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Rodents return to Earth after space flight

Last Updated: Sunday, May 19, 2013, 15:38

The returnable capsule of a biological research satellite landed in Russia Sunday, bringing mice, Mongolian gerbils, geckos and various micro-organisms and plants back to Earth.

Russia launches rocket with French telecom satellite

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 08:52

A Proton-M rocket carrying a French telecommunications satellite has blasted off from the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan, said a spokesman for Russian space agency Roscosmos.

NASA extends Russia space travel deal

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 01, 2013, 09:35

NASA will pay an additional $424 million to extend its contract with Russia’s federal space agency (Roscosmos) to transport US astronauts to and from the International Space Station (ISS), NASA said Tuesday.

Russian spaceship docks with ISS despite antenna mishap

Last Updated: Saturday, April 27, 2013, 09:18

An unmanned cargo vehicle on Friday successfully docked with the International Space Station, in a delicate manoeuvre after its navigation antenna failed to properly deploy following launch, Russian mission control and NASA said.

Russian space agency names next crew to ISS

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 25, 2011, 09:23

Russian space agency Roscosmos has named the next crew members who will fly to the International Space Station (ISS) Nov 14.

ISS to be sunk after 2020: Russian space agency

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 27, 2011, 23:13

Space junk is becoming an increasingly serious headache.

China leads in outer space pollution: Russian space agency

Last Updated: Friday, July 30, 2010, 18:08

China has topped the list of the world`s major polluters of the near-Earth space environment.