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2006-04-20 15:52:57

By Natuza Nery BRASILIA, Brazil (Reuters) - Brazil's first astronaut was given a hero's welcome home on Thursday by President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who called the mission a triumph for the developing country despite its costs.

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2006-04-09 11:20:00

American, Russian and Brazilian astronauts endured a bone-jarring, 3 1/2-hour ride from the international space station back to Earth on Sunday, landing on target in the freezing Kazakh steppe.

2006-04-08 18:56:03

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Brazil's first astronaut landed safely in the Kazakh steppe on Sunday, returning from a 10-day trip in space with a Russian-U.S. crew that had spent six months on board the International Space Station, mission control said.

2006-04-09 00:25:00

Brazil's first astronaut landed safely in the Kazakh steppe on Sunday, returning from a 10-day trip in space with a Russian-U.S. crew that spent six months on board the International Space Station.

2006-04-08 16:14:18

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - After turning over control of the International Space Station to a new crew, a U.S. astronaut, a Russian cosmonaut and a visiting guest astronaut from Brazil climbed into a Soyuz capsule on Saturday and fired its jets to return to Earth.

2006-04-08 17:34:25

A capsule carrying Brazil's first astronaut, along with a Russian and an American, separated early Sunday from the international space station and began hurtling toward Earth.

2006-04-03 17:52:13

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - There will be no bonfires or early morning fishing trips, but two astronauts aboard the International Space Station will attempt an orbital camp-out on Monday night. Station commander Bill McArthur and the incoming U.S.

2006-04-03 08:17:07

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A former software developer at U.S. giant Microsoft could make a trip to the International Space Station next year aboard a Russian rocket, the RIA news agency reported on Monday.

2006-04-01 03:11:25

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Soyuz spacecraft delivered Brazil's first astronaut and a Russian-U.S. crew to the orbiting International Space Station (ISS) on Saturday, two days after blasting off from earth.

2006-04-01 00:15:00

A Soyuz spacecraft carrying Brazil's first astronaut and a Russian-U.S. crew docked at the orbiting International Space Station (ISS) on Saturday, two days after blasting off from earth.


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