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Finally the Legos are back from orbit.
The privately owned company space X reports its dragon capsules have successfully detached from the International Space Station and splashed into the Pacific is -- Among other things dragon is returning experiments older space station equipment at thirteen sets of Lego toys that I -- says crews used to teach kids about science.
NASA's been paying SpaceX to resupply the space station -- retired -- shuttle fleet back in 2011.
This is the company's third mission so far but SpaceX or another American company developed spaceships that can safely fly crews.
American astronauts are hitching rides on Russian spacecraft.
Shop heating with the news from South Florida -- SpaceX has some competition coming.
-- -- so far SpaceX is three for three going to the space station is the undisputed leader among the handful of Americans based company's.
All aiming to do with the space shuttles once did but now Virginia's Orbital Sciences is set for its biggest test to date.
Launching a dummy capsule all the way up to the station next month.
If successful real cargo missions will follow.
SpaceX has another cargo -- later this year and is working in the future.
To eliminate the whole splashdown landing altogether and land -- dragon capsule like this animation.
Jetsons style hovering down safely on to the ground SpaceX hopes to finally launch humans into space by 2015 -- -- -- that the Russians are also set to make some history this week -- that.
They are -- to date no American astronaut or cosmonaut has ever made it up to the space station on the very same day.
His or her spacecraft launched.
But that is the plan for this Thursday as two cosmonauts and NASA's Chris Cassidy will launch.
Instead of taking 34 orbits to get to the space station over two days.
Russian space agency will do it in just four orbits.
Drastically reducing the fuel -- and cramped ours in a capsule similar in size to a Smart Car.
And then when they get there on Thursday evening.
Well the population of the space station will double from three this jet Phil Keating and.
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