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NASA astronauts watch ‘Star Wars’ in space

Astronauts at the International Space Station saw their wish come true after they got a private screening of the new Star Wars movie earlier this week. Disney sent “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” into space using an uplink at NASA's Johnson…

SpaceX’s Dragon cargo ship reaches space station

MIAMI: SpaceX's unmanned Dragon cargo ship arrived on Sunday at the International Space Station, carrying supplies and experiments for the astronauts in orbit. "Capture confirmed," a NASA commentator said at 5:57 am (10:57 GMT), when the…

US astronauts engage in spacewalk to upgrade ISS

WASHINGTON: Two American astronauts ventured outside the International Space Station on Friday to work on upgrading the orbiting outpost's electrical system. Americans Shane Kimbrough, the 49-year-old commander of the six-person crew…

Two Russians, one American blast off to ISS

BAIKONUR, KAZAKHSTAN:Two Russian cosmonauts and a NASA astronaut soared into orbit in a Soyuz spacecraft Wednesday at the start of a two-day journey to the International Space Station. NASA's Shane Kimbrough and Andrei Borisenko and Sergei…

Apollo astronauts have greater heart risk: study

PARIS: NASA's Apollo astronauts, the only humans to have travelled beyond Earth's protective magnetosphere, die disproportionately of heart and blood vessel diseases, researchers said Thursday, blaming radiation.

NASA inflates spare room in space

WASHINGTON: NASA on Saturday successfully expanded and pressurized an add-on room at the International Space Station two days after aborting the first attempt when it ran into problems.