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November 17, 2017
Station crew get special delivery from Virginia
Chincoteague Island, VA (SPX) Oct 31, 2016
This week, astronauts are unloading more than 5,000 pounds of cargo and crew supplies from the Cygnus spacecraft to support dozens of science and research investigations. However, this shipment has special significance. This shipment arrived via an Antares rocket from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport's pad 0A at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility. Rocket launches to the International Space Station from Virginia are back. Teams from Orbital ATK, Virginia Space and NASA have worked diligently to brin ... read more

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An unmanned cargo ship operated by the US company Orbital ATK arrived Sunday at the International Space Station, delivering 2.5 tons of food and supplies to the six astronauts living in orbit. ... more
New Instrument on ISS to Study Ultra-Cold Quantum Gases
A new science instrument, slated to be installed onboard the International Space Station (ISS) in late 2017, is expected to yield interesting results regarding quantum phenomena. The Cold Atom Labor ... more
Two Russians, one American blast off to ISS
Two Russian cosmonauts and a NASA astronaut soared into orbit in a Soyuz spacecraft Wednesday at the start of a two-day journey to the International Space Station. ... more
Tools Drive NASA's TReK to New Discoveries
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Hurricane Nicole delays next US cargo mission to space
The next US cargo supply trip to the International Space Station has been postponed until Sunday due to Hurricane Nicole, which is bearing down on Bermuda, NASA said Tuesday. ... more
Automating sample testing thanks to space
A miniaturised biotech unit developed for the International Space Station is improving medical diagnoses on Earth with affordable automation of small-scale diagnostics. In vitro diagnostics, or IVDs ... more
Japan Schedules Cargo Transporter Launch to ISS for December 9
Japanese cargo spaceship KOUNOTORI6 is set to be launched to the International Space Station (ISS) on December 9, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency said Friday. KOUNOTORI is an unmanned c ... more
Roscosmos Sets New Date for Soyuz MS-02 Launch to Orbital Station
A state commission has approved October 19 as a new date for the postponed launch of the Soyuz MS-02 manned spacecraft to the International Space Station, Russia's Roscosmos state space corporation ... more

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Orbital CRS-5 launching hot and bright science to space
Orbital ATK is scheduled to send new science experiments to the International Space Station in early October on its sixth Commercial Resupply Services (CSR) mission. The Cygnus spacecraft will blast ... more
Airbus DS and Neumann Space sign payload agreement for ISS
Airbus Defence and Space and Neumann Space have signed the very first agreement for a hosted payload aboard the new Bartolomeo platform of the International Space Station (ISS) during this week's IA ... more
NASA, JAXA Focus on Maximizing Scientific Output From Space Station
A new program for research cooperation on the International Space Station will enable JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) and NASA to encourage researchers and entities from both countries to ... more
Manned launch of Soyuz MS-02 maybe postponed to Nov 1
Russia has moved the preliminary date of the Soyuz MS-02 spacecraft's manned launch from September 23 to November 1, Alexander Koptev, a NASA representative with the Russian Mission Control Centre, ... more
Russia cancels manned space launch over 'technical' issues
Russia on Saturday cancelled a planned manned space launch expected in one week due to "technical reasons," giving no explanation or a new launch date. ... more
US astronauts complete spacewalk for ISS maintenance
Two US astronauts aboard the International Space Station successfully completed a spacewalk Thursday to make repairs and install new equipment. ... more
Space Station's orbit adjusted Wednesday
A planned change of the orbital altitude at the International Space Station (ISS) will take place on Wednesday as a preparation to an upcoming Soyuz spaceflight, the Russian mission control center s ... more
Astronauts Relaxing Before Pair of Spaceships Leave
Three astronauts are relaxing after a spacewalk on Friday and weekend cleanup work. Meanwhile, a pair of spacecraft will be departing the International Space Station over the next two weeks. N ... more

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'New port of call' installed at space station
With more private spaceship traffic expected at the International Space Station in the coming years, two spacewalking US astronauts installed a special parking spot for them on Friday. ... more
US astronauts prepare spacewalk to install new docking port
With more private spaceship traffic expected at the International Space Station in the coming years, two US astronauts are set to embark on a spacewalk Friday to install a special parking spot for them. ... more
NASA mulls Russian idea to cut staff at space station
NASA is weighing a Moscow proposal to cut the number of Russian cosmonauts at the International Space Station from three to two, particularly its potential risk to the crew, an official said Monday. ... more
Russia Could Cut Down International Space Station Crew
The head of Piloted Space Programs and cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev said that Russia's space agency Roscosmos plans to cut down the number of cosmonauts on the International Space Station. Russia ... more
NanoRacks External Platform Deployed Outside International Space Station
NanoRacks' commercial gateway to space is officially open for business. The NanoRacks External Platform (NREP) has been placed outside of the International Space Station (ISS) on the JEM Exposed Fac ... more
JSC pursues collection of new technologies for ISS
What originally began as an initiative to send two exploration prototypes to the International Space Station (ISS) in 2015 to benefit future human space exploration quickly evolved to 5x2015. After ... more
Dream Chaser Spacecraft on Track to Supply Cargo to ISS
Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) has passed the second Integration Certification Milestone under NASA's Commercial Resupply Services 2 (CRS-2) contract. NASA assessed and fully approved SNC's detaile ... more
Russia launches ISS-bound cargo ship
A Russian rocket carrying an unmanned cargo ship blasted off for the International Space Station early Sunday from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, the Russian space agency said. ... more
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