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Dragon Splashes Down, Ending Successful Commercial Space Demo

The SpaceX Dragon mission splashed down in the Pacific Ocean off the southern California coast on Thursday, bringing a successful conclusion to a nine-day test flight. The voyage marked the first U.S.commercial re-supply mission to the six-person   International Space Station. With the splashdown shortly before 12 p.m., EDT, SpaceX  joined the United States, Russia, Japan [...]

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CSExtra – Thursday, May 31, 2012

To subscribe to CSExtra via RSS feed click here. If you would prefer to receive CSExtra in e-mail format, e-mail us at Info@spacecoalition.com with the word SUBSCRIBE in the subject line. Thursday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from around the world. In Earth orbit, the SpaceX Dragon prepared to depart the [...]

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Space Station Crew Preps SpaceX Dragon for Spashdown

  The International Space Station crew gathered Wednesday to prepare the SpaceX Dragon capsule for its departure, with only a Pacific Ocean splashdown and recovery standing in the way of a successful conclusion of the first U. S.commercial re-supply mission to the orbiting science lab. The Dragon capsule will splashdown about 550 miles southwest of [...]

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CSExtra – Wednesday, May 30, 2012

To subscribe to CSExtra via RSS feed click here. If you would prefer to receive CSExtra in e-mail format, e-mail us at Info@spacecoalition.com with the word SUBSCRIBE in the subject line. Wednesday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from around the world. The SpaceX Dragon mission to the International Space Station will [...]

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China Prepares for Important Piloted Spaceflight Mission

China is readying its crew-carrying Shenzhou-9 spacecraft to conduct that country’s first piloted docking mission. Shenzhou-9 will have three astronauts onboard – a crew that may include a woman — to manually rendezvous and dock with the already orbiting Tiangong-1. Last year, China’s unpiloted Shennzhou-8 docked with the Tiangong-1as a step toward the upcoming mission, [...]

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