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Soyuz spacecraft lands safely in Kazakhstan


September 18th, 2012 - 11:28 pm ICT by BNO News
ASTANA, KAZAKHSTAN (BNO NEWS) -- Three crew members from the United States and Russia landed safely aboard the Soyuz spacecraft in the central steppe of Kazakhstan on early Monday morning, wrapping up ... Read more...

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Sunita Williams completes spacewalk outside ISS


August 31st, 2012 - 9:34 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Indian-American astronaut Sunita Williams and Japanese astronaut Akihiko Hoshide completed almost a record long spacewalk outside the International Space Station (ISS), reported NASA.NASA Flight Engineer ... Read more...

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Private spacecraft to make second supply run to ISS


August 24th, 2012 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) US private company SpaceX will launch its Dragon space freighter on a next resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS) in October.It will be ... Read more...

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Russia’s ISS crew members complete spacewalk (Lead)


August 21st, 2012 - 7:08 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian cosmonauts Gennady Padalka and Yury Malenchenko completed a six-hour spacewalk having carried out all planned maintenance tasks on the International Space Station (ISS).The cosmonauts ... Read more...

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Russian cosmonauts go on spacewalk


August 21st, 2012 - 2:29 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti)Russian cosmonauts Gennady Padalka and Yury Malenchenko started Monday a six-hour spacewalk to carry out a number of maintenance tasks on the International Space Station ... Read more...

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Indian-Americans celebrate I-day while Sunita greets from space (Lead)


August 15th, 2012 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 15 (IANS) Indian American astronaut Sunita Williams sent greetings from space as the community celebrated India's 66th Independence Day with colourful parades, featuring Bollywood stars and cultural ... Read more...

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NASA gives three firms $1.1 bn to build new spacecraft


August 4th, 2012 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 4 (IANS) NASA has given three firms a total of $1.1 billion to build a new range of "space taxis" that will take astronauts to the International Space ... Read more...

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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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Russian freighter re-docks with ISS


July 29th, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 29 (IANS) A Russian cargo spacecraft has successfully re-docked with the International Space Station (ISS) early Sunday after a failed attempt five days ago.The unmanned Progress M-15M, which ... Read more...

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Russia starts building moon spaceship


July 20th, 2012 - 9:53 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 20 (IANS) Aiming to create the first base on the surface of the moon, Russia has started building a spacecraft for manned lunar missions with the first test ... Read more...

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Italy to launch woman astronaut in 2014


July 4th, 2012 - 8:28 am ICT by IANS
Rome, July 4 (IANS) An Italian woman astronaut has been assigned for the first time for a mission aboard the International Space Station (ISS), Xinhua reported Tuesday.Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti will ... Read more...

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Private US spacecraft lands in Pacific Ocean


June 1st, 2012 - 3:03 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The first private spaceship, the Dragon, undocked from the International Space Station (ISS) Thursday, and landed in the Pacific Ocean.The Dragon's bell-shaped capsule plunged into ... Read more...

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First commercial spacecraft docks with space station


May 26th, 2012 - 4:18 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 26 (IANS) Private American spaceflight company SpaceX's unmanned capsule docked with the International Space Station (ISS) Friday, becoming the first commercial spacecraft to have reached the orbital outpost, ... Read more...

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Space station cosmonauts to make 3D photo report


May 17th, 2012 - 5:34 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 17 (IANS) The crew members at the International Space Station (ISS) will make a photo report about life onboard the orbital complex, with a 3D camera sent by ... Read more...

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New space station crew in orbit


May 15th, 2012 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Baikonur (Kazakhstan), May 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Two Russian cosmonauts and a NASA astronaut, launched aboard the Soyuz TMA-04M spacecraft from the Baikonur Space Center in Kazakhstan Tuesday, have begun a ... Read more...

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Space station crew lands in Kazakhstan


April 27th, 2012 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Soyuz re-entry capsule with three crew members of the International Space Station (ISS) landed safely in Kazakhstan Friday, the Russian mission control centre said.The ... Read more...

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Russia confirms new crew members for ISS


April 26th, 2012 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 26 (IANS) Russia confirmed Wednesday the three new crew members scheduled to leave for the International Space Station (ISS) May 15.They are Russian cosmonauts Gennady Padalka and Sergei ... Read more...

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First private spacecraft launch to ISS delayed


April 25th, 2012 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Dragon, the first private spacecraft to be launched to the International Space Station (ISS), is scheduled to blast off May 7, a week later than ... Read more...

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Russian freighter docks with ISS


April 23rd, 2012 - 8:15 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 23 (IANS) A Russian cargo spacecraft Sunday successfully docked with the International Space Station (ISS), Russia's Roscosmos space agency said.The Progress M-15M docked with the Pirs unit at ... Read more...

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‘Russia can help ISS astronauts with rehabilitation’


March 30th, 2012 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia is ready to offer its medical expertise in the post-flight rehabilitation of astronauts from partner countries on the International Space Station (ISS)."We know how ... Read more...

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Three ISS crew to return to earth


March 29th, 2012 - 7:26 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 29 (IANS) Three crew members of the International Space Station (ISS) will return to earth April 27, the country's space agency has said.The landing of Russia's manned spacecraft ... 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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Exercise helps astronauts protect heart in space


March 23rd, 2012 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, March 23 (IANS) Astronauts who exercise regularly and intensively on extended space missions mitigated the effects of low-gravity environment on their cardiac health, a study reveals.Researchers reported these findings ... Read more...

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Russia unveils robot for space missions


March 7th, 2012 - 9:55 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia has built an android -- a robot resembling a human being -- to work in orbit.The robot, S-400, will be Russia's first space robot ... Read more...

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Orbiting cosmonauts vote in Russian polls


March 5th, 2012 - 10:20 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Three Russian cosmonauts cast their ballots for the presidential elections Sunday from the International Space Station (ISS), Russia's Mission Control said.Anton Shkaplerov, Anatoly Ivanishin and ... Read more...

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NASA loses command codes to control space station


March 2nd, 2012 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 2 (IANS) An unencrypted laptop computer stolen from NASA last year contained command codes used to control the International Space Station (ISS), media reports said. The PC Magazine ... Read more...

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Russian cosmonauts take a six-hour spacewalk


February 17th, 2012 - 3:33 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Two Russian cosmonauts ventured outside the International Space Station (ISS) Thursday to carry out tasks under the Russian space programme, said the Russian Mission Control.Cosmonauts ... Read more...

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Russian cosmonauts conduct space walk


February 17th, 2012 - 12:56 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 16 (IANS) Two Russian cosmonauts Thursday launched a six-hour space walk outside the International Space Station (ISS), the country's space agency Roscosmos said.Cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko and Anton Shkaplerov ... Read more...

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Russia’s manned spacecraft docks with ISS


December 24th, 2011 - 3:05 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 24 (IANS) Russia's Soyuz TMA-03M spacecraft with three astronauts onboard has docked with the International Space Station (ISS), the Mission Control Centre said.The spacecraft docked with the ISS' ... Read more...

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ISS orbit raised by 1.8 km


December 1st, 2011 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 1 (IANS) The orbit of the International Space Station (ISS) was Thursday elevated by 1.8 km by Russia's Mission Control Centre.The orbit was raised to 428.4 km to ... Read more...

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Space station crew land safely in Kazakhstan (Lead)


November 22nd, 2011 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Soyuz TMA-02M spacecraft carrying three crewmembers of the International Space Station (ISS) landed safely in Kazakhstan Tuesday morning, Russia's mission control said.The landing capsule ... Read more...

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Russian spacecraft undocks from ISS


November 22nd, 2011 - 8:10 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Russian spacecraft with three crew members onboard undocked from the International Space Station (ISS) Monday night, Russia's mission control said.The Soyuz TMA-02M spacecraft -- ... Read more...

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No spaceship, yet NASA wants more astronauts


November 17th, 2011 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 17 (IANS) America's space organisation NASA has launched a massive recruitment drive to find new astronauts, despite not having its own spaceship for them to fly.With its shuttle ... Read more...

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Russia launches manned spacecraft to ISS


November 14th, 2011 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 14 (IANS) Russia's manned Soyuz TMA-22 spacecraft was successfully launched from the Baikonur space centre in Kazakhstan Monday and was heading for the International Space Station (ISS), ... Read more...

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Simulated Mars mission crew returns to ‘Earth’


November 4th, 2011 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 4 (IANS) Six researchers who participated in a simulated trip to Mars successfully completed the challenging 520-day mission and returned to "Earth" Friday.The metal door of their ... Read more...

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