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September 29, 2016
NASA, JAXA Focus on Maximizing Scientific Output From Space Station
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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 mutually utilize experiment hardware between the U.S. and Japanese Experiment Module (JEM, or Kibo, which means "Hope" in Japanese). The Japan-U.S. Open Platform Partnership Program was announced by the governments of the U.S. and Japan in December 2015, and will run through at least 2024. "The Op ... read more

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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New Crew Members, Including NASA Biologist, Launch to Space Station
Three crew members representing the United States, Russia and Japan are on their way to the International Space Station after launching from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 9:36 p.m. EDT We ... more
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Russian New Soyuz-MS Spacecraft Docks With ISS for First Time
Russian new Soyuz-MS spacecraft for the first time docked with the International Space Station on Saturday, the Russian space agency Roscosmos said. The docking was carried out in automatic mo ... more
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NASA Highlights Space Station Research Benefits, Opportunities at San Diego Conference
NASA astronauts, engineers and scientists will be joined by CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta, retired astronauts Mark and Scott Kelly, and other special guests, for a three-day, in-depth conversation about th ... more
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Three astronauts blast off for ISS in upgraded Soyuz craft
Three astronauts blasted off into the early morning sky in an upgraded Soyuz spacecraft from Russia's Baikonur cosmodrome Thursday, heading towards the International Space Station. ... more
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Soyuz-FG to launch new crew to ISS fully assembled
Specialists of the JSC SRC "Progress" have finished the full assembly of the carrier rocket Soyuz-FG with a newly modified piloted spacecraft Soyuz-MS at the Baikonur cosmodrome, according to the st ... more
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Down to Earth: Returned astronaut relishes little things
Using a normal toilet and appreciating weather - "any weather whatsoever" - are some of the small pleasures astronaut Tim Peake has enjoyed most since returning from the International Space Station (ISS), he said Tuesday. ... more
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A three-man crew, including British astronaut Tim Peake, landed in the Kazakh steppe on Saturday after completing a six-month mission at the International Space Station (ISS). ... more
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Cygnus spacecraft begins next phase of OA-6 mission
Orbital ATK reports that the "S.S. Rick Husband" Cygnus spacecraft has departed from the International Space Station at 9:30 a.m. EDT, completing an 81-day stay at the orbiting laboratory. The ... more
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NASA Ignites Fire Experiment Aboard Space Cargo Ship
Understanding how fire spreads in a microgravity environment is critical to the safety of astronauts who live and work in space. And while NASA has conducted studies aboard the space shuttle and Int ... more
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Cygnus space capsule departs International Space Station
Orbital ATK's unmanned Cygnus space capsule departed from the International Space Station on schedule Tuesday, three months after delivering 7,500 pounds (3,400 kilos) of supplies, material for scientific experiments and equipment to the orbiting outpost. ... more
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Russian, US Astronauts to Return From ISS on June 18
Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko and two colleagues will return to Earth on June 18 after 186 days on board the International Space Station (ISS) the US National Aeronautics and Space Administrati ... more
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Astronauts enter inflatable room at space station
Astronauts entered an inflatable add-on room at the International Space Station (ISS) on Monday for the first time since it was fully installed last month, NASA said. ... more
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