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SpaceX Craft Docks With Space Station; Commercial Era Begins

The historic first mission to dock a commercial spacecraft at the International Space Station is happening today, and is being webcast around the world.
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Space Station's Robot Arm Grabs SpaceX Capsule

If all continues to go well, a private spacecraft sent to orbit by the company SpaceX is expected to dock with the International Space Station on Friday. The mission is historic because it is the first for the commercial spaceflight industry.
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Dispatchers' CPR Coaching Saves Lives When Every Minute Counts

Your chances of surviving a sudden heart attack may depend on where you live, in part because of the 911 dispatcher. If a dispatcher gives CPR instructions over the phone, the rate of survival goes up. There's now a push to make it universal, but some cities are slow to implement the necessary training.
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A Meat Mea Culpa: What Went Wrong With 'Pink Slime'

Meat processors blame social media and their own lack of transparency for the "pink slime" storm. . But will consumers ever trust the industry when it comes to understanding how the food processing system works?
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SpaceX Ship Passes Close By International Space Station

So far everything looks good for a possible docking with the station on Friday by the company's Dragon capsule.
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'Scotty' Of Star Trek Has Ashes 'Beamed' Into Space

Audie Cornish and Robert Siegel note that the ashes of some celebrities' were launched on the SpaceX Falcon rocket on Tuesday. They include those of James "Scotty" Doohan of Star Trek and astronaut Gordon Cooper.

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