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Space station crew has first sip of recycled water

Space station crew has first sip of recycled water

Washington  - Astronauts on the International Space Station were told Wednesday that they can now drink water recycled from urine and sweat by a purifying machine.

The move is critical to the planned expansion of the ISS crew from three to six people.

Astronaut reflects on home fix-it skills from space

Astronaut reflects on home fix-it skills from space

Washington - Astronaut Mike Massimino who spent several hours on two spacewalks to repair and upgrade the Hubble Space Telescope joked Wednesday about his handyman skills back on Earth.

Asked by a reporter if his home fix-it projects ever go badly, Massimino quickly quipped "oh, no" and rolled his eyes, "You can ask my wife about that."

Spacewalk concludes after battle with tricky bolt

Spacewalk concludes after battle with tricky bolt

Washington - Two US astronauts wrapped up a difficult spacewalk on Sunday to repair a failed component on the orbiting Hubble Space Telescope.

Astronauts install device on Hubble to target cosmic origins

Astronauts install device on Hubble to target cosmic origins

Washington  - Astronauts John Grunsfeld and Andrew Feustel installed new equipment Saturday on the orbiting Hubble Space Telescope to help scientists on Earth study the origins of the universe.

US space agency NASA said that the third of the current shuttle mission's five scheduled spacewalks was completed in six and a half hours.

Spacewalking astronauts repair Hubble gyroscopes

Spacewalking astronauts repair Hubble gyroscopes

Washington  - US astronauts on Friday completed a delicate spacewalk to replace three pairs of gyroscopes aboard the Hubble Space Telescope.

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