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

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.

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

The Russian Space Agency 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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

Russia's lease with the Baikonur Cosmodrome launch facility in Kazakhstan may be suspended, according to several reports.


Latest Soyuz programme Reference Libraries

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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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