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Japan’s cargo ship is just chilling out on the ISS, looking awesome

June 9th, 2020

Japan’s H-II Transfer Vehicle-9 is hanging out on the International Space Station, holding a bunch of discarded batteries and waiting for its eventual release and destruction. The cargo ships are designed to be destroyed after use, burning up in Earth’s atmosphere after leaving the ISS. HTV-9 arrived at the space station on May 20th, and …

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NASA still doesn’t know how long SpaceX’s astronaut mission will last

May 5th, 2020

NASA hasn’t decided how long the first crewed SpaceX flight to the International Space Station will last. The launch will be the final stage in the demonstration phase before NASA certifies Crew Dragon. The launch is currently scheduled for May 27th. Visit BGR’s homepage for more stories. We’re fast approaching crunch time for the partnership …

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NASA begs people to avoid SpaceX’s first astronaut launch

April 24th, 2020

NASA is asking that fans avoid attending the first crewed SpaceX launch to the International Space Station. The event is a long time coming, and while NASA won’t be selling tickets to attendees, the agency is still concerned that people may flock to roadsides and other public places to catch a glimpse of the action. …

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Scientists solve mystery of space bacteria on the ISS

February 20th, 2020

When you’re living in a remote, isolated environment, things like bacteria and viruses can wreak havoc in a very short period of time. The International Space Station definitely qualifies as being remote and isolated, so when a pair of bacteria species were detected in a water dispenser onboard the space station, scientists wanted to know …

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NASA hero Christina Koch is back on Earth after setting several space records

February 6th, 2020

Any astronaut that has the privilege of traveling to the International Space Station etches their name in the history books for all eternity. Inevitably, however, some stamp their names in more places than others, and NASA’s Christina Koch most certainly falls into the latter category. The seasoned space traveler just returned to Earth alongside fellow …

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OK, this is officially the coolest space selfie ever

February 4th, 2020

Being chosen to take part in a mission aboard the International Space Station is an incredible honor. Only an impossibly small fraction of humans have ever traveled to space, and fewer than 250 people have ever traveled to the International Space Station. These days, the select few who live aboard the ISS often take celebratory …

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ISS astronauts may have finally fixed a $2 billion ISS instrument

January 27th, 2020

The International Space Station is a complex thing. It’s a massive laboratory, living space, and observation platform all in one. But, like any machine, sometimes things break, and that means the scientists aboard the spacecraft have to perform delicate repairs, often while floating in the vacuum of space. Among the objectives of recent ISS spacewalks, …

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Astronauts baked cookies in space and it took forever

January 23rd, 2020

One of the coolest things about being chosen for a mission to the International Space Station is that you get to carry out experiments that show just how different life in space is when compared to Earth. Recently, astronauts had the opportunity to do something that has never been done before: baking cookies in space. …