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April 21, 2014
Astronauts Prep for Spacewalk as Mission Managers Evaluate Busy Schedule
Houston TX (SPX) Apr 19, 2014
The astronauts of the International Space Station's Expedition 39 crew focused Tuesday on preparations for a contingency spacewalk to be conducted in the next week or so. Meanwhile station program managers and SpaceX officials are working toward scheduling dates for the next launch attempt for Dragon cargo spacecraft and that contingency spacewalk, while managing all this around the planned undocking and redocking of a Russian cargo craft next week. Monday's launch attempt of the SpaceX Dragon car ... read more

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Backup ISS computer breaks down, requiring possible spacewalk
A reserve computer mounted on the International Space Station's hull has stopped working. As it will be needed as soon as Wednesday, when the station is to receive a cargo spacecraft, crewmembers ma ... more
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Sakura tree grown in space blooms in Japan
A cherry tree grown from a pit that was in space burst into bloom in Japan six years earlier, Japanese media reported on Saturday. The "space" tree surprising Japanese botanists grows near the ... more
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Extra-terrestrial Tweet-up links Tokyo with space
An unusual "Tweet-up" - a meeting of people who know each other on Twitter - involving an ambassador, an astronaut and a prime minister has taken place on a video-link between Japan and the International Space Station. ... more
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'Cherry tree from space' mystery baffles Japan
A cosmic mystery is uniting monks and scientists in Japan after a cherry tree grown from a seed that orbited the Earth for eight months bloomed years earlier than expected - and with very surprising flowers. ... more
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Russian cargo ship docks to space station
A Russian cargo ship has successfully docked with the International Space Station Thursday, bringing the crew crucial supplies and water, Russia's space agency said. ... more
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Progress Departs, New Cargo Ships Awaiting Launch
A Russian space freighter filled with trash departed the International Space Station on time Monday at 9:58 a.m. EDT. The ISS Progress 54 will orbit Earth 11 days for engineering tests before finall ... more
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Progress M-22M to be undocked from ISS and sent on science mission
On Monday, the Progress M-22M cargo spacecraft docked with the ISS will be sent on a monitored independent flight until 18 April to take part in the Radar-Progress scientific experiment, the mission ... more
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Is "divorce" between Russian and US space agencies possible?
NASA's withdrawal from communication with Russia would cause damage, first of all, to the US itself and its space programs. If someone may probably win anything from this withdrawal, this would be o ... more
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Russia regrets NASA halting cooperation, warns of impact on ISS
Russia has expressed its regrets over NASA's decision to halt cooperation with its Russian counterpart. However, experts agree that the measure will affect NASA and mutual international work, but wi ... more
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NASA to hurt itself by cutting ties with Russia
NASA posted on its Twitter and Facebook accounts a statement announcing the suspension of cooperation with Russia in a move to side with Washington administration's sanctions against Russia, Itar-Ta ... more
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ISS conducts debris avoidance maneuver
U.S. space agency NASA said Thursday that the International Space Station (ISS) orbit was raised half a mile (about 0.8 kilometers) to avoid a possible collision with a fragment from an old European ... more
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Soyuz Docking Delayed Till Thursday as Station Crew Adjusts Schedule
Three crew members headed to the International Space Station are safe and healthy as they continue on their journey to the orbiting outpost today. All systems on their Soyuz spacecraft appear to be ... more
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Software glitch most probable cause of Soyuz TMA-12 taking two day approach
The automatic shift of Soyuz TMA-12M to a trajectory of the two-day approach to the International Space Station (ISS) might have been caused by a software glitch, Energia Corporation President Vital ... more
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US, Russian astronauts take new trajectory to dock the ISS
The crew of two Russians and an American has successfully blasted off into space. Despite the diplomatic skirmish on the ground, the greatest problems faced by the international Soyuz team are dozen ... more
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Russian spacecraft brings three-man crew to ISS after two-day delay
A Russian spacecraft carrying a three-man Russian and US crew on Friday docked successfully at the International Space Station after an unprecedented two-day delay caused by a technical hitch. ... more
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Technical hitch delays US-Russia crew's ISS docking
A US-Russian three man crew Wednesday faced an unprecedented two-day delay in their docking with the International Space Station (ISS) after their Russian Soyuz spacecraft suffered a technical glitch on its approach in orbit. ... more
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New ISS Crew Wrapping Up Training for Launch
Three new Expedition 39 crew members wrapped up training Friday at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan as they prepare for next week's launch to join Commander Koichi Wakata and Flight Engineers R ... more
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How astronauts survive diplomatic tensions in space
While the United States and Russia traded sanctions this week in a burgeoning crisis over Crimea, astronauts from both nations rose above the discord in their sanctuary hundreds of miles from Earth. ... more
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NASA Extends Lockheed Martin Contract to Support ISS
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) recently awarded Lockheed Martin a one-year contract extension on the Cargo Mission Contract 2 valued at $22 million. The extension ens ... more
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Russian Progress Spacecraft Boosts ISS Orbit
A Russian Progress space cargo ship boosted the orbit of the International Space Station by two kilometers Thursday morning, the Russian space agency said. The Progress M-21M's engines burned ... more
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ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet will fly to the ISS in 2016
ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet has been assigned to a long-duration mission on the International Space Station. The assignment of the French-born astronaut was announced by ESA's Director General Jean ... more
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Japanese astronaut becomes ISS commander
Astronaut Koichi Wakata has become the first Japanese commander of the International Space Station, according to the country's space agency. ... more
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Station Crew Preps for Return to Earth, Repairs Recycling System
With less than five days left before half the crew aboard the International Space Station departs, the six astronauts and cosmonauts of Expedition 38 performed maintenance on station systems, conduc ... more
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NASA says US-Russia space ties 'normal'
NASA chief Charles Bolden said Tuesday the US space agency's relationship with Russia remained normal despite the ongoing international crisis in Ukraine. ... more
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