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Astronauts on the ISS can bake cookies in space for the first time

Astronauts on the ISS can bake cookies in space for the first time

NASA says the Cygnus cargo spacecraft launched over the weekend has successfully docked with the International Space Station. Amid the cargo contained on this vessel is a special oven and cookie dough that brings a special new capability to the ISS: the ability to bake chocolate chip cookies. The experiment comes from DoubleTree by Hilton and Zero G Kitchen.

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Northrop successfully launches Cygnus cargo spacecraft for the ISS

Northrop successfully launches Cygnus cargo spacecraft for the ISS

An Antares rocket from Northrop Grumman has successfully launched the Cygnus cargo spacecraft on its way to the International Space Station. The launch happened at 9:59AM from the Mid Atlantic Regional Spaceport as anticipated. Assuming nothing unusual happens, NASA says the cargo vessel will arrive at the ISS on Monday, November 4, carrying a huge load of supplies and scientific materials.

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Bosch SoundSee module heads to the ISS to gauge system health

Bosch SoundSee module heads to the ISS to gauge system health

Bosch has announced that it has a new sensor that is set to lift off to the ISS called SoundSee. The SoundSee modules is about the size of a lunchbox and has microphones intended to analyze sounds aboard the ISS to gauge system health. The microphones work in conjunction with a machine learning algorithm to analyze the audio data that it hears.

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First of five spacewalks to upgrade ISS power completed.

First of five spacewalks to upgrade ISS power completed.

NASA has announced that members of Expedition 61 aboard the ISS have completed the first of five scheduled spacewalks to upgrade the power abord the space station. Flight Engineers Christina Koch and Andrew Morgan of NASA conducted their spacewalk at 2:40 p.m. EDT on September 6. The spacewalk lasted 7 hours and one minute.

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International Space Station gets 600 Mbps data rate upgrade

International Space Station gets 600 Mbps data rate upgrade

The International Space Station has received a 600 Mbps data rate upgrade, according to NASA, enabling astronauts and control centers on Earth to communicate at faster rates. The upgrade doubles the ISS's data rate, making it possible to conduct new types of tech demonstrations and scientific experiments that come with more demanding data requirements. This upgrade will also play an important role in communication capabilities for the future Gateway station.

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Rare eruption of Raikoke Volcano snapped from ISS

Rare eruption of Raikoke Volcano snapped from ISS

The image here was snapped by astronauts on the ISS recently and shows a very rare eruption of the Raikoke Volcano on the Kuril Islands on the Kamchatka Peninsula. This volcano rarely erupts, and it's very long dormant period ended on June 22. The last recorded eruptions of the volcano were in 1924 and in 1778.

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NASA’s first Astrobee robot is now flying around the ISS

NASA’s first Astrobee robot is now flying around the ISS

Astronauts in the International Space Station have some flying robot company, with the first of three Astrobee 'bots taking flight. NASA dispatched two of the cuboid trio to the ISS earlier in the year, where the robots will eventually help out with housekeeping tasks, take part in scientific experiments, and generally make the whole place seem more futuristic.

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NASA details how private astronauts can go to the ISS

NASA details how private astronauts can go to the ISS

NASA plans to open the International Space Station to private astronaut missions, though this most unusual of AirBnbs will likely leave a multi-million dent in your pocket. The US space agency announced its plans to enable such missions on Friday, as part of a larger push to better utilize the ISS and accelerate the low-Earth orbit commercial economy.

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NASA shares first image of Astrobee ‘Bumble’ robotic assistant on ISS

NASA shares first image of Astrobee ‘Bumble’ robotic assistant on ISS

Last month, a spacecraft arrived at the International Space Station carrying, among other cargo, small cube-shaped robots called Astrobees. The devices are designed to operate in the space lab's unique microgravity environment, offering assistance to the astronauts located on the ISS. In its most recent update on the matter, NASA shared an image of the Astrobee robot 'Bumble' on the ISS alongside some details about how it and its 'Honey' companion are operating.

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SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft successfully docks with ISS

SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft successfully docks with ISS

Over the weekend, SpaceX launched its Dragon cargo spacecraft packed with supplies for the International Space Station. Now, two days later, NASA has confirmed that the spacecraft successfully docked with the ISS, bringing with it more than 5,500lbs of cargo that includes hardware, research materials, and supplies for crew members. This marks SpaceX's 17th contracted commercial resupply mission.

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NASA finally launched bees into space

NASA finally launched bees into space

Robotic bees, oh god! This is just like that time Homer Simpson brought a bag of chips on a space flight and crashed into an ant farm! Actually it's not quite that intense - but it's nearly that entertaining. What we're looking at today is a pair of what NASA calls "Astrobees". These computers were made to assist ISS astronauts in their daily research tasks in microgravity.

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NASA tweaks ISS crew roster leading to record-setting flight

NASA tweaks ISS crew roster leading to record-setting flight

NASA has announced that it and its partners are making some changes to the schedule and crew assignments for the ISS. The changes will see NASA astronaut Jessica Meir making her first flight to the ISS. Astronaut Andrew Morgan will see his stay aboard the ISS extended.

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