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2008-10-01 18:00:06

Contact: John Yembrick of NASA, +1-202-358-4715, john.yembrick- 1@nasa.gov, or Kelly Humphries of Johnson Space Center, +1-281-483- 5111, kelly.o.humphries@nasa.gov WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Television will broadcast the launch of the next International Space Station crew Oct. 12 and the landing of the current crew Oct. 23. NASA's Expedition 18 Commander and Science Officer Mike Fincke, Soyuz Commander and Flight Engineer Yury Lonchakov and spaceflight...

2008-09-26 13:57:29

WASHINGTON - Cosmonauts aboard the International Space Station are preparing to return home next month aboard a Soyuz spacecraft, while Russian engineers believe they've isolated the glitch that sent the last two landings careening off-course, mission managers said Thursday. Expedition 17 station commander Sergei Volkov and flight engineer Oleg Kononenko are due to land on Oct. 23 to end a six-month mission that included spacewalk surgery on their Soyuz TMA-12 spacecraft to help...

2008-09-23 21:00:11

MOSCOW. Sept 23 (Interfax-AVN) - The Russian Space Agency (Roscosmos) has done its best to prevent another ballistic descent of the cosmonauts returning from the International Space Station in October, Roscosmos chief Anatoly Perminov said at a meeting with the next ISS crew. "From the technical point of view, I do not see any worry that a third ballistic descent could happen," he said. The ballistic descents from the orbit of the Soyuz TMA-10 and the Soyuz TMA-11 spacecraft occurred in...

2008-09-23 21:00:11

MOSCOW. Sept 23 (Interfax-AVN) - Russia has signed 14 contracts to launch Soyuz-ST space launch vehicle rockets to date, deals worth a total of about $700 million, the head of the Federal Space Agency, Anatoly Perminov, told reporters on Tuesday. (c) 2008 Daily News Bulletin; Moscow - English. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

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...

2008-09-23 18:30:00

Text of report by corporate-owned Russian military news agency Interfax-AVN website Moscow, 23 September: Roskosmos [Russian Federal Space Agency] has done everything possible to prevent the repetition of a ballistic descent of cosmonauts when they return from the International Space Station in October, Roskosmos head Anatoliy Perminov said at a meeting with the next crew that will be heading for the station. "From the point of view of technology I cannot see any concerns about ballistic...

2008-09-20 15:00:36

The Russian space agency will launch 10 carrier rockets at a French facility under a new contract with a French company, officials said Saturday. Arianespace Chairman Jean-Yves Le Gall said the deal his French satellite launch firm signed Saturday with the Russian Federal Space Agency will allow the Russians to use its facilities in French Guiana for Soyuz-ST carrier rocket launches, RIA Novosti reported. "The contract envisions the purchase of 10 Soyuz carrier rockets to be launched from...

2008-08-02 18:00:03

WASHINGTON _ The international space station, a $100 billion symbol of global cooperation, may become a casualty of U.S. opposition to Iran's nuclear ambitions. A little-known law intended to prevent the sale of nuclear technology to Iran would also bar NASA from buying Russian Soyuz spacecraft after 2011. With the space shuttle slated to retire in 2010 and its replacement not scheduled to fly before 2015, the agency would have no way to send astronauts to the space station. Station...

2008-08-02 12:00:07

By Mark K. Matthews and Robert Block, The Orlando Sentinel, Fla. Aug. 2--WASHINGTON The international space station, a $100 billion symbol of global cooperation, might become a casualty of U.S. opposition to Iran's nuclear ambitions. A little-known law intended to prevent the sale of nuclear technology to Iran would also bar NASA from buying Russian Soyuz spacecraft after 2011. With the space shuttle slated to retire in 2010 and its replacement not scheduled to fly before 2015, the...

2008-07-26 18:00:15

Text of report in English by Russian state news agency ITAR-TASS Plesetsk, Arkhangelsk Region, 26 July: A modernized Soyuz-2 carrier rocket blasted off from Russia's northern Plesetsk spaceport on Saturday [26 July] to take a Kosmos [also Cosmos] military satellite into orbit. The launch took place at 2231 Moscow time (1831 gmt). The launch was postponed for a day on Friday for additional checks in the rocket control system of the 1B modernization stage [its full designation Soyuz-2-1B,...


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2011-01-04 21:27:35

Valery Bykovsky was a Soviet cosmonaut who flew three manned space mission space flights: Vostok 5, Soyuz 22, and Soyuz 31. He was born Valery Fyodorovich Bykovsky on August 2, 1934 in Pavlovsky Posad in Moscow. In 1951, he graduated from middle school and entered Kachinsk's Myasnikov High Aviation School. After graduation in 1955, he served with the Soviet Air Force. In 1960, Bykovsky was accepted into the Soviet cosmonaut unit and then underwent the full space preparation course and...

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2010-11-17 15:15:31

Ivan Bella is a Slovak Air Force officer who became the first Slovak citizen to fly in space. He was born on May 25, 1964 in Brezno, Czechoslovakia. He graduated from Banská Bystrica, a military high school, in 1983. He earned his pilot license, and he then went to a Military Aviation University SNP, where he graduated in 1987. In 1993 he was stationed to serve on the 33rd air base flying Mig-21 and Su-22 fighters. Five years later he headed to Russia for space mission training. In August...

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2004-10-19 04:45:41

International Space Station -- Continuing on from the United States' Skylab and Russia's Mir, the International Space Station (ISS) represents a permanent human presence in space. The space station is located in orbit around the Earth at an altitude of approximately 386 km, a type of orbit usually termed low Earth orbit. (The actual height varies over time by several kilometres due to atmospheric drag and reboosts.) It is serviced primarily by the Space Shuttle, and Soyuz and Progress...

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