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Looking back at the Mir space station

The Mir Space Station was Russia's greatest space station, and the first modular space station to be assembled in orbit. Commissioned in 1986, the name can be translated from Russian as "peace", "world", and even "village" ...

dateJun 18, 2015 in Space Exploration
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Smart SPHERES getting a software upgrade

( —Smart devices – such as tablets and phones – increasingly are an essential part of everyday life on Earth. The same can be said for life off-planet aboard the International Space Station. From astronaut ...

dateFeb 21, 2014 in Space Exploration
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Spaceflight alters bacterial social networks

When astronauts launch into space, a microbial entourage follows. And the sheer number of these followers would give celebrities on Twitter a run for their money. The estimate is that normal, healthy adults have ten times ...

dateAug 15, 2013 in Space Exploration
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