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Got $50 million for a vacation? NASA to open space station to private citizens

WASHINGTON/SEATTLE – NASA will allow private citizens to stay at the International Space Station (ISS) for month-long getaways at a cost of about $35,000 per night, the U.S. space agency said on Friday. The shift reverses a long-standing prohibition against tourists and private interests at the orbiting research […]

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America’s newest crew capsule rockets toward space station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — America’s newest capsule for astronauts rocketed Saturday toward the International Space Station on a high-stakes test flight by SpaceX. The only passenger was a life-size test dummy, named Ripley after the lead character in the “Alien” movies. SpaceX needs to nail the debut of […]

US senators introduce bill to criminalize doping conspiracies

Two US senators introduced legislation on Friday that would criminalize international sports doping conspiracies that affect major international competitions. The bill introduced by senators Orrin Hatch of Utah and Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island is named after Grigory Rodchenkov — the Moscow laboratory director who blew the whistle […]

Astronauts return safely to Earth from Space Station

Three members of the International Space Station’s crew returned safely to Earth on Thursday, landing in Kazakhstan on a Russian Soyuz craft, NASA reported. It was the first return from the space station since October, when U.S. astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin landed unharmed on […]

Russian space agency spokesman slams ‘information attack’

MOSCOW — The Russian space agency Roscosmos is bemoaning the endless stream of bad publicity that it says is designed to curb its funding. The agency’s press secretary, Vladimir Ustimenko, said Tuesday in an interview published by the RIA Novosti news agency, that Roscosmos is facing an “information […]

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