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SpaceX historic ISS launch streams live from NASA

SpaceX historic ISS launch streams live from NASA

Starting this afternoon we'll we'll be keeping our eyes toward the heavens as the historic International Space Station-bound launch of the SpaceX program streams live via NASA's own video portal. This launch will take place at 4:55 a.m. EDT and will be inside what's called an "Instantaneous Launch Window" - this essentially meaning that if they can't get a perfect launch time, they've got to move to their backup date, May 22nd in this case. This mission is important to the history of space travel and science in general because it will be the first Commercial Company ever to send a spacecraft to the International Space Station - and we can't wait to see it go well!

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Space Station crew blasts off to pave way for SpaceX

Space Station crew blasts off to pave way for SpaceX

NASA's Expedition 31, the latest trip to the International Space Station (ISS), took off safely late Monday evening, the space agency has confirmed, with a Soyuz spacecraft lifting three astronauts to the orbiting habitat. The Russian rocket took off from Kazakhstan's Baikonur Cosmodrome at 11:01pm ET on Monday, May 14, beginning a two day mission which will see them eventually spend four months on the ISS.

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SpaceX ISS mission to launch May 19

SpaceX ISS mission to launch May 19

The on-again, off-again SpaceX mission to the ISS is back on with the scheduled launch of May 19. That launch date is this coming Saturday and barring any other delays it will be the first privately funded cargo mission to the ISS. The launch is scheduled for 4:55 AM Eastern time. The rocket will lift off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

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NASA celebrates ISS astronauts return

NASA celebrates ISS astronauts return

NASA's latest space mission, Expedition 30, has ended safely, with the Soyuz TMA-22 spacecraft successfully leaving the International Space Station and landing at 7:45am ET today. The roughly 3.5hr trip from the orbiting station down to Kazakhstan went without a hitch, NASA says, with Expedition 30 Commander Dan Burbank and Flight Engineers Anton Shkaplerov and Anatoly Ivanishin leaving behind Commander Oleg Kononenko and Flight Engineers Don Pettit and Andre Kuipers.

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SpaceX stalls private launch to Space Station

SpaceX stalls private launch to Space Station

A first-of-its-kind launch for private company Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) to send a cargo capsule to the International Space Station has been delayed by around a week. The company had previously been tentatively cleared by NASA to go into space on April 30. No new date has been confirmed, but company founder Elon Musk is confident it will only be a minor delay. It could set a new chapter in American space travel.

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