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As NASA looks toward the retirement of its Shuttle program later this year, Russia announced Wednesday it will halt its space tourism program and concentrate on getting professional crews to the International Space Station once the US space program folds.
A top Russian space official said Thursday that there is no more room for space tourists hoping to fly to the International Space Station.
American, Russian and Brazilian astronauts endured a bone-jarring, 3 1/2-hour ride from the international space station back to Earth on Sunday, landing on target in the freezing Kazakh steppe.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Brazil's first astronaut landed safely in the Kazakh steppe on Sunday, returning from a 10-day trip in space with a Russian-U.S. crew that had spent six months on board the International Space Station, mission control said.
By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - After turning over control of the International Space Station to a new crew, a U.S. astronaut, a Russian cosmonaut and a visiting guest astronaut from Brazil climbed into a Soyuz capsule on Saturday and fired its jets to return to Earth.
A capsule carrying Brazil's first astronaut, along with a Russian and an American, separated early Sunday from the international space station and began hurtling toward Earth.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Soyuz spacecraft delivered Brazil's first astronaut and a Russian-U.S. crew to the orbiting International Space Station (ISS) on Saturday, two days after blasting off from earth.
A Soyuz spacecraft carrying Brazil's first astronaut and a Russian-U.S. crew docked at the orbiting International Space Station (ISS) on Saturday, two days after blasting off from earth.
MOSCOW, March 20 - Crew on board the International Space Station (ISS) on Monday took a short flight in their Soyuz craft to free up a docking bay for their replacements arriving later this month, Russian mission control said.
NASA's first paid ride to the International Space Station will be delayed eight days due to problems preparing the Russian Soyuz spacecraft for launch, Russian and U.S. officials said on Monday.
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