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NASA successfully deploys BEAM, first inflatable room attached to International Space Station

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has successfully deployed the first experimental inflatable room attached to the International Space Station (ISS). The experimental inflatable room dubbed as BEAM (Bigelow Expandable Activity Module) was deployed after it was successfully expanded and pressurized. Key facts The inflatable room BEAM has been built by Nevada Company Bigelow ..

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Sunita Williams: second woman in history to take command of ISS

Indian-American astronaut Sunita Williams took over the command of International Space Station (ISS). The traditional ceremony of change-of-command, Expedition 33 Sunita Williams took over the command from Expedition 32 Commander Gennady Padalka in the Destiny Laboratory. 

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Sunita Williams took off for her 2nd space journey

Indian-American record-making astronaut Sunita Williams along with her two other astronauts took off for her second space odyssey on a Russian Soyuz rocket. It took off successfully from a cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The other two members on board are Russian Soyuz Commander Yuri Malenchenko and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency flight engineer Akihiko Hoshide. They are ..

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Dragon joins ISS

What is Dragon? Dragon is an unmanned Cargo capsule of The SpaceX company. In 2010 it became the first commercially-built and operated spacecraft to be recovered successfully from orbit. What is unique with this mission? With this rendezvous with the International Space Station (ISS), Dragon has become the first became the first commercial spacecraft that ..

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Mars500

An isolation experiment in Russia simulated a 520-day human mission to Mars. Six volunteers were locked away in windowless cells in June 2010. The $15-million Mars500 experiment, which ended on Nov. 4, was the first full-duration simulation of a human expedition to Mars. During the mission, the crew was hermetically isolated. After 250 days the ..

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