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2005-12-21 18:05:44

An unmanned Russian cargo ship carrying supplies and Christmas gifts for the crew of the international space station blasted off Wednesday from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, a spokesman said.

2005-11-10 12:47:07

Engineers raised the orbit of the international space station Thursday by nearly five miles ahead of next month's arrival of a Russian cargo ship, a Russia space agency spokesman said.

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2005-10-01 00:10:00

A Russian Soyuz rocket carrying U.S millionaire scientist Gregory Olsen lifted off Saturday from the Central Asian steppe, launching the world's third space tourist on a two-day journey to the international space station. The rocket streaked off into the blue sky, trailing blindingly bright yellow and pink flames.

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2005-09-30 15:55:41

NASA's top official said Friday that the future of U.S. participation in Russian space flights was in doubt.

2005-09-10 10:10:00

An unmanned Russian spaceship carrying food and equipment successfully docked with the International Space Station on Saturday, mission control said.

2005-09-08 12:31:29

A Russian cargo ship blasted off Thursday from the steppes of Kazakhstan carrying supplies for the international space station, a Russian space official said.

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2005-06-02 17:27:47

Born in Cold War secrecy and the scene of Soviet space triumph and tragedy, the Baikonur cosmodrome marked its 50th anniversary Thursday, hailed by the presidents of Russia and Kazakhstan as a technological workhorse on the wind-swept steppes of Central Asia.

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2005-04-15 13:00:00

A Russian rocket blasted off from the steppes of Central Asia at dawn Friday, catapulting three astronauts in a crowded capsule on a two-day journey to the International Space Station. The rising sun turned the capsule's smoky trail shades of pink, purple and orange as the Soyuz-FG rocket lifted off from Russia's base at the Baikonur Cosmodrome with a Russian, American and Italian crew.

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2005-02-28 16:49:50

A Russian cargo ship blasted off Monday for the international space station, carrying food, equipment and other supplies, Mission Control said.

2004-11-25 15:00:07

Excerpt from report by Russian news agency ITAR-TASS Moscow, 25 November: The launch of Foton and Bion scientific satellites will be moved from Plesetsk to Baykonur cosmodrome. This is linked to the creation of the Angara space missile system at the northern cosmodrome [Plesetsk].


Word of the Day
coulisse
  • One of the side scenes of the stage in a theater, or the space included between the side scenes.
  • The outside stock exchange, or “curb market,” of Paris.
  • A flute or groove on the blade of a sword.
  • A section of stage scenery placed in a wing of a theatre.
The word 'coulisse' comes from a French word meaning "sliding door".
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