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Spacewalk Cut Short Due to Water Found in Helmets

Space can be a scary place, the only thing keeping you alive being a highly advanced suit tethered to a spacecraft or station. When a problem is found in these suits, it risks catastrophe for the…

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Second Commercial Crew Mission for Boeing Ordered by NASA

In a move hopefully stemming from NASA’s revitalized budget for the coming year, NASA has issued Boeing a second flight order as part of the Commercial Crew Program. Boeing is one of two private companies involved…

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UK Launches New Space Endeavour

The UK government has announced plans to launch a new National Space Policy in an effort make Great Britain the European hub for commercial space flight, The Independent reports. The government hopes that the initiative, which…

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SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket to Return to Service this Month

Everything has been looking up for SpaceX recently, being one of the forerunners in the contest for NASA’s contest for their CSR2 contracts to resupply the ISS and NASA ordering the first mission from their new…

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NASA Celebrates 15 Years of the ISS With a Song

Today, the International Space Station turns 15 years old. And to mark this occasion, NASA have released a lighthearted and rather educational song and video. The song itself is delightfully upbeat and played in a country-style,…

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NASA Plays with Water and Effervescent in Latest 4K Space Video

NASA recently upgraded their equipment with an amazing 4K camera that is able to capture higher resolution and higher frame rates than prior, allowing the astronauts to record their experiments in a whole new way. But…

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SpaceX Falcon Explodes on ISS Resupply Mission

Space industry upstart SpaceX has suffered an explosive set back on its latest mission. Setting out to resupply the International Space Station, the Falcon 9 rocket suffered an unrecoverable failure and ended up exploding shortly after…

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The International Space Station Got the 4K Upgrade

Last week we brought you the news that NASA now also was uploading 4K 60fps videos to YouTube, but initially only shared a 20 seconds clip. That has since been followed up with more 4K footage…

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Out of Control Russian Spacecraft Hurtling to Earth

The Russian cargo spacecraft Progress M-27M is currently out of control after delivering supplies to the International Space Station and is plummeting to Earth. NASA footage shows the unmanned craft descending towards Earth’s atmosphere with little…

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Astronauts Might Be Able to Play with Lasers from the International Space Station Soon

According to ScienceDirect, a few researchers have come up with a plan to turn the International Space Station into a defence system against asteroids or other ‘orbiting debris’. How cool is that? Get a paid vacation…

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Girl Writes Giant Message in Desert for Her Astronaut Father

What do you do when you want to message a member of your family? You call them, text them, perhaps drop them a message on Facebook. This is of course quite simple and thanks to modern technology,…

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SpaceX Successfully Launches Dragon Rocket, Fails to Make Landing

Elon Musk’s astronautics outfit SpaceX conducted a successful rocket launch on Saturday, but the landing left a little to be desired. The Dragon capsule was launched early on Saturday morning, and the rocket made it into…

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European Space Agency Studying Potential Benefit of 3D Printing in Space

The lure of 3D printing technology in space is appealing, and the European Space Agency (ESA) is now studying implementing 3D-printed technology. The use of 3D printing could help reduce waste, so the ESA Clean Space initiative wants…

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NASA Clears 3D Printer For International Space Station

NASA will send a 3D printer to the International Space Station (ISS) in August, utilizing the printer manufactured by Made In Space.  The custom unit was completed and finished testing ahead of schedule, which is why it…

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Tim Peake Uploads Images Of International Space Station Toolbox

Everyone loves a good tool, no matter who we are, there is a tool that we prefer or can’t live without. Many people can’t live without WD-40 and Duct tape, this combination will help you do…

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International Space Station Starts Using Linux, Not Windows

Good bye Windows XP and hello Linux says the International Space Station as the United Space Alliance, who manage the computers on the ISS state that “We migrated key functions from Windows to Linux because we needed…