Russian-US Crew Welcomed Aboard the Space Station

MOSCOW — A trio of space travelers blasted off to the International Space Station on Wednesday, using for the first time a fast-track maneuver that allowed them to reach the orbiting outpost in just a little over three hours. NASA’s Kate Rubins along with S...
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Boeing Capsule Goes Off Course, Won’t Dock at Space Station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Boeing's new Starliner capsule went off course Friday during its first test flight, spoiling a crucial dress rehearsal for launching astronauts next year. The capsule will stay in orbit for a few days but won't dock with the Internati...
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First All-Female Spacewalking Team Makes History

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The world's first all-female spacewalking team made history high above Earth on Friday, replacing a broken part of the International Space Station's power grid. As NASA astronauts Chri...
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SpaceX Confirms Crew Capsule Destroyed in Ground Test

CAPE CANAVERAL — SpaceX finally confirmed Thursday its crew capsule was destroyed in ground testing two weeks ago and conceded that the accident is "not great news" for the company's effort to launch astronauts this year. SpaceX still cannot access the test...
Photo of U.S. astronaut Nick Hague, right and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin

US, Russian Astronauts Safe After Emergency Landing

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan — A booster rocket failed less than two minutes after launching an American and a Russian toward the International Space Station on Thursday, forcing their emergency — but safe — landing on...