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Space Tourism Coming To Russia
2012-08-31 07:00:39

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Russia's NPO Molniya design bureau is designing a space tourist aircraft along with the Myasischev Experimental Factory (EMZ), according to a report by RIA Novosti. The companies are designing a space plane for sub-orbital "space tourism" and small satellite launches. The space plane will be launched from a subsonic carrier aircraft capable of getting to high altitudes. The spacecraft will take off from the launch aircraft and...

Top Russian Space Official Resigns After Proton-M Rocket Failure
2012-08-17 08:26:19

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Ten days after a Russian space rocket failed to put two communication satellites into orbit, the head of the company in charge of building the particular rocket handed his resignation. The move also came just one day after Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev reprimanded space officials for the failed rocket/satellite launch, according to a government source. The source said that the resignation of Vladimir Nesterov, 63, head of...

Medvedev Orders Russian Space Agency Shakeup
2012-08-15 09:22:30

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev ordered the government to work out a plan to improve Russia's space industry organizations.  Meeting with both cabinet and space industry officials, Medvedev gave them one month to present proposals for practical steps to tighten controls on spacecraft production and reorganize the federal space agency, Roscosmos. This demand comes in response to a string of failed launches that have tarnished...

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...

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...

Russia Announces Manned Moon Mission By 2030
2012-04-30 10:52:02

Roscosmos, the Russian space agency, announced this past weekend that it is planning to send a manned mission to the moon by 2030, reports RIA Novosti. The space agency said that it will start off resuming its lunar activities by 2015 by using an unmanned space ship. Roscosmos head Vladimir Popovkin voiced back in January that the agency desired to set up a manned moon research base with European and U.S. partners. Popovkin said that there were plans to either set up a moon base, or...

Russia Looking For New Cosmonauts For Potential Moon Trip
2012-02-05 07:31:45

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, Pravda.ru news agency reports. Vladimir Popovkin, head of Roscosmos, told radio network Echo of Moscow that any Russian citizen with technical or medical training is open to apply for the upcoming selection. “We will have the preliminary selection at first. But I can say that the group will most likely be trained...

Russia Now Blames Cosmic Radiation For Failed Mars Mission
2012-02-01 05:52:10

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, Moscow's first deep space mission in twenty years. "The most likely reason in the commission's opinion is the local influence of heavy charged particles from outer space on the onboard computer system," the RIA Novosti news agency quoted Roscosmos chief Vladimir Popovkin...

Roscosmos Postponing Launch Of New Crew To ISS
2012-01-31 13:01:32

Roscosmos said on Tuesday that the launch of a new crew for the International Space Station has been postponed by about 45 days. Vladimir Popovkin of Roscosmos said Tuesday that the planned launch of three astronauts would be postponed "likely until the end of April." A previous announcement said three new crew members were scheduled to launch on March 30 and dock two days later.  However, the launch has been delayed due to faults in the Soyuz capsule. Alexei Krasnov, head of...

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2012-01-28 08:12:29

Issues with the spacecraft's landing capsule have forced officials with the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) to delay the next scheduled Soyuz rocket flight to the International Space Station (ISS), various media outlets reported on Friday. Reuters, citing initial reports from the Interfax news agency, said that the launch, which was originally scheduled to take place on March 30, would be delayed for several weeks. In fact, according to unnamed industry sources, breaks suffered...


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2009-04-23 12:24:22

Nikolay Dimitrievich Zelinsky (1861-1953), was a Russian chemist and academician of the Academy of Sciences of USSR (1929). Zelinsky was educated at the University of Tiraspol, the University of Odessa and also at the German universities of Leipzig and Göttingen with Victor Meyer. Later in 1988 and 1891, he received his masters and PhD from the University of Novorossisk. Zelinsky was appointed professor in 1893 at the University of Moscow. He served in this leadership position until...

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Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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