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2005-09-30 15:55:41

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AP) - NASA's top official said Friday that the future of U.S. participation in Russian space flights was in doubt. Michael Griffin told reporters near the Baikonur cosmodrome that "an acceptable financial agreement" could be reached to resolve Russian demands that the U.S. pay for its participation in future Russian flights. But Griffin said a U.S. law - the Iran Nonproliferation Act of 2000 penalizing countries that sell unconventional weapons and missile technology...

2005-09-08 12:31:29

MOSCOW (AP) -- A Russian cargo ship blasted off Thursday from the steppes of Kazakhstan carrying supplies for the international space station, a Russian space official said. The Progress M-54 ship lifted off from the Baikonur cosmodrome at around 5:08 p.m. with about 2.8 tons of fuel, food, water and technical supplies, Russian space agency spokeswoman Vera Medvedkova said. The cargo also included a replacement cartridge for the station's oxygen generator. A day earlier, the station's...

2005-06-02 17:27:47

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan -- Born in Cold War secrecy and the scene of Soviet space triumph and tragedy, the Baikonur cosmodrome marked its 50th anniversary Thursday, hailed by the presidents of Russia and Kazakhstan as a technological workhorse on the wind-swept steppes of Central Asia. Baikonur launched the first satellite and the first man into space, and is now home to the Soyuz rockets that service the international space station, shuttling crucial deliveries, along with Russian cosmonauts...

Word of the Day
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.