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2008-07-23 08:45:00

A sky-high agreement between Russia and Europe gave the first official glimpse of a manned spacecraft. Officials say it will one day replace Russia's Soyuz vehicle, and will also allow Europeans to take a role in crew transportation. The reusable ship is designed to carry four people towards the Moon. Some say it is comparable to the United States Ares/Orion system. The new spacecraft is designed to use thrusters to make a soft landing when it returns to Earth, a major change from previous...

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2008-07-17 09:50:00

The heads of the International Space Station (ISS) agencies from Canada, Europe, Japan, Russia and the United States met at European Space Agency (ESA) Headquarters in Paris on July 17, 2008, to review ISS cooperation. As part of their discussions, they noted the significantly expanded capability that the ISS now provides for on-orbit research and technology development activities and as an engineering test bed for flight systems and operations that are critical to future space exploration...

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2008-05-29 00:35:00

A crewed spaceship designed by EADS Astrium was the highlight of the International Aerospace Exhibition (ILA) in Berlin. Based on the unmanned "Jules Verne" freighter, which was recently sent to the International Space Station, the crewed version is the logical evolution, Astrium said. The craft could be launched as soon as the next decade, based on the initial support from governments in Germany, France and Italy. The craft merges the idea of the avionics and propulsion end of Jules Verne...


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omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.