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March 04, 2015
Watching Alloys Change from Liquid to Solid Could Lead to Better Metals
Washington DC (SPX) Mar 02, 2015
If you put a camera in the ice machine and watched water turn into ice, the process would look simple. But the mechanism behind liquids turning to solids is actually quite complex, and understanding it better could improve design and production of metals. A recent investigation aboard the International Space Station contributed to that understanding. A series of experiments conducted in the Directional Solidification Insert (DSI) of the Device for the study of Critical Liquids and Crystallization ... read more

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Spacewalk to go ahead on Sunday despite helmet leak
Two US astronauts will go ahead with a spacewalk this weekend despite a flaw in one of the spacesuits that allowed water to seep into the helmet, the US space agency NASA said Friday. ... more
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NASA preparing to reassemble International Space Station
On Friday, astronauts aboard the International Space Station will initiate the station's first reassembly in several years. The station will be reconfigured to create two new docking ports for the space taxis NASA hopes to have launched by the end of 2017 as part of its Commercial Crew program. ... more
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Spacewalking 'cable guys' wrap up work outside station
A pair of American astronauts Saturday wrapped up the first of three spacewalks to route cables outside the International Space Station so commercial spaceships carrying crew can dock there in the coming years. ... more
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Space Station 3-D Printed Items, Seedlings Return in the Belly of a Dragon
Newly 3-D printed wrenches, data to improve cooling systems, protein crystals and seedling samples returned Feb. 10 aboard SpaceX's fifth contracted resupply mission to the International Space Stati ... more
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Spacesuit woes haunt NASA ahead of crucial spacewalks
With three complicated spacewalks planned in the coming days, NASA is rushing to resolve a spacesuit problem linked to a 2013 emergency when water dangerously flooded a European astronaut's helmet. ... more
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Russia Launches Fresh Fruit, Oxygen to Crew on ISS
A Russian Soyuz-U carrier rocket has blasted off from the Baikonur Space Center in Kazakhstan with fresh fruit and oxygen for the crew on board the International Space Station, Mission Control Cente ... more
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Europe destroys last space truck to ISS
The European Space Agency (ESA) on Sunday said it had destroyed its last supply ship to the International Space Station, bringing a seven-year venture to a successful close. ... more
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Camera to record doomed ATV's disintegration - from inside
Next Monday, ESA astronaut Samantha Christoforetti will float into Europe's space ferry to install a special infrared camera, set to capture unique interior views of the spacecraft's break-up on ree ... more
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NASA, Space Station Partners Announce Future Mission Crew Members
NASA and its International Space Station partners have announced the crew members, including NASA astronauts Kate Rubins, Shane Kimbrough and Peggy Whitson, for three upcoming missions to the space ... more
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ATV to bid farewell to Space Station for last time
ESA's last Automated Transfer Vehicle will leave the International Space Station on Saturday for its final solo voyage, setting course for a fiery demise that will mark the end of its mission and th ... more
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The Strange Way Fluids Slosh on the International Space Station
The next time you pour yourself a glass of water, pause before you drink it. First, swirl the clear liquid around the glass. Gently slosh it back and forth. Tap the glass on the tabletop, and watch ... more
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NASA's CATS Installed on ISS by Robotic Handoff
On Jan. 22, 2015, robotic flight controllers successfully installed NASA's Cloud Aerosol Transport System (CATS) aboard the International Space Station through a robotic handoff - the first time one ... more
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Roscosmos, NASA Still Planning on Sending Men Into Space
Piloted space flight programs will be the focus of cooperation between the Russian and US space agencies, new Roscosmos head, Igor Komarov, said Thursday. According to Komarov, NASA is interested i ... more
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Russian Cargo Spacecraft to Supply ISS With Black Caviar
The Russian unmanned cargo spacecraft, Progress M-26M will deliver black caviar to the International Space Station (ISS) crew, in addition to the cosmonauts' daily food rations, the chief of the ISS ... more
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Astronauts prepare for year-long stay on space station
In a little more than two months, American astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko will depart from Earth, not to return for an entire year. Their mission aboard the International Space Station will be the longest in more than a decade, twice as long as the normal six-moth stay. ... more
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Astronauts' year-long mission will test limits
Two men are about to spend a year at the orbiting International Space Station, in an experiment that will test the limits of the human body and mind. ... more
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Fresh supplies and experiments for Samantha
Yesterday, ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti and NASA astronaut Butch Wilmore captured the Dragon spacecraft with its supplies and new experiments for the six astronauts living 400 km above our p ... more
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Russia delays decision on using ISS after 2020
Russia has delayed a ruling on its future use of the International Space Station, a source in Russia's space agency said Tuesday, as economic turmoil buffets the country's space programme. ... more
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Space station worms help battle muscle and bone loss
It is said that great things can come in small packages. In this case, one key to keeping astronauts healthy on long-duration space missions may be found in a tiny roundworm barely a millimeter long ... more
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Astronauts take shelter after alarm at space station
Astronauts at the International Space Station rushed to take shelter Wednesday after an alert sounded that could indicate a dangerous ammonia leak, but may have been a false alarm, the US space agency said. ... more
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SpaceX delivers late Xmas gifts to Space Station
The Dragon capsule SpaceX launched from Cape Canaveral, Fla. on Saturday has arrived at the ISS with Christmas gifts. ... more
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SpaceX sets new launch date
The fifth official SpaceX cargo mission to the International Space Station under NASA's Commercial Resupply Services contract now is scheduled to launch at 4:47 a.m. EST Saturday, Jan. 10, from Spac ... more
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Student Scientists Persevere, Ready to Launch Experiments to Space Station
Students will look to the skies this week when SpaceX's fifth commercial resupply services (CRS) mission to the International Space Station lifts off at 6:20 a.m. EST Tuesday, Jan. 6, from Cape Cana ... more
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Astronaut feels the force
In a milestone for space robotics, the International Space Station has hosted the first full run of ESA's experiment with a force-reflecting joystick. Think of the kind of tasks you can do wit ... more
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