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2009-09-16 05:13:23

NASA Television will air the launch of the next two residents of the International Space Station, a spaceflight participant and the return of two members of the current station crew.

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2009-09-15 05:50:00

Officials are likely to recommend that the launch of Russia’s leading planetary spacecraft, scheduled to take place in less than two months, be put off until 2011.

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2009-08-20 06:10:00

Russia's Interfax news agency reported the European Space Agency (ESA) signed a deal on Wednesday with its Russian counterpart Roscosmos to cooperate on two Mars exploration projects.

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2009-06-18 06:48:39

Activity is continuing at the Guiana Space Centre (Centre Spatial Guyanais – CSG), Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana, as the Soyuz launch site takes shape.

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2009-05-30 09:55:00

Alexei Leonov, the first person to walk in space, marked his 75 birthday Saturday with a telegram from Russian President Dmitry Medvedev.

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2009-05-29 13:21:44

The NASA space agency says it has signed a contract extension with its Russian counterpart regarding crew transports to the International Space Station. The U.S.

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2009-05-29 06:35:00

NASA has signed a $306 million modification to the current International Space Station contract with the Russian Federal Space Agency for crew transportation and related services in 2012 and 2013.

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2009-05-23 06:55:00

Russia is making preparations to separate its components of the International Space Station and fly them away when the rest of the station de-orbits.

2009-05-16 15:20:16

A Proton-M rocket carrying a ProtoStar-2 telecommunication satellite was launched from the Baikonur space center Saturday, the Russian space agency said. The launch of the Proton-M rocket fitted with a Breeze-M booster and carrying a ProtoStar-2 telecommunication satellite went ahead at the scheduled time, a Roscosmos spokesperson was quoted by RIA Novosti as saying. The Russian news service said the Proton-M rocket launch is the fourth this year carried out by International Launch Services Inc.

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2009-05-13 13:20:03

Russian news agencies reported on Wednesday that the country will charge US astronauts $51 million per return trip to the International Space Station (ISS) from 2012 and will resume selling seats to space tourists.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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