US-Russian crew safely reaches space station despite glitch

A Russian Soyuz rocket safely delivered a US-Russian trio to the International Space Station (ISS) on Friday, despite a technical glitch which briefly threatened to lengthen their journey to the $100 billion complex.

NASA picks Boeing, SpaceX to carry astronauts in space taxis
NASA picks Boeing, SpaceX to carry astronauts in space taxis

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: NASA on Wednesday announced that Boeing and SpaceX have been awarded multi-billion dollar contract from the US space agency to carry astronauts in space taxis.

Russian spaceship with three ISS crew lands

Russia’s Soyuz TMA-12M manned spaceship with three members of the International Space Station (ISS) crew on board landed in Kazakhstan early Thursday, a spokesman for the mission control centre told ITAR-TASS.

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

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.

Spacemen `flew blind` from space station as sensors failed

The three crew of the International Space Station (ISS) who returned to Earth this week endured a hair-raising descent after their height sensors failed, a Russian cosmonaut revealed on Friday.

ISS orbit adjusted ahead of Soyuz docking

The orbit of the International Space Station (ISS) has been elevated for the upcoming docking of a Russian manned spaceship.

Russia delays Glonass-K satellite launch

The launch of Russia`s second Glonass-K satellite has been delayed until 2013 due to technical flaws, an official said.

Countdown begins for Sunita Williams` return

Sunita Williams and the two co-astronauts on her expedition are winding down their last week aboard the International Space Station, beginning a countdown for the return to Earth.

Soyuz docks with space station

A Soyuz spacecraft carrying two Russians cosmonauts and an American astronaut has successfully docked with the International Space Station after a two-day voyage.

New crew to International Space Station confirmed

A US astronaut departing this week for the International Space Station said that the bulk of the scientific benefits from the orbiting laboratory will be seen over the coming decade.

ISS orbit to be adjusted

Experts on Wednesday will carry out a maneuver to readjust the orbit of the International Space Station.

Having a great time: Sunita Williams from ISS

India-born astronaut Sunita Williams and two other space scientists reached the International Space Station (ISS) on Tuesday onboard Russian spacecraft Soyuz TMA.

`Becoming an astronaut was happenstance for me`

"Becoming an astronaut was a little bit of happenstance for me," says Sunita Williams, an Indian-American astronaut.

Sunita Williams blasts off for 2nd space odyssey

Indian-American record-setting astronaut Sunita Williams along with her two colleagues today took off for her second space odyssey on a Russian Soyuz rocket.

Soyuz spaceship blasts off for ISS

Three astronauts, two Russians and an American blasted off for the International Space Station (ISS) aboard a Soyuz spaceship on Tuesday.

Russian spacecraft blasts off for space station

A Russian Soyuz craft lit up the starry skies of the southern Kazakh steppe early Wednesday.

Revamped Soyuz spacecraft readied for launch

The Russian craft takes on renewed importance as the only available lifeline to space.

Soyuz docks 50 years after Gagarin`s voyage

The Soyuz TMA-21, with a picture of Gagarin on side, blasted off hrs before dawn Tuesday from Russia.

Astronauts successfully dock at space station

A shuttle carrying astronauts from the US, Italy and Russia successfully docked with the ISS.

Soyuz crew blasts off on space station mission

A Russian Soyuz rocket carrying a crew of three blasted off Thursday from Kazakhstan.