Space-Baked Cookies, 'Mighty' Mice Back On Earth via SpaceXScientists also are getting back 40 mice that flew up in early December, including eight genetically engineered to have twice the normal muscle mass. Some of the non-mighty mice bulked up in orbit for the muscle study; others will pack it on once they're back in the lab.
SpaceX Delivers 'Mighty Mice,' Worms, Robot To Space StationIt marks the third visit for this recycled Dragon. Flight controllers quickly secured the capsule to the orbiting lab, paving the way for the hatch to open and the unloading to begin.
SpaceX Suffers Serious Setback With Crew Capsule AccidentNASA stressed that next week's launch of a SpaceX Dragon cargo capsule remains on track. The supply ship is set to blast off from Cape Canaveral on April 30. SpaceX has been making deliveries to the space station since 2012.
U.S.-Built Capsule With A Dummy Aboard Docks At Space StationAs the capsule closed in on the space station, its nose cap was wide open like a dragon's mouth to expose the docking mechanism. In a docking with a crew aboard, the capsule would likewise operate autonomously, though the astronauts might push a button or two and would be able to intervene if necessary.
Rare White-Faced Fawn Drawing Visitors To Western Michigan Farm A rare white-faced dawn born two weeks ago is drawing visitors to a farm in Western Michigan, the Grand Rapids Press reports.