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ISS astronaut snaps incredible photo of incoming crew capsule

September 27th, 2019

Earlier this week, the International Space Station welcomed a trio of new travelers. The mission brought NASA’s Jessica Meir, Russia’s Oleg Skripochka, and Hazzaa Al Almansoori of the United Arab Emirates to the space station, and as always, the arrival of new crew members was a big deal aboard the orbiting laboratory. NASA astronaut Christina …

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Russia’s Soyuz rocket got nailed by lightning shortly after launch

May 31st, 2019

When planning for a rocket launch there are many things that have to be taken into account, and one of the biggest factors is always the weather. Launches are delayed frequently due to uncooperative weather conditions such as brisk high-level winds and storms, but sometimes Mother Nature can throw a serious curve ball right in …

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Crew of last year’s failed Soyuz rocket will try again tomorrow

March 13th, 2019

It seems like only yesterday the world watched as a Russian Soyuz rocket experienced a last-second launch abort that sent NASA astronaut Nick Hague and cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin careening back down to Earth. Both men survived the ordeal with little more than rattled nerves and now, five months later, they’re ready to try again. The …

Watch Russia launch an ISS cargo ship live today

November 16th, 2018

It’s been a strange few months for Russia’s space program. First, a strange hole showed up in a Soyuz spacecraft attached to the International Space Station and then a last-second abort due to rocket failure prevented a pair of new ISS crew members from reaching their destination. Russia is pretty sure it has everything sorted …

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Russia releases video showing Soyuz rocket failure as it happened

November 1st, 2018

Just yesterday the Russian space agency Roscosmos revealed that it has completed its investigation into the failure of its Soyuz rocket on a recent launch that was supposed to send two crew members to the International Space Station. Roscosmos officials explained that a malfunctioning sensor led to an issue with the separation between the two …

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Russia finally explains what went wrong with the Soyuz rocket

October 31st, 2018

It’s only been a few weeks since the Soyuz rocket launched by Russian space agency Roscosmos was forced to abort its launch shortly after takeoff. The two-man crew managed to make it back to Earth safely, but their planned journey to the International Space Station was obviously cut very short. Now, Russia believes it knows …

Russia will be ready to resume Soyuz flights soon, NASA says

October 24th, 2018

It’s only been a couple of weeks since Russia’s Soyuz rocket launch towards the International Space Station ended abruptly due to an unspecified failure, sending the two passengers back down to Earth, where they landed safely. NASA immediately offered a show of support for the Russian space program and said things would work themselves out …