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Puerto Rican astronaut affected by double hurricanes

The International Space Station's Joe Acaba (AH-kah-bah), the first astronaut of Puerto Rican heritage, has been affected by two hurricanes—even in orbit.

Image: Northern Lights over Canada from the ISS

The spectacular aurora borealis, or the "northern lights," over Canada is sighted from the International Space Station near the highest point of its orbital path. The station's main solar arrays are seen in the left foreground.

NASA astronaut adopts unusual 'pets' in space - CNET

Astronauts on the space station don't have dogs or cats to keep them company, so sometimes they create their own microgravity pets.

SpaceX Dragon Returns to Earth With a Crew of Mousetronauts

Yesterday, Canadarm2 yanked the SpaceX Dragon from the International Space Station. It was carrying thousands of pounds of precious cargo… including a team of rodent astronauts. These weren’t five-foot cartoon mice obviously, but […] The post SpaceX Dragon Returns to Earth With a Crew of Mousetronauts appeared first on Geek.com.

China’s Out-Of-Control Tiangong-1 Space Station to Crash Back to Earth Early 2018

2 days agoNews : Newsweek: US

China’s space agency lost control of the spacecraft in 2016, five years after the unmanned station was launched.

Tracing Cassini's fiery death was like seeing a heart monitor flatline

At a Nasa site nestled in a valley not far from Australia’s capital city, a lucky few get a closer view of the end of the spacecraft’s 20-year odyssey Deep Space Station 43 is an imposing piece of hardware. It’s a 70-metre diameter radio...Show More Summary

Morning Roundup: The Ersatz Metro Station In Georgia

Loved ones remember murdered Md. teacher, a co-working space with a special perk, and more news. [ more › ]

U.S. astronauts are climbing back into space capsules. Here's how they've improved over the past 50 years

Boeing Co. and SpaceX are relying on the tried-and-true design as the two companies each develop spacecraft under NASA contracts to ferry astronauts to the International Space Station.

Cassini mission comes to a fiery end

5 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

After 20 years and countless orbits, NASA's Cassini mission to Saturn has come to its fiery end. The space agency has confirmed that its Deep Space Network (DSN) tracking station at Canberra lost all radio contact with the unmanned deep...Show More Summary

Welcome to Outer Space View

Editor’s note:  Starting today, you can now explore the International Space Station in Street View in Google Maps. Thomas Pesquet, Astronaut at the European Space Agency (ESA), spent six months aboard the International Space Station (ISS) as a flight engineer. Show More Summary

SpaceX celebrates its many failures in hilarious new blooper reel

Elon Musk's spaceflight startup SpaceX is one of the most important new companies on the planet. It's helped to ferry supplies to the International Space Station and driven down costs and turnaround times for the launches of satellites and other space-based hardware. Show More Summary

NASA's robotic 'sniffer' confirms space station leak, repair

In recent operations on the International Space Station, robotic operators were twice able to test and confirm the ability of the Robotic External Leak Locator (RELL) to "smell" in space.  

Bacteria Shapeshifts in Space to Defend Itself From Antibiotics—and That’s Bad News for Future Astronauts

last weekNews : Newsweek: US

Experiments on the International Space Station have shown how bacteria can effectively defend itself.

Developer Advances Ambitious Plan To Extend The 606... & Pursues Amazon HQ2

The old Finkl Steel site could see a 606 expansion, a riverwalk, a new Metra station, mixed-use and green space. How could Amazon not like that carrot? [ more › ]

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last weekNews : The Two-Way

Also: Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C) meets President Trump today over his Charlottesville response; Myanmar's leader won't attend a U.N. session over the Rohingya crisis; and new crew join the space station.

U.S., Russian crew transfer to space station after Soyuz flight

BAIKONUR COSMODROME, Kazakhstan (Reuters) - Two U.S. astronauts and a Russian cosmonaut arrived at the International Space Station on Wednesday, about six hours after their Soyuz spacecraft blasted off from Kazakhstan, a NASA TV broadcast showed. Show More Summary

Why bacteria 'shapeshift' in space

Bacterial cells treated with a common antibiotic in the near-weightlessness of the International Space Station (ISS) responded with some clever shape shifting that likely helped them survive, findings with implications for both astronauts and people on Earth.

Three astronauts reach ISS for five-month mission

Two US astronauts and a Russian cosmonaut docked at the International Space Station for a five month mission on Wednesday following a night-time launch from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

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