SpaceX launches space station docking port

The SpaceX Falcon rocket at its launch pad at Cape Canaveral. Photo / AP SpaceX has launched a critical space station docking port for astronauts. An unmanned Falcon rocket streaked through the early morning darkness of Florida local time, carrying 2267kg of supplies for the International Space Station. Besides the docking ring, the Dragon cargo […]

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SpaceX capsule’s splash down in Pacific

A SpaceX capsule containing science samples from Nasa’s one-year space station resident, approaches the Pacific Ocean, off the Southern California coast. Photo / SpaceX, AP A SpaceX capsule has returned to Earth with precious science samples from Nasa’s one-year space station resident. Less than six hours after leaving the International Space Station, the Dragon cargo […]

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NASA searching for a ‘shack’ in space

The Outpost is being considered under Nasa’s NextSTEP programme. They call it the Outpost, a high-tech outer-space shack that could house four astronauts for up to 60 days in the wild-west-like frontier of space known as the “proving ground”. The habitat would be parked somewhere above the moon where there would be no relatively quick […]

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