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Three ISS crew return to Earth in Russian capsule
Three ISS crew return to Earth in Russian capsule

A Russian cosmonaut and two astronauts from the International Space Station touched down early Monday on the steppes of Kazakhstan in a Russian Soyuz capsule after spending over four months aboard the ISS.

Three ISS crew return to Earth in Russian capsule
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SpaceX capsule completes successful first mission

The unmanned SpaceX capsule made a safe splashdown in the Pacific Sunday after successfully delivering its first commercial payload to the International Space Station.

SpaceX capsule completes successful first mission
Russia launches three astronauts to ISS
Russia launches three astronauts to ISS

A Russian rocket carrying two Russian cosmonauts and an American astronaut blasted off successfully on Tuesday for the International Space Station.

Russia launches three astronauts to ISS
SpaceX craft on way to ISS in first supply run
SpaceX craft on way to ISS in first supply run

SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket blasted off Sunday, launching the cargo-laden Dragon capsule into orbit en route to the International Space Station for NASA's first privately-run supply mission.

SpaceX craft on way to ISS in first supply run
SpaceX set for first NASA-contracted supply mission
SpaceX set for first NASA-contracted supply mission

US firm SpaceX aims for its next big launch into orbit Sunday -- the first of 12 flights in its $1.6 billion contract with NASA to bring supplies to and from the international space station.

SpaceX set for first NASA-contracted supply mission
Japan mini-satellite to flash code from space
Japan mini-satellite to flash code from space

A palm-sized Japanese satellite in orbit around Earth will flash a Morse code message that will be visible around the world from next month.

Japan mini-satellite to flash code from space
US astronaut Joseph Acaba. ©REUTERS
Woman takes command of ISS after crew return

A woman took command of the International Space Station for only the second time Monday as three US and Russian colleagues made a safe return from the orbiting space lab to the Kazakh steppe.

Woman takes command of ISS after crew return
ISS crew complete space station repair
ISS crew complete space station repair

Two International Space Station crew members on Wednesday successfully completed a spacewalk to install a new power switching unit.

ISS crew complete space station repair
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Russian cargo ship manages to dock at ISS on second try

The Russian cargo ship that undocked from the International Space Station to perform tests managed to re-couple Sunday after a failed attempt earlier in the week.

Russian cargo ship manages to dock at ISS on second try