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Putin Orders Improved Oversight at Russian Space Agency

Posted August 25th, 2011 at 1:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has ordered the Russian space agency to improve its oversight of spacecraft production after an unmanned rocket crashed shortly after launch Wednesday. Thursday’s comments were Mr. Putin’s first public response to the incident. It was the second failed launch for the Russian agency, know as Roscosmos, in less than a […]

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Search Underway for Remains of Russian Spacecraft

Posted August 25th, 2011 at 4:50 am (UTC-5)
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An aerial search is underway in Russia’s Siberia region for the remains of an unmanned Russian spacecraft that crashed shortly after the launch of a rocket that failed to send it into orbit. The Russian Progress M-12M was carrying supplies for the International Space Station when it went down Wednesday in Russia’s Altai province. The […]

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Unmanned Russian Supply Ship for Space Station Crashes

Posted August 24th, 2011 at 1:00 pm (UTC-5)
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An unmanned Russian spacecraft carrying supplies for the International Space Station has crashed into Russia’s Siberia region shortly after the launch of a rocket that failed to send it into orbit. The Russian space agency, Roscosmos, says the Soyuz rocket suffered a failure Wednesday about five-and-a-half minutes into its flight from Kazakhstan’s Baikonur cosmodrome. The […]

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Space Station Crew Takes Shelter from Space Junk

Posted June 28th, 2011 at 10:20 am (UTC-5)
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An unidentified piece of space debris came close to the International Space Station Tuesday, forcing the six crew members to seek shelter in their rescue craft. News reports said the space junk passed within about 245 meters of the space station. There are currently three Russians, two Americans and one Japanese astronaut at the space […]

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New Crew Blasts Off for Space Station

Posted June 7th, 2011 at 5:05 pm (UTC-5)
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A Russian Soyuz spacecraft is on its way to deliver a new crew to the International Space Station. The Soyuz blasted off early Wednesday from Kazakhstan with Russian cosmonaut Sergei Volkov, Japanese astronaut Satoshi Furukawa, and U.S. astronaut Michael Fossum. They are expected to arrive at the space station Thursday for a five-month stay. While […]

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