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Watch SpaceX safely land a Falcon 9 rocket after space station resupply mission

Elon Musk’s SpaceX project scored a victory over the weekend when it performed the successful landing of a Falcon 9 rocket on Sunday, after launching a resupply mission to the International Space Station.
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This mesmerizing video isn’t just cool — it offers clues on how atmosphere works

Besides being the first extended video evidence of blue lightning, a 160-second clip has prompted more studies. Researchers say that delving into blue lighting could offer insight into how the atmosphere protects us from…
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SpaceX to deliver a lethal superbug to the ISS, but the astronauts don’t mind

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station are about to take delivery of a dangerous superbug for a space-based experiment that could give researchers new ideas on how to deal with it back on Earth.
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Boeing unveils its new line of advanced — and snazzy — blue spacesuits

Boeing just revealed a new line of snazzy blue spacesuits specifically designed for NASA astronauts aboard the company’s upcoming CST-100 Starliner spaceship.
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Attention, earthlings: Enjoy an astronaut’s view of Earth with this 360 video

See what the astronauts see without ever lifting your feet off the ground in this new video series capturing 360 shots of the International Space Station, from where the astronauts go for the best views to how cameras are stored.
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Supply ship successfully arrives at International Space Station

The Cygnus cargo spacecraft, developed by Orbital ATK Inc., was captured by the ISS’ robotic arm at 7:28 a.m. EDT (1128 GMT) today. The ship carried materials for science experiments and other supplies for the crew.
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Ever wanted to see what hurricanes look like from outer space? Here's your chance

Known for capturing some pretty spectacular moments both on and off our planet, the International Space Station captured and posted footage on Tuesday of a time lapse of three different hurricanes.
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This startup is launching a 360 cam into space so we can see Earth in VR

SpaceVR wants to bring the universe to your living room and is one step closer to this goal, having signed an agreement with investor and partner NanoRacks to launch its first virtual reality camera satellite in 2017.
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You’ve been invited to design a 3D-printed tool for the International Space Station

Have you dreamed of designing a 3D-printed tool for use on the International Space Station? Here is your chance. The ISS Design Challenge asks makers to develop an object that will be printed on the ISS and used by its astronauts.
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NASA turns to SpaceX once again for its latest crew mission to ISS

NASA is slowly but surely declaring its independence from Russia when it comes to shuttling astronauts to the International Space Station. On Friday, the agency noted that it had ordered a second SpaceX crew mission to the ISS.
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Wildlife reasearchers just turned the ISS into a space-based animal tracker

Wildlife biologists' new tool for tracking animals is literally out of this world. Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology will use the International Space Station to track thousands of migratory animals in real time.
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Lovely day for a landing: ISS astronaut trio return to Earth

Following a 186-day stay aboard the International Space Station, three astronauts returned safety to Earth in the Soyuz TMA-19M capsule on Saturday, with NASA photographer Bill Ingalls capturing some stunning shots of their return.