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

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.

2012-11-13 18:03:48

NASA Television will provide live coverage as three of the crew members on the International Space Station come back to Earth Sunday, Nov. 18.

Space Station Celebrates 12 Years Of Operation
2012-11-02 15:30:29

The International Space Station officially opened for business twelve years ago today (November 2, 2000), marking a milestone in international efforts to expand life beyond Earth.

Rocket Readied For ISS Mission Launch
2012-10-22 04:01:23

The Soyuz TMA-06M spacecraft that will carry a three-person crew to the International Space Station later this week was moved into place on Sunday.

2012-10-18 10:08:30

NASA Television will provide live coverage of next week's launch and docking of the next trio of crew members who will fly to the International Space Station.

Galileo Satellites Join The Soyuz Rocket On Pad For Friday Launch
2012-10-10 10:01:08

The two Galileo satellites and their upper stage have been enclosed within their protective fairing, and moved to join the Soyuz rocket on the launch pad.

Weather Satellite Set For Liftoff
2012-09-11 09:07:26

As preparations for the launch of Europe’s latest weather satellite continue on track, the team in Kazakhstan has said farewell to MetOp-B as it was sealed in the Soyuz rocket fairing.

Apollo-Soyuz: When Two Rival Nations Became One Group Of Spacemen
2012-07-17 11:20:19

On July 17, 1975, American astronauts and Soviet Union cosmonauts rendezvoused and docked in space, starting a new era of international cooperation and partnership.


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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