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Thursday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from around the world. In Earth orbit, the SpaceX Dragon prepared to depart the International Space Station for a mid-day...

European Space Agency astronaut Andre Kuipers floats in the SpaceX Dragon cargo capsule before it departs the International Space Staiton. Photo Credit/NASA Photo

 

The International Space Station crew gathered Wednesday to prepare the SpaceX Dragon capsule for its departure, with only a Pacific Ocean splashdown and recovery standing in the way of a successful...

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Wednesday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from around the world. The SpaceX Dragon mission to the International Space Station will draw to a close on Thursday ,...

China's Long March booster undergoes checkout to support upcoming piloted mission. Credit: CMSE

China is readying its crew-carrying Shenzhou-9 spacecraft to conduct that country’s first piloted docking mission.

Shenzhou-9 will have three astronauts onboard – a crew that may include a woman — to manually rendezvous and dock with the already orbiting Tiangong-1.

Last year...

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Tuesday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities, including a  roundup from of activities from the Memorial Day weekend. As the holiday got under way, the SpaceX Dragon...

Mars explorer, Steve Squyres. Credit: IAF/AIAA/GLEX2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. — NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) is drawing closer to a red planet touchdown at Gale Crater. That early August landing, if successful, will open a new chapter of investigating Mars in preparation for eventual human visits.

The keys to seeing human footprints on that distant world were outlined by Steven Squyres...

 

SpaceX Dragon hangs just below the space station awaiting capture by the space station's robot arm. Photo Credit/NASA TV

 

The   SpaceX Dragon spacecraft successfully rendezvoused and berthed with the International Space Station on Friday, accomplishing the first cargo delivery by a U. S.commercial supplier.

The milestone was a significant step in the push by U. S....

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Friday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on spaced related activities from around the world. In Earth orbit, the SpaceX Dragon capsule moves within range of the International Space Station early Friday....

The unpiloted SpaceX Dragon spacecraft carried out a successful flyby of the International Space Staton early Thursday, a milestone in the company’s bid to achieve the first U. S. commercial re-supply mission to the orbiting science laboratory.

 

The four hour operation sent the capsule sailing a mile and a half below the six person orbital outpost just before 7:30 a.m., EDT.

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Thursday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from around the world. In orbit, the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft rehearsed its space station berthing early Thursday with a “...

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