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SpaceX Dragon Capsule Docks With the International Space Station SpaceX Dragon Capsule Docks With the International Space Station

The Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) Dragon spacecraft successfully docked with the International Space Station (ISS) this morning. The docking represents another as-planned step in what is NASA’s first privatized cargo and resupply mission under its Commercial Resupply Services contract, after …

SpaceX Launch a Success, to Dock With Space Station on Wednesday SpaceX Launch a Success, to Dock With Space Station on Wednesday

Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) yesterday evening launched its Dragon spacecraft into orbit from Cape Canaveral. The Dragon was lifted by a Falcon 9 rocket at 8:35 am, right on schedule. The vehicle carries cargo and supplies bound for the International …

Bill Nye to Host ISS Live Stream Featuring YouTube Space Lab Experiments Bill Nye to Host ISS Live Stream Featuring YouTube Space Lab Experiments

Back in March, YouTube announced the winners of their Space Lab competition, which challenged high schoolers to design experiments that could be performed in space. After traveling through a panel of judges (including Stephen Hawking!), the two winning experiments featured …

So Are These Photos of Earth or the TRON Mainframe? So Are These Photos of Earth or the TRON Mainframe?

If you guessed Earth, or at least some aspect of Earth, give yourself an extra latte today. These photos were taken from the International Space Station using an extended exposure (although up in space like that, who knows exactly how …

Stellar Photos From the International Space Station Stellar Photos From the International Space Station

These fantastic photos were taken by Flight Engineer Don Petit during the Expedition 31′s current tenure aboard the International Space Station. He explains who he capture such stunning images on his flickr account. You know, if you ever happen to …

China Planning Manned Mission To Its Space Station China Planning Manned Mission To Its Space Station
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China has a problem. They have such a fairly long history of blatantly stealing technology from other companies, that they were not invited to participate in the International Space Station program. So, to stick their tongues out at everyone, they …

SpaceX’s Success May Lead To Military Contracts SpaceX’s Success May Lead To Military Contracts

SpaceX made history 2 weeks ago becoming the very first private company to launch a capsule into space and have it dock with the International Space Station. Now that the Dragon has successfully returned to earth, SpaceX can start working …

SpaceX Launches Falcon 9 Rocket…..Finally SpaceX Launches Falcon 9 Rocket…..Finally

Today at 3:44AM SapceX finally launched their highly touted oft delayed Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Space Center. The Launch, which was originally slated for yesterday, was aborted due to a failed valve on engine #5 caused an unsafe …

Scotch Maker Experiments With Maturation In Space Scotch Maker Experiments With Maturation In Space

Most of the time, science makes me smile. Every now and then, science makes me grin like a drunk schoolboy. This is one of those times. Ardbeg Distillery, a Scotch whisky distillery on the isle of Islay in Scotland, is …

International Space Station Stars Look Prettier Than Earth Stars International Space Station Stars Look Prettier Than Earth Stars

Have you ever imagined what stars might look like while aboard the International Space Station? Well, they probably look like stars, right? But beyond that, there’s some added beauty when you have the rim of Earth hovering in the foreground …

LEGOs In Space: Astronaut Builds LEGO Model Of ISS While Aboard ISS LEGOs In Space: Astronaut Builds LEGO Model Of ISS While Aboard ISS

LEGO has carved out a pretty capacious corner for itself in the heart of nerd culture. There’s the endless selection of video games based on nerd-adored franchises like Batman and Star Wars. Recently, an engineer constructed a fully flexible prosthetic …