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First private mission reaches International Space Station
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First private mission reaches International Space Station

The Axiom crew will now live and work alongside the station's regular crew: currently three Americans and a German on the US side, and three Russians on the Russian side

First fully private mission with four member crew launches for ISS; Tickets cost $55 million
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First fully private mission with four member crew launches for ISS; Tickets cost $55 million

NASA has hailed the three-way partnership with Axiom and SpaceX as a key step towards commercializing the region of space known as 'Low Earth Orbit'

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

US sanctions can ‘destroy our cooperation’ on the ISS, says Russia space agency chief
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US sanctions can ‘destroy our cooperation’ on the ISS, says Russia space agency chief

Russia and the US are the major partners in the ISS programme, which also includes Canada, Japan and several European nations like France, Italy and Spain

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

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 to send Japanese tycoon Yusaku Maezawa to International Space Station
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Russia to send Japanese tycoon Yusaku Maezawa to International Space Station

The mission will end a decade-long pause in Russia's space tourism programme that has not accepted tourists since Canada's Cirque du Soleil co-founder Guy Laliberte in 2009

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

NASA, SpaceX push back launch of four astronauts to the ISS, for the second time, due to medical issues
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NASA, SpaceX push back launch of four astronauts to the ISS, for the second time, due to medical issues

"The issue is not a medical emergency and not related to COVID-19," NASA said in a statement, without giving further details.

Blue Origin plans to launch private space station for commerce and research, can house 10 people at one time
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Blue Origin plans to launch private space station for commerce and research, can house 10 people at one time

According to a fact sheet released by Blue Origin, Orbital Reef will fly at an altitude of 500 kilometers (310 miles), slightly above the ISS, with inhabitants experiencing 32 sunrises and sunsets a day.

Boeing to test unmanned Starliner capsule at the start of 2022, crewed launch may occur later in the year
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Boeing to test unmanned Starliner capsule at the start of 2022, crewed launch may occur later in the year

Starliner was scheduled to fly to the ISS on 3 August but the flight was aborted hours before launch because of problems with propulsion system valves.

Russian actress, director return to Earth after filming first movie for 12 days aboard space station
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Russian actress, director return to Earth after filming first movie for 12 days aboard space station

Yulia Peresild is the film's lead actress, was selected from some 3,000 applicants, said she was "sad" to leave the ISS.

Russian actress, director launch into space, will film world’s first movie aboard Space Station
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Russian actress, director launch into space, will film world’s first movie aboard Space Station

Actor Yulia Peresild and director Klim Shipenko blasted off in a Russian Soyuz spacecraft together with cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov, a veteran of three space missions.

European Space Agency shares images of edge-on galaxy; leaves netizens amazed
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European Space Agency shares images of edge-on galaxy; leaves netizens amazed

In their latest post, ESA has shared photos of the galaxy that 'plays' twister. These images of the edge-on galaxy have been captured by the Hubble Telescope

ISSF Junior World Championship: Manu Bhaker snatches gold; silvers for Esha Singh, Rudrankksh Patil
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ISSF Junior World Championship: Manu Bhaker snatches gold; silvers for Esha Singh, Rudrankksh Patil

The 19-year-old Manu Bhaker shot 241.3 to win the top prize in her event, while Singh managed 240.0.

French astronaut's 'space workout' video aboard ISS leaves Netizens stunned; watch viral clip here
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French astronaut's 'space workout' video aboard ISS leaves Netizens stunned; watch viral clip here

The 41-second clip shows Pesquet using some heavy equipment to perform squats. The astronaut captioned the video as “space workout, anyone?”