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2015-03-01 14:17:36

Roscosmos, the Russian space agency, has pledged support for the International Space Station (ISS) through 2024, but will look to build its own orbiting base after that time.

2014-11-10 23:08:16

In response to the recent proposal from the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) to appropriate the best mining sites on the South Pole of the Moon, Shackleton Energy Company is urging industry

Expedition 41 Soyuz TMA-13M Landing
2014-11-10 03:43:57

Expedition 41 Flight Engineers Reid Wiseman of NASA, Alexander Gerst of the European Space Agency and Commander Maxim Suraev of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) landed their Soyuz TMA-13M spacecraft in Kazakhstan at 10:58 p.m. EST on Sunday.

India’s Space Program Faces Challenges, Even After Mangalyaan Success
2014-09-28 07:54:20

When the Mars Orbiter Mission Mangalyaan (MOM) successfully entered orbit around the Red Planet, it was a defining moment for the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) – but as media reports published late last week revealed, it also shed light on some of the challenges facing the country’s fledgling space program.

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2014-09-24 06:10:06

Just days after NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft successfully entered orbit around Mars, a probe designed and built in India remains on pace to arrive at the Red Planet on Wednesday morning.

Expedition 40 Soyuz TMA-12M Landing
2014-09-11 00:20:11

Three crew members from the International Space Station (ISS) returned to Earth Wednesday after 169 days of science and technology research in space, including a record 82 hours of research in a single week, which happened in July.

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2014-09-02 11:37:24

Five geckos sent into space so that researchers could analyze their reproductive habits in microgravity have died in orbit, officials from the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) confirmed.

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2014-07-29 04:02:39

After losing contact with a satellite filled with geckos taking part in an unusual reproductive experiment late last week, Russian space officials have re-established communication with the Photon-M probe.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.