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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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2011-12-30 13:31:23

On Thursday, Russia's deputy prime minister vowed to punish "sleepy" security officials who were caught dozing off in photos taken by bloggers. Blogger Lana Sator said she and her friends were not caught as they roamed around state rocket-maker Energomash's plant on five separate occasions. She posted almost 100 pictures of decrepit-looking hardware from inside an engine-fuel testing tower, the plant's control room and even its roof. Russian media quoted a senior space agency...

New Crew To Spend Christmas On The Space Station
2011-12-19 14:53:59

The crew aboard the International Space Station will be welcoming three new crew members just in time for the holidays. NASA said that Flight Engineer Don Pettit, Russian Soyuz Commander Oleg Kononenko and European Space Agency Flight Engineer Andre Kuipers are set to launch aboard a Soyuz spacecraft on Wednesday. The three-man crew will dock with the Rassvet module of the ISS on Friday, December 23. The space agency said that crew will join station Commander Dan Burbank of NASA and...

Russian President Mulls Criminal Charges For Space Failures
2011-11-28 06:35:19

A series of failed Russian space missions has impelled Russian President Dmitry Medvedev to contemplate bringing criminal charges against space officials responsible for the embarrassing failures. Medvedev warned that space officials could face stiff fines and possible criminal penalties. “The latest failures [in the space industry] seriously harm Russia´s competitiveness,” he told the RIA Novosti news agency. “This means that we need to conduct a serious analysis...

New Crew Headed To International Space Station
2011-11-14 06:54:09

[ Watch the Video ] An American astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts were launched successfully on Monday to return a full crew to the International Space Station (ISS), the first manned launching since the US shuttle program retired in July. The launch also marks Russia´s return to confidence after a dramatic August launch failure and a recent Mars probe malfunction. The three crew memebers, astronaut Dan Burbank, cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov and cosmonaut Anatoly Ivanishin,...

Manned Flights To ISS Scheduled To Resume Sunday Night
2011-11-13 09:55:20

Manned Russian space flights are scheduled to resume today, with two cosmonauts and one American astronaut scheduled to depart for the International Space Station (ISS) onboard a Soyuz rocket shortly after 11pm EST this evening. According to AFP reporter Stuart Williams, the launch, which will take place at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, will be "the first manned launch since the retirement of the US shuttle made Russia the sole nation capable of taking humans to the ISS," as well...

Resupply Craft Arrives At ISS
2011-11-02 13:08:43

NASA said on Wednesday that a new Russian resupply craft arrived at the International Space Station. The ISS Progress 45 docked to the spacecraft after launching Sunday from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. The crew opened the 45P hatches to being the transfer of 1,653 pounds of propellant, 110 pounds of oxygen, 926 pounds of water and 3,108 pounds of maintenance gear. Progress will stay docked at the station until January 25 when it will undock and help dispose trash and discarded...

Successful Sunday Launch For Russian Cargo Freighter
2011-10-31 04:10:39

Sunday morning's scheduled launch of an unmanned Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) cargo ship went off without a hitch, marking the first successful liftoff since an August crash led to concerns over the future of Russian space travel and the International Space Station (ISS). According to Reuters reports, the Progress freighter successfully launched from Kazakhstan's Baikonur Cosmodrome at 6:11 a.m. Eastern time. The cargo ship will travel to the $100 billion ISS, delivering food,...

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2011-10-29 15:11:00

A Russian freighter bound for the International Space Station (ISS) is scheduled to launch early Sunday morning, marking that country's first scheduled flight since they were postponed win the wake of a failed liftoff attempt on August 24. According to Irene Klotz of Reuters, the Roscosmos Progress cargo ship is scheduled to depart from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 6:11 a.m. Eastern time. It was a similar vessel that suffered an upper-stage rocket failure previously, and as the...

Defect Caused Soyuz Failure To Reach Orbit
2011-09-09 13:29:56

  Russian space agency Roscosmos said Friday that the reason for the Soyuz rocket failure on August 24 was a production line defect. The space agency said a blocked duct cut the fuel supply to the Soyuz-U's third stage, causing its engine to shut down prematurely. The Soyuz rockets are currently the only transportation to the International Space Station since NASA retired its shuttle program in July. Russia grounded its Soyuz fleet after the accident a month ago.  The...


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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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