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Engineers Boost Space Station Orbit


Russian space engineers say they have boosted the orbit of the International Space Station (ISS).

Engineers at mission control near Moscow Thursday helped the station's crew fire engines on a cargo ship docked to the station. This raised the station about eight kilometers to prepare it for the arrival of a new cargo ship next month.

The station's orbit is routinely adjusted to keep it at a proper height.

Meanwhile, the U.S. space agency has announced that singer Paul McCartney will place a live wake up call to the space station's crew Sunday.

The former Beatle will sing two songs especially for the crew from a concert near Los Angeles, California.

Some information for this report provided by AP.

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