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Issues with the spacecraft's landing capsule have forced officials to delay the next scheduled Soyuz rocket flight to the International Space Station.
Newt Gingrich said on Wednesday that he would like to see a base on the moon and expand funds to stimulate private space projects.
Russian cargo ship Progress M-14M (ISS Progress 46) launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 5:06 a.m. Thursday morning, carrying 2.9 tons of food, fuel and equipment for the crew aboard the International Space Station.
Russian media sources have reported that the Kremlin has agreed to fully finance numerous space research programs for one of the country’s top aerospace engineering companies through 2016.
The Russian space agency (Roscosmos) said on Friday that it is talking with NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) on plans to create a manned research base on the moon.
Russia said on Tuesday that radiation from U.S. radar is most likely to blame for causing the Phobos-Grunt probe to fail its mission to Mars.
Russian officials said on Monday that they still could not say for certain where the Phobos-Grunt space probe landed upon its return to Earth, despite reports over the weekend that it had landed in the Pacific Ocean.
The Russian probe that has been stranded in Earth's orbit since its November launch is expected to return to Earth within the next few days.
A series of Russian satellite failures over the past year may be due to sabotage by foreign nations, Russia’s space chief said on Tuesday in remarks that seemed to be directed at the United States.
Despite the failure of the Phobos-Grunt spacecraft, which could fall back to Earth early next week, Russian space officials say that they would like a second crack at sending a probe to the Mars moon.
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