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All Aboard! New Crew Members Reach The Space Station
2013-03-29 04:43:30

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Astronauts launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 2:43 a.m. Baikonur time Friday morning on their way towards the International Space Station (ISS). The three new crew members blasted off aboard the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos)  Soyuz spacecraft. Chris Cassidy of NASA and Pavel Vinogradov and Alexander Misurkin of Roscosmos docked with the station just six hours later, becoming the three new crew...

Russia Plans Moon Mission For 2015, New Space Rocket By 2020
2013-01-15 06:50:45

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Russian Space Agency (Roscosmos) has been busy outlining its space plans for the next several years. Included is a mission to the moon in 2015 and a replacement of its Soyuz rocket by 2020. The 2015 moon mission would see a launch from a new facility (Vostochny Cosmodrome) in the country´s Far East, according to Vladimir Popovkin, head of Roscosmos. Popovkin told Russian news officials Tuesday that the rocket booster for...

Soyuz Spacecraft Lifts Off With Three New Crew Bound For International Space Station
2012-12-19 10:08:24

[Watch Video: New Trio Launches To Join Expedition 34] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online After more than a week of final preparations, a new trio of astronauts successfully launched into the heavens Wednesday morning at 7:12 a.m. EST from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan in freezing conditions. The launch, which occurred at 6:12 p.m. local time, carried Russia´s Soyuz spacecraft and three new members of Expedition 34 who will join the existing crew...

Officials Ready Soyuz Spacecraft For Wednesday Launch
2012-12-18 07:54:39

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Expedition 34 crew members aboard the International Space Station are busy preparing for the arrival of three new members that will join them later this week. The Soyuz spacecraft that will take the new crew to the orbiting lab was placed on the launch pad, along with a towering rocket, at Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Monday as Russian space officials make final preparations for the launch. The craft was rolled out of its...

Russia May Lose Cosmodrome Lease
2012-12-10 19:26:25

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Russia's lease with the Baikonur Cosmodrome launch facility in Kazakhstan may be suspended, according to several reports. Russia has been renting the Baikonur launch pad from Kazakhstan since 1994 and the leasing contract is valid until 2050. However, Interfax-Kazakhstan news agency reported that Kazcosmos head Talgat Musabayev said the rent agreement on Baikonur has "run its course." Dropping the lease could create...

Soyuz Rocket Launches Second Pleiades Satellite
2012-12-03 05:23:30

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A Soyuz rocket carrying an Earth observation satellite has lifted off from a spaceport in French Guiana, officials from the Russian national space agency (Roscosmos) announced on Sunday. According to RIA Novosti reports, the Russian Soyuz ST-a carrier rocket and its payload, the multi-purpose European observation satellite Pleiades 1B, lifted off at 6:03 Moscow time on Sunday. The launch had been scheduled for Saturday morning,...


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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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