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SpaceX capsule with crew of four docks with International Space Station
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SpaceX capsule with crew of four docks with International Space Station

It took 21 hours for the flight from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center to the glittering outpost.

NASA-SpaceX capsule carrying 4 astronauts returns to Earth, ending 200-day space station mission
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NASA-SpaceX capsule carrying 4 astronauts returns to Earth, ending 200-day space station mission

SpaceX Dragon capsule streaked through the late night sky like a dazzling meteor before parachuting into the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Pensacola, Florida, on Monday

'Welcome home': SpaceX returns four astronauts to Earth, ending 200-day space mission
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'Welcome home': SpaceX returns four astronauts to Earth, ending 200-day space mission

Their homecoming — coming just eight hours after leaving the International Space Station — paved the way for SpaceX’s launch of their four replacements as early as Wednesday night

NASA aims to defend the planet by using its DART mission to destroy an asteroid this month
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NASA aims to defend the planet by using its DART mission to destroy an asteroid this month

The target asteroid, Dimorphos, which means "two forms" in Greek, is about 525 feet in diameter and orbits around a larger asteroid named Didymos, "twin" in Greek.

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.

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.

As space travel picks up pace it's time to explore what may happen to our bodies if we die there
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As space travel picks up pace it's time to explore what may happen to our bodies if we die there

Temperature is a key factor in decomposition. On the Moon, for example, temperatures can range from 120°C to -170°C. Bodies could therefore show signs of heat-induced change or freezing damage

Starlink could soon provide satellite internet connectivity to 10 rural Lok Sabha constituencies
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Starlink could soon provide satellite internet connectivity to 10 rural Lok Sabha constituencies

Starlink's services will compete with that of Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Idea in broadband and it will be a direct competitor to Bharti Group-backed OneWeb.

NASA's VIPER lunar rover to land at the edge of Nobile crater on the Moon’s South Pole
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NASA's VIPER lunar rover to land at the edge of Nobile crater on the Moon’s South Pole

According to NASA, astronauts will "follow in VIPER’s wheel prints and land at the lunar South Pole” when they return to the Moon after the Apollo mission.

Inspiration4 crew tell us what it is like to live in SpaceX's Crew Dragon for three days while orbiting Earth
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Inspiration4 crew tell us what it is like to live in SpaceX's Crew Dragon for three days while orbiting Earth

"My favorite space food is pizza which I had yesterday and I'll probably have for dinner tonight also," said Sian Proctor, who is a geology teacher and was a NASA astronaut finalist.

SpaceX capsule with its first all-civilian orbital crew splashes down in Atlantic
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SpaceX capsule with its first all-civilian orbital crew splashes down in Atlantic

The all-amateur crew was the first to circle the world without a professional astronaut

It's a blast off! SpaceX launches world’s first ‘amateur astronaut’ crew to orbit Earth
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It's a blast off! SpaceX launches world’s first ‘amateur astronaut’ crew to orbit Earth

The launch marks biggest advancement so far in space tourism as Elon Musk’s company conducts first chartered passenger flight

Inspiration4 launches successfully: Here are five things you need to know about the all-civilian mission
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Inspiration4 launches successfully: Here are five things you need to know about the all-civilian mission

The crew members' sleep, heart rate, blood and cognitive functions will be analyzed during the mission in order to study how rookies react in space.

From a billionaire to a cancer survivor, meet crew members aboard SpaceX flight
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From a billionaire to a cancer survivor, meet crew members aboard SpaceX flight

A billionaire, Jared Isaacman, is behind the project. It was he who chartered the mission, at his own expense, inviting three anonymous people to join him, via a rather original selection process

SpaceX launches Inspiration4 into orbit, the first all-civilian crew on private Earth-circling trip
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SpaceX launches Inspiration4 into orbit, the first all-civilian crew on private Earth-circling trip

The recycled Falcon rocket soared from the same Kennedy Space Center pad used by the company's three previous astronaut flights for NASA

Sending four civilian into orbit, Inspiration4 mission will bring space tourism one step closer to reality
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Sending four civilian into orbit, Inspiration4 mission will bring space tourism one step closer to reality

The mission’s emphasis on public involvement and the fact that Inspiration4 will send regular people into orbit for three days make it a milestone in space tourism.

SpaceX's Cargo Dragon resupply mission carries NASA tech, robotic arm, avocado, ice cream
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SpaceX's Cargo Dragon resupply mission carries NASA tech, robotic arm, avocado, ice cream

SpaceX now boasts of three Falcon 9 ships — “Of Course I Still Love You", "Just Read the Instructions" and the newest craft, "A Shortfall of Gravitas."

NASA to test out new tech on Blue Origin’s latest New Shepard launch
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NASA to test out new tech on Blue Origin’s latest New Shepard launch

Blue Origin’s mission comes on the heels of its growing feud with NASA with the company filing a lawsuit against the agency over the Artemis 3 mission.

NASA delays space walk over astronaut's undisclosed 'minor medical issue'
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NASA delays space walk over astronaut's undisclosed 'minor medical issue'

Mark Vande Hei and Japanese astronaut Akihiko Hoshide were supposed to venture out Tuesday to install a bracket for new solar wings but NASA said the work can wait.

Blue Origin sues NASA over decision to award Artemis moon lander contract to SpaceX
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Blue Origin sues NASA over decision to award Artemis moon lander contract to SpaceX

The bidders said that the evaluation process was unfair and that NASA should award more than one contract when SpaceX won the human landing system contract worth $2.9 billion.