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Russia Planning Manned Moon Landings By 2018
2012-07-20 14:15:16

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Despite a string of failed mission launches, equipment losses, and launch setbacks over the past year, Russia is looking to restore its integrity by developing a manned spacecraft that will have humans stepping foot on the Moon again for the first time in more than 40 years. In its attempt to return to the moon, the Russian space agency Roskosmos said it will begin testing launches of manned spacecrafts in 2015.  Scientists...

International Space Station Crew Blasts Off
2012-07-15 06:19:21

[ Watch the Video ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A Soyuz TMA-05M spacecraft carrying three new crew members to the International Space Station (ISS) departed from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan shortly before 11pm EDT Saturday night, NASA officials have announced. According to the American space agency, the vehicle carrying NASA Flight Engineer Sunita Williams, Russian Soyuz Commander Yuri Malenchenko and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)...

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2012-07-13 11:35:26

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A conference held at the Farnborough International Airshow included international leaders from government, space agencies and the space industry. The conference was hosted by David Williams, Chief Executive of the UK Space Agency, and featured an opening address from Francesco Profumo, the Italian Minister for Education. Jean-Jacques Dordain, ESA Director General, gave a speech at the conference, along with Enrico Saggese, President...

2012-07-08 09:32:38

NASA Television will provide extensive coverage of prelaunch, launch and docking activities of the next trio of crew members who will fly to the International Space Station. NASA TV coverage of the Soyuz TMA-05M launch begins at 8:30 p.m. CDT, Saturday, July 14. NASA Flight Engineer Sunita Williams, veteran Soyuz Commander Yuri Malenchenko of the Russian Federal Space Agency and Flight Engineer Akihiko Hoshide of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency will launch to the station at 9:40...

2012-07-06 10:20:26

HOUSTON, July 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Television will provide extensive coverage of prelaunch, launch and docking activities of the next trio of crew members who will fly to the International Space Station. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) NASA TV coverage of the Soyuz TMA-05M launch begins at 8:30 p.m. CDT, Saturday, July 14. NASA Flight Engineer Sunita Williams, veteran Soyuz Commander Yuri Malenchenko of the Russian Federal Space Agency and...

2012-06-14 10:20:22

HOUSTON, June 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Over the next several weeks, NASA Television will provide coverage of the departure of three crew members from the International Space Station and prelaunch, launch and arrival activities of three new residents. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Coverage will begin Wednesday, June 20, with the first of a series of Video Files of Expedition 32/33 Flight Engineers Suni Williams of NASA, Aki Hoshide of the...

2012-06-14 15:51:27

Over the next several weeks, NASA Television will provide coverage of the departure of three crew members from the International Space Station and prelaunch, launch and arrival activities of three new residents. Coverage will begin Wednesday, June 20, with the first of a series of Video Files of Expedition 32/33 Flight Engineers Suni Williams of NASA, Aki Hoshide of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency and Yuri Malenchenko of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) participating in...

Russian Satellite Takes 121 Megapixel Image And Video Of Earth
2012-05-14 10:30:50

Lee Rannals for RedOrbit.com A Russian weather satellite has taken a 121 megapixel image of planet Earth, over 22,000 miles above the surface. The image was taken by Russia's Electro-L satellite, and unlike other images taken by spacecrafts, it was taken in one single shot. Normally, several images are taken by a space agency, then are stitched together in order to create one big image.  However, Roscosmos went about it another way with its 121 megapixel photo.  Each pixel...

2012-05-08 06:22:02

HOUSTON, May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The next residents of the International Space Station are making final preparations for a May 14 launch and NASA Television will provide live coverage of launch and docking. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) This week, NASA Flight Engineer Joseph Acaba and his two Russian crewmates, Soyuz Commander Gennady Padalka and Flight Engineer Sergei Revin, are completing their training, undergoing Soyuz spacecraft fit checks...

Russia Wants To Repeat Mars500 Experiment In Space
2012-05-02 13:27:50

Lee Rannals for RedOrbit.com Vladimir Popovkin, head of Russian space agency Roscosmos, said this week that the agency plans to repeat the Mars500 experiment that ended late last year. The 520-day Mars500 experiment simulated a manned flight to the Red Planet on Earth, testing how astronauts might handle the endurance of a long mission like a trip to Mars. Popovkin said Roscosmos wants to repeat the experiment, but simulate the mission to Mars on board the International Space Station...