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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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Orbital Sciences Cygnus spacecraft launches on COTS demo mission

Orbital Sciences Cygnus spacecraft launches on COTS demo mission

Orbital Sciences has announced that it has successfully launched its Cygnus spacecraft. Cygnus was launched aboard an Antares rocket on a demonstration mission to the International Space Station. Cygnus is a cargo logistics spacecraft is designed to be a private spacecraft contracted by NASA to ferry cargo to and from the International Space Station.

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Chris Hadfield resigns from Canadian Space Agency

Chris Hadfield resigns from Canadian Space Agency

After returning to Earth last month from the International Space Station and serving as the commander, astronaut Chris Hadfield is stepping down from the Canadian Space Agency. The CSA notes that Hadfield's resignation is in part due to wanting to pursue new professional challenges, as well as for personal reasons.

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Chris Hadfield holding first public talk on Thursday after returning from ISS

Chris Hadfield holding first public talk on Thursday after returning from ISS

Astronaut Chris Hadfield, as well as the rest of the Expedition 35 team, returned safely to Earth last night after spending 5 months on the International Space Station. While aboard the ISS, Hadfield tweeted many photos of Earth from his perspective and even uploaded many YouTube videos that described life on the ISS. He'll be giving his first public talk since returning to Earth on Thursday, May 16 at 10 am ET.

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Chris Hadfield and crew safely return to Earth from International Space Station

Chris Hadfield and crew safely return to Earth from International Space Station

We get all sorts of welcomes in life, but few of them are as grand as the one you'd no doubt receive returning to Earth after having hovered above it for 144 days. Such was the case for Commander Chris Hadfield and the rest of his crew that was aboard the International Space Station, all of whom have just safely landed on our home planet in Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan.

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NASA planning emergency spacewalk to fix ISS ammonia leak

NASA planning emergency spacewalk to fix ISS ammonia leak

After an ammonia leak was discovered on the International Space Station last night, NASA and the ISS crew are working together to come up with a fix. It's been decided that an emergency spacewalk will be conducted to inspect the leak and attempt to fix it before matters get worse. The leak is on the outside, so it isn't immediately life-threatening, but the supply will run out if the leak continues.

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NASA says ISS has an ammonia coolant leak

NASA says ISS has an ammonia coolant leak

NASA has confirmed that the international space station is currently in need of maintenance on the cooling system used on one the solar power generating arrays. At about 10:30 AM yesterday, members of ISS Expedition 35 crew reported to NASA that small white flakes were floating away from an area of the ISS' P6 truss structure.

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New photo from ISS shows moon rising over a darkened Earth

New photo from ISS shows moon rising over a darkened Earth

International Space Station Commander Chris Hadfield has been busy taking photos of the Earth from the ISS for a few months now, mostly showing us what cities look like from 250 miles up, but a particular photo that he posted just recently is a bit different, and it shows a beautiful horizon with the moon rising over a darkened Earth.

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