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Dragon arrives at ISS
Posted: Mon, Apr 21 5:03 AM ET (0903 GMT)
Dragon about to be grappled by ISS robotic arm on CRS-3 mission (NASA) The crew of the International Space Station grappled and berthed a Dragon cargo spacecraft that arrived at the station Sunday morning. The ISS crew used the station's Canadarm2 robotic arm to grapple the Dragon spacecraft at 7:14 am EDT (1114 GMT), berthing it to the station's Harmony node nearly three hours later. The Dragon, launched by SpaceX on Friday afternoon, carries about 2,100 kilograms of cargo for the station, including experiments and other supplies for the crew. Dragon will spend four weeks attached to the station before departing with more than 1,500 kilograms of equipment and experiment results to be returned to Earth.

LADEE mission ends with lunar impact
Posted: Sat, Apr 19 7:46 AM ET (1146 GMT)
LADEE illustration (NASA) A NASA spacecraft wrapped up a several-month mission to study the Moon's dust environment by crashing into the lunar surface late Thursday. The Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) spacecraft crashed into the lunar surface some time between 9:30 pm and 10:22 pm PDT Thursday (0430 and 0522 GMT Friday), NASA announced Friday, not giving a specific impact location other than the lunar farside. The spacecraft, launched in September, entered lunar orbit in early October on a mission to study the Moon's tenuous atmosphere and dust environment. The spacecraft also performed a test of laser communications, transmitting data at rates of up to 622 Mbps. LADEE completed its primary mission early this year and gradually lowered its orbit at it exhausted its remaining propellant. Engineers plan to refine the impact location based on spacecraft telemetry, then have NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter take images of the suspected impact site.

SpaceX launches Dragon cargo spacecraft to ISS
Posted: Fri, Apr 18 6:23 PM ET (2223 GMT)
A Falcon 9 rocket successfully launched a Dragon cargo spacecraft Friday on a mission to ferry cargo to the International Space Station (ISS). The Falcon...

Astronomers discover Earth-sized planet in star's habitable zone
Posted: Fri, Apr 18 6:09 AM ET (1009 GMT)
Astronomers announced Thursday the discovery of a planet approximately the size of the Earth orbiting in the habitable zone of its star. The planet, Kepler-...

SS/L to build two JSAT satellites
Posted: Fri, Apr 18 5:48 AM ET (0948 GMT)
Space Systems/Loral (SS/L) has won a contract from a Japanese company to build two direct broadcasting satellites, the companies announced Thursday. SS/L...

Wednesday, April 23
NASA Expedition 39 crew conduct successful, speedy spacewalk
SpaceFlight Insider — 9:40 pm ET (0140 GMT)
Spacewalkers Zip Through Tasks To Fix Broken Computer
Universe Today — 9:33 pm ET (0133 GMT)
How to Resurrect a 35-Year-Old Spacecraft
Popular Mechanics — 9:29 pm ET (0129 GMT)
Astronauts completed speedy EVA to replace failed EXT-2 MDM — 9:29 pm ET (0129 GMT)
Boeing Profit Beats Estimates With Jet-Delivery Boost
Bloomberg News — 9:28 pm ET (0128 GMT)
Boeing Reports Strong First-Quarter Results
PR Newswire — 9:27 pm ET (0127 GMT)
Boeing, Northrop Gain Altitude On Q1 Earnings Beat
Investor's Business Daily — 9:25 pm ET (0125 GMT)
The Hackers Who Recovered NASA’s Lost Lunar Photos
Wired News — 9:20 pm ET (0120 GMT)
Spacewalkers swap out failed computer on space station
Spaceflight Now — 9:19 pm ET (0119 GMT)
Spacewalk ends; computer replacement complete
CBS — 9:18 pm ET (0118 GMT)
Hughes Broadens Brazilian Reach Through Eutelsat Lease
Space News — 9:17 pm ET (0117 GMT)
Bolden: Don’t Like Asteroid Mission? Get Over It.
Space News — 9:15 pm ET (0115 GMT)
McMurry Headed to SMC as Vice Commander
Space News — 9:14 pm ET (0114 GMT)
Musk and Gass Go Toe-to-Toe in Q&A
Space News — 9:14 pm ET (0114 GMT)
Top SLS, Orion Official Leaving NASA July 1
Space News — 9:13 pm ET (0113 GMT)

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