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Russian spaceship docks with ISS

Last Updated: Friday, March 28, 2014, 16:06

A Russian spaceship carrying a new international crew docked with the International Space Station (ISS) Friday.

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.

Gaia satellite set for launch to map billions of stars in the Milky Way

Last Updated: Thursday, December 19, 2013, 12:12

European Space Agency on Thursday will launch its Gaia mission which will provide a three-dimensional picture of our galaxy, measuring appropriate positions and distances of more than a billion stars.

ISS crew lands on Earth with Olympic Torch after 166 days in space

Last Updated: Monday, November 11, 2013, 10:29

Expedition 37 crew members Karen Nyberg, Fyodor Yurchikhin and Luca Parmitano have returned from the ISS, landing at 9:49 pm EST Sunday.

Russian Soyuz carrying Olympic torch docks with ISS

Last Updated: Thursday, November 07, 2013, 22:07

Russia`s Soyuz spacecraft carrying an unlit Olympic torch for 2014 Winter Games in Sochi and three astronauts today successfully docked to the International Space Station (ISS).

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.

Japan`s robot astronaut awaiting `compatriot` spaceman

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 06, 2013, 16:05

The world`s first robot astronaut is pining for a conversation partner as he waits for Japanese spaceman Koichi Wakata aboard the International Space Station.

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.

Three astronauts back on Earth from ISS

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 09:01

Russian cosmonauts Pavel Vinogradov and Aleksander Misurkin, and US astronaut Christopher Cassidy, who returned to earth, had worked for more than 165 days on board the ISS.