Space Station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. | SpaceX Christmas delivery arrives at space station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.— A SpaceX delivery full of Christmas goodies has arrived at the International Space Station. The Dragon capsule pulled up at the orbiting lab Saturday, three days after launching from Florida. It took two tries to get the Dragon close enough to be captured by the space station’s robot arm. NASA called off … Continue reading CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. | SpaceX Christmas delivery arrives at space station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. | Christmas turkey, fruitcake rocketing toward space station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.— Christmas turkey rocketed toward the International Space Station on Wednesday, along with cranberry sauce, candied yams and the obligatory fruitcake. The SpaceX rocket booster missed its landing zone on the ground, however, and fell into the sea, just offshore. Groans filled SpaceX Mission Control in Hawthorne, California, as live video showed the … Continue reading CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. | Christmas turkey, fruitcake rocketing toward space station

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan | 3 astronauts safely aboard International Space Station

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan— Three astronauts who were launched into space aboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft Monday entered the International Space Station nearly eight hours later, a relief to relatives and scientists months after a rocket failure aborted another mission. The hatch of the capsule carrying NASA astronaut Anne McClain, David Saint-Jacques of the Canadian Space Agency … Continue reading BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan | 3 astronauts safely aboard International Space Station

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan | The Latest: 3 astronauts enter International Space Station

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan— The Latest on the launch of crews to the International Space Station (all times local): 1:45 a.m. Three astronauts who launched into space aboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft have entered the International Space Station after spending nearly eight hours in their tiny capsule. NASA astronaut Anne McClain, David Saint-Jacques of the Canadian Space … Continue reading BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan | The Latest: 3 astronauts enter International Space Station

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan | The Latest: Soyuz with 3 astronauts docks with space station

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan — The Latest on the launch of crews to the International Space Station (all times local): 11:45 p.m. A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying three astronauts has successfully docked with the International Space Station following a launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan six hours earlier. NASA astronaut Anne McClain, David Saint-Jacques of the … Continue reading BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan | The Latest: Soyuz with 3 astronauts docks with space station

MOSCOW | Cargo ship launch clears crewed mission to space station

MOSCOW — A Russian Soyuz rocket sent a cargo ship on its way to the International Space Station on Friday, a successful launch that cleared the way for the next crew to travel to the space outpost. The launch of the Russian Progress MS-10 resupply ship from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan marked the fourth … Continue reading MOSCOW | Cargo ship launch clears crewed mission to space station

MOSCOW | Russia blames rocket failure on technical malfunction

MOSCOW — Russia’s space agency said on Wednesday that an investigation has found that a rocket carrying a crew to the International Space Station failed three weeks ago because of a technical malfunction of a sensor. The Soyuz-FG rocket carrying a NASA astronaut and a Roscosmos cosmonaut failed two minutes into the Oct. 11 flight, … Continue reading MOSCOW | Russia blames rocket failure on technical malfunction

TOKYO | Japanese supply ship heads to space station after delays

TOKYO  — An unmanned Japanese space capsule is heading to the International Space Station with 5,500 kilograms (12,000 pounds) of cargo including food, experiments and new batteries. The craft was launched Sunday at 2:52 a.m. from the Tanegashima Space Center in southern Japan. It will take four and a half days to reach the space … Continue reading TOKYO | Japanese supply ship heads to space station after delays