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China now has their own space station, successfully dock the final module of the Tiangong space station
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China now has their own space station, successfully dock the final module of the Tiangong space station

The US govt. banned NASA from working with Beijing in 2011. The Chinese govt., in a span of two years, sent up the core module, three manned spacecraft, the Wentian lab module and several cargo spacecraft to build their own space station.

Watch: European Space Agency astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti performs yoga in space
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Watch: European Space Agency astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti performs yoga in space

Cristoforetti has been recently chosen to command the orbital outpost, the International Space Station, becoming the first European woman to do so

8-year-old connects to NASA astronaut using father’s ham radio
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8-year-old connects to NASA astronaut using father’s ham radio

The incident came to light after the official Twitter page of ISS Research shared a 35-second audio clip of Isabella last month and revealed that she got in touch with astronaut Kjell Lindgren

Explained: Why Russia’s withdrawal from the ISS is a big deal and how it may affect space exploration
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Explained: Why Russia’s withdrawal from the ISS is a big deal and how it may affect space exploration

Russia’s Roscomos has announced that they will be withdrawing from the ISS after 2024, once the current contract between ISS members expires. We see why this may turn out to be a huge blow to the ISS, as well as space exploration in general.

Roscosmos claims Russia to quit International Space Station 'after 2024'; NASA says no official word
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Roscosmos claims Russia to quit International Space Station 'after 2024'; NASA says no official word

Russia and the United States have worked side by side on the ISS, which has been in orbit since 1998

Russia says will 'quit International Space Station after 2024' days after US announced resumption of joint flights
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Russia says will 'quit International Space Station after 2024' days after US announced resumption of joint flights

Launched in 1998, the ISS has been a symbol of post-Cold War cooperation between US and Russia. However, tensions over Ukraine war have been threatening the collaboration

Watch: Anand Mahindra shares video of astronaut working outside International Space Station, calls it fascinating
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Watch: Anand Mahindra shares video of astronaut working outside International Space Station, calls it fascinating

ISS is a multinational collaborative project that is stationed in the lower earth orbit

SpaceX brings four astronauts home, then launches 53 satellites
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SpaceX brings four astronauts home, then launches 53 satellites

Elon Musk's company has now launched 26 people into orbit in less than two years, since it started ferrying astronauts for NASA

NASA's Crew-3 astronauts return to Earth after six months in space
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NASA's Crew-3 astronauts return to Earth after six months in space

During their mission, Crew-3 carried out hundreds of scientific experiments, including growing chillies in space to add to knowledge of cultivating crops on long-term missions and Earth monitoring

First private mission launches for International Space Station; tickets cost $55 million
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First private mission launches for International Space Station; tickets cost $55 million

While private citizens have visited the ISS before, Ax-1 is the first mission featuring an all-private crew flying a private spacecraft to the outpost -- with the launch facilities rented out by NASA

Divided on Earth, united in space: The one place where the US and Russia agree to work together
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Divided on Earth, united in space: The one place where the US and Russia agree to work together

After spending the past year together at the International Space Station, an American astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts returned to a world where the two countries are at loggerheads over Ukraine

ISS leaves internet users in awe with magnificent pictures of orbital sunrise; check photos here
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ISS leaves internet users in awe with magnificent pictures of orbital sunrise; check photos here

According to the space station, the first two pictures of the orbital sunrise were taken when it was orbiting above the Pacific Ocean south of Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula while the others was clicked when the ISS was in orbit above the Pacific Ocean south of Alaska’s Aleutian Islands

Ukraine crisis: How US-Russia tensions threaten the International Space Station and why India should be worried
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Ukraine crisis: How US-Russia tensions threaten the International Space Station and why India should be worried

For long, the ISS has been a symbol of post-Cold War cooperation between US and Russia. With the Ukraine crisis mounting, it risks becoming one more flashpoint between the two

How NASA plans to destroy International Space Station in 2031
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How NASA plans to destroy International Space Station in 2031

The plans for the decommissioning operation will culminate in a fiery plunge into the middle of the Pacific Ocean – a location called Point Nemo, also known as the 'spacecraft graveyard'

How NASA plans to retire International Space Station by sending it to a watery grave
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How NASA plans to retire International Space Station by sending it to a watery grave

The International Space Station (ISS) has orbited Earth for over two decades now, making possible scientific discoveries that wouldn’t have been possible without this lab in the sky with an international crew of astronauts onboard.

Watch: ISS experiment shows water spheres bouncing in microgravity; netizens in awe
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Watch: ISS experiment shows water spheres bouncing in microgravity; netizens in awe

The Ring Sheared Drop research team at the International Space Station developed a device that uses surface tension to hold liquids in microgravity and hence the spheres managed to float

Watch: Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa delivers first Uber Eats in space
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Watch: Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa delivers first Uber Eats in space

The US food delivery service teamed up with Japanese entrepreneur Yusaku Maezawa to deliver ready-to-eat canned Japanese dishes to astronauts at the International Space Station (ISS)

Explained: Who is Japanese tycoon Yusaku Maezawa who took a trip to the ISS? Have other billionaires done this?
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Explained: Who is Japanese tycoon Yusaku Maezawa who took a trip to the ISS? Have other billionaires done this?

Maezawa is a tycoon who made his fortune in fashion retail, launching Japan’s largest online fashion mall, Zozotown. As per Forbes, the 46-year-old is worth around $2 billion

Russia rejects accusations of endangering ISS astronauts by conducting weapons test
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Russia rejects accusations of endangering ISS astronauts by conducting weapons test

Russia’s foreign minister Sergey Lavrov also charged that it is 'hypocrisy' to say that Russia creates risks for peaceful activities in space

Russia puts International Space Station at risk after conducting anti-satellite missile test
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Russia puts International Space Station at risk after conducting anti-satellite missile test

While it is said that a fleck of paint can do major damage, the latest weapons test has created more than 1,500 pieces of space junk and endangered the lives of seven astronauts aboard ISS