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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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Robotic Astrobees to head to ISS to lend a hand

Robotic Astrobees to head to ISS to lend a hand

NASA has been working on robots to help astronauts on the ISS so that they have more time to spend on science rather than routine maintenance tasks. NASA has announced that it has a trio of robotic "bees" that are set to join the astronauts on the ISS. These bots look nothing like their namesake.

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NASA astronaut’s space selfie has Earth as its epic backdrop

NASA astronaut’s space selfie has Earth as its epic backdrop

NASA astronaut Nick Hague has shared a selfie few will be able to replicate: it was snapped in space and features Earth located about 260 miles away in the background. The selfie was recently published by NASA, which reports that Hague took the image during a nearly seven-hour spacewalk to upgrade the International Space Station's orbital complex power storage capacity.

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All-Female space walk canceled due to spacesuit availability

All-Female space walk canceled due to spacesuit availability

Astronauts on the ISS often venture out into the vacuum of space to conduct various tasks. A series of spacewalks was set to happen that would see astronauts work outside the space station for multiple hours in a series of three walks. The first in the series was completed on March 22 by Nick Hague and Anne McClain.

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NASA says astronauts Koch and Hague arrived safely at the ISS

NASA says astronauts Koch and Hague arrived safely at the ISS

NASA has announced that its astronauts Christina Koch and Nick Hague safely arrived at the International Space Station and have since boarded the vessel. The trip took place on Russia's Soyuz spacecraft alongside Roscosmos' Alexey Ovchinin; the vehicle launched for the ISS at 3:14PM EDT on March 14, according to NASA, which says the crew boarded the ISS late last night.

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Soyuz MS-12 ISS Crew Launch live: Heading to first all-woman spacewalk

Soyuz MS-12 ISS Crew Launch live: Heading to first all-woman spacewalk

This morning preparations began for the launch of mission Soyuz MS-12, operator Roscosmos, headed for the International Space Station. This mission will be launched aboard a Soyuz FG rocket from Russia's Baikonur Cosmodrome. The payload aboard this launch is a mixed Russia and USA International Space Station Expedition 59/60 crew.

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NASA shares SpaceX Crew Dragon splashdown video after milestone mission

NASA shares SpaceX Crew Dragon splashdown video after milestone mission

NASA shared a video of the SpaceX Crew Dragon reentry and splashdown this morning, completing Demo-1 flight test in its entirety. This is a historic video - and event - due to its place in returning human astronauts to space via commercial means. Now that this test is complete, SpaceX can move forward with tests with humans onboard craft of similar stature.

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ISS crew officially welcomes SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule

ISS crew officially welcomes SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule

The weekend was a big one for space fans and enthusiasts in the US. SpaceX made a successful launch of its Falcon 9 rocket with the Crew Dragon capsule on board. The launch and travel to the ISS went off without a hitch.

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Russia will send two space tourists to the ISS in late 2021

Russia will send two space tourists to the ISS in late 2021

Russia has revealed new plans to send a pair of space tourists to the International Space Station in late 2021. According to the nation's Roscosmos, the space agency has signed a contract with Space Adventures Inc., a private spaceflight company. The space tourists will be delivered to the Russian segment in the ISS using the Soyuz spacecraft.

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ISS toilet system privacy stall installation caused big water leak

ISS toilet system privacy stall installation caused big water leak

A NASA status report revealed a bit of drama involving the International Space Station's toilet last week. According to the report, the problem happened while installing a new double stall enclosure in the ISS' Node 3 'Tranquility' section. Around 9.5 liters of water leaked while installing the new Universal Waste Management System, requiring the astronauts to sop it up with towels.

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NASA: Astronaut immune system cells affected by long-term trips

NASA: Astronaut immune system cells affected by long-term trips

NK-cell function appears to be impaired during spaceflights over long durations according to a new study published this week. This means that immune systems could be broken down somewhat during the long trips NASA hopes to take with astronauts in the distant future. The research here was done by a team of researchers at the University of Arizona, the University of Houston, Louisiana State University, and NASA-Johnson Space Center.

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SpaceX Dragon cargo ship departs ISS packing scientific cargo

SpaceX Dragon cargo ship departs ISS packing scientific cargo

NASA has announced that a SpaceX cargo ship has departed the ISS. The spacecraft was released by the Canadarm2 robotic arm sending the Dragon on a course that will return it to Earth. Astronaut Anne McClain supervised the process from the cupola of the ISS.

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