Lightning struck the Soyuz-2-1b rocket shortly after the launch vehicle's liftoff. No damage happened and the rocket was able to deliver its payload — a replenishment satellite for Russia's orbital navigation network in mid-Earth orbit.
Space May 28, 2019
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
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
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
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
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
NASA and Roscosmos discussed the recent air pressure leak onboard the International Space Station during a teleconference. A committee to investigate the source of the mysterious hole has been created.
Space September 16, 2018
Russian Soyuz spacecraft has successfully transported astronauts and a cosmonaut to the International Space Station. The three new crewmates will join Expedition 55/56 at the ISS that will conduct many significant experiments.
Space March 24, 2018
Two American astronauts and a Russian cosmonaut have safely launched aboard the Soyuz spacecraft in Kazakhstan Wednesday afternoon local time. Expedition 55 is tasked to augment space work in the International Space Station, which is currently manned by three personnel.
Space March 22, 2018
The ISS expands to a crew of six after the Soyuz Rocket docked with three veterans. The new team is excited to carry out research.
Space July 29, 2017
The Soyuz 2-1v rocket of Russia has launched from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northwest Russia, but with no official details on its payload. It's more likely a geodetic satellite, according to reports.
Space June 26, 2017
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
Following the crash of the Progress MS-04 in December, Russia is grounding all its Proton-M rockets. Investigations at the plant where Proton-M and Soyuz rocket engines are built revealed quality and safety issues.
Space January 29, 2017
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
NASA has announced four more contracts to SpaceX and Boeing for crewed flights to the International Space Station in 2018. This takes the total number of missions to SpaceX and Boeing to six each.
Space January 5, 2017
The International Space Station Expedition 49 has welcomed aboard another three members. The Russian Soyuz spacecraft brought scientists into an expedition that will keep them on the orbit until February.
Space October 21, 2016
The launch of the Russian Soyuz spaceship that was to ferry astronauts to the International Space Station and return home those currently onboard was initially delayed. After a check on all systems, the renewed launch is now scheduled on Nov. 1.
Space September 21, 2016
Russia has successfully sent a Progress MS spacecraft en route to the International Space Station on Saturday for a two-day trip. The cargo ship is expected to arrive at the ISS on Tuesday, July 19.
Space July 18, 2016
Russia's upgraded Soyuz spacecraft successfully launched a three-member crew into space from Kazakhstan on the morning of July 7. The trio completes the Expedition 48 crew aboard the International Space Station.
Space July 7, 2016
British astronaut Tim Peake once feared being abandoned at the International Space Station. Such worry cropped up with the possibility that the conflict between Russia and the UK will worsen.
Space May 7, 2016
After mutiple delays, Russia has successfully launched the first rocket from its new space facility. What’s next for the country’s space program?
Space April 29, 2016
The Progress 63P mission's resupply vehicle successfully arrived at the International Space Station, bringing more than 3 tons of supplies to occupants of the ISS. What is next for travelers aboard the orbiting outpost?
Space April 3, 2016
Soyuz space capsule delivered two Russian and one American astronauts to the ISS. The crew will stay there for a mission that will last for six months.
Space March 19, 2016
The first ISS astronaut from Britain is included in the latest space crew to fly to the space station via the 50-year-old Soyuz rocket. Tim Peake will perform various experiments while aboard the ISS for six months.
Space December 15, 2015
A Soyuz spacecraft carrying crew members from Russia, Denmark, and Kazakhstan has docked at the International Space Station, bringing bikes, milk, and cheese to the space facility.
Space September 5, 2015
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
Russia's attempt to conduct a resupply mission to the International Space Station exhibited initial success. The Progress cargo ship reaches orbit as planned and is set to arrive at the ISS in two days.
Space July 3, 2015
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
NASA officials report that the out-of-control Russian Progress 59 capsule is expected to burn up in the atmosphere next week.
Geek May 2, 2015
NASA is ready to reconfigure the International Space Station (ISS) to allow docking of commercial space taxis. Boeing is building two new International Docking Adapters, which will be sent to the ISS later this year.
Space February 20, 2015
Russia's Soyuz TMA-15M has arrived at the ISS bringing along with it three new Expedition 42 crew members including Samantha Cristoforetti, Italy's first astronaut.
Space November 24, 2014
Crew members -- one American, one Russian and one Italian -- prepare for launch to the International Space Station aboard a Russian capsule and rocket. Crew will spend more than 5 months on the ISS conducting hundreds of science experiments.
Space November 21, 2014
Space travelers from Russia and the United States have arrived at the International Space Station, becoming the latest residents on board the orbiting outpost.
Space September 27, 2014
British musician Sarah Brightman will become the eighth space tourist, which will cost her $52 million. Her journey to the International Space Station is expected to be in Sept. 2015.
Space June 15, 2014
A problem with the steering thrusters onboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft has caused a delay in the arrival of the three ISS Expedition 39 astronauts. The ISS docking procedure will now happen on Thursday if things go smoothly.
Space March 26, 2014
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