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March 31, 2013

Astronaut celebrates Easter in space (Easter eggs, included)

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Children around the world aren't the only ones having an Easter egg hunt today. Astronauts in space will get Easter treats, too. Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, who commands the International Space Station, made sure that the Easter Bunny would make a special trip to the orbital lab on Sunday just in time for an Easter celebration in space. "Good Morning, Earth! A fine Easter Sunday morning to ...

March 29, 2013

NASA seeks $100 million to capture an asteroid, report says

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By Tariq MalikSpace.comNASA's budget request for the 2014 fiscal year may include plans for an ambitious mission to send a robotic probe into deep space, capture an asteroid and haul it back within the reach of astronaut explorers, according to a press report.The space agency is apparently including a request for $100 million in its 2014 budget request to help fund the audacious asteroid capture m...

US-Russian crew hooks up with space station after fastest ride ever

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A NASA astronaut and his two Russian crewmates made the fastest-ever trip to the International Space Station on Thursday, arriving less than six hours after launch.In the past, it's taken two days for Soyuz spaceships to make the trip from Russia's Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. But mission planners worked out a more efficient procedure that made it possible for the Soyuz to catch up with the ...

March 28, 2013

US-Russian crew reaches space station after fastest ride ever

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A NASA astronaut and his two Russian crewmates made the fastest-ever trip to the International Space Station on Thursday, arriving less than six hours after launch."Contact and capture," Russian cosmonaut Pavel Vinogradov, commander of the Soyuz space capsule, reported at 10:28 p.m. ET.In the past, it's taken two days for Soyuz spaceships to make the trip from Russia's Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazak...

SpaceX Dragon 2.0 looks like ‘alien spaceship,’ says Elon Musk

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By Miriam Kramer, SPACE.comThe next version of the Dragon spacecraft built by the private spaceflight company SpaceX will look like something truly out of this world, according to Elon Musk, the company's billionaire founder and CEO.Musk detailed some of the high points of the firm's much-anticipated Dragon Version 2 to reporters Thursday during a briefing with NASA to celebrate the firm's se...

Stunning photo of ‘Graceful Eruption’ on sun

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By Tariq MalikSpace.comA NASA spacecraft that constantly watches the sun has captured an amazing view of a solar eruption that exploded from the star's surface this month.The new image, which NASA featured as its image of the day for Thursday, shows the solar prominence — a delicate combination of super-hot plasma and magnetic fields — just after it snapped, sending plumes of material out into spa...

Soyuz launch sends US-Russian crew on fastest ride to space station

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A Russian Soyuz rocket sent a NASA astronaut and two Russian crewmates on the fastest trip anyone has ever taken to the International Space Station on Thursday.The spacefliers' Soyuz capsule is due to hook up with the station at around 10:32 p.m. ET, less than six hours after being lofted into space from Russia's Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Liftoff came at 4:43 p.m. ET Thursday, which was 2...

Budget cuts could slow commercial space progress

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Associated PressThe head of NASA says federal spending cuts could eventually slow progress on commercial efforts to fly to space.NASA Administrator Charles Bolden sounded the warning Thursday two days after SpaceX's Dragon capsule returned from a supply run to the International Space Station with a splashdown in the Pacific.Bolden says there's no significant impact to the commercial space program ...

Budget cuts could slow commercial space progress

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Associated PressThe head of NASA says federal spending cuts could eventually slow progress on commercial efforts to fly to space.NASA Administrator Charles Bolden sounded the warning Thursday two days after SpaceX's Dragon capsule returned from a supply run to the International Space Station with a splashdown in the Pacific.Bolden says there's no significant impact to the commercial space program ...

Budget cuts could slow commercial space progress

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Associated PressThe head of NASA says federal spending cuts could eventually slow progress on commercial efforts to fly to space.NASA Administrator Charles Bolden sounded the warning Thursday two days after SpaceX's Dragon capsule returned from a supply run to the International Space Station with a splashdown in the Pacific.Bolden says there's no significant impact to the commercial space program ...

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