Russian space `sex geckos` are safe for now

There is good news for the geckos aboard the Russian Foton-M4 space satellite meant to study the effects of microgravity on sex and reproduction.

Rodents return to Earth after space flight

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

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

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

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.

ISS to be sunk after 2020: Russian space agency

Space junk is becoming an increasingly serious
headache.

China leads in outer space pollution: Russian space agency

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