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May 30, 2012

NASA News, May 30, 2012

Space station captures SpaceX Dragon capsule; what's next?
USA TODAY
International Space Station astronauts planned to crack the hatch Saturday morning on a spacecraft like none they've entered before: a commercial cargo ship designed, built and operated by a private company. AP This image provided by NASA-TV shows the ...
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USA TODAY
SpaceX Dragon capsule prepares for return to Earth
USA TODAY
The International Space Station crew closed the hatch Wednesday on the first commercial spacecraft to visit the station, preparing for its departure early Thursday.NASA via AP The SpaceX Dragon commercial cargo craft is grappled by the Canadarm2 ...
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USA TODAY
Dragon arrives at space station in historic 1st
Atlanta Journal Constitution
The privately bankrolled Dragon capsule made a historic arrival at the InternationalSpace Station on Friday, triumphantly captured by astronauts wielding a giant robot arm. NASA-TV, AP This image provided by NASA-TV shows the SpaceX Dragon commercial ...
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Atlanta Journal Constitution
SpaceX hits milestones; capsule on track to dock with space station
Los Angeles Times
By WJ Hennigan SpaceX's cone-shaped space capsule performed a series of delicate maneuvers around the International Space Station that proved to NASA officials that it's ready to move in for a historic docking attempt. "We're looking good across the ...
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SpaceX: Space Station crew likes what it sees in new transport vehicle
Christian Science Monitor
For the next several years it'll be carrying cargo and astronauts to the space station. By Pete Spotts, Staff writer / May 26, 2012 NASA flight engineer Don Pettit and International Space Station Commander Oleg Kononenko enter the SpaceX Dragon ...
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Christian Science Monitor
SpaceX capsule docks at space station, opens new era
Reuters
"This really is the beginning of a new era in commercial spaceflight," said Alan Lindenmoyer, who manages NASA's commercial space transportation programs. Using the station's 58-foot long (17.7-meter) robotic crane, NASA astronaut Don Pettit snared ...
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SpaceX Dragon Arrives at Space Station
TIME
By AP / MARCIA DUNN Friday, May 25, 2012 John Raoux / AP The privately bankrolled Dragon capsule arrived at the International Space Station on Friday, making history as the first commercial delivery truck in orbit. NASA is handing over routine orbital ...
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NASA: SpaceX docking ranks near top of space-age 'firsts' (+video)
Christian Science Monitor
The successful docking of the SpaceX Dragon capsule with the International Space Station Friday is a landmark moment in opening space to wider use, NASA officials say. By Pete Spotts, Staff writer / May 25, 2012 The SpaceX Dragon commercial cargo craft ...
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Christian Science Monitor
Dragon capsule on course for space station arrival
Atlanta Journal Constitution
The privately bankrolled Dragon capsule approached the International Space Stationfor a historic docking Friday after sailing through a practice rendezvous the day before. In this photo made available by NASA, the SpaceX Dragon commercial cargo ...
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Atlanta Journal Constitution
SpaceX capsule captured by space station crew in historic mission
Los Angeles Times
NASA is now determining when the spacecraft should dock with the station and when crew should unload the half-ton of cargo, water and clothes. SpaceX, officially known as Space Exploration Technologies Corp., is the first private company to embark on ...
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First Private Craft Docks With Space Station
New York Times
With that penultimate act, the Space Exploration Technologies Corporation of Hawthorne, Calif., or SpaceX, made history as the first private company to send a craft, the Dragon, to the station. The grab — which NASA refers to as a grapple — occurred...
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New York Times
Space station captures SpaceX Dragon capsule
Detroit Free Press
By Marcia Dunn AP In this frame grab from a NASA video, the robotic arm (bottom L) of the International Space Station captures the SpaceX Dragon capsule on May 25, 2012. The successful maneuver makes SpaceX the first private company to rendezvous with ...
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Private Supply Ship Flies by Space Station in Test
ABC News
Officials at NASA and the SpaceX company declared the rendezvous a success and said the historic linkup is on track for Friday. It is the first US vessel to visit the space station since NASA's shuttles retired last summer — and the first private ...
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ABC News
Dragon makes history with space station docking
Atlanta Journal Constitution
The private company SpaceX made history Friday with the docking of its Dragon capsule to the International Space Station, the most impressive feat yet in turning routine spaceflight over to the commercial sector. This image provided by NASA-TV shows ...
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Atlanta Journal Constitution
SpaceX craft on track to dock with space station, NASA says
Washington Post
May 24 (Bloomberg) -- Space Exploration Technologies Corp.'s supply ship flew about 2.5 kilometers (1.6 miles) under the International Space Station and is on track to dock tomorrow, a government official said. “It's been very, very successful up to ...
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SpaceX: Historic space station rendezvous at over 17000 mph (+video)
Christian Science Monitor
By Marcia Dunn, Associated Press / May 25, 2012 This image provided by NASA-TV shows the SpaceX Dragon commercial cargo craft (top) after Dragon was grappled by the Canadarm2 robotic arm and connected to the International Space Station, on May 25.
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Christian Science Monitor
SpaceX Dragon flies by space station
Computerworld
The unmanned Dragon cargo spacecraft, which launched Tuesday from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, flew 2.5 kilometers under the space station this morning, NASA reported. Just before 6:30 am EDT today, space station astronauts spotted ...
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SpaceX's Dragon holds back from historic hookup with space station
msnbc.com
Watch NASA TV's coverage of the SpaceX Dragon cargo craft's berthing at the International Space Station. By Alan Boyle SpaceX is holding back its Dragon cargo capsule from an unprecedented commercial hookup with the International Space Station, ...
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SpaceX rockets ahead, but several companies jockeying behind it in commercial ...
Washington Post
The capsule called Dragon was due to arrive near the space station for tests early Thursday and dock on Friday with its load of supplies. Space Exploration Technologies Corp. — run by PayPal co-founder Elon Musk — was hired by NASA to deliver cargo ...
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SpaceX Dragon arrives at space station in historic first
Fox News
NASA ordered extra checks of the Dragon's imaging systems as the capsule drew ever closer to thespace station, putting the entire operation slightly behind schedule. At one point, SpaceX controllers ordered a retreat because of a problem with on-board ...
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Dragon smoothly docks at space station
The Seattle Times
By Brian Vastag UNCREDITED / AP This image provided by NASA-TV shows the SpaceX Dragon after it was grappled by the Canadarm2 robotic arm and connected to the space station. Kudo's to SpaceX. But keep in mind, though this was a "private" company.
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SpaceX Craft on Track to Dock With Space Station, NASA Says
BusinessWeek
By Brendan McGarry on May 24, 2012 Space Exploration Technologies Corp.'s supply ship flew about 2.5 kilometers (1.6 miles) under the International Space Station and is on track to dock tomorrow, a government official said.
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NASA astronauts open SpaceX capsule hatch and begin unloading cargo
Los Angeles Times
By WJ Hennigan Less than 24 hours after a historic docking, astronauts aboard the InternationalSpace Station clambered into SpaceX's unmanned Dragon spacecraft and began unloading supplies that were packed inside. Wearing oxygen masks as a precaution, ...
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SpaceX Dragon Docks With Space Station; Success for Private Enterprise in Orbit
ABC News (blog)
“Looks like we've got a Dragon by the tail,” said NASA astronaut Don Pettit. The SpaceX Dragon capsule safely berthed to the International Space Station today, greeted by cheers in mission control and pronouncements about how a new era is beginning in ...
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ABC News (blog)
Space station astronauts enter world's 1st commercial supply ship, the ...
Washington Post
Space station astronauts floated into the Dragon on Saturday, a day after its heralded arrival as the world's first commercial supply ship. NASA astronaut Donald Pettit, the first one into the docked capsule, said it reminded him of the cargo ...
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Private spacecraft docks with space station | KDVR.com is the ...
By Web Staff
A radar system aboard the unmanned SpaceX Dragon that measures distance to the station had picked up a different part of the space station, meaning it could not dock properly, NASA said. “Looks like we caught a Dragon by the tail,” ...
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SpaceX Dragon Attached to Space Station in ... - The News Tribe
By Daniel Clark
Following a series of system tests and a successful fly-under of the space station Thursday, the Dragon capsule was cleared by NASA to approach the station Friday. Dragon then performed Dragon then performed a series of intricate test ...
The News Tribe
Dragon Makes History With Space Station Docking | FOX8.com - WJW
By Lindsay Buckingham
International Space Station astronauts have reached the Dragon capsule. ... Name (optional); Email (optional); Phone (optional); Your news tip. I am willing to be interviewed on camera on this subject. Cancel Submit. FOX8.com – Cleveland news & weather from WJW Television FOX 8 ... The crew will now begin unloading the more than 1000 pounds of cargo that Dragon brought to the space station,NASA says. The cargo includes food, clothing, computer equipment, and supplies for ...
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SpaceX Dragon Succeeds At Docking With Space Station
By Carl Franzen
“Looks like we caught a Dragon by the tail,” said NASA astronaut Don Pettit as he controlled thespace station's robotic arm, grasping the Dragon at 9:56 am ET. Mission flight controllers at SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California and at ...
TPM News
Dragon capsule on course for space station arrival | timesfreepress ...
(AP Photo/NASA). Photo by Associated Press /Chattanooga Times Free Press. MARCIA DUNN. CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The privately bankrolled Dragon capsule approached the International Space Station for a historic docking ...
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Updated Coverage for NASA/SpaceX Mission to Station | Aerospace ...
By newdesk
Thursday, May 24 (Flight Day 3): Live NASA Television coverage from NASA's Johnson SpaceCenter mission control in Houston as the Dragon spacecraft performs its flyby of the InternationalSpace Station to test its systems begins at 2:30 a.m. EDT and will continue until the Dragon passes the vicinity of ... Saturday, May 26 (Flight Day 5): Live coverage of the hatch opening and entry of the Dragon spacecraft begins at 5:30 a.m. and will include a crew news conference at 11:25 a.m. ...
Aerospace & Defence News
Space station astronauts enter world's 1st ... - Winnipeg Free Press
... a day after its... - Latest News - Winnipeg Free Press. ... Enlarge Image. This image provided byNASA-TV shows the SpaceX Dragon commercial cargo craft, top, as Dragon approaches the International Space Station, Friday, May 25, 2012.
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Private supply ship flies by space station in test
Officials at NASA and the SpaceX company declared the rendezvous a success and said the historic linkup is on track for Friday. It is the first U.S. vessel to visit the space station since NASA's shuttles retired last summer — and the first private ...
National | WISH TV
Private spacecraft prepares for historic link to space station - WITI
By Trisha Bee
(CNN) -- NASA said it has given the go ahead for the first private spacecraft to proceed toward a rendezvous with the International Space Station on Friday. ... FOX6Now.com – Milwaukee News & weather from WITI Television FOX6 ...
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Private supply ship flies by space station in test | The Oberlin News ...
By Scott Mahoney
Officials at NASA and the SpaceX company said the rendezvous went well, although the test results still were being analyzed. The historic linkup is on track for Friday. It is the first U.S. vessel to visit thespace station since NASA's shuttles ...
The Oberlin News Tribune
NASA - Spacex Dragon Attached To Space Station In Spaceflight First
The International Space Station's Expedition 31 crew grappled and attached SpaceX's Dragon capsule to the space station Friday. ... NASA press releases and other information are available automatically by sending a blank e-mail message ...
www.nasa.gov/.../HQ_12-172_SpaceX_Dragon_Berth.html
SpaceX Launches NASA Demonstration Mission to Space Station ...
From Yahoo! News: CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., May 22, 2012 /PRNewswire- USNewswire/ -- The second demonstration mission for NASA's Commercial Orbital ...
news.yahoo.com/spacex-launches-nasa-demonstration-mission...
NASA/SpaceX Mission to Station Coverage Update - Space News ...
The SpaceX second demonstration mission for NASA's Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) program is under way, and NASA is updating its ...
www.redorbit.com/.../nasaspacex-mission-to-station-coverage-...
SpaceX capsule: Nasa astronauts enter the Dragon after historic ...
Astronauts at the International Space Station have a week to unload supplies... Nasa's Don ...
www.guardian.co.uk/science/.../spacex-capsule-nasa-dragon-is...
SpaceX capsule docks at space station, opens new era - Yahoo! News
CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - Astronauts aboard the International Space Station captured the SpaceX Dragon cargo ship and guided the privately ...
news.yahoo.com/astronauts-snare-spacex-dragon-capsule-nasa...
SpaceX Dragon spacecraft arrives at International Space Station in ...
The unmanned SpaceX Dragon that launched Tuesday from Cape Canaveral, Florida, has ...
www.wcpo.com/.../spacex-dragon-spacecraft-preparing-to-doc...
Dragon to rendezvous with the space station - BostonHerald.com
The Dragon space capsule, launched by SpaceX from Cape Canaveral Air ... The outcome is critical to getting NASA's OK to actually dock with the space station. ... with a news briefing slated for 10 a.m. Friday's coverage begins at 2 a.m., with ...
bostonherald.com/.../20120524dragon_to_rendezvous_with_t...
SpaceX, NASA run links, checks of GPS units - Orlando Sentinel Blogs
The Write Stuff covers news on NASA's shuttle program, Kennedy Space Center, the internationalspace station, robotic missions to the planets and rock.
blogs.orlandosentinel.com/.../spacex-nasa-run-links-checks-of-...
SpaceX Dragon flies by space station in test - Minnesota Public Radio
It is the first U.S. vessel to visit the space station since NASA's shuttles retired last ... "This is still definitely a demonstration flight," she said at a news briefing.
minnesota.publicradio.org/.../spacex-dragon--flies-by-space-st...
Private spacecraft connects to space station | National News - WTAE ...
NASA's space station program manager Mike Suffredini said the spacecraft performed "nearly flawlessly." He said SpaceX did a "fantastic job" in designing and ...
www.wtae.com/news/national/Private...to.../-/index.html
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