NASA to shell out $490 million for astronauts' launch on Russian rocket

Owing to the continued reduction in funding, NASA has been forced to extend its existing contract with the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) to transport American astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS).

Russian-Western crew blasts off for ISS onboard Soyuz rocket

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Was that Santa up there? No, Soyuz rocket debris

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