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History Of Baikonur Cosmodrome Includes Many Firsts For

History Of Baikonur Cosmodrome Includes Many Firsts For Russian Space Program

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Forty-three years ago today, the former Soviet Union launched the first human into space. Now, on this International Day of Human Spaceflight, which coincides with the anniversary of Yuri...

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Russian Space Official Says NASA Statement To Suspend Contracts Was ‘Too Harsh’
2014-04-03 08:37:36

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A senior space official with the Russian space program has countered NASA’s move to suspend contracts with Roscosmos on several projects, stating that it will have a global backlash on space research and may harm future partnerships with the Americans. Ivan Moiseyev, Director of the Space Policy Institute told RIA Novosti on Thursday that despite harming global space partnerships, this will not be the end of the Russian space...

2014-03-25 20:20:13

WASHINGTON, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Three crew members representing the United States and Russia are on their way to the International Space Station after launching from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 5:17 p.m. EDT Tuesday (3:17 a.m. on March 26 in Baikonur). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The Soyuz capsule carrying Steve Swanson of NASA and Soyuz Commander Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Artemyev of the Russian Federal Space Agency...

2014-03-11 00:22:00

WASHINGTON, March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Three crew members from the International Space Station returned to Earth Monday after 166 days in space, during which they made 2,656 orbits around the planet and traveled almost 70.5 million miles. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Expedition 38 crew members Michael Hopkins of NASA, and Oleg Kotov and Sergey Ryazanskiy of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) touched down southeast of the remote town of...

2014-02-11 12:20:51

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA and its international partners have appointed crew members for a 2016 mission to the International Space Station. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) NASA astronaut Jeff Williams is scheduled to launch in spring 2016 and return to Earth in fall 2016. He will join space station Expedition 47 crew members in orbit and will remain aboard as part of Expedition 48 with cosmonauts Alexey Ovchinin and Oleg...

International Space Station Celebrates 15th Anniversary
2013-11-19 18:34:23

[ Watch the Video: International Space Station Turns 15 Today ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online November 20 marks the 15 year anniversary that nations united to build the most advanced space laboratory every created — the International Space Station (ISS). In November 1998, an autonomous Russian Proton rocket took up the first module of the space station, Zarya. This module, also known as the Functional Cargo Block, provided electrical power, storage,...

2013-11-11 00:20:16

WASHINGTON, Nov. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Expedition 37 crew members Karen Nyberg of NASA, Fyodor Yurchikhin of the Russian Federal Space Agency and Luca Parmitano of the European Space Agency have returned to Earth from the International Space Station, landing at 9:49 p.m. EST Sunday, Nov. 10 (8:49 a.m. Kazakhstan time, Nov. 11), after spending 166 days in space. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Inside the Soyuz spacecraft carrying the...

2013-11-07 16:21:53

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two Russian cosmonauts will carry the Olympic torch when they venture outside the International Space Station Saturday, Nov. 9, for a six-hour spacewalk to perform maintenance work on the orbiting laboratory. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) NASA Television will provide live coverage of the spacewalk beginning at 9 a.m. EST. Expedition 37 Flight Engineers Oleg Kotov and Sergey Ryazanskiy of the Russian...

2013-11-07 00:20:14

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Three crew members representing the United States, Russia and Japan are on their way to the International Space Station after launching from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 11:14 p.m. EST Wednesday, 10:14 a.m. Nov. 7, Kazakh time. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) NASA Flight Engineer Rick Mastracchio, Soyuz Commander Mikhail Tyurin of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) and Flight...

2013-10-31 10:22:38

International Space Station crews commuting to and from their orbiting laboratory will be busy this November, and NASA Television will provide live coverage of their launches, landings and relocations. Traffic starts to pick up Friday, Nov. 1. Expedition 37 Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) and Flight Engineers Karen Nyberg of NASA and Luca Parmitano of the European Space Agency will climb into their Soyuz spacecraft, back out of one Russian...

2013-10-30 16:20:24

WASHINGTON, Oct. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- International Space Station crews commuting to and from their orbiting laboratory will be busy this November, and NASA Television will provide live coverage of their launches, landings and relocations. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Traffic starts to pick up Friday, Nov. 1. Expedition 37 Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) and Flight Engineers Karen Nyberg of...