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2009-12-01 06:55:00

Expedition 21 Flight Engineer and Soyuz Commander Roman Romanenko, European Space Agency Flight Engineer Frank De Winne and Canadian Space Agency Flight Engineer Robert Thirsk have returned to Earth, landing on the steppes of Kazakhstan in their Soyuz TMA-15 spacecraft. Landing occurred at 2:15 a.m. EST, 1:15 p.m. Kazakhstan time. All three crew members were reported to be in good condition. Due to icy conditions at the landing site, the landing support team recalled its helicopters to their...

2009-11-24 14:17:00

HOUSTON, Nov. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Television will air the events surrounding the landing of three International Space Station crew members who will return to Earth Dec. 1. The space travelers have lived and worked aboard the space station for the past six months. NASA TV coverage will include the broadcast of farewells aboard the orbiting laboratory, hatch closure and undocking on Nov. 30, and the deorbit burn and landing on Dec. 1. (Logo:...

2009-11-24 15:17:57

NASA Television will air the events surrounding the landing of three International Space Station crew members who will return to Earth Dec. 1. The space travelers have lived and worked aboard the space station for the past six months. NASA TV coverage will include the broadcast of farewells aboard the orbiting laboratory, hatch closure and undocking on Nov. 30, and the deorbit burn and landing on Dec. 1. Frank De Winne of the European Space Agency, Russian cosmonaut and Soyuz Commander Roman...

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2009-11-23 05:40:00

Russian cosmonaut and spaceship designer Konstantin Feoktistov has died at the age of 83, Roscosmos said in a statement on Sunday. Feoktistov passed away on Saturday. No cause of death was given. Born February 7, 1926 in Voronej, about 600 kilometers (370 miles) from Moscow, Feoktistov was the only Russian cosmonaut to have completed a flight into space not to hold Communist Party membership. He designed spaceships and even has a crater on the moon named after him. Injured during service in...

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2009-11-12 12:35:00

Russia's space agency said Thursday that its spacecraft carrying a new research module has arrived at the International Space Station. Russia launched a cargo ship carrying the Poisk ("Quest") Mini-Research Module-2 on Tuesday in its efforts to resume construction on the ISS after a decade of economic problems that kept the space agency from any development on the orbiting outpost. The cargo ship was also carrying about 850 kg of food, water, oxygen and other various equipment for crew...

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2009-11-10 14:08:29

Russia's space agency on Tuesday launched a new module with plans to revive its efforts to add to the International Space Station. The Poisk ("Quest") Mini-Research Module-2 represents the country's first mission to resume construction on the ISS after almost a decade of economic problems that kept the space agency from any development on the orbiting outpost. The MIM-2 module launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome at 1422 GMT. The MIM-2 module is the first of three components Russia intends to...

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2009-10-29 12:30:00

The head of the Russian Federal Space Agency this week announced plans to develop a nuclear spacecraft that would carry man to Mars. In a statement on the agency's Web site, cited by the Associated Press, Anatoly Perminov said the nuclear craft would pose technological challenges, but could one day be used in manned missions to the Red Planet as well as others. After the initial model is developed near 2012, the actual ship would require an additional nine years and about $600 million to...

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2009-10-13 11:15:00

Following his recent trip into space, Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberte recalled the journey as "an amazing ride." "Everything was an amazing ride and I would go back up there right now to do it again," Laliberte told reporters at a press conference outside Moscow. Laliberte, 50, spent about $35 million to reserve his spot on the Soyuz. He said the price of admission was "worth every penny and more," because he was able to raise awareness of his cause aimed at highlighting the situation...

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2009-10-12 06:50:00

Officials said on Sunday that Russia expects to extend the life of the International Space Station beyond 2015, although Moscow must bear the brunt of flights after the U.S. retires its shuttles. Alexei Krasnov, head of manned programs at Russian space agency Roscosmos, told a news conference that space agency heads will meet in March 2010 to discuss the future of the International Space Station (ISS). "The main question to be raised is whether to extend the life of the ISS beyond 2015. I...

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2009-10-02 11:15:00

Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberte entered the International Space Station Friday, making him the seventh space tourist, and the first clown, to board the orbiting outpost. Once he boarded the station alongside American astronaut Jeffrey Williams and Russian cosmonaut Maxim Surayev, Laliberte put on his round clown nose. "I'm adapting pretty good ... but I ain't staying six months," Laliberte joked. The 50-year-old founder of Cirque du Soleil spent about $35 million to reserve his seat on...


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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
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