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  • Russia successfully launches a supply mission to the ISS
    Russia successfully launches a supply mission to the ISS
    At the International Space Station they are counting on the old adage the third time is a charm. That is how many supply missions have blasted off since the last one reached ISS back in April of this year. Since that time the Russian Progressive M...
  • Liftoff
    Unmanned Russian cargo ship heads to space station
    An unmanned Russian rocket blasted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan July 3 carrying more than 6,100 pounds of food, fuel and other supplies for the International Space Station.The Progress cargo craft, which lifted off aboard a three...
  • Soyuz liftoff
    Russians plan Soyuz modifications for Space Adventures lunar voyage
    According to a Sunday story in Spaceflight Now, Russian engineers are hard at work making modifications to the Soyuz space craft to prep it for a lunar voyage. Space Adventures, the space tourism company that has sponsored a number of private...
  • International Space Station
    Alternatives to the Russian Soyuz mulled for ISS in the wake of Ukraine crisis
    The current crisis in the Ukraine brings with it the real prospect of a rift between the United States and her allies on the one hand and Russia on the other. That in turn could threaten American access to space since currently the Russian Soyuz...
  • International Space Station Expedition crew 36 and 37
    Soyuz landing will wrap up 166 days in space for crew
    Three of the crew members on the International Space Station (ISS) will return home later this month, ending more than five months in space, NASAannounced Tuesday in a press release.Russian Commander Pavel Vinogradov and Flight Engineer Alexander...
  • International Space Expedition 36 crew
    Video: Soyuz rocket rolled to launch pad for space station mission
    A massive rocket tipped with a Soyuz spacecraft was rolled from its protective hanger to a remote launch pad where soon it will blast off and take its American, Russian and Italian crew to rendezvous with the International Space Station (ISS).The...
  • Video: Imaging satellite launched for French and European defense ministries
    Video: Imaging satellite launched for French and European defense ministries
    A very-high-resolution dual-use satellite designed to provide optical imaging coverage for French and European defense ministries, institutions and civil users, was successfully launched into Earth orbit from French Guiana, South America on...
  • Soyuz craft lifts-off bound for space station
    American, two Russians lift-off en route to space station
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- An American astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts left earth on Tuesday to begin a five month stay aboard the International Space Station.Soyuz commander Oleg Novitskiy, NASA veteran space flyer Kevin Ford, and Evgeny...
  • Video: Soyuz rocket launches with new crew for space station
    Video: Soyuz rocket launches with new crew for space station
    NASA astronaut Kevin Ford and Russian cosmonauts Evgeny Tarelkin and Oleg Novitskiy launched aboard a Russian Soyuz rocket on their mission to the International Space Station at 6:51 a.m. EDT on Tuesday. The trio lifted off from Site 31 at the...
  • Space shuttle launch
    J.K. Rowling tells fanciful story about turning down space trip 'on the shuttle'
    According to the Independent, a newspaper in Ireland, the author J.K. Rowling, of the Harry Potter books fame, has claimed to a group of fans that she was offered a chance to ride on the space shuttle for a “mere” 2 million British...
  • Video: New space station crew launches on Apollo-Soyuz anniversary
    Video: New space station crew launches on Apollo-Soyuz anniversary
    A Russian Soyuz TMA-05M spacecraft was launched to the International Space Station (ISS) on Saturday from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.Inside the spacecraft for the two-day journey to ISS are Soyuz Commander Yuri Malenchenko, NASA Flight...
  • Video: Space station crew returns to Earth safely
    Video: Space station crew returns to Earth safely
    Three members of the Expedition 31 crew aboard the International Space Station (ISS) returned to Earth early Sunday morning, wrapping up a mission that lasted six-and-a-half months.Russian Commander Oleg Kononenko, NASA Flight Engineer Don Pettit...
  • Astronauts and cosmonauts not home for the holidays (video)
    Astronauts and cosmonauts not home for the holidays (video)
    Just in time for the holidays, the residents of the International Space Station (ISS) will welcome three new crewmembers.NASA Flight Engineer Don Pettit, Russian Soyuz Commander Oleg Kononenko and European Space Agency Flight Engineer Andre...
  • Next space station crew heads to launch site (video)
    Next space station crew heads to launch site (video)
    Russian Commander Oleg Kononenko, NASA Flight Engineer Don Pettit and European Space Agency Flight Engineer Andre Kuipers participated in traditional ceremonies at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, outside Moscow on...
  • Expedition 30 crew
    Holiday gathering aboard the International Space Station
    The next trio of residents to visit the International Space Station (ISS) will launch four days prior toChristmas Day.NASA astronaut Don Pettit, Russian Soyuz Commander Oleg Kononenko and European Space Agency Flight Engineer Andre Kuipers are...
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