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Russian-Western crew blasts off for ISS onboard Soyuz rocket

Last Updated: Thursday, May 29, 2014, 03:59

A Russian Soyuz rocket carrying a Russian-Western crew blasted off Wednesday from Kazakhstan for the International Space Station, as space cooperation between Moscow and the West presses on despite their worst standoff since the Cold War.

ESA`s Venus Express set to take plunge into planet`s hostile atmosphere

Last Updated: Saturday, May 17, 2014, 11:58

After eight years in orbit, ESA`s Venus Express has completed routine science observations and is preparing for a daring plunge into the planet`s hostile atmosphere.

Russia launches Proton-M rocket three months after crash

Last Updated: Monday, September 30, 2013, 15:37

Russia successfully launched a Proton-M rocket, marking a return of its most important unmanned space vehicle three months after one exploded on takeoff.

Russia`s carrier rocket explodes on takeoff at cosmodrome

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 02, 2013, 13:53

An unmanned Russian Proton-M carrier rocket exploded today on takeoff at the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, in images broadcast live on national television.

Russian rocket crashes in Kazakhstan

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 02, 2013, 13:27

A Proton-M rocket crashed one minute after blasting off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

50 years ago, Valentina Tereshkova became first woman in space

Last Updated: Friday, June 14, 2013, 14:02

On June 16, 1963, Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman to fly into space in a scientific feat that was a major propaganda coup for the Soviet Union.

Russia set to launch four satellites

Last Updated: Saturday, June 08, 2013, 10:32

Russia has plans to launch four more satellites for the Global Navigation Satellite System (Glonass) by this year-end, the Aerospace Defence Forces head said Saturday.

Russia launches European telecom satellite

Last Updated: Monday, June 03, 2013, 17:56

A Russian launch vehicle carrying an SES-6 telecommunications satellite Monday lifted off from Kazakhstan`s Baikonur space centre.

Umanned Russian spaceship suffers mishap on way to ISS

Last Updated: Thursday, April 25, 2013, 00:09

The incident threatens to cast a new shadow over a once-vaunted programme that competed with the United States for space supremacy.

Russia readies space freighter launch

Last Updated: Monday, April 22, 2013, 19:04

The launch of the Soyuz-U carrier rocket and Progress M-19M space freighter is scheduled for Wednesday.

ISS crews head to Baikonur for final training

Last Updated: Friday, December 07, 2012, 09:33

The main and reserve crews for a new space expedition to the ISS have headed to the Baikonur launch site for final training before lift off later this month.

Russia launches rocket with five satellites

Last Updated: Sunday, July 22, 2012, 15:47

Russia`s Soyuz-FG carrier rocket with five satellites on board Sunday blasted off from the Baikonur space centre in Kazakhstan.