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Russian Supply Ship Docks At Space Station

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Russian Supply Ship Docks At Space Station A Russian space freighter docked at the International Space Station tonight, hauling up three tons of supplies and equipment to the six astronauts and cosmonauts living and working in the orbital research laboratory.

The Progress 46 spacecraft linked up with the station's Russian Pirs docking compartment at 7:09 p.m. EST, completing a two-day trip that began with a launch Wednesday from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

Russian cosmonauts Anton


Romney Picks Up Endorsement From Space Vets

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Romney Picks Up Endorsement From Space Vets A group that includes the first space shuttle pilot, the last man to walk on the moon and a former NASA Administrator endorsed Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney today, saying the former Massachusetts governor would ensure "America will once again lead the world in space."

Veteran shuttle mission commander and pilot Bob Crippen, Apollo 17 mission commander Gene Cernan and former NASA chief Mike Griffin and five others issued an open


Cargo Ship With Rocket Parts Crashes In Kentucky

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Cargo Ship With Rocket Parts Crashes In Kentucky A cargo ship carrying rocket stages headed for Cape Canaveral crashed into a bridge in Kentucky Thursday but no flight hardware was damaged, officials said today.

United Launch Alliance issued this statement:

"The Delta Mariner, owned and operated by Foss Marine, made contact with the Eggner Ferry Bridge at U.S. Highway 68 and Kentucky Highway 80 over the Tennessee River Thursday evening, Jan. 26 at 8:15 p.m. Central Time resulting in a portion


From lunar colonies to NASA, space heats up GOP debate

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Space again emerged as a key topic for GOP presidential candidates as they debated Thursday night in Jacksonville.

Here's what they had to say, based on a CNN transcript:

QUESTION: Good evening. My name is Matthew Bathel (ph). My question is, what would your plan be for the future of manned space flight and the future of NASA?

WOLF BLITZER: All right, let me go to Governor Romney on this one. An important issue, especially here in Florida where a


Kennedy remembers fallen astronauts

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Kennedy remembers fallen astronauts Kennedy Space Center this morning joined NASA centers across the country honoring fallen astronauts with an annual Day of Remembrance.

Center Director Bob Cabana, Deputy Director Janet Petro, and Mark Nappi, head of United Space Alliance's Florida operations, laid a wreath before the Space Mirror Memorial at the KSC Visitor Complex.

Kennedy remembers fallen astronauts The trio bowed their heads and hugged before the mirror holding the names of 24 astronauts killed during missions


Russian Freighter Rockets Toward Space Station

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Russian Freighter Rockets Toward Space Station A supply-filled Russian cargo carrier is in hot pursuit of the International Space Station tonight after launching from a spaceport on the central steppes of Kazakhstan.

Mounted atop a Soyuz U rocket, the Progress 46 space freighter blasted off from Baikonur Cosmodrome at 6:06 p.m. EST.

About 10 minutes later, it was zooming around the planet in low Earth orbit, its solar arrays and navigation antenna successfully deployed.

Russian Freighter Rockets Toward Space Station It was a chilly five


Russian Cargo Ship Set For 6:06 PM Launch

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Russian Cargo Ship Set For 6:06 PM Launch A Russian space freighter is being prepped for a planned launch tonight on the first of more than a half dozen 2012 supply runs to the International Space Station.

The Progress 46 spacecraft is slated to blast off from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 6:06 p.m. EST today. You can watch live NASA TV coverage here in The Flame Trench beginning at 5:45 p.m. Click the NASA TV box on the right to launch our NASA TV viewer and live coverage.



Three To Be Enshrined In Astronaut Hall Of Fame

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Three To Be Enshrined In Astronaut Hall Of Fame A plasma physicist now working on advanced rocket propulsion technology, the U.S. military's highest-ranking spaceman and a former NASA Chief Astronaut will be inducted this May into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame.

Franklin Chang-Diaz, Kevin Chilton and Charlie Precourt will join the likes of John Glenn, Neil Armstrong and Sally Ride in the hall of fame, which is located just outside the main gate to NASA's Kennedy Space Center. The addition of


Gingrich to visit Space Coast for aerospace talk

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Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich today is scheduled to participate in a round table discussion with local aerospace industry leaders at Brevard Community College's Cocoa campus. FLORIDA TODAY will stream the invitation-only event live online. Here's a look at the agenda for the 3:30 p.m. event provided by its organizer, the Economic Development Commission of Florida's Space Coast:

-- Welcome: Bernie Simpkins
-- Opening Comments: