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October 01, 2014
Cold Atom Laboratory Chills Atoms to New Lows
Pasadena CA (JPL) Sep 30, 2014
NASA's Cold Atom Laboratory (CAL) mission has succeeded in producing a state of matter known as a Bose-Einstein condensate, a key breakthrough for the instrument leading up to its debut on the International Space Station in late 2016. A Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC) is a collection of atoms in a dilute gas that have been lowered to extremely cold temperatures and all occupy the same quantum state, in which all of the atoms have the same energy levels. At a critical temperature, atoms begin to coa ... read more

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A Giant Among Earth Satellites
The International Space Station has been called a stepping stone to other worlds. NASA hasn't forgotten, however, that the behemoth space station is also on the doorstep of Earth. "We're seein ... more
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New ISS Trio Launches to Expand Expedition 41 to Six
Upon reaching its preliminary orbit following a flawless launch, only one of two power-producing solar arrays on the Soyuz TMA-14M spacecraft deployed. Soyuz Commander Alexander Samokutyaev and Flig ... more
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SpaceX cargo ship arrives at International Space Station
SpaceX's unmanned Dragon spacecraft arrived at the International Space Station on Tuesday with a cargo of supplies, including freeze-dried meals, 20 live lab mice and a 3D printer. ... more
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Halfway through Blue Dot mission
Halfway through his six-month Blue Dot mission, ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst is sharing the International Space Station with only two colleagues: Maxim Suraev and Reid Wiseman. The astronauts ... more
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Yeast, the final frontier
Every brewmaster and baker knows that yeast rises. But, as UBC associate professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences Corey Nislow will tell you, some yeast rises way, way above the rest. This month, ... more
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ISS Crew Trains to Capture Dragon
While they await next week's launch of the other half of their crew to the International Space Station, Expedition 41 Commander Max Suraev and Flight Engineers Reid Wiseman and Alexander Gerst focus ... more
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Boeing, SpaceX to send astronauts to space station
Boeing and SpaceX will build the next generation of spacecraft that will carry US astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS), NASA said Tuesday, hailing a new chapter in space flight. ... more
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SpaceX To Deliver Science Experiments To ISS For Ames
NASA's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California, will launch four life science experiments to the International Space Station aboard NASA's next commercial cargo resupply flight of the Spac ... more
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CASIS Research Set for Launch Aboard SpaceX Mission to ISS
The fall marks a new school year, a new football season and another commercial cargo flight to the International Space Station. In September, SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft is scheduled to blast off to ... more
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4th SpaceX Cargo Mission to ISS Dragon Scheduled for Sep 20
The launch of the next SpaceX Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station (ISS) has been scheduled for September 20, NASA said in a statement Saturday. The fourth SpaceX cargo mission ... more
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Three Russian and American astronauts return to Earth
Two Russian cosmonauts and an American astronaut returned to Earth on Thursday after spending more than six months working together aboard the International Space Station, as tensions between their countries soared over the Ukraine crisis. ... more
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Science Continues on Orbital Lab While Trio Prepares for Departure
One set of Expedition 40 crew members is working advanced microgravity science while another set is wrapping up its stay in space. NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman started his morning on a pair of ... more
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NASA Launches New Era of Earth Science from ISS
The launch of a NASA ocean winds sensor to the International Space Station (ISS) this month inaugurates a new era of Earth observation that will leverage the space station's unique vantage point in ... more
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International Space Station accidentally launches satellites on its own
On Thursday, the International Space Station decided to launch some satellites on its own. CubeSats are tiny satellites (about the size of a few bricks), weighing less than 1.33 kilograms, and they're supposed to do a range of missions from communicating with sea vessels to monitoring earthquakes. ... more
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Geopolitical Tensions Not to Affect ISS Cooperation
The current geopolitical situation will not interfere with the joint work of Russian and American astronauts, ISS crew members told journalists on Friday. "We carry out work that is necessary ... more
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Station Trio Preps for Departure as Expedition 40 Nears End
As the Expedition 40 crew members head into their final weekend together aboard the International Space Station, the six astronauts and cosmonauts spent Friday preparing for the arrival of a cargo c ... more
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Expedition 40 Heads Into Final Week on ISS
Biomedical research and preparations for the departure of three crew members were the focus of activities Wednesday aboard the International Space Station as the six Expedition 40 astronauts and cos ... more
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3-D Printer Could Turn Space Station into 'Machine Shop'
Riddle: It's the size of a small microwave, and it may alleviate the need for NASA astronauts to wait for resupply ships to arrive at the International Space Station to get some essential items. ... more
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Science and Departure Preps for Station Crew
Expedition 40 Commander Steve Swanson of NASA and his team of five flight engineers tackled a range of science experiments and supported an upgrade of the International Space Station's computers Tue ... more
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Russia May Continue ISS Work Beyond 2020
Russia may continue working at the International Space Station (ISS) beyond 2020, Izvestia newspaper reported Monday. "The issue of Russia's participation at the ISS after 2020 remains open, b ... more
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NASA Awaits Boeing's Completion of Soyuz Replacement
NASA has announced that the US is currently close to completing development of its new commercial space taxi, which is designed to transport American astronauts to the International Space Station, r ... more
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Belka and Strelka, the canine cosmonauts
Space capsules with animals on board preceded manned space flights, with the first experiments on mammals in spacecraft taking place as early as 1948, leading, in time, to the flight of the two most ... more
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Russian Cosmonauts Conclude EVA Ahead of Schedule
Russian cosmonauts Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Artemyev successfully concluded a spacewalk, where they conducted science experiments using equipment on the exterior of the International Space Stati ... more
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Orbital cargo ship makes planned re-entry to Earth
Orbital Sciences Corporation's unmanned Cygnus cargo ship disintegrated as planned Sunday as it re-entered Earth's atmosphere after a month-long resupply mission to the International Space Station. ... more
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