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While the orbiting Expedition 40 crew supported botanical research and robotics Tuesday aboard the International Space Station, the three crewmates who will return the station to its full six-person crew on Wednesday are in the final stages of preparations for launch.
Sergei Volkov, a Russian cosmonaut with over 199 days logged in space, won a $40,000 lawsuit against Russia's space training center for the agency's failure to secure back pay for his space missions.
NASA and its international partners have announced who will be venturing out to the International Space Station (ISS) on upcoming missions.
For more than 45 years, the death of Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, the first human to cross the Earth’s threshold and venture into space, has been shrouded in secrecy.
A Soyuz rocket carrying three members of Expedition 36 launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 4:31 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, May 28. After a six-hour flight, the capsule successfully docked with the International Space Station (ISS).
An American astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts were launched successfully on Monday to return a full crew to the International Space Station (ISS), the first manned launching since the US shuttle program retired in July.
A Russian cosmonaut said on Tuesday that it may be setting up a colony in volcanic tunnels on the moon.
Two Russian cosmonauts on Wednesday took a six-hour spacewalk outside the International Space Station to prepare the outpost for upcoming renovations, after it ran into problems when they attempted to launch a mini-satellite in honor of Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said on Tuesday that the country must preserve its pre-eminence in space.
Vladimir Dezhurov is a former Russian cosmonaut who has performed nine spacewalks. He was born Vladimir Nikolayevich Dezhurov on July 30, 1962 in Yavas, Zubovo-Polyansky District, Mordovia, Russia. Dezhurov attended the S.I. Gritsevits Kharkov Higher Military Aviation School, where he graduated with a pilot engineer’s diploma in 1983. After graduating, Dezhurov served as a pilot and senior pilot in the Russian Air Force. In 1987, he was assigned to the Cosmonaut Training Center, where he...
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