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On October 4, 1957, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik 1 into space, a monumental moment in the history of space exploration and the beginning of the race to the Moon. Today, there are hints of a new race to once again visit that mysterious neighbor of ours.
Fuel, water, oxygen, air and most of the dry cargo have been loaded into ESA's third Automated Transfer Vehicle, Edoardo Amaldi, as the 9 March liftoff approaches.
NASA has decided it will be unable to continue a joint endeavor with the European Space Agency (ESA) on the ExoMars mission.
Roscosmos and the Cosmonauts Training Center are launching a campaign to select a new line of cosmonauts, training them for possible flights to the Moon within ten years.
Despite multiple glitches, accidents, and equipment failures in recent months, a NASA representative told reporters on Thursday that the U.S. space agency still had confidence in the Russian space program and specifically the Soyuz rockets used to transport crew and supplies to the International Space Station (ISS).
Russian space agency Roscosmos announced on Tuesday the initial results of an investigation into its failed Mars mission, blaming cosmic radiation for a computer glitch that ultimately doomed the Phobos-Grunt spacecraft.
Roscosmos said on Tuesday that the launch of a new crew for the International Space Station has been postponed by about 45 days.
Issues with the spacecraft's landing capsule have forced officials to delay the next scheduled Soyuz rocket flight to the International Space Station.
Newt Gingrich said on Wednesday that he would like to see a base on the moon and expand funds to stimulate private space projects.
Russian cargo ship Progress M-14M (ISS Progress 46) launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 5:06 a.m. Thursday morning, carrying 2.9 tons of food, fuel and equipment for the crew aboard the International Space Station.
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