’s Soyuz craft to increase the U.S. Segment crew contingent from three permanent residents to four in the second half of 2017 and first half of 2018

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French-American Spacewalking Duo aces busy EVA, ISS Docking Module ready for Robotic Relocation

Two Astronauts aboard the International Space Station ventured outside the hatches of the orbiting complex on Friday, spending six and a half hours spacewalking to complete a number of tasks including preparations for the relocation of one of the Station’s docking modules on Sunday.

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Successful Dragon Splashdown concludes tenth SpaceX Visit to ISS

SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft parachuted into the Pacific Ocean on Sunday, returning after a month-long mission to the International Space Station, delivering critical supplies to the orbiting outpost and picking up precious samples and science equipment eagerly awaited in laboratories across the United States

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Dragon departs Space Station after busy Cargo Mission, en-route to Splashdown Landing

SpaceX’s tenth operational Dragon cargo spacecraft departed the International Space Station on Sunday to embark on its homecoming that is expected to culminate in a parachute-assisted splashdown in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of California, returning valuable samples and experiment hardware from the orbiting laboratory.

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