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2011-11-14 18:54:00

SPARKS, Nev., Nov. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sierra Nevada Corporation's (SNC) Space Systems announces the completion of additional Dream Chaser Space System Milestones under NASA's Commercial Crew Development Phase 2 (CCDev2) Program. To date, SNC has completed five of thirteen Milestones, all on time and on budget. The Dream Chaser Program completed a CCDev2 Milestone with a demonstration of the Dream Chaser Cockpit Based Simulator. The following CCDev2 Milestone was the Dream Chaser...

Successful Sunday Launch For Russian Cargo Freighter
2011-10-31 04:10:39

Sunday morning's scheduled launch of an unmanned Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) cargo ship went off without a hitch, marking the first successful liftoff since an August crash led to concerns over the future of Russian space travel and the International Space Station (ISS). According to Reuters reports, the Progress freighter successfully launched from Kazakhstan's Baikonur Cosmodrome at 6:11 a.m. Eastern time. The cargo ship will travel to the $100 billion ISS, delivering food,...

Soyuz Failure May Force Crew To Abandon Space Station
2011-08-31 04:43:13

  Astronauts may be forced to abandon the International Space Station (ISS) in November if last week´s engine failure of a Russian Soyuz rocket is not diagnosed and fixed, a senior NASA official said on Monday. Evacuation is a distinct possibility in mid-November if the rockets are still grounded at that time, the NASA official said. “We´re going to do what´s the safest for the crew and for the space station, which is a very big investment of our...

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2011-08-17 12:20:00

A Russian company has announced plans to build a hotel in space in 2016. According to the plans, the hotel would orbit 217 miles above ground and will have room for seven guests in four cabins, each with views of the Earth below. The Commercial Space Station will reportedly be more comfortable than the International Space Station (ISS).  The tourists will arrive at the hotel by riding aboard a Soyuz rocket and stay for two days.  The guests will eat food prepared on Earth that...

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2011-06-10 08:25:00

The International Space Station (ISS) is once again host to a full house. A Russian Soyuz capsule docked at the orbiting lab yesterday to deliver cosmonaut Sergei Volkov, NASA astronaut Mike Fossum and Japan's Satoshi Furukawa, AP is reporting. This brings the number of crew at the station to six as they join station commander Andrey Borisenko, cosmonaut Alexander Samokutyaev and NASA's Ron Garan, who have been aboard the station since April 6. The full crew will orbit 220 miles above the...

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2011-05-07 05:22:53

Space Adventures announced on Thursday that it will add another seat to a Soyuz spacecraft, which will take space tourists into orbit by 2015. The company said it will be adding a second habitation module to the Soyuz TMA lunar complex. "Space Adventures will once again grace the pages of aerospace history, when the first private circumlunar mission launches. We have sold one of the two seats for this flight and anticipate that the launch will occur in 2015," Richard Garriott, vice chairman...

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2011-05-06 06:30:00

What is the future of spacecraft now that the space shuttle program is in the final stages of winding down? Perhaps it could be a program that places heavy payloads into orbit without the need for manned missions if a partnership between the US and European space agencies can be worked out, BBC News is reporting. European Space Agency's Director General, Jean-Jacques Dordain explains that a fresh concept being considered to bring materials or supplies to the International Space Station (ISS)...

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2011-04-08 06:20:00

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Russia will boost its efforts to explore the solar system and seek a bigger share of the market for space launches in the next decade. Putin said while speaking ahead of the 50th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin's pioneering space flight that Russia's plans go beyond transporting crews to the International Space Station. "Russia should not limit itself to the role of an international space ferryman. We need to increase our presence on the...

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2011-04-06 10:25:00

Anatoly Perminov, the head of Roscosmos, Russia's space agency, has announced he will be stepping down as he has reached the mandatory retirement age of 65 allowed for state officials. Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov was quoted as saying, "Anatoly Nikolayevich Perminov is 65. According to Russian law, no state official can work once he is over this age," AFP is reporting. "Whether it is April 15, April 20 or April 30, I don't see any big difference," said Ivanov, adding that in any...

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2011-03-16 11:15:00

A communications issue centered around a faulty transistor has delayed the launch date for a Russian-American crew who plan on rocketing to the International Space Station (ISS). The new date will be set some time in early April. Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) tells Reuters that the launch was postponed from March 30.  Roscosmos director Anatoly Perminov said on Tuesday that he hoped to have the crew in orbit before the April 9 anniversary of man's first space flight. April 12...


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History Of Space Exploration
2013-10-06 08:29:34

Space exploration is the exploration and discovery of outer space by use of space technology and is conducted by both robotic spacecraft and humans. Astronomy, which is the viewing of objects in space from Earth, is thought to predate recorded history, but it was the inspiration to modern space exploration. Humans explore space for many reasons including the survival of humankind if Earth cannot sustain life, uniting nations, and scientific research. Physical space exploration began in...

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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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