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Three International Space Station astronauts reached Earth safely late Monday, including the first from Canada to command the six person orbiting science laboratory.

Chris Hadfield, Canada's first spacecraft commander, Roman Romanenko and Tom Marshburn, pictured left to right, relax at their Soyuz landing site in southern Kazakhstan. Photo Credit/NASA TV

The landing followed...

Next stop, NASA's Dryden Research Center. Credit: SNC

Sierra Nevada Corporation’s winged Dream Chaser is bound for NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

Prior to Dream Chaser’s first autonomous free flight Approach and Landing Test (ALT), the craft will continue a series of tests, including runway tow, ground resonance, and a captive carry flight.

The...

Three International Space Station crew members, including the orbiting lab’s first Canadian commander, are scheduled to depart for Earth late Monday, following a whirlwind spacewalk over the weekend by two U. S. astronauts to stem a sudden leak in the ammonia cooling system.

Chris Hadfield first Canadian spacecraft commander. Photo Credit/NASA TV

Canadian Chris Hadfield...

Frederick  ”C. J.”  Sturckow, a four time space shuttle commander and pilot, has become the first from NASA’s astronaut corps to join Virgin Galactic as a test pilot for SpaceShipTwo and WhiteKnightTwo carrier aircraft operations, the emerging commercial suborbital passenger launch service announced Tuesday.

Rick "C. J." Sturckow, commander of...

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