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ESA Attempting Again To Contact Russia’s Failed Mars Probe
2011-12-13 12:15:02

After previously announcing that efforts to contact Russia’s stranded Phobos-Grunt Mars probe had been abandoned, the European Space Agency (ESA) is now saying that two more attempts will be tried in hopes of allowing a controlled reentry.

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2011-12-03 08:03:02

European Space Agency (ESA) efforts to contact the stranded Phobos-Grunt probe have been abandoned, the organization has announced.

Russian President Mulls Criminal Charges For Space Failures
2011-11-28 06:35:19

A series of failed Russian space missions has impelled Russian President Dmitry Medvedev to contemplate bringing criminal charges against space officials responsible for the embarrassing failures.

Chinese Communications Satellite Successfully Enters Orbit
2011-11-27 06:05:40

A Proto-M rocket carrying a Chinese communications satellite successfully launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan late Friday evening, the Russian Federal Space Agency has announced.

Russia Makes Contact With Phobos-Grunt Probe
2011-11-25 06:23:05

Officials with the Russian Federal Space Agency said on Thursday that they had successfully made contact with the stranded Phobos-Grunt probe, one day after the European Space Agency reported having received a signal from the craft.

Mars Phobos-Grunt Probe Has Finally Responded To Signals
2011-11-23 08:00:32

Russia’s Phobos-Grunt space probe, lost in Earth’s orbit for the past two weeks, has finally responded to a signal from space officials working for the European Space Agency (ESA).

Expedition 29 Space Station Trio Lands Safely In Kazakhstan
2011-11-22 08:14:05

Three astronauts living aboard the International Space Station for the past six months safely touched down in Kazakhstan Monday, leaving three others aboard the orbiting complex until another crew is sent on December 21.

New Crew Aboard The International Space Station
2011-11-16 09:27:24

Russia’s Soyuz spacecraft carrying two Russian cosmonauts and an American astronaut has docked successfully with the International Space Station (ISS).

New Crew Headed To International Space Station
2011-11-14 06:54:09

An American astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts were launched successfully on Monday to return a full crew to the International Space Station (ISS), the first manned launching since the US shuttle program retired in July.

Manned Flights To ISS Scheduled To Resume Sunday Night
2011-11-13 09:55:20

Manned Russian space flights are scheduled to resume today, with two cosmonauts and one American astronaut scheduled to depart for the International Space Station (ISS) onboard a Soyuz rocket shortly after 11pm EST this evening.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.