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Astronauts Who Survived 2018 Failed Soyuz Launch Blast Off To International Space Station

Five months after they were forced to make an emergency landing following a malfunction on the Soyuz, two astronauts complete a successful journey to the ISS on the very same spacecraft.

Space March 15, 2019

Elon Musk And Roscosmos Head Rogozin Have Friendly Exchange On Twitter

The Russian space agency chief took to Twitter to congratulate SpaceX CEO Elon Musk. Earlier this week, Musk also praised Russia for its excellent rocket engineering and its best engine currently flying, referring to the RD-180 liquid-fueled engine.

Space March 10, 2019

Russia's Roscosmos May Have Concerns About Success Of SpaceX Dragon Tests

The Russian space corporation Roscosmos has issued congratulatory messages to its colleagues at NASA after the Crew Dragon's launch and docking. However, the Russians do not seem ecstatic for the mission's success.

Space March 9, 2019

Russia's Spektr-R Space Telescope Stops Responding To Earth's Command

Russia’s only space radio telescope Spektr-R (RadioAstron) is not responding to commands from Earth, according to Roscosmos adviser Alexander Bloshenko. The warranty period of the telescope's active operation elapsed in 2014.

Space January 13, 2019

Russian Cosmonaut Sergei Prokopyev Says Hole Drilled From Inside Space Station Capsule

Sergei Prokopyev, who is now back on Earth from a 197-day space station, said that the hole inside Soyuz capsule was drilled from the inside. The hole was discovered in August after crew members experienced a drop in pressure.

Space December 24, 2018

Astronauts Aboard Soyuz Rocket Safely Reach ISS

The three new crew of the orbiting outpost lifted off without a hitch on Monday, Dec. 3, from Kazakhstan. The Soyuz capsule carrying the astronaut reached the ISS six hours later.

Space December 4, 2018

Rocosmos Says SpaceX Partly To Blame For The Space Agency's Problems

The Russian space agency submitted a report recently, highlighting the many issues it is currently facing, including the loss of revenue. NASA has been relying on the Soyuz program to fly astronauts to the International Space Station.

Space December 3, 2018

Russia's Roscosmos Announces Plans To Build Moon Colony By 2040

Roscosmos spoke about plans of landing on the moon and building a lunar base by 2040. The project will have three steps, beginning with the creation of an orbiting lunar module.

Space November 30, 2018

Russian Official Wants To "Verify" If Moon Landings Actually Happened

Roscosmos head Dmitry Rogozin wanted to put the conspiracy theories surrounding the 1969 moon landing to rest. He joked that he will create a mission to verify if the United States really made it to the surface of the moon.

Space November 27, 2018

Russia Officially Confirms Glitch On ISS Computer

Roscosmos officials said on Tuesday that there are currently no plans to replace the glitching computer, but they assure that the crew onboard is safe. The unit will be rebooted to prepare for the docking of the Progress spacecraft.

Space November 7, 2018

Russian Official Finally Reveals Details About Soyuz Rocket Mishap

Roscosmos boss Sergey Krikalev revealed the results of their investigation on the Oct. 11 Soyuz mishap. He identified a failure on the sensors onboard that caused one of the booster to crash to the rocket.

Space November 1, 2018

Russia Pulls Off First Succesful Soyuz Launch After Oct. 11 Mishap

On Thursday, Russia's Roscosmos sent a satellite in orbit in a Soyuz rocket. The event took place two weeks after a manned Soyuz launch had to make an emergency landing due to a malfunction.

Space October 26, 2018

Astronauts Forced To Make Emergency Landing After Soyuz Rocket Malfunctions

The Russian space agency Roscosmos has launched an investigation following a Soyuz rocket malfunction on Oct. 11. The two astronauts onboard the capsule made an emergency ballistic landing but were otherwise safe.

Space October 12, 2018

European Space Agency Releases First Color Images Of Mars' Surface Showing Its Atmosphere

Trace Gas Orbiter, a space orbiter by the European Space Agency and RosCosmos, released the first color image of the Martian surface. In the photo, Mars' atmosphere can be seen.

Space May 3, 2018

Russia Launches Progress MS-06 Cargo Ship To International Space Station

Roscosmos launched the Progress MS-06 for a two-day flight to the International Space Station, where it will dock until December this year. What did the cargo ship carry to the laboratory in orbit?

Space June 14, 2017

Soyuz Spacecraft Brings Astronaut And Cosmonaut To International Space Station

An astronaut and cosmonaut have recently blasted off to the International Space Station on the first two-crew spaceflight in 14 years. Find out more launch details and the resulting new ISS team once they arrive.

Space April 20, 2017

Russia Open To Idea Of Extending ISS To 2028: Why Staying In Low Earth Orbit Matters

Russia is willing to discuss the extension of the lifespan of the International Space Station to 2028 with its international partners. But why does research on low Earth orbit count amid bigger Mars ambitions?

Space April 10, 2017

Homecoming: 3 Astronauts Make Their Way Back To Earth From ISS

The commander of Expedition 50, NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough, has returned to Earth together with two other crew members. The trio undocked from the International Space Station on Monday morning, April 10, and landed their MS Soyuz capsule in Kazakhstan.

Space April 10, 2017

International Space Station: Russia May Extend Partnership, Reveals Roscosmos

Russia could extend its partnership with the United States, Japan, Canada, and Europe for the ISS. Roscosmos previously stated that it would support the ISS mission until 2024.

Space April 5, 2017

Russian Progress 66 Cargo Ship Arrives At ISS With 3 Tons Of Supplies

Russian cargo ship Progress 66 has successfully reached orbiting space laboratory ISS on Feb. 24. The unmanned spacecraft is delivering 3 tons of supplies to the crew of Expedition 50.

Space February 26, 2017

NASA Eyes More Seats On Russia Spacecraft To Haul Astronauts To ISS

NASA has expressed its plan to acquire two Soyuz seats via Boeing for its ISS missions in the fall of this year and the spring of 2018, as well as options for three added seats in 2019.

Space January 20, 2017

Spooky Clouds Swirling Around Venus Atmosphere Prompt Alien Probe By US, Russian Scientists

Called Venera-D, the joint mission by NASA and Roscosmos is poised to send an uncrewed aerial vehicle to the heart of Venus’ atmosphere to investigate the possibility of microbial life.

Space January 9, 2017

NASA Books More Astronaut Flights From SpaceX and Boeing: Here’s A Short History Of US Reliance On Russian Space Vehicles

Here’s a quick look at when NASA started relying on Russia to send its astronauts to the ISS, and its blooming arrangements with private space taxi providers like SpaceX and Boeing.

Space January 5, 2017

LOOK: 2016 Marks Another Year Of Amazing Space Photos

Take a look back at some of the most incredible discoveries about the universe in 2016 through these amazing space photos. From black holes to Mars and back to our planet Earth, these images from space captivate the imagination.

Space December 30, 2016

ISS Astronauts Land Safely On Earth After Spending 186 Days In Space

Three ISS astronauts land safely back on Earth after spending 186 days in space. NASA's Tim Kopra, Roscosmos' Yuri Malenchenko and ESA's Tim Peake were part of several experiments and studies conducted on board the ISS.

Space June 20, 2016

ExoMars 2018 Launch Rescheduled For 2020 Following Equipment Delays

ExoMars 2018 has been postponed to 2020 following delays in industrial activities such as delivery of equipment. The delay, however, may have serious consequences on the mission's budget.

Space May 3, 2016

Russia, Europe Successfully Launch ExoMars To Red Planet

The European Space Agency (ESA) and Roscosmos successfully launched their joint mission, the ExoMars, to Mars on March 14 as scheduled. This aims to explore signs of life on the Red Planet.

Space March 15, 2016

ExoMars: Europe, Russia Join Forces For Mission To Find Signs Of Life On Mars

Europe and Russia to join forces in finding signs of life in Mars. The mission called ExoMars will feature two stages that will try to collect samples from the Martian surface and contribute to humans' existing knowledge of the Red Planet.

Space March 13, 2016

ESA's ExoMars To Hunt For Signs Of Life On Red Planet

In a joint project by Europe and Russia, a new robotic mission is set to launch in less than a week. The ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter will hunt for signs of life on Mars.

Space March 10, 2016

Cosmonauts Collect Experiments, Toss Flash Drive Into Atmosphere During Spacewalk Outside ISS

Two Russian cosmonauts carried out a five-hour spacewalk on Feb. 3 to collect and replace experiments outside the International Space Station. At the same time, the duo tossed out a special flash drive for their homeland.

Space February 4, 2016

EU Program Tasks Russian Scientists To Develop Plans For Nuking Rogue Asteroids

The European Commission tasked Russian scientists to develop a plan that can nuke asteroids away from Earth. The Russians think creating nuclear missiles and sending it into deep space is the best strategy to do the job.

Space January 18, 2016

Russia's Moon Exploration Plans Face Budget Cuts As Space Program Falls Victim To Economic Crisis

Russia is suffering from economic crisis and part of this problem is cutting down budget for moon exploration missions. The Russian Space Agency rewrote its program plans for manned moon flights.

Space January 2, 2016

Not Santa's Sleigh: Mysterious Object Spotted In Night Sky Was Russian Rocket

The mysterious fireball seen streaking across the night sky from California to Southern Utah was just debris from a Russian rocket reentering Earth's atmosphere. People seeking more information are advised to address their questions to the Russian Federal Space Agency.

Space December 26, 2015

Russia Is Sending A Lander To The Moon To Gauge Future Settlement

In collaboration with the European Space Agency, Russia is planning to launch a lander to examine conditions on an uncharted area of the moon — with the hope that the region might be viable for future lunar settlement.

Space October 29, 2015

Russia Unveils Manned Lunar Mission To Prepare For Permanent Moon Base

The Luna 25 lunar mission, targeted to land near the moon’s south pole Aitken crater, was announced by the Russian space agency this week. The European Space Agency had also started looking to partner with Russia in this mission to have a permanent moon colony.

Space October 29, 2015

Russian, European Space Agencies Mull Permanent Moon Bases

Officlals in Russian, European space programs say a series of cooperative missions to the moon could eventually see a permanent human settlement there. First in a series of lunar exploratory missions could launch in 5 years, they say.

Space October 19, 2015

Soyuz Rocket Carrying Delayed ISS Mission Successfully Launched: New Crew Now Onboard ISS

Russia successfully launched its Soyuz TMA-17M carrying an international crew bound to the ISS. The spacecraft docked to the orbiting lab at 10:45 p.m. EDT on Wednesday.

Space July 23, 2015

Astronaut Kjell Lindgren Looking Forward To ISS Mission Despite Recent Rocket Failures

NASA astronaut Kjell Lindgren has expressed confidence that his scheduled spaceflight to the International Space Station later this month will push through despite the recent string of failed space missions.

Space July 8, 2015

Soyuz Spacecraft Glitch Shifts Orbit Of International Space Station

The Russian space agency Roscosmos reported that the original orbit of the International Space Station had been changed after the engines of a docked Soyuz spacecraft suddenly started and caused the space facility to shift its position.

Space June 10, 2015

Russian Proton-M Rocket Crash A Huge Setback For Country's Troubled Space Industry

The MexSat1 satellite, along with a Proton-M rocket, were destroyed during launch on May 16. What will this mean to the Russian space program, already reeling from a series of problems?

Space May 17, 2015

Russian Proton-M Rocket Carrying Mexican Satellite Crashes In Siberia

Russia figures in another mishap in space after Progress's recent stumble as the Proton-M rocket carrying MexSat-1 satellite crashes over Siberia a few minutes after launching from Kazakhstan.

Space May 16, 2015

Disintegration Of Progress Spacecraft Causes Reshuffling Of Russian Launch Dates

Progress 59 has been lost, and Roscosmos’ investigation into the incident has prompted the space agency to reschedule some of its upcoming launches.

Space May 12, 2015

Out-Of-Control Russian Progress 59 To Crash On Earth Soon - Where Will It Land?

Progress 59 failed to reach orbit at the end of April, now it is headed back to Earth. Where will debris from the doomed Russian spacecraft land?

Space May 7, 2015

Russian Spacecraft M-27M Spinning Out Of Control In Orbit - Can This ISS Cargo Ship Be Saved?

A Progress M-27M resupply ship destined for the International Space Station may be lost in orbit. What happened to the cargo ship bringing supplies to the ISS?

Space April 28, 2015

Astronauts Safely Reach International Space Station To Begin One-Year Mission

Expedition 43 crew members have successfully reached the International Space Station. Two astronauts from this mission will spend about 12 months at the space station.

Space March 28, 2015

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