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2009-10-29 12:30:00

The head of the Russian Federal Space Agency this week announced plans to develop a nuclear spacecraft that would carry man to Mars. In a statement on the agency's Web site, cited by the Associated Press, Anatoly Perminov said the nuclear craft would pose technological challenges, but could one day be used in manned missions to the Red Planet as well as others. After the initial model is developed near 2012, the actual ship would require an additional nine years and about $600 million to...

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2009-10-12 06:50:00

Officials said on Sunday that Russia expects to extend the life of the International Space Station beyond 2015, although Moscow must bear the brunt of flights after the U.S. retires its shuttles. Alexei Krasnov, head of manned programs at Russian space agency Roscosmos, told a news conference that space agency heads will meet in March 2010 to discuss the future of the International Space Station (ISS). "The main question to be raised is whether to extend the life of the ISS beyond 2015. I...

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2009-09-28 13:30:00

The founder of Cirque du Soleil along with two other astronauts prepared for launch to the International Space Station on Monday aboard a Russian Soyuz rocket. Russian space agency officials readied the launch vehicle at the Gagarin's Start launch pad, where the Yuri Gagarin set off to become the first man in orbital space in 1961. Guy Laliberte, 50, spent about $35 million to reserve his spot on the Soyuz. He will spend 12 days aboard the orbiting outpost, and is expected to be the last...

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2009-09-25 12:10:00

The head of Russia's space agency said Friday that he had hopes that NASA would extend the lifespan of its shuttle fleet, and had indications that it was possible. "From some sources we have learned that it is possible to extend the life of the shuttle beyond 2011," RIA news agency quoted Roscosmos chief Anatoly Perminov. "Then the situation would change substantially and it would be possible to work jointly with the Americans, unlike now, when the main burden (for the ISS) lies with the...

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2009-05-13 13:20:03

Russian news agencies reported on Wednesday that the country will charge U.S. astronauts $51 million per return trip to the International Space Station (ISS) from 2012 and will resume selling seats to space tourists, Reuters reported. Much like NASA's own shuttle fleet, Russia's Soyuz capsule will soon be retired after nearly 3 decades in service. However, a replacement for its space shuttle is not due until at least 2014. Interfax quoted Anatoly Perminov head of Russian space agency...

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2009-04-07 10:15:00

The federal space agency, Roscosmos, chose RSC Energia on Monday to develop its next-generation Russian manned spacecraft, BBC News reported. The new spacecraft will be able to hold a six-cosmonaut crew in low-Earth orbit. The three-seat Soyuz capsule, which has carried Russian cosmonauts into orbit for more than four decades, will be retired once the new ship is constructed. Energia also built the first Soyuz capsules in the late 1960s. The new ship will also have a variant for missions to...

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2009-03-17 07:05:00

The Russian space program is looking to send a rocket carrying cosmonauts to the moon by 2018, BBC News reported. The Russian space agency (Roscosmos) reported that the future rocket would be able to transport a payload three times heavier than Russia's veteran Soyuz spacecraft, including twice the number of crew, and use environmentally friendly propellants. The unnamed rocket project should carry its first manned spacecraft in 2018, Russian space officials said. They hope to coincide its...

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2008-10-21 11:25:00

Russia is willing to spend billions of dollars in the next three years to strengthen their lead in the space industry, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin announced on Tuesday. The ex-president stated at a government meeting that Russia, which is responsible for 40 percent of all space launches, will allocate approximately 200 billion roubles from the federal budget for expansion of the competitive space industry. Russia's Soyuz spacecraft and Progress cargo vehicles are the major components...

2008-09-23 21:00:10

MOSCOW. Sept 23 (Interfax-AVN) - The new International Space Station (ISS) expedition may have to perform a spacewalk to repair the Soyuz TMA-13 spacecraft, Russian space agency Roscosmos said. "Cosmonauts will certainly come out to inspect the spacecraft. If some manipulations will be needed, they will do them," said Roscosmos chief Anatoly Perminov, when asked whether cosmonauts will have to do a spacewalk to inspect and repair Soyuz. At any rate, cosmonauts will have to measure the...

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2008-08-29 21:00:00

Russia will be taking U.S. astronauts to space after the U.S. ends its shuttle missions, deputy chief of the Russian Space Agency (Roskosmos) Viktor Remishevsky told Interfax-AVN on Friday. "It is almost decided that after shuttles go out of service, U.S. astronauts will be delivered to the International Space Station aboard our Soyuz spacecraft. We have agreed with NASA about this," Remishevsky said. "No one is going to leave the station if one of the nations stops visiting it for some...


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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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