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2015-03-01 14:17:36

Roscosmos, the Russian space agency, has pledged support for the International Space Station (ISS) through 2024, but will look to build its own orbiting base after that time.

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2013-09-06 11:19:51

A tiny Japanese robot will spend the next year and a half on the International Space Station (ISS) keeping lonely astronauts company and entertaining children stationed on Earth.

Five Years Of Unique Science Offered From Columbus
2013-02-12 09:04:15

Since Europe’s Columbus laboratory module was attached to the International Space Station five years ago, it has offered researchers worldwide the opportunity to conduct science beyond the effects of gravity.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.