Designers of future spacecraft that need to dock with each other for crew and cargo transfers are likely to use a new set of interface standards just published by the International Space Station partners in the hope they will simplify human exploration beyond low Earth orbit. Available to anyone with an Internet connection—including Chinese, Indian and commercial companies—the standards give engineers the information they need to build docking systems for the space station as well as ...

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