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Technical problems with an automated system forced a Russian cosmonaut to manually guide a modernized cargo ship to the International Space Station.
No one takes out the trash in space and in the cramped living quarters of a space station, garbage can pile up, spoil and become a health hazard for astronauts.
Two Russian mini-submarines explored the depths of Siberia's Lake Baikal -- the world's deepest lake -- this week, scientists said. Mir 1 and Mir 2 reached depths of 5,184 feet and 5,223 feet, respectively, the Guardian reported Tuesday.
Russian explorers reached the bottom of Lake Baikal in Siberia â€” the worldâ€™s deepest lake â€” but said they fell short of breaking the record for the deepest freshwater dive.
The United States and Canada have scoffed at a Russian submarine expedition that planted a Russian flag on the seabed under the North Pole. Coming home to a hero's welcome, the famous polar scientist who led the risky voyage did not mince words in responding.
Russian explorers dived deep below the North Pole in a submersible on Thursday and planted a national flag on the seabed to stake a symbolic claim to the energy riches of the Arctic.
An ambitious Russian naval expedition that set off for the North Pole to explore the bottom of the Arctic Ocean and stake Moscow's claim to oil and natural gas riches under the seabed ground to a sudden halt Wednesday when a ship broke down.
Wherever humans go, microorganisms follow--and that includes space. Bacteria and other microbes living onboard spaceships may not only cause health problems for the crew, but also cause the spaceship itself to malfunction.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev Tuesday set a record for the most days spent in space, clocking almost 748 days over a 20-year career.
Russian cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev on Tuesday set a record for the most days spent in space, clocking almost 748 days over a 20-year career.
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...
Atlantis launched from Kennedy Space Center on November 12 at 7:30 AM EST and landed at Kennedy on November 20, 1995 at 12:01 PM EST. The shuttle orbited 129 times at an altitude of 213 nautical miles at an inclination of 51.6 degrees and travelled 3.4 million miles. The mission lasted 8 days, 4 hours, 30 minutes, and 44 seconds. STS-74 marked the second docking of a U.S. Space Shuttle to the Russian Space Station Mir, continuing Phase I activities leading to construction of International...
Atlantis launched from Kennedy Space Center on June 27, 1995 at 3:32 PM EDT and landed at Kennedy on July 7 at 10:54 AM EDT. The shuttle orbited 153 times at an altitude of 170 nautical miles at an inclination of 51.6 degrees and travelled 4.1 million miles. The mission lasted 9 days, 19 hours, 22 minutes, and 17 seconds. STS-71 marked a number of historic firsts in human spaceflight: 100th U.S. human space launch conducted from the Cape; first U.S. space shuttle-Russian Space Station Mir...
Discovery launched from Kennedy Space Center on April 8, 1993 at 1:29 AM EST and landed at Kennedy on April 17 at 7:37 AM EDT. The shuttle orbited 148 times at an altitude of 160 nautical miles at an inclination of 57 degrees and travelled 3.9 million miles. The mission lasted 9 days, 6 hours, 8 minutes, and 24 seconds. The primary payload of the flight was the Atmospheric Laboratory for Applications and Science-2 (ATLAS-2), designed to collect data on relationship between sun's energy...
Nikolai Budarin is a Russian cosmonaut and a veteran of three extended space missions aboard the Mir Space Station and the International Space Station. He was born Nikolai Mikhailovich Budarin on April 29, 1953 in Kirya, Chuvashia. Budarin is married to Marina Lvovna Budarina, and they have two sons, Dmitry and Vladislav. In 1971, Budarin served in the Soviet Army in Czechoslovakia. He graduated from the evening education department of the Moscow Aviation Institute in 1979, specializing...
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