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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.

Russian Space Chief Says There Are No Flaws In Soyuz Rockets
2011-10-07 11:29:07

Russian Space Agency head Vladimir Popovkin said on Friday that inspectors have found no flaws in their Soyuz rockets. Soyuz had been postponed pending the outcome of a probe influenced by a rocket crashing in August.

Manned Soyuz Launch Delayed Until November
2011-09-14 09:20:39

Roscosmos said Tuesday that it is postponing the launch of its next manned Soyuz spacecraft to the International Space Station until November 12, only days before the remaining ISS astronauts are due to return to Earth.

Russia To Return Space Station Crew This Week
2011-09-13 04:58:40

Russia will return half of the crew members on board the International Space Station (ISS) later this week, although there are no immediate plans to send up their replacement.

Defect Caused Soyuz Failure To Reach Orbit
2011-09-09 13:29:56

Russian space agency Roscosmos said Friday that the reason for the Soyuz rocket failure on August 24 was a production line defect.


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