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At last minute, Russia scrubs cargo launch to space station
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Russia halts launch of cargo ship to space station
2018-02-19 16:07:15 (11 Feb 2018) Russia has scrubbed the planned launch of an unmanned cargo spacecraft that was to have delivered tons of supplies to the International Space Station. Preparations for the launch of the Progress ship from the Baikonur complex in Kazakhstan appeared to be proceeding smoothly Sunday until less than a minute before the liftoff. Roscosmos, the Russian space agency, said the launch was halted after an automated command, but said the reason for the command was under investigation. It said the launch is rescheduled for Tuesday. The Russian spacecraft carry fuel, food and other supplies to the ISS. This one was to have attempted a new fast route to the station, docking just 3   Read More ...
OTD in Space – February 15: Meteor Explodes Over Chelyabinsk, Russia
2018-02-17 12:23:03 On February 15, 2013, a small asteroid exploded over the city of Chelyabinsk, Russia. The shock wave from this explosion damaged thousands of buildings, and almost 1,500 people were injured by broken glass and other debris. The explosion was more powerful than a nuclear bomb, and it was so bright that it briefly outshone the sun! No one saw this giant space rock coming. At 60 feet in diameter, it was the largest thing to fall from space in more than 100 years. It entered Earth's atmosphere traveling more than 60 times the speed of sound and exploded into countless pieces   Read More ...
Russian cargo ship docks at International Space Station
2018-02-15 13:45:55 MOSCOW (AP) — An unmanned Russian cargo ship has docked successfully at the International Space Station, delivering a fresh batch of supplies for the crew. The Russian space agency Roscosmos said the Progress spacecraft moored at the station Thursday in automatic mode, bringing 2.7 metric tons (3 tons) of food, fuel and instruments. It was launched Tuesday from the Russian space complex in Baikonur, Kazakhstan   Read More ...
Russian cargo ship docks at International Space Station
2018-02-15 13:38:18 MOSCOW (AP) — An unmanned Russian cargo ship has docked successfully at the International Space Station, delivering a fresh batch of supplies for the crew. The Russian space agency Roscosmos said the Progress spacecraft moored at the station Thursday in automatic mode, bringing 2.7 metric tons (3 tons) of food, fuel and instruments. It was launched Tuesday from the Russian space complex in Baikonur, Kazakhstan   Read More ...
Russian Cargo Ship Launches on 2-Day Flight to Space Station
2018-02-14 12:16:57 A Russian Soyuz rocket launched an unpiloted cargo ship toward the International Space Station today (Feb. 13), kicking off a two-day delivery mission to the orbiting laboratory. "Less than 10 minutes after launch, the resupply ship reached preliminary orbit and deployed its solar arrays and navigational antennas as planned," NASA officials said in a statement. [How Russia's Progress Cargo Ships Work (Infographic)] Russia's Roscosmos space agency initially tried to launch Progress 69 on Sunday and attempt a new superfast flight plan that would send the cargo ship to the space station in just 3   Read More ...
Russians launch cargo ship to space station after 2-day halt
2018-02-14 05:00:42 MOSCOW (AP) -- An unmanned Russian cargo ship has blasted off for the International Space Station two days after the original launch was scrubbed. The Progress capsule is carrying 2.7 metric tons (3 U.S. tons) of food, fuel and other supplies. It entered orbit eight minutes after liftoff Tuesday from the Russian space complex in Baikonur, Kazakhstan. Russian officials abandoned the spaceship's launch Sunday at the very last minute and launched an investigation into the reasons why   Read More ...
Russians launch cargo ship to space station after 2-day halt
2018-02-13 19:46:15 MOSCOW (AP) - An unmanned Russian cargo ship has blasted off for the International Space Station two days after the original launch was scrubbed. The Progress capsule is carrying 2.7 metric tons (3 U.S. tons) of food, fuel and other supplies. It entered orbit eight minutes after liftoff Tuesday from the Russian space complex in Baikonur, Kazakhstan. Russian officials abandoned the spaceship's launch Sunday at the very last minute and launched an investigation into the reasons why   Read More ...
Russians launch cargo ship to space station after two-day halt
2018-02-13 15:11:45 MOSCOW – An unmanned Russian cargo ship has blasted off for the International Space Station two days after the original launch was scrubbed. The Progress capsule is carrying 2.7 metric tons (3 U.S. tons) of food, fuel and other supplies. It entered orbit eight minutes after liftoff Tuesday from the Russian space complex in Baikonur, Kazakhstan. Russian officials abandoned the spaceship’s launch Sunday at the very last minute and launched an investigation into the reasons why   Read More ...
Russians launch cargo ship to space station after 2-day halt
2018-02-13 14:36:37 MOSCOW (AP) — An unmanned Russian cargo ship has blasted off for the International Space Station two days after the original launch was scrubbed. The Progress capsule is carrying 2.7 metric tons (3 U.S. tons) of food, fuel and other supplies. It entered orbit eight minutes after liftoff Tuesday from the Russian space complex in Baikonur, Kazakhstan. Russian officials abandoned the spaceship's launch Sunday at the very last minute and launched an investigation into the reasons why   Read More ...
Launch of Superfast Russian Cargo Ship Mission Aborted at Last Minute
2018-02-13 12:24:03 The launch of a Russian cargo ship bound for the International Space Station was aborted in the final minute Sunday (Feb. 11), just as it was poised to fly the fastest resupply mission to the orbiting lab in history. The next opportunity to launch Progress 69 will be Feb. 13, according to the , but only if engineers can address what caused today's launch abort   Read More ...
At last minute, Russia scrubs cargo launch to space station
2018-02-12 06:45:53 MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia has scrubbed the planned launch of an unmanned cargo spacecraft that was to have delivered tons of supplies to the International Space Station. Preparations for the launch of the Progress ship from the Baikonur complex in Kazakhstan appeared to be proceeding smoothly Sunday until less than a minute before the liftoff. Roscosmos, the Russian space agency, said the launch was halted after an automated command, but said the reason for the command was under investigation   Read More ...
Russia scrubs cargo launch to space station minute before liftoff
2018-02-11 23:19:46 MOSCOW – Russia has scrubbed the planned launch of an unmanned cargo spacecraft that was to have delivered tons of supplies to the International Space Station. Preparations for the launch of the Progress ship from the Baikonur complex in Kazakhstan appeared to be proceeding smoothly Sunday until less than a minute before the liftoff. Roscosmos, the Russian space agency, said the launch was halted after an automated command, but said the reason for the command was under investigation   Read More ...
At last minute, Russia scrubs cargo launch to space station
2018-02-11 21:00:01 MOSCOW (AP) — Russia has scrubbed the planned launch of an unmanned cargo spacecraft that was to have delivered tons of supplies to the International Space Station. Preparations for the launch of the Progress ship from the Baikonur complex in Kazakhstan appeared to be proceeding smoothly Sunday until less than a minute before the liftoff. Roscosmos, the Russian space agency, said the launch was halted after an automated command, but said the reason for the command was under investigation   Read More ...
At last minute, Russia scrubs cargo launch to space station
2018-02-11 16:08:26 MOSCOW (AP) — Russia has scrubbed the planned launch of an unmanned cargo spacecraft that was to have delivered tons of supplies to the International Space Station. Preparations for the launch of the Progress ship from the Baikonur complex in Kazakhstan appeared to be proceeding smoothly Sunday until less than a minute before the liftoff. Roscosmos, the Russian space agency, said the launch was halted after an automated command, but said the reason for the command was under investigation   Read More ...
At last minute, Russia scrubs cargo launch to space station
2018-02-11 16:04:05 MOSCOW -- Russia has scrubbed the planned launch of an unmanned cargo spacecraft that was to have delivered tons of supplies to the International Space Station. Preparations for the launch of the Progress ship from the Baikonur complex in Kazakhstan appeared to be proceeding smoothly Sunday until less than a minute before the liftoff. Roscosmos, the Russian space agency, said the launch was halted after an automated command, but said the reason for the command was under investigation   Read More ...
At last minute, Russia scrubs cargo launch to space station
2018-02-11 16:02:39 MOSCOW — Russia has scrubbed the planned launch of an unmanned cargo spacecraft that was to have delivered tons of supplies to the International Space Station. Preparations for the launch of the Progress ship from the Baikonur complex in Kazakhstan appeared to be proceeding smoothly Sunday until less than a minute before the liftoff. Roscosmos, the Russian space agency, said the launch was halted after an automated command, but said the reason for the command was under investigation   Read More ...
At last minute, Russia scrubs cargo launch to space station
2018-02-11 15:40:19 MOSCOW (AP) — Russia has scrubbed the planned launch of an unmanned cargo spacecraft that was to have delivered tons of supplies to the International Space Station. Preparations for the launch of the Progress ship from the Baikonur complex in Kazakhstan appeared to be proceeding smoothly Sunday until less than a minute before the liftoff. Roscosmos, the Russian space agency, said the launch was halted after an automated command, but said the reason for the command was under investigation   Read More ...
Russia scrubs cargo ship launch to space station
2018-02-11 12:41:25 MOSCOW (AP) - Russia has scrubbed the planned launch of an unmanned cargo spacecraft that was to have delivered tons of supplies to the International Space Station. Preparations for the launch of the Progress ship from the Baikonur complex in Kazakhstan appeared to be proceeding smoothly Sunday until less than a minute before the liftoff. Roscosmos, the Russian space agency, said the launch was halted after an automated command, but said the reason for the command was under investigation   Read More ...
Asteroid Skimming Past Earth May Loom Larger Than Exploding Russian Meteor
2018-02-11 12:11:45 A newly discovered asteroid that will fly safely past Earth today (Feb. 9) may be larger than a celestial object that exploded over Chelyabinsk, Russia, five years ago. The newly found interloper, called 2018 CB, is estimated to be from 50 to 130 feet (15 to 40 meters) in diameter, and will fly by Earth at about 2:30 p.m. PST (5:30 p   Read More ...
Watch Russia Launch the Fastest Space Station Cargo Flight on Sunday
2018-02-11 12:11:29 A Russian Soyuz rocket will launch a cargo shipment to the International Space Station (ISS) in record time early Sunday morning (Feb. 11), and you can watch the event live online. This uncrewed cargo mission will deliver 3 tons of food, fuel and other supplies to the Expedition 54 crew, NASA officials said. The record-breaking flight comes just one week after the two Russian crewmembers at the ISS, Alexander Misurkin and Anton Shkaplerov, set a record for the   Read More ...
Russia scrubs cargo ship launch to space station
2018-02-11 11:41:35 MOSCOW (AP) — Russia has scrubbed the planned launch of an unmanned cargo spacecraft that was to have delivered tons of supplies to the International Space Station. Preparations for the launch of the Progress ship from the Baikonur complex in Kazakhstan appeared to be proceeding smoothly Sunday until less than a minute before the liftoff. Roscosmos, the Russian space agency, said the launch was halted after an automated command, but said the reason for the command was under investigation   Read More ...
Russia scrubs cargo ship launch to space station
2018-02-11 11:36:26 MOSCOW (AP) — Russia has scrubbed the planned launch of an unmanned cargo spacecraft that was to have delivered tons of supplies to the International Space Station. Preparations for the launch of the Progress ship from the Baikonur complex in Kazakhstan appeared to be proceeding smoothly Sunday until less than a minute before the liftoff. Roscosmos, the Russian space agency, said the launch was halted after an automated command, but said the reason for the command was under investigation   Read More ...
Russian Nuclear Scientists Were Arrested for Using a Supercomputer to Mine Bitcoin
2018-02-10 16:06:07 Russia has busted engineers working at a classified nuclear research facility for using powerful government supercomputers to mine for cryptocurrencies. The supercomputer is housed in the Federal Nuclear Center in Sarov, a restricted area with high security. The Soviet Union’s first atomic bomb was developed at the center, also known as the Russian Research Institute of Experimental Physics, and famed physicist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Andrey Sakharov worked there for 20 years   Read More ...
White out! Russian Air Force pilots train in severe weather conditions
2018-02-09 10:04:48 Russian Air Force pilots battled the elements on Thursday, as they carried out training flights under severe weather conditions and practiced landing on snow-covered runways at the Migalovo aerodrome. COURTESY: RT's RUPTLY video agency, NO RE-UPLOAD, NO REUSE - FOR LICENSING, PLEASE, CONTACT RT LIVE Subscribe to RT! Like us on Facebook Follow us on Telegram Follow us on VK Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Instagram Follow us on Google+ Listen to us on Soundcloud: RT (Russia Today) is a global news network broadcasting from Moscow and Washington studios. RT is the first news channel to break the 1 billion YouTube views benchmark   Read More ...
Russian cosmonauts break record for the longest space walk
2018-02-08 03:02:37 Two cosmonauts have completed the longest ever Russian spacewalk spending 8 hours and 13 minutes outside of their rocket to install a new communications antenna. Expedition 54 Commander Alexander Misurkin and Flight Engineer Anton Shkaplerov of the Russian space agency Roscosmos completed the spacewalk - making it the longest Russian spacewalk in history - breaking the previous record of 8 hours and 7 minutes   Read More ...
Americans Just Took on Russia in Outer Space's First Badminton Game
2018-02-07 19:48:44 Elon Musk may have caught a ton of headlines Tuesday with SpaceX’s launch of the Falcon Heavy rocket, but aboard the International Space Station (ISS), another first was also taking place: Space’s first badminton game. American astronauts teamed up with Russian cosmonauts and a Japanese astronaut to make the game happen. Playing in zero gravity reportedly involved adding a new layer of “space rules” to the game   Read More ...
Russia calls in army after 'snowfall of the century' in Moscow
2018-02-05 16:44:52 MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian soldiers have been drafted in to help clear the streets of Moscow and the surrounding region after a record snowfall which delayed flights, felled hundreds of trees, and turned some roads and pavements into an obstacle course. More than a month’s worth of snow fell on Moscow within just 36 hours at the weekend as the temperature hovered below zero degrees Celsius, the biggest snowfall in the Russian capital since meteorological records began   Read More ...
Russia, Japan and China Launch Satellites in Back-to-Back Missions
2018-02-05 12:30:02 Three different rockets - one each from Russia, China and Japan - launched satellites into orbit over three days in back-to-back-to-back space missions. The launch triple play occurred between Thursday (Feb. 1) and Saturday (Feb. 3), and came one day after the U.S.-based company into orbit from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. TRICOM-1R is a cubesat designed to take photographs of Earth and beam observations back to Earth   Read More ...
Cosmonauts Break Russian Spacewalk Record During Space Station Antenna Repair
2018-02-04 12:18:44 The cosmonauts spent the day replacing an electronics box for a high-gain communications antenna outside the Zvezda service module. Instead of holding on to the outdated piece of equipment, the cosmonauts tossed the original electronics box overboard, dooming it to burn up in Earth's atmosphere. The old box was idle on the station for 17 years as Russia struggled to get its new Luch satellite networks up and running in the middle of a funding crisis   Read More ...
Recording-setting spacewalk ends with antenna in wrong spot
2018-02-03 20:35:37 Cape Canaveral, Florida: A record-setting Russian spacewalk ended with a critical antenna in the wrong position Friday outside the International Space Station. Nasa’s Mission Control reported that the antenna was still working. Nevertheless, Russian space officials were convening a special team to see whether further action would be necessary. The antenna is used for communications with Russia’s Mission Control outside Moscow   Read More ...
Cosmonauts Step Outside The ISS To Fix Old Antenna, Break The Russian Spacewalk Record In The Process [Video]
2018-02-03 19:03:58 Two astronauts of the Russian space agency, Roscosmos, have just inadvertently broken their nation’s record for the longest spacewalk. commander Alexander Misurkin and flight engineer Anton Shkaplerov stepped outside the International Space Station (ISS) for a repair mission that was only supposed to last six-and-a-half hours. However, due to a complication, the two cosmonauts ended up spending eight hours and 13 minutes outside the ISS — five minutes longer than the previous Russian spacewalk record   Read More ...
Record-setting Russian spacewalk ends with antenna in wrong spot
2018-02-03 02:32:30 CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- A record-setting Russian spacewalk ended with a critical antenna in the wrong position Friday outside the International Space Station. NASA's Mission Control reported that the antenna was still working. Nevertheless, Russian space officials were convening a special team to see whether further action would be necessary. The antenna is used for communications with Russia's Mission Control outside Moscow   Read More ...
First space hotel that lets tourists walk on International Space Station is due in 2019 – but it’ll cost each guest £70m a trip
2018-02-02 22:33:40 RUSSIA is planning to send paying tourists on the International Space Station out on spacewalks for the first time. Don't all rush at once though - the 10-day trip would cost an eye-watering $100 million (£70m). Vladimir Solntsev, the head of Russian space company Energia, confirmed Russian tabloid Komsomolskaya Pravda yesterday: "We are discussing the possibility of sending tourists on spacewalks   Read More ...
Russian astronauts take spacewalk to upgrade station antenna
2018-02-02 17:51:34 CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Russian astronauts are taking a spacewalk to upgrade an antenna at the International Space Station. Commander Alexander Misurkin (Muh-ZER-kin) and Anton Shkaplerov (Shu-KAP-luh-roff) floated outside Friday. Their job is to replace an old electronics box for the main antenna on the Russian side of the space station. Original to the 250-mile-high outpost, these parts have been up there since 2000   Read More ...
Russian astronauts take spacewalk to upgrade station antenna
2018-02-02 17:39:24 CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Russian astronauts are taking a spacewalk to upgrade an antenna at the International Space Station. Commander Alexander Misurkin (Muh-ZER-kin) and Anton Shkaplerov (Shu-KAP-luh-roff) floated outside Friday. Their job is to replace an old electronics box for the main antenna on the Russian side of the space station. Original to the 250-mile-high outpost, these parts have been up there since 2000   Read More ...
Russia To Launch Spacewalks For Tourists By 2019
2018-02-02 06:21:49 Moscow: Russia is planning to send paying tourists on the International Space Station out on spacewalks for the first time, an official from the country's space industry said Thursday. "We are discussing the possibility of sending tourists on spacewalks," Vladimir Solntsev, the head of Russian space company Energia, told Russian tabloid Komsomolskaya Pravda. "Market analysts have confirmed this: wealthy people are ready to pay money for this," Solntsev told the paper   Read More ...
Russia to start offering spacewalks for tourists
2018-02-01 19:00:03 Russia is planning to send paying tourists on the International Space Station out on spacewalks for the first time, an official from the country's space industry said Thursday. "We are discussing the possibility of sending tourists on spacewalks," Vladimir Solntsev, the head of Russian space company Energia, told Russian tabloid Komsomolskaya Pravda. "Market analysts have confirmed this: wealthy people are ready to pay money for this," Solntsev told the paper   Read More ...
Ученые рассказали о том, как электронные сигареты влияют на иммунитет
2018-01-31 17:56:52 Москва, 31 января - АиФ-Москва. Электронные сигареты с ароматическими добавками взывают массовую гибель одного из ключевых типов иммунных клеток, вследствие чего усугубляется влияние вредных веществ из пара на легкие. Такие выводы сделал ученые из американского университета Рочестера Ирфан Рахман совместно со своими коллегами. Результаты исследования опубликованы в журнале Frontiers in Physiology. По словам экспертов, в целом табачный дым вреднее для легких, чем вейпы   Read More ...
Физики МГУ изучают пределы гравитации на квантовом уровне
2018-01-31 17:54:22 Москва, 31 января - АиФ-Москва. В журнале Physics Letters была опубликована работа по исследованию теорий гравитации, в котором принимали участие физики астрономического института имени П.К. Штернберга (ГАИШ) МГУ имени М.В. Ломоносова. Они проводили эксперименты на Большом адронном коллайдере совместно с другими исследователями, сообщили в пресс-службе МГУ. Еще в начале прошлого века Альберт Эйнштейн предложил самую успешную из ныне существующих теорий гравитации – общую теорию относительности   Read More ...
Roscosmos: Russia's Space Agency
2018-01-30 12:17:27 Roscosmos came to be in a different era, shortly after the breakup of the Soviet Union. The agency poured its scant resources into the and to this day remains a major participant in the effort. In 2016, it opened a new launch complex called Vostochny that is intended to eventually take over most of the duties of the Baikonur Cosmodrome, its current primary launch facility in Kazakhstan   Read More ...