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Good morning, Moon

Emily Lakdawalla • October 21, 2013

What a happy way to start the week: a new video for Marian Call's astronaut wakeup song, "Good Morning Moon!" It was filmed in part at Space Expo, ESA's visitor center in Noordvijk, the Netherlands.

A Big Day for Commercial Spaceflight

Jason Davis • September 29, 2013

On Sunday, Orbital Sciences Corporation's Cygnus resupply spacecraft was berthed to the ISS, while SpaceX's upgraded Falcon 9 lifted off from the California coast.

A Russian Guide to Wednesday's Союз Старт (Soyuz Launch)

Jason Davis • September 24, 2013

Follow along with Roscosmos during the launch of Soyuz TMA-10M using this list of common Russian flight terms.

Cygnus Aborts Station Approach, Will Retry Tuesday

Jason Davis • September 22, 2013

The private spacecraft Cygnus was forced to abort its first attempt to berth with the International Space Station Sunday morning due to a software glitch.

Antares and Cygnus blast off to International Space Station

Jason Davis • September 18, 2013

Orbital Sciences Corporation's Antares rocket lifted off from the Virginia coast this morning, successfully carrying the first operational Cygnus resupply spacecraft into orbit.

Cygnus ready to spread its wings, fly to ISS

Jason Davis • September 16, 2013

Orbital Sciences Corporation's Cygnus spacecraft will launch to the International Space Station Wednesday atop an Antares rocket.

Expedition 36 crew returns to Earth

Jason Davis • September 10, 2013

NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy and cosmonauts Pavel Vinogradov and Alexander Misurkin returned to Earth following a five-and-a-half month stay aboard the International Space Station.

Dream Chaser mini-shuttle prepares for free flight tests

Jason Davis • August 15, 2013

Sierra Nevada Corporation's Dream Chaser spacecraft recently completed a series of range and taxi tow tests, which pave the way for free flights that could begin this fall.

Japan sends fourth cargo craft to International Space Station

Jason Davis • August 05, 2013

Japan’s HTV-4 resupply vessel is en route to the International Space Station following a Sunday launch from the Tanegashima Space Center.

Interpreters: the ties that bind international spaceflight

Jason Davis • July 24, 2013

An interview with Elena Kozhukhov, a veteran Russian interpreter who supports the International Space Station.

Spacewalk ends early following helmet water leak

Jason Davis • July 16, 2013

A spacewalk outside the International Space Station Tuesday ended early after a water leak inside astronaut Luca Parmitano’s helmet created a potentially dangerous situation.

Russians start workweek with stroll outside ISS

Jason Davis • June 25, 2013

Cosmonauts Fyodor Yurchikhin and Alexander Misurkin performed a six-and-a-half hour spacewalk outside the International Space Station on Monday.

ESA launches fourth cargo spacecraft to ISS

Jason Davis • June 06, 2013

An Ariane 5 rocket carrying the Automated Transfer Vehicle Albert Einstein lifted off from French Guiana Wednesday.

Express Soyuz sends new crew to station

Jason Davis • May 29, 2013

Fyodor Yurchikhin, Karen Nyberg and Luca Parmitano lifted off in their Soyuz TMA-09M at 4:31 p.m. EDT and arrived at the International Space Station six hours later.

Soyuz capsule carrying Hadfield and company lands safely in Kazakhstan

Jason Davis • May 14, 2013

A Soyuz capsule carrying Roman Romanenko, Chris Hadfield and Tom Marshburn landed safely in Kazhakstan after 146 days in space.

Station suffers ammonia leak; Saturday spacewalk likely (rolling updates)

Jason Davis • May 10, 2013

Following an ammonia leak reported Thursday morning, NASA is planning a spacewalk to investigate a radiator on the P6 truss.

Antares ready for inaugural flight

Jason Davis • April 11, 2013

Orbital Sciences Corporation is ready to send their Antares rocket system on its inaugural flight.

Dragon overcomes issues, arrives at Station

Jason Davis • March 04, 2013

SpaceX's Dragon capsule has arrived at the International Space Station following a wild Friday in which the capsule's thrusters experienced an issue.

Dragon reaches orbit, but experiences propellant valve issue

Jason Davis • March 01, 2013

SpaceX's CRS-2 mission began successfully, but hit a snag when a thruster propellant valve failed to work properly.

Human spaceflight update: the modules edition

Jason Davis • January 16, 2013

NASA made Wednesday a big day for human spaceflight following the official announcements of two new partnerships with Bigelow Aerospace and the European Space Agency.

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