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Cosmonaut Wins Lawsuit Against Space Training Facility
2013-10-04 12:38:23

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Sergei Volkov, a Russian cosmonaut with over 199 days logged in space, won a $40,000 lawsuit against Russia's space training center. Volkov is head of cosmonauts at the Gagarin training center. The 40-year-old cosmonaut complained that he hadn't been given back pay and on Friday a court upheld his suit by ruling that the center should pay cosmonauts with military backgrounds for the spaceflights they have completed. The cosmonaut...

Astronaut Michael Foale Announces Retirement
2013-08-11 05:04:54

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Michael Foale, a veteran of six NASA missions who spent a total of 375 days in space during his 26-year career, is retiring, the US space agency announced on Friday. Foale was born in Louth, England in 1957. In 1983, he joined the Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston and served as a payload officer in the Mission Control Center. During his tenure at JSC, Foale was responsible for payload operations of commercial satellites...

Cause Of Yuri Gagarin Death Finally Revealed By Fellow Cosmonaut
2013-06-18 09:17:12

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online 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. But now, details of his 1968 death have been released by none other than the first man to walk in space, Aleksey Leonov. Gagarin, who became the first man to travel into space on April 12, 1961, was killed when his MiG-15 aircraft crashed on March 27, 1968....

Year-Long Manned Missions In Space Could Be A Reality By 2015
2012-10-03 09:40:33

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It has been decided by International Space Station (ISS) partners that special crews aboard the orbiting lab will partake in year-long missions potentially beginning in March 2015, doubling the current standard of six months in space, according to a report by Ria Novosti news agency. “The principal decision has been made and we just have to coordinate the formalities,” Alexei Krasnov, the head of Roscosmos human space...


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Michael Foale
2012-09-19 14:13:13

Michael Foale is a British-American astrophysicist and a NASA astronaut. He was born, with dual citizenship, Colin Michael Foale on January 6, 1957 in Louth, England to an English father and an American mother. He was brought up in Cambridge and attended The King's School in Canterbury. He then continued his education at Queens' College in Cambridge, where he was a member of the Air Training Corps. In 1980, Foale was involved in a tragic car accident in Yugoslavia that killed his girlfriend...

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