A ULA Atlas-V rocket launching NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory/Curiosity rover on a 300-million-mile trip to land on the Red Planet. As of April 30, ULA is temporarily banned under court order from purchasing the Russian-made engine to power the rocket into space. Photo Credit: Mike Killian
It was just a week ago that Elon [...]
Standing in front of the first stage engines of their Soyuz rocket on 20 September 2013, Soyuz TMA-10M crewmen (left to right) Mike Hopkins (NASA), Oleg Kotov, and Sergei Ryazansky (both with Roscosmos) clasp hands in solidarity. Photo Credit: NASA
Today, the U.S. Government banned all NASA employees and contractors from any communication [...]
Pictured on the pad at Baikonur, shortly before launch, Voskhod-2 was the Soviet Union’s last major space “first” of the 1960s. The blister at the top of the payload shroud, housing the craft’s airlock, is clearly visible. Photo Credit: Roscosmos
On 18 March 1965, a representative of humanity gained a view that only God or another [...]
Forty-nine years ago this month, Alexei Leonov became the first human to see the Earth, unhindered by the confines of a spacecraft, as God or another space traveller might see it. The experience almost cost him his life. Photo Credit: Roscosmos
From the moment he saw it, Alexei Leonov was captivated. He and a dozen other [...]
Mounted atop a descendent of Sergei Korolev’s R-7 missile, another Progress cargo craft is on its way to the International Space Station, having lifted off at 2:53 a.m. local time Tuesday, 26 November (3:53 p.m. EST Monday, 25 November), carrying payloads and supplies to the Expedition 38 crew. Photo Credit: Roscosmos
Russia has successfully launched [...]
Photo Credit: Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center
Expedition 36 Commander Pavel Vinogradov handed over control of the International Space Station Monday at 2:25 p.m. EDT in a traditional Change of Command Ceremony. Flight Engineer Fyodor Yurchikhin will take over command and officially lead Expedition 37 when Expedition 36 undocks today at 7:35 p.m.
Russian Cosmonaut Yury Lonchakov has quit his position in order to do something “more interesting.” Photo Credit: NASA
According to Russian news agency RIA Novosti, Cosmonaut Yury Lonchakov has submitted his resignation on September 5. According Sergei Krikalev , administrator of the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center, Lonchakov has found a “more interesting job.”
Expedition 36 flight engineers Fyodor Yurchikhin and Aleksandr Misurkin completed Russia’s longest ever EVA on Friday, Aug. 16. Photo Credit: Roscosmos
It was a record that hadn’t been challenged since the days of Mir in 1990, but on Friday, Aug. 16, it was smashed by Expedition 36’s Russian flight engineers Fyodor Yurchikhin and Aleksandr [...]
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NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio and two crewmates who are scheduled to travel to the International Space Station in November will conduct a news conference and be available for news interviews and social media opportunities Wednesday, Aug. 28, at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.
Roscosmos Chief Vladimir Popovkin has been reprimanded by Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. Photo Credit: Ria Novosti
On August 2, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev issued an official reprimand to Roscosmos chief Vladimir Popovkin citing incompetence.