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Deadline Passes, Still No Communication with Russian Mars Probe
2011-11-12 11:33:05

After another failed attempt to make contact with the Phobos-Grunt probe, reports have surfaced that the Roscosmos will abandon the $160 million satellite to its fate.

Successful Docking For China's Unmanned Mission
2011-11-03 09:39:10

China’s unmanned Shenzhou-8 spacecraft docked successfully early on Thursday with the Tiangong-1 space lab module, taking the country to new heights in the hopes of giving its astronauts a long-term presence in space.

Resupply Craft Arrives At ISS
2011-11-02 13:08:43

NASA said on Wednesday that a new Russian resupply craft arrived at the International Space Station.

Successful Sunday Launch For Russian Cargo Freighter
2011-10-31 04:10:39

Sunday morning's scheduled launch of an unmanned Roscosmos cargo ship went off without a hitch, marking the first successful liftoff since an August crash led to concerns over the future of Russian space travel.

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2011-10-29 15:11:00

A Russian freighter bound for the International Space Station (ISS) is scheduled to launch early Sunday morning.

NASA To Pay $450 Million Extra Per Year For Russian Soyuz Rides
2011-10-21 10:45:56

NASA's deputy administrator said on Thursday that the U.S. will spend $450 million for the extra year of buying rides aboard Russia's Soyuz rockets.

Bigelow Aerospace Announces Lay-Offs
2011-10-20 11:23:40

Bigelow Aerospace announced on Wednesday that it has laid off half its staff because of the delays in developing space taxis.

Delayed Soyuz Launches Galileo Satellites
2011-10-21 08:09:28

Europe’s first two satellites for its Galileo global positioning system were launched Friday from French Guiana aboard a Russian Soyuz rocket.

Russian Wants To Build Colony On The Moon
2011-10-19 10:38:57

A Russian cosmonaut said on Tuesday that it may be setting up a colony in volcanic tunnels on the moon.

Russia Asked To Join Joint ESA, NASA Mars Mission
2011-10-16 04:23:19

The European Space Agency (ESA) has formally invited Russia to participate in a pair of space missions, dubbed ExoMars, in 2016 and 2018.


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'.