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NASA wants to install extra airlock space on the ISS, then lease it to private companies

The commercialization of space is gaining steam and a company from Texas says it wants to manufacture and attach a dedicated commercial airlock to the ISS. NASA's currently running integration testing on the proposed module.
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Receiver of astronaut’s wrong-number call thought it was a sloshed partygoer

It's emerged that the recipient of a wrong-number call from ISS astronaut Tim Peake on Christmas Eve was 79-year-old Brit Betty Barker. The senior said she put the phone straight down because she thought it was a prank call from a sloshed…
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‘Hello, is this planet Earth?’ Astronaut Tim Peake calls wrong number from space

A woman on Earth received a surprise call from space on Christmas Day. The call came from recent ISS-arrival Tim Peake, who took to Twitter to apologize for his wrong-number blunder.
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British astronaut Tim Peake says he plans to run the 2016 London Marathon … in space 3:59

Despite residing nearly 250 miles above the surface of the Earth, British astronaut Tim Peake says he plans to run next April's 2016 London Marathon while aboard the International Space Station.
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Microsoft is sending its HoloLens to the ISS so astronauts can use augmented reality

NASA teamed up with Microsoft to send its HoloLens technology to the International Space Station in an effort to make space work easier to manage. With the tech, teams on the ground can work right alongside those aboard the ISS.
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The International Space Station just turned 15 years old

Fifteen years ago, the iPhone didn't exist, YouTube hadn't come around, and Justin Bieber was just another 6-year-old in Canada. But the International Space Station was already in orbit.
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Revolutionary skin-tight spacesuit is designed to mimic the effects of gravity on the body

To help combat the effects of microgravity on astronauts, Dr. James Waldie developed a skintight spacesuit capable of mimicking the effects of gravity on Earth. The revolutionary suit recently underwent testing aboard the ISS.
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A humanoid robot may soon be the first permanent resident on the ISS

A team of researchers in France just completed work on a robot with an autobiographical memory, and it may soon be a permanent member of the ISS.
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Microsoft will send HoloLens to space again, hopes the rocket won’t blow up this time

HoloLens is a radical piece of tech that will potentially shift the way we think about augmented reality. It's different from what everyone else seems to be doing with VR, and apparently even NASA sees value in that.
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What does whisky aged in space taste like? Really different, says Ardbeg distillery 6:35

Back in 2011, Ardbeg Whisky boldly went where no whisky had gone before -- into space. And now, the verdict is finally in on the difference in taste that results from whisky that was aged in space versus that which was aged on…
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Get buzzed in space with this whiskey, newly sent over to the International Space Station

For whisky that is truly out of this world, look no further than Japan’s Suntory label, which has decided to send its liquor off the planet and onto the International Space Station.
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Need an adhesive in outer space? Look to the gecko

In NASA’s quest to build robots capable of scaling the walls of the International Space Station, scientists are taking inspiration from gecko feet in developing a “gecko gripper” system that will take adhesion to the next level.