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Assembly of 'Chinese Space Station' to Begin 2018 with Launch of Tianhe-1 Core Module

The precursor to the CSS is Tiangong-1, China's first prototype space station.

 A Long March 2F rocket carrying the country's first space laboratory module Tiangong-1 lifts off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center on September 29, 2011 in Jiuquan, Gansu province of China.

China Could be the Only Country with a Space Station by 2024

China is likely to be the only country in the world to have a space station in 2024, when the International Space Station retires.

China's Tiangong-1

China Says Tiangong-1 Will Fall Back to Earth in 2017

China's Tiangong-1 space station is likely to fall into the Earth's atmosphere late in 2017, according to a senior official associated with the country's manned space program.

Nine times lucky

Recovered SpaceX Falcon 9 First Stage to be Re-used for the First Time this Fall

The first IDA was destroyed when the Falcon 9 that was carrying it exploded during launch last year, however.

Visiting for tea

UFO Seen from the ISS Triggers Cries of NASA Cover-up

NASA, however, had an explanation for the livestream interruption.

Rest in pieces

Spacecraft Cemetery in the Pacific is the Final Resting Place for Space Stations and Spacecraft

They rest on the ocean floor 2.5 miles beneath the waves.

The BEAM expansion took several hours today as astronaut Jeff Williams sent two dozen pulses of air into the expandable module.

NASA Finally Successfully Inflates Expandable Space Habitat at Space Station

On its second attempt, NASA finally completes inflating its expandable space habitat aboard the International Space Station.

Space meal

New Jersey High School Creates Fine Dining Entrée for ISS Astronauts

The winning space entrée: a red pepper risotto.

The first hotel room in space

BEAM, Forerunner of the World’s First Space Hotel, is Inflated on the ISS

Bigelow described the B330 expandable habitats as "time shares."

The Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) was installed on the International Space Station April 16, 2016.

Expandable Space Habitat Fails to Inflate at Space Station

NASA announced how its new expandable space habitat that is connected to the International Space Station failed to inflate.

Gerst and Expedition 40

Dr. Alexander Gerst to Become First German Commander of the ISS

He first worked as Flight Engineer 5 on Expedition 40/41 from May to November 2014.

The 100,000th orbit men

ISS Completes its 100,000th Earth Orbit; There Won’t be a 200,000th

A return to the Moon is NASA's next target.

Heavy lifters

Why did SpaceX Beat Boeing in the Space Race? Perhaps it’s also the Pay

SpaceX has just won the New Space Race.

Dragon recovery team on site after nominal splashdown in Pacific.

SpaceX Dragon Capsule Successfully Returns From Space Station

On Wednesday, SpaceX's Dragon capsule returned from the International Space Station after one month, filled with a treasure trove of scientific experiments.

Holder of a historic first for women

Menstruation in Space: Is It a Problem for Female Astronauts?

The menstruation question was a problem that vexed NASA doctors.

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