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A spokesman for a New York City auction house said that a 1961 Soviet space capsule that carried a cosmonaut mannequin and a live dog into space was sold at Sotheby's on Tuesday for almost $3 million/
ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli is now half way into his six-month mission on the International Space Station. Mondayâ€™s handover of command heralds the departure of three crewmembers and the arrival of a new trio in the coming weeks.
NASA and its International Space Station partners named crew members for missions aboard the complex that begin in 2013.
A Soyuz spacecraft carrying a Russian cosmonaut and a pair of American astronauts safely touched down near the town of Arkalyk, Kazakhstan late Thursday evening.
WASHINGTON, July 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA and its international partners, the Russia Federal Space Agency and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), have assigned four new International Space Station crews.
NASA and its international partners, the Russia Federal Space Agency and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), have assigned four new International Space Station crews.
According to Russia's Federal Space Agency, cosmonaut Leonid Kizim died on Monday at the age of 68.
LOS ANGELES, March 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Crystal Cruises is announcing yet another industry first: one-night excursions to Russia's former top secret Cosmonaut Training Center, Star City.
NASA will hold a briefing for journalists with the next set of residents of the International Space Station at 1 pm CST Thursday, Jan 21, from NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston.
NASA and its international partners have assigned five new International Space Station crews and made changes to four previously assigned station crews.
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...
Astronaut -- An astronaut is a person who travels into space, or who makes a career of doing so. The early astronauts had all previously been test pilots, but later astronauts have included scientists and physicians, journalists, and politicians. As far as is possible, all conditions to be encountered in space are simulated in ground training. Astronauts are trained to function effectively in cramped quarters while wearing restrictive spacesuits; they are accelerated in giant...
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