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ISS gets financial backing from White House through 2024

ISS gets financial backing from White House through 2024

The fate of the ISS beyond the year 2020 has been rather dire for a while now. The budgeting for the ISS was set to expire in 2020 resulting in the decommissioning of the space station. The White House has now agreed to extend the funding for the ISS for a few more years.

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Cosmonauts break a spacewalk record, but HD camera telemetry fails

Cosmonauts break a spacewalk record, but HD camera telemetry fails

Yesterday's spacewalk outside the International Space Station resulted in a record-breaking amount of time spent moving around in the vacuum of space by a Russian. Commander Oleg Kotov and Flight Engineer Sergey Ryazanskiy spent 8 hours and 7 minutes on the mission, breaking the previous Russian record of 7 hours and 29 minutes set by Flight Engineers Fyodor Yurchikhin and Alexander Misurkin Aug. 16, 2013. The achievement was a little softened, however, as the mission didn't go entirely as planned.

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HD cameras installed on ISS for Russia/Canada study

HD cameras installed on ISS for Russia/Canada study

The International Space Station is seeing quite a bit of activity this Christmas week, with today’s action surrounding the installation of two high-fidelity cameras. This installation was initiated under Expedition 38 and executed by Commander Oleg Kotov and Flight Engineer Sergey Ryazanskiy of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos). This mission happens just three days after a US-based expedition (as seen in the hero image of this article) to replace faulty water pumps on the station.

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ISS spacewalks complete, astronauts send back some stunning images

ISS spacewalks complete, astronauts send back some stunning images

The astronauts who this week took to the vacuum of space to repair a malfunctioning ammonia coolant pump on the exterior of the International Space Station are safely back inside. The electrical systems that depend on the cooling loop run by the pump are now back online. Today astronauts Rick Mastracchio, Mike Hopkins, and Koichi Wakata took the time to reflect back on the spacewalks and provide us with some photos of the operation.

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ISS repairs could be complete with Christmas Eve spacewalk

ISS repairs could be complete with Christmas Eve spacewalk

We have been following the efforts by NASA and astronauts on the ISS to repair the coolant system issues that have plagued the ISS. NASA ordered a spacewalk to fix the cooling system problem on December 18. On the 22 of December, the astronauts finished the first of possibly three spacewalks to make the repair.

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ISS astronauts finish first of two, possibly three spacewalks

ISS astronauts finish first of two, possibly three spacewalks

Astronauts today completed the first spacewalk to repair the cooling system on the International Space Station. The spacewalk went off without a hitch. In fact, it was so efficient, the scheduled number of spacewalks in coming days may be pared down from three to two. The next spacewalk, originally scheduled for Monday, will take place Tuesday, Dec. 24.

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NASA orders spacewalk to fix ISS coolant system

NASA orders spacewalk to fix ISS coolant system

Earlier this month we mentioned that the ISS had a failure in one of its cooling systems that might require a spacewalk to fix. NASA has now ordered that spacewalk to happen to fix the broken cooling line. The repair job is a serious undertaking and could last all the way through Christmas Day.

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International Space Station experienced “virus epidemics” due to infected USB drive

International Space Station experienced “virus epidemics” due to infected USB drive

The international space station's computer systems were infected by an unspecified virus this year, according to Kaspersky. The malware made its way into space on a removable device carried by Russian astronauts, and though the extent of the damage hasn't been specified, it has been revealed that on occasion, the station has suffered "virus epidemics".

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Soyuz capsule returns to Earth carrying 2014 Winter Olympic torch

Soyuz capsule returns to Earth carrying 2014 Winter Olympic torch

A Russian Soyuz space capsule has safely returned to Earth carrying three astronauts that had been aboard the ISS and another interesting piece of cargo. The capsule returned the astronauts along with the Olympic torch to be used for the 2014 Winter Games.

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Orbital Sciences Cygnus spacecraft departs ISS

Orbital Sciences Cygnus spacecraft departs ISS

About a month ago, Orbital Sciences launched its Cygnus spacecraft on a demonstration mission to the ISS. The Cygnus spacecraft is a cargo logistics ship designed to be contracted by NASA to ferry cargo to and from the ISS in orbit around the Earth. Cygnus was forced to abort its first approach to the ISS after some of the data it received from the ISS had unexpected values.

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Strange clouds photographed from ISS tied to secret Russian missile launch

Strange clouds photographed from ISS tied to secret Russian missile launch

Last Thursday, astronauts aboard the ISS snapped pictures of bizarre clouds and posted the photographs to twitter. The same day a number of reports were made from citizens in Russia claiming to have seen a UFO. As it turns out, both the UFO reports and bizarre clouds photographed from the ISS were linked to the same thing.

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Cygnus cargo spacecraft forced to abort first ISS approach

Cygnus cargo spacecraft forced to abort first ISS approach

Orbital Sciences was able to successfully launch its Cygnus cargo ship into orbit last Wednesday. The spacecraft made it from the Earth into space just as it was designed to do. After performing some tests, Cygnus was supposed to approach the ISS and dock with the space station.

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