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Roscomos Contract With NASA Extended
2013-05-01 19:20:12

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online NASA signed another contract with the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) to continue using its services for transporting crew to and from the International Space Station (ISS). The move is a reminder of how the US still has no transportation to space from its own soil ever since retiring the space shuttle program back in 2011. The $424 million addition to the contract extends services for Russian transportation through...

Another Roscosmos Mishap Costs ISS Crew Supplies
2013-04-25 12:54:30

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Progress cargo carrier that launched yesterday to resupply astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) may now be lost in space. The Russian spaceship carrying 2.5 tons of cargo may fail to properly dock with the orbiting laboratory after its navigation antenna failed to deploy properly. "Once in orbit, an antenna used as a navigational aid on the Progress did not deploy. Russian ground controllers are assessing a...

Putin: First Manned Launch From New Russian Spaceport By End Of 2018
2013-04-14 08:38:43

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online The target date for the first manned spaceflight launch at Russia´s planned Vostochny Cosmodrome will be sometime in 2018, President Vladimir Putin told astronauts on board the International Space Station (ISS) on Friday. Speaking with Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) station crewmembers via video conference from the building site, Putin said that the new launch pad will help the one-time space exploration...

All Aboard! New Crew Members Reach The Space Station
2013-03-29 04:43:30

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Astronauts launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 2:43 a.m. Baikonur time Friday morning on their way towards the International Space Station (ISS). The three new crew members blasted off aboard the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos)  Soyuz spacecraft. Chris Cassidy of NASA and Pavel Vinogradov and Alexander Misurkin of Roscosmos docked with the station just six hours later, becoming the three new crew...

Space Station Astronauts Successfully Return To Earth
2013-03-16 08:43:31

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online Following a brief weather-related delay, three members of the Expedition 34 crew have successfully returned to Earth, NASA officials announced late Friday night. International Space Station (ISS) commander Kevin Ford of NASA and Commander Evgeny Tarelkin and Flight Engineer Oleg Novitskiy of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) landed at an airfield northeast of Arkalyk, Kazakhstan, at 10:10pm CDT Friday night...

Russian And European Space Agencies Finalize ExoMars Cooperation
2013-03-14 15:31:14

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The European Space Agency (ESA) and Russian federal space agency (Roscosmos) have finally signed a formal agreement to work together on the ExoMars program to determine whether life ever existed on Mars. Under the partnership, ESA agreed to provide the Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) and the Entry, Descent and Landing Demonstrator Module (EDM) in 2016 as well as the carrier and rover in 2018. Roscosmos agreed to be responsible for the 2018...

2013-01-15 09:52:45

NASA and its international partners have named several future International Space Station expedition crews. They include NASA astronauts Steve Swanson, Reid Wiseman, Barry Wilmore and Terry Virts. Swanson was born in Syracuse, N.Y., but considers Steamboat Springs, Colo., his hometown. Wiseman is from Baltimore and is a commander in the U.S. Navy. Wilmore, a captain in the U.S. Navy, is from Mount Juliet, Tenn. Virts, a colonel in the U.S. Air Force, was born in Baltimore, but considers...

Russia Plans Moon Mission For 2015, New Space Rocket By 2020
2013-01-15 06:50:45

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Russian Space Agency (Roscosmos) has been busy outlining its space plans for the next several years. Included is a mission to the moon in 2015 and a replacement of its Soyuz rocket by 2020. The 2015 moon mission would see a launch from a new facility (Vostochny Cosmodrome) in the country´s Far East, according to Vladimir Popovkin, head of Roscosmos. Popovkin told Russian news officials Tuesday that the rocket booster for...


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