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Russia to resume space station flights

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) – A Russian cargo ship is poised for liftoff on Sunday to the International Space Station following a launch accident in August that cut staffing levels aboard the orbital outpost. The Progress freighter, due to launch at 6:11 a.m. EDT (1011 GMT) from the Baikonur Cosmodrome…

Gabrielle Giffords honors astronaut husband

WASHINGTON — US lawmaker Gabrielle Giffords, who was shot in the head earlier this year, honored her NASA astronaut husband Mark Kelly Thursday, at his White House naval retirement ceremony. Captain Kelly, who commanded one of the final space shuttle missions months after his wife was assaulted by a lone…

Space first: Live 3-D images from orbit

PARIS — Astronauts have produced the first live 3-D video images in the 50-year history of space travel, the European Space Agency (ESA) said on Wednesday. On August 6, NASA astronaut Ron Garan used a stereoscopic camera to film the inside of the International Space Station (ISS) and streamed the…

Astronaut hopes Giffords will be at shuttle launch

HOUSTON (Reuters) – NASA astronaut Mark Kelly said Thursday there was “a pretty good chance” his wife, Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, critically injured in a shooting in January, will attend his space shuttle launch in Florida next month. Giffords was shot through the head as she met with constituents outside…

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