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Jim McDivitt, astronaut who led Gemini 4 and Apollo 9 missions, dies at 93
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Jim McDivitt, astronaut who led Gemini 4 and Apollo 9 missions, dies at 93

Former NASA astronaut James McDivitt, who commanded the first U.S. mission to conduct a spacewalk before leading the first test…
Lodewijk van den Berg, who became the first Dutch-born astronaut, has died at the age of 90.
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Lodewijk van den Berg, who became the first Dutch-born astronaut, has died at the age of 90.

Lodewijk van den Bergh, who studied crystal growth aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger as the first Dutch-born astronaut, has died…
‘Deliciously boring’: SpaceX’s Dragon Freedom capsule successfully completed its first astronaut mission
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‘Deliciously boring’: SpaceX’s Dragon Freedom capsule successfully completed its first astronaut mission

The first mission of SpaceX’s newest Dragon crew capsule could not have gone more smoothly. The spacecraft, named Freedom, embarked…
SpaceX Crew-5 astronaut arrives at the International Space Station
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SpaceX Crew-5 astronaut arrives at the International Space Station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida. — The last mission of SpaceX astronauts for NASA has reached its goal. The Crew-5 mission lifted…
SpaceX is still on track to launch the Crew-5 astronaut mission for NASA on Wednesday
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SpaceX is still on track to launch the Crew-5 astronaut mission for NASA on Wednesday

The SpaceX Crew-5 astronaut mission is still due to launch on Wednesday (October 5), although there are a few caveats.…
An astronaut looks into the eye of Hurricane Yang from space as the storm weakens over Florida (photo)
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An astronaut looks into the eye of Hurricane Yang from space as the storm weakens over Florida (photo)

Astronauts watched from orbit as powerful Hurricane Yang hit Florida on Wednesday (September 28). NASA Expedition 68 astronaut Bob Hines…
Hurricane Yan delays SpaceX Crew-5 astronaut launch until October 4
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Hurricane Yan delays SpaceX Crew-5 astronaut launch until October 4

Hurricane Yan has pushed back the launch of the next SpaceX astronaut mission for NASA by at least a day.…
SpaceX Crew-5 astronaut mission gearing up for liftoff October 3, weather permitting
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SpaceX Crew-5 astronaut mission gearing up for liftoff October 3, weather permitting

The SpaceX Crew-5 space mission for NASA is scheduled to launch next week if Mother Nature cooperates. Today (September 26),…
NASA’s DART asteroid exploration mission is a rare opportunity for astronaut scientists
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NASA’s DART asteroid exploration mission is a rare opportunity for astronaut scientists

Before NASA’s DART planetary defense probe self-destructs by crashing into the asteroid Dimorphos next week, it will only offer views…
Canada plans new astronaut flights with Axiom Space
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Canada plans new astronaut flights with Axiom Space

Canadian astronauts may have a new path to space exploration. The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) may launch equipment and astronauts…
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