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ISS astronauts succeed in fixing $2 billion ‘unserviceable’ instrument

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) have completed a 6-hour spacewalk to finish repairing a dark matter detection instrument which was previously considered “unserviceable.” Yesterday, NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan and European Space Agency astronaut Luca Parmitano spent 6 hours and 16 minutes outside of the ISS, performing repairs to the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS). […]

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ISS astronauts await arrival of cookie oven to bake out of this world snacks

The Northrop Grumman Antares rocket, with Cygnus resupply spacecraft onboard, launches from Pad-0A, Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. NASA/Bill Ingalls It has been a busy week on the International Space Station (ISS). First, an unmanned Japanese craft called Kounotori departed from the station having delivered its cargo of six […]

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NASA’s ‘Refabricator’ lets astronauts recycle 3D-printed tools to make new ones

Christmas has come and gone, but that hasn’t stopped the International Space Station from gifting itself a pretty awesome new gadget to usher in 2019 in style. Called the Refabricator, it’s an integrated recycler and 3D printer that was just installed onboard the ISS. It is designed to turn recyclable plastics into 3D printable material. […]