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Russia launches cargo spaceship


August 2nd, 2012 - 3:32 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 2 (IANS) A Russian cargo ship blasted off to the International Space Station (ISS) Wednesday night, the country's Roscosmos space agency said.The Soyuz-U rocket, carrying Progress M-16M cargo ... Read more...

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Astronauts rush to safety as space junk whizz by


March 25th, 2012 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 25 (IANS) Six International Space Station (ISS) astronauts rushed to safety as a piece of a Russian satellite whizzed by.The astronauts orbiting 320 km above the planet were ... Read more...

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Russia launches space freighter


October 31st, 2011 - 3:23 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Oct 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia Sunday launched a spacecraft carrying supplies to the International Space Station (ISS), the Roscosmos space agency said.The Soyuz-U carrier rocket with Progress M-13M spacecraft ... Read more...

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Helicopter crashes in Belarus, killing 5 people


October 21st, 2011 - 7:34 pm ICT by BNO News
MINSK, BELARUS (BNO NEWS) -- Five people were killed on Thursday afternoon when a helicopter crashed in Belarus near the border with Lithuania, officials told local media on Friday.The twin-engine Ecureuil AS355 ... Read more...

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Russian space freighter destroyed in atmosphere


August 30th, 2011 - 3:04 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Large pieces of the Russian Progress M-12M space freighter have not been found after it crashed in Siberia because the spaceship most likely burned up ... Read more...

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Kazakhstan not to ban Russian rockets from Baikonur


August 28th, 2011 - 9:38 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Kazakhstan has no plans to ban launches of Russian rockets from its space centre in Baikonur after an accident with Progress M-12M space freighter, the ... Read more...

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Russia, US to cooperate on ISS operations


August 25th, 2011 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 25 (IANS) Russian space agency Roscosmos and America's NASA are working to maintain International Space Station (ISS) operations after a Russian cargo spaceship crashed, Roscosmos said Thursday.The two ... Read more...

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Russian space freighter fails to reach orbit


August 24th, 2011 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian space agency Roscosmos said the Progress M-12M space freighter failed to reach its designated orbit Wednesday due to a rocket engine failure.A source in ... Read more...

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Space shuttle Atlantis makes final landing


July 21st, 2011 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 21 (IANS) Space shuttle Atlantis Thursday landed at the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida, bringing to a close the US's 30-year orbiter programme.The spacecraft touched down at 0956 ... Read more...

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Russia not to exploit space shuttle monopoly


July 19th, 2011 - 11:00 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia will not take advantage of its temporary monopoly on flying astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS), the country's space agency has said.Russia has ... Read more...

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Russia launches military satellite


June 28th, 2011 - 1:11 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia Monday launched a Soyuz-U carrier rocket with a Cosmos class military satellite on board, an official said.Russian Space Forces spokesman Lt. Col. Alexey Zolotukhin ... Read more...

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Russia launches cargo spacecraft to ISS


June 22nd, 2011 - 3:19 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 22 (IANS) Russia has launched a cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station (ISS) from the Baikonur space centre in Kazakhstan.The Mission Control said the Progress M-11M atop ... Read more...

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Russian cosmonaut to speak on 50 years of human space flight


June 3rd, 2011 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 3 (IANS) Russian cosmonaut Viktor Savinykh, who spent nearly 253 days in space in the 1980s, will visit Mumbai next week to speak on the 50th anniversary of ... Read more...

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Pope to talk with ISS crew


April 22nd, 2011 - 8:30 am ICT by IANS
Rome, April 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Pope Benedict XVI will talk with International Space Station (ISS) astronauts during the space shuttle Endeavour's final mission to the station, the official newspaper of ... Read more...

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Russian spaceship takes New Year gifts to ISS


October 28th, 2010 - 7:03 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Oct 28 (IANS) A Russian spaceship, launched from the Baikonur space centre in Kazakhstan Wednesday, is delivering 2.5 tonnes of supplies that includes New Year gifts for the astronauts on the ... Read more...

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Russian company unveils plan to launch ’space hotel’


September 30th, 2010 - 12:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 30 (ANI): A Russian company is set to launch a "cosmic hotel" for wealthy space tourists.Guests would be ferried to the hotel on a Soyuz shuttle to the "comfortable" four-room ... Read more...

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Russian spaceship docks with ISS


July 5th, 2010 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian cargo spaceship Progress M-06M successfully docked with the International Space Station (ISS) Sunday, two days after missing its first attempt, the mission control said. The space freighter ... Read more...

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Russian spaceship ready to dock with ISS again (Lead)


July 3rd, 2010 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian cargo spaceship Progress M-06M which failed to dock with the International Space Station (ISS) Friday is ready for yet another attempt Sunday. The orbit of the spaceship ... Read more...

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Russia sends candy, books to space station


April 29th, 2010 - 12:13 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia has launched a cargo module to the International Space Station (ISS) to deliver over 2.5 tonnes of supplies, including chocolates and books for researchers at the ... Read more...

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Russia sends cargo spaceship to ISS


February 3rd, 2010 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 3 (RIA Novosti) Russia Wednesday launched a Progress cargo spaceship on a re-supply mission to the International Space Station (ISS), an official said. A Soyuz-U carrier rocket carrying the Progress M-04M ... Read more...

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US shuttle Discovery arrives at space station


August 31st, 2009 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 31 (Xinhua) US space shuttle Discovery arrived at the International Space Station (ISS) Sunday night after nearly two days of journey. Using space shuttle Discovery's reaction control system jets, Commander Rick ... Read more...

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Space junk passes ISS, crew evacuates temporarily


March 13th, 2009 - 12:55 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 12 (DPA) The crew of the International Space Station (ISS) briefly evacuated Thursday after ground controllers determined that a piece of space junk was within range for a possible collision. The ... Read more...

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India’’s only cosmonaut flies in Boeing FA-18 Super Hornet in Bangalore


February 14th, 2009 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Bangalore, Feb 14 (ANI): India''s only cosmonaut, Wing Commander (retired) Rakesh Sharma flew in the Boeing-made FA-18 Super Hornet at Aero India 2009 in Bangalore on Friday. Dressed in the pilot overhauls, ... Read more...

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Russian cosmonauts make risky spacewalk to fix Soyuz


July 11th, 2008 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
RIA Novosti Moscow, July 11 (RIA Novosti) Two Russian astronauts aboard the International Space Station have made a daring spacewalk to repair their Soyuz descent capsule, Russian mission control here said Friday. Sergei ... Read more...

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