Space Station

Progress cargo ship relocated to new module at International Space Station

The Progress MS-17 spacecraft approaches the International space Station for docking Friday. Credit: Roscosmos A Russian Progress supply ship docked with the new Nauka lab module at the International Space Station Friday, completing a 29-hour free flight after detaching from a different port at the complex. The relocation positions the Progress spacecraft to assist with …

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Boeing zeros in on cause of Starliner launch delay

STORY WRITTEN FOR CBS NEWS & USED WITH PERMISSION Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft is seen during a lift inside the Commercial Crew and Cargo Processing Facility at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Credit: Boeing Engineers are zeroing in on the “root cause” of a disappointing August launch scrub that grounded Boeing’s Starliner astronaut ferry ship: humidity-triggered corrosion …

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Russian actress returns to Earth after space station movie shoot

STORY WRITTEN FOR CBS NEWS & USED WITH PERMISSION Yulia Peresild, an award-winning Russian actress, sits near her Soyuz crewmates after landing Sunday. Credit: NASA TV/Roscosmos A Russian actress and her director-cameraman, wrapping up a 12-day movie shoot aboard the International Space Station, returned to Earth Sunday and promptly filmed a few additional scenes that will be …

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Astronauts in final training for flight on brand new SpaceX crew capsule

NASA mission specialist Kayla Barron, pilot Tom Marshburn, commander Raja Chari, and European Space Agency astronaut Matthias Maurer participate in the Crew Equipment Interface Test at Area 59, home of Dragon spacecraft processing at Cape Canaveral Space force Station. Credit: SpaceX The four astronauts set to blast off Oct. 30 to the International Space Station …

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Astronauts choose ‘Endurance’ as name for new SpaceX crew capsule

European Space Agency astronaut Matthias Maurer and NASA astronauts Thomas Marshburn, Raja Chari, and Kayla Barron pose for a photo during training at SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California. Credit: SpaceX The astronauts who will ride SpaceX’s newest Dragon spaceship into orbit later this month said Thursday they named their spacecraft “Endurance” as a tribute to …

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NASA reassigns two astronauts from Boeing missions to SpaceX crew flight

NASA astronauts Nicole Mann and Josh Cassada view the rollout of a Boeing Starliner spacecraft before a test flight in December 2019. Credit: NASA/Joel Kowsky NASA has reassigned two rookie astronauts from missions on Boeing’s troubled Starliner crew capsule to a SpaceX crew mission to the International Space Station late next year, a move agency …

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SpaceX is adding two more Crew Dragons to its fleet

SpaceX’s Crew Dragon Resilience spacecraft docked at the International Space Station on May 1, 2021. Credit: NASA SpaceX is about to double the size of its fleet of Crew Dragon spaceships. The company is debuting a new spacecraft for a NASA launch later this month, and is building a fourth human-rated capsule that should be …

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Soyuz arrives at space station for out-of-this-world film shoot

STORY WRITTEN FOR CBS NEWS & USED WITH PERMISSION Actress Yulia Peresild, wearing a bright red flight suit, joins crewmates Anton Shkaplerov and film director Klim Shipenko inside the Zvezda service module for a welcome ceremony at the International Space Station. Credit: NASA TV Chalking up a space first of sorts, a Russian actress, her director-cameraman and …

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Russian actress, director set for Tuesday launch to space station

STORY WRITTEN FOR CBS NEWS & USED WITH PERMISSION Actress Yulia Peresild, cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov, and film director Klim Shipenko participate in final training activities before launch on the Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft. Credit: Roscosmos America won the race to the moon, but Russia still proudly claims the most space “firsts,” including the first satellite, the first man …

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Soyuz rocket rolls out for launch of Russian film crew

A A Soyuz rocket scheduled to blast off Tuesday with veteran Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov, actress Yulia Peresild, and film director Klim Shipenko on a trip to the International Space Station rolled out to its launch pad in Kazakhstan Friday. The Soyuz-2.1a launcher, positioned on its side on a special railroad car, emerged from an integration …

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