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NASA Just Lit a Big Fire in Space

The biggest one ever intentionally lit, as a matter of fact—all in the name of safety

(Newser) - NASA just started the biggest fire in outer space ever intentionally set—all in the name of safety, Space.com reports. The Spacecraft Fire Experiment , aka Saffire-1, took place Tuesday inside an unmanned Cygnus cargo vessel after it left the International Space Station, with what a press release describes as... More »

After 4 Tries, 'Santa on His Way' to Space Station

First US shipment since April blasts off

(Newser) - A US shipment of much-needed groceries and other astronaut supplies rocketed toward the International Space Station for the first time in months on Sunday, reigniting NASA's commercial delivery service. If the Orbital ATK capsule arrives at the space station Wednesday as planned, it will represent the first US delivery... More »

It's Finally Christmas at ISS

After a month of delays, Cygnus docks with space station

(Newser) - Christmas has finally arrived for the six space station astronauts. A privately launched supply ship arrived at the International Space Station this morning, three days after blasting off from Virginia. The space station crew used a hefty robot arm to capture the Cygnus capsule as the two craft zoomed side... More »

Cygnus at Last Docks With Space Station

Orbital becomes 2nd private company to successfully resupply ISS

(Newser) - NASA's newest delivery service has finally made it to the International Space Station. After a week's delay, Orbital Science Corp.'s Cygnus cargo ship pulled up at the orbiting lab this morning. The space station astronauts used their robot arm to grab it. The capsule is making... More »

Cygnus Glitch Scotches Hookup With Space Station

Orbital Sciences' capsule rejects data, causes delay

(Newser) - The private spacecraft hauling some 1,300 pounds of food and clothes to the International Space Station will have to wait at least another couple of days to make its delivery, after a technical glitch this morning foiled the meet-up between the two spacecraft. Virginia-based Orbital Sciences says its Cygnus... More »

Another Private Spacecraft Making Space Station Trip

Orbital Sciences' Cygnus heading up with supplies tomorrow

(Newser) - Astronauts at the International Space Station are waiting patiently for their next shipment of goods to arrive on a privately owned space capsule. After taking off tomorrow, the spacecraft from Orbital Sciences (a rival of SpaceX) will carry about 1,500 pounds of supplies up to the ISS—including chocolate.... More »

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