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Russian Soyuz-TMA14M spacecraft successfully docks with ISS

Russian Soyuz-TMA14M spacecraft successfully docks with ISS

Early Friday, the Russian Soyuz-TMA14M spacecraft carrying three astronauts reached the International Space Station (ISS). The US-Russian crew docked with the ISS after six hours of launching from the Baikonur launch facility in Kazakhstan.

The capsule was launched on Friday at 2:25 am. It carried space mission veterans Alexander Samokutayev of Russia and American Barry Wilmore and Elena Servova of Russia, who is making her first space journey.

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SpaceX’s Commercial Spaceport will be used for Mars Missions

SpaceX’s Commercial Spaceport will be used for Mars Missions

Official groundbreaking of SpaceX’s commercial orbital rocket launch site in Boca Chica in Cameron County, Texas, was attended by politicians, community leaders and other local officials.

In the event held on Monday, CEO of SpaceX, Elon Musk, stated that he wants the spaceport to get operational as soon as possible. He thinks that the paved private launch site by U.S. Highway 4 must get ready within nine months.

The first launch from the new site is possible by the end of 2016. Musk said that the site will become the first commercial orbital spaceport in the world.

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