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A docked Russian cargo craft automatically fired its engines this morning boosting the International Space Station's altitude a little higher. During the rest of the day, the Expedition 55 crew supported life science and swapped out station hardware.

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The International Space Station is set to raise its orbit Wednesday ahead of upcoming cargo and crew missions. Meanwhile, the six Expedition 55 crew members are staying busy today with medical tests, cargo work and lab maintenance.

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Henderson Island lies in the South Pacific, about halfway between New Zealand and Chile.

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As Curiosity rover marches across Mars, the red planet's watery past comes into clearer focus.

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SpaceRef by Keith Cowing - 11h ago

This colourful cloud of glowing interstellar gas is just a tiny part of the Lagoon Nebula, a vast stellar nursery.

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SpaceRef by Keith Cowing - 11h ago

One of the most fundamental predictions of Einstein's theory of relativity is the existence of black holes.

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The southeast geography of the state of Massachusetts including Cape Cod Bay, Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket and the arm-shaped peninsula is clearly seen from the International Space Station as it orbited over the Atlantic coast of the United States.

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When the validation mission for a satellite the size of a cereal box launches in May, it will test a small component in space that could have big benefits for future NASA satellite missions.

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NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) has launched on the first-of-its-kind mission to find worlds beyond our solar system, including some that could support life.

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Scientists on the ground and in space this week are exploring a wide variety of phenomena affecting humans living in space.

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