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The first-ever commercial resupply mission in space delivers ice cream for astronauts
SpaceX Dragon roars: The first-ever commercial resupply mission in space delivers ice cream for astronauts
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 by willy
It’s one of the most expensive grocery deliveries in history. And it’s also the first-ever space mission by a private company to re-supply the International Space Station.

Carrying over 800 pounds of supplies for the ISS crew — including ice cream for a treat — SpaceX Dragon successfully docked around 4 a.m. PST this morning when Japanese astronaut Akihidko Hoshide secured the spacecraft with the station’s robotic arm.

“Looks like we’ve tamed the Dragon,” NASA expedition commander Sunita Williams said when the arm grabbed the craft. “We’re happy she’s on board with us.”

This is a historic moment in the history of humanity in space, as it marks the first privately funded and managed spacecraft to launch, carry supplies into orbit, and deliver them to a space station. In one sense, it’s a continuing of NASA’s and other nations’ space agencies exploration of space. In another, it opens a new era of commercialization of space.... read more...  reviews [6]
Commercial space flights to generate more than $600 million, study suggests
Commercial space flights to generate more than $600 million,....
Tourism drives about 80 per cent of the demand for suborbital flights, which reach about 63 miles above the planet's surface before plunging back.... Read More...
Facebook Says 83 Million Accounts May Be Fakes or Duplicates
Facebook Says 83 Million Accounts May Be Fakes or Duplicates
The social-networking website is now worth almost half what it was when it floated on the Nasdaq in May. It has lost nearly $50 billion in.... Read More...
Space station science at critical point, NASA officials say
Space station science at critical point, NASA officials say
DENVER — It's time to get serious about science in space, and the International Space Station is the perfect place to start, NASA officials said.... Read More...
TSA agent single-handedly causes epic backup at JFK
TSA agent single-handedly causes epic backup at JFK
A lone TSA agent created all kinds of havoc at JFK Airport Saturday morning when he failed to notice that his metal detector was unplugged. Not.... Read More...
Special Report -The Private Space Taxi Race
Special Report -The Private Space Taxi Race
Artist’s rendition of SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft with solar panels fully deployed on orbit In the wake of last year's space shuttle.... Read More...
Russian space ship docks at International Space Station
Russian space ship docks at International Space Station
"The docking was by automatic pilot," mission control said on its website, adding that the operation ended at 1439 GMT. Progress,.... Read More...
Shuttle Discovery rolls into place of honor at Smithsonian
Shuttle Discovery rolls into place of honor at Smithsonian
The space shuttle Discovery was rolled into its new home in the Smithsonian on Thursday, completing its transformation from spaceship to museum.... Read More...
Swiss create 'janitor satellite' to clean up space
Swiss create 'janitor satellite' to clean up space
More than half a century of sending objects into space has left the Earth surrounded by junk. Bits of long-dead satellites, spent rocket stages.... Read More...
The search for life on Mars
The search for life on Mars
Some early astronomers were certain that intelligent beings lived on Mars. Percival Lowell popularised the idea that the Martians built canals to.... Read More...
NASA Runs Help Wanted Ad For Astronauts
NASA Runs Help Wanted Ad For Astronauts
Have you got a degree in engineering or biological science? Are you physically fit, with a burning desire to breach the atmosphere and explore.... Read More...
Space Florida promises Virgin Galactic payloads
Space Florida promises Virgin Galactic payloads
Space Florida will pay to fly a scientist and student experiments from Florida on Virgin Galactic's suborbital spaceship, an investment intended.... Read More...
FRE3KICK Announces The Release of The Phoenix Monsoon Signature T-Shirt
FRE3KICK Announces The Release of The Phoenix Monsoon....
Once again FRE3KICK has shown the uniqueness of their clothing brand with a signature series T-shirt custom designed for Phoenix Monsoon. The.... Read More...
Greenpeace launched its latest weapon in the fight against environmental destruction
Greenpeace launched its latest weapon in the fight against....
Greenpeace launched its latest weapon in the fight against environmental destruction Friday -- a multi-million-euro purpose-built campaign ship.... Read More...
Android Runs on Hewlett-Packard TouchPad
Android Runs on Hewlett-Packard TouchPad
Hewlett-Packard's fire sale of their TouchPad tablet has taken a new turn because a few of them have been spotted running the Android OS instead.... Read More...
Rookie fined $20,000 for hit; player he hit tells him to appeal
Rookie fined $20,000 for hit; player he hit tells him to appeal
Among the people who don't think Washington Redskins rookie receiver Niles Paul(notes) should have been fined $20,000 for a helmet-to-helmet hit.... Read More...
U.S. closes atom smasher, passes baton to Europe
U.S. closes atom smasher, passes baton to Europe
(Reuters) - The powering down of Fermilab's Tevatron particle accelerator on Friday marked the end of a quarter-century of U.S. dominance in.... Read More...
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A comedy about cancer might sound like a tricky proposition, but "50/50" is winning rave reviews from critics as it heads into its opening weekend. Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars as a man in his mid-20s who learns he has a tumor on his spine, a rare form of the disease that gives him a....
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NASA Unveils Plans For Deep-Space Rocket
WASHINGTON – Key lawmakers who had criticized the Obama administration’s handling of NASA’s new super-sized rocket were all smiles Wednesday as the agency unveiled the project’s design. They also predicted Congress will come up with the $30 billion it will cost over the next decade or so to....
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HOW TO: Use the New Facebook to See Who Has Unfriended You
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Apple to Announce iPhone 5 on October 4
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Transformers laps movie rivals
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