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Russian-US crew blast off for ISS from Kazakhstan

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 04:58

Two Russian cosmonauts and an American astronaut blasted off Tuesday from Kazakhstan on a Russian Soyuz rocket for the International Space Station, with US-Russia space cooperation pressing on.

ESA to launch its space-based observatory PLATO to hunt planets by 2024

Last Updated: Thursday, February 20, 2014, 11:23

A space-based observatory to search for planets orbiting alien stars has been selected as ESA`s third medium-class science mission, and is planned for launch by 2024.

Russian Soyuz rocket successfully puts satellite into orbit

Last Updated: Sunday, December 29, 2013, 15:54

The Russian Soyuz rocket, successfully placed a scientific earth-monitoring satellite into orbit on Sunday. There were several delays earlier this week due to an accident during testing which caused engine damage.

Russia launches new Soyuz rocket

Last Updated: Sunday, December 29, 2013, 00:40

Russia successfully launched an upgraded version of its Soviet-design Soyuz rocket on Saturday, the Defence Ministry said, giving a boost to the country`s troubled space program.

Russian Soyuz rocket flies Olympic torch to space station

Last Updated: Thursday, November 07, 2013, 12:00

A three-man crew successfully blasted off into space with the Olympic torch on Thursday, ready to take it on its first space walk in what they said would be a "spectacular" showcase for the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi.

Joint Russian-US crew blasts off for space station

Last Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013, 09:06

A Russian Soyuz rocket blasted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Wednesday to deliver three new crew members to the International Space Station.

Russia launches six Globalstar telecom satellites

Last Updated: Thursday, February 07, 2013, 11:04

A Russian Soyuz-2.1a rocket carrying six telecom satellites has blasted off from the Baikonur space centre in Kazakhstan, Russian space agency Roscosmos said.

Sunita Williams excited about watching Olympics from space

Last Updated: Sunday, July 15, 2012, 14:20

A sports lover herself, Sunita Williams is excited about watching the London Olympics from the space.

Was that Santa up there? No, Soyuz rocket debris

Last Updated: Sunday, December 25, 2011, 23:20

A ball of light streaked across the night sky in Europe when many imagined that Father Christmas was doing his rounds.

Soyuz rocket erected at Kazakhstan

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 31, 2010, 18:47

A Russian Soyuz carrier rocket with a manned spaceship of the same name has been installed at the Gagarin launch site of the Baikonur cosmodrome on Wednesday.