All articles tagged "space"

Space tourist’s ticket price ups to $35 million Space tourist’s ticket price ups to $35 million

6 Mar, 03:26 PM 14 comments

The crew heading for the International Space Station on March 26 has passed the qualifying examinations and is ready for the flight. Among the team members cleared for the flight is space tourist Charles Simoniy, who is preparing to make his second space journey, this time costing him $35 million.

Tags: space, space tourist, ISS

Collision of Russian and American satellites could be planned by US – officer Collision of Russian and American satellites could be planned by US – officer

6 Mar, 03:52 PM 18 comments

A Russian senior officer has voiced suspicions that the collision between a US Iridium satellite and a Russian military satellite last month was intentionally caused by the United States

Tags: space, satellite, US, accidents

Space agency rules out online ISS reality show Space agency rules out online ISS reality show

13 Mar, 01:14 PM 17 comments

The streaming video from the International Space Station that recently became available online is not going to turn into a reality show.

Tags: space, ISS

Russia develops revolutionary space navigation system Russia develops revolutionary space navigation system

17 Mar, 12:28 PM 23 comments

Scientists of the Russian Institute for Space Research are working with the new breakthrough space navigation system that uses x-ray pulsars as orienting points. This system is not tied to the ground-based stations and can be used in interplanetary voyages, primarily, to Mars.

Tags: space, science

GOCE satellite launched from Russian launching pad GOCE satellite launched from Russian launching pad

17 Mar, 05:51 PM 9 comments

The European space agency's dart-shaped GOCE satellite, designed to skim through the extreme upper atmosphere using ion drives to compensate for air drag, has launched successfully from Plesetsk launching pad in northern Russia

Tags: GOCE satellite, space, Plesetsk

Putin allocates $2.4 bl to Russian space industries Putin allocates $2.4 bl to Russian space industries

19 Mar, 10:58 PM 21 comments

Russian Prime Minister Putin said the state will not cut the funding of the aerospace industry, which will receive almost 82 billion roubles ($2.4 bl) for development this year

Tags: Vladimir Putin, Putin, space

Russian rocket ready for launch to ISS Russian rocket ready for launch to ISS

24 Mar, 05:04 PM 7 comments

Engineers have hoisted a rocket bound for the international space station onto its launch pad at Baikonur in Kazakhstan

Tags: space, ISS

Obama talks to Russia-US ISS crew Obama talks to Russia-US ISS crew

25 Mar, 03:04 PM 17 comments

Astronauts at the International Space Station have answered questions from President Barack Obama about their diet, science experiments and sending e-mail from space.

Tags: space, Barack Obama, ISS

Russian rocket blasts off for ISS with astronauts and space tourist aboard Russian rocket blasts off for ISS with astronauts and space tourist aboard

26 Mar, 03:33 PM 17 comments

Russian Soyuz rocket blasted into space Thursday from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, carrying the 19th space expedition to the International Space Station.

Tags: ISS, space

Russian capsule docks with ISS successfully despite engine trouble Russian capsule docks with ISS successfully despite engine trouble

30 Mar, 10:49 PM 11 comments

A Russian Soyuz capsule carrying second-time space tourist Charles Simonyi docked Saturday at the International Space Station.

Tags: space, Soyuz, Charles Simonyi,

Russian space junk gives Virginia a scare Russian space junk gives Virginia a scare

31 Mar, 10:31 PM 14 comments

The mysterious boom and flash of light that scared residents of Virginia on Sunday night was not a meteor, but exploding space junk from the second stage of a Russian Soyuz rocket falling back to Earth an official with the US Naval Observatory says.

Tags: space, ISS, US

Mock Mars flight mission launched in Moscow Mock Mars flight mission launched in Moscow

31 Mar, 01:24 PM 21 comments

A mock space flight to Mars has been launched in Moscow. Its participants will spend over 100 days locked up at a Russian research center.

Tags: space, research

Russian military say North Korean satellite launch failed Russian military say North Korean satellite launch failed

6 Apr, 12:28 PM 18 comments

Russia has joined the US and South Korean military in claiming that the North Korean satellite, launched on Sunday, never reached its planned orbit.

Tags: North Korea, space

Russian cosmonaut takes over command at Space Station Russian cosmonaut takes over command at Space Station

7 Apr, 11:49 PM 13 comments

NASA astronaut Michael Fincke has handover control of International Space Station to Russian Gennady Padalka, who will head the crew of six people until October, the Roskosmos space agency has announced.

Tags: ISS, space

Russian corporation wins $23 million tender to design new space shuttle Russian corporation wins $23 million tender to design new space shuttle

7 Apr, 02:04 PM 13 comments

Russian rocket and space corporation Energia has won the $23 million tender to design a new manned spaceship to replace the Soyuz rocket. The design is to be presented by June 2010.

Tags: space, technologies, ISS

Space tourist sets off from ISS on Russian rocket Space tourist sets off from ISS on Russian rocket

8 Apr, 10:31 PM 12 comments

A Russian Soyuz capsule carrying US software pioneer Charles Simonyi undocked from the International Space Station (ISS) and took course for Earth on Wednesday.

Tags: Soyuz, space, Charles Simonyi

ISS crew, space tourist land safely in Kazakhstan ISS crew, space tourist land safely in Kazakhstan

8 Apr, 05:54 PM 8 comments

Russian Soyuz rocket safely landed in Kazakhstan, bringing two ISS crew and a US space tourist back to the Earth.

Tags: ISS, space, space tourist

Russia to launch of 6 foreign satellites from Baikonur Russia to launch of 6 foreign satellites from Baikonur

9 Apr, 04:43 PM

Russia’s government has given permission to its Defense Ministry to launch six foreign satellites from the Baikonur cosmodrome using the Dnepr carrier rocket.

Tags: space, technologies

Russia and Space Adventures looking for new space tourist Russia and Space Adventures looking for new space tourist

17 Apr, 05:32 PM 21 comments

A vacated space aboard the Soyuz space capsule may allow another space tourist to travel to the International Space Station in September, the Russian Federal Space Agency says. Space Adventures is selecting candidates for the flight.

Tags: space tourist, space, ISS

Russia puts military satellite Cosmos-2450 into orbit Russia puts military satellite Cosmos-2450 into orbit

30 Apr, 10:53 PM 22 comments

Russia successfully put a military satellite named Cosmos-2450 into orbit late Wednesday, news agencies reported, citing a Space Forces spokesman.

Tags: Soyuz, Russia, space, military satellite



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