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September 4, 2018

According to information from RIA NOVOSTI (ITAR-TASS) - The Space Corporation “Energia”, after a state of emergency with an air leak at the International Space Station (ISS), will check for the presence of traces of the drill all the spacecrafts “ Soyuz” and “Progress”, that are in storage at the Baikonur Cosmodrome and the” Soyuz” and “Progress” spacecrafts, that are in storage near Moscow. The air leak on the ISS was found on the night of Thursday, 30 August. The crew found a "micro crack" in the living compartment of the “Soyuz MS-09”. Another agency source said, that the employee, who performed a defect, closed the hole with a special glue, that was not found during the tests before the launch. On Monday, RSC ”Energia” began an internal investigation concerning the fact of negligence in the production of the “Soyuz MS-09”.

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September 3, 2018

September 2, 2018 marks the 110th birthday of academician Valentin Glushko, a Soviet engineer, scientist, one of the pioneers of rocket and space technology, the founder of the Soviet liquid-propellant rocket engine. As the general designer of “NPO Energia” and chairman of the Board of Chief designers, in 1974-1989, Valentin Glushko carried out a general management of the works of numerous enterprises and organizations on key projects of Soviet manned space flights.

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August 30, 2018

The Progress-MS-08 cargo ship was brought down from orbit after a one-week experiment "Izgib" and flooded in a non-navigable area of ​​the Pacific Ocean. On August 23, the cargo ship undocked from the Russian segment of the ISS and was on an autonomous flight until August 30 to conduct a scientific experiment.

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August 29, 2018

On August 27 the Hero of the Russian Federation, Hero of the Soviet Union, USSR pilot-cosmonaut, executive director for manned space programs of the State Corporation “Roskosmos” Sergey Krikalev accepts congratulations on the anniversary - he turns 60!!! On August 27 the Hero of the Russian Federation, Hero of the Soviet Union, USSR pilot-cosmonaut, executive director for manned space programs of the State Corporation “Roskosmos” Sergey Krikalev accepts congratulations on the anniversary - he turns 60!!! A whole epoch in the history of cosmonautics is connected with Sergey Krikalev's activity. Sergey Krikalev made his first flight from November 26, 1988 to April 27, 1989, and his sixth flight took place April 15 - October 10, 2005. In his professional biography - work in the international crews at the station "Mir" and the International Space Station (ISS). ergey Krikalev has reached truly stellar heights as an cosmonaut and now, on Earth, continues to work actively for the benefit of Russian cosmonautics in the position of executive director of the State Corporation “ Roskosmos” on manned space programs. All team of RussianSpaceNews.com joins to the congratulations of Sergey Krikalev on his 60th birthday and sincerely wish him good health, earthly happiness and all the best!!!

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August 21, 2018

A month and a half before the start, the main ISS-57/58 crew traditionally started an important stage - the pre-flight exam session. Training is conducted on the specialized training equipment "Teleoperator". The result of competent actions, performed by the commander of the crew according to the methods and on-board documentation, was to get an "excellent" rating for all modes.

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August 16, 2018

Cosmonauts of "Roskosmos" Oleg Artemiev and Sergei Prokopiev completed the second in 2018 exit to the open space from the International Space Station (ISS) according to the Russian program. The state of health of cosmonauts Oleg Artemyev and Sergei Prokopiev after returning to the ISS is good.

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August 15, 2018

Vegitel Company offers a very unique experience for real fans of space exploration. The upcoming landing of Soyuz MS-08 descent capsule with three crew members aboard (Oleg Artemyev, Roscosmos, Andrew Feustel, NASA, Richard Arnold, NASA) is scheduled for October 4th. Join this tour to witness the whole sequence of Search&Rescue operations to see firsthand emotions of astronauts just after half-a-year orbital mission, their first words and first steps.

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August 14, 2018

Roskosmos cosmonauts Oleg Artemiev and Sergei Prokopiev on August 15, 2018 will make an exit to open space to conduct routine maintenance of the International Space Station (ISS), the installation of scientific equipment and experiments. Oleg Artemyev and Sergei Prokopyev will perform their way out of the orbital station in the spacesuit of the new generation Orlan-MKS. For Oleg Artemyev, this is the third spacewalk, Sergei Prokopiev goes beyond the International Space Station for the first time.

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August 9, 2018

Specialists of RSC Energia launched a new series of experiments to evaluate the man-machine interface of "Federation" spaceship.   Information management formats are what is displayed on the cosmonaut's console: a pictorial representation of on-board systems, processes and flight modes, as well as signaling and commands that the crew can issue. In the plans of specialists - working out all modes of the ship's flight: from launching to docking and transition to the flight path to the Moon.

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August 3, 2018

On August 2, 2018 in the Star City was a meeting ceremony of the 54 / 55th long ISS expedition crew, that includes Roscosmos cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov, NASA astronaut Scott Tingle and JAXA astronaut Norishige Kanai. According to the tradition, the crew, as well as the leadership of Roskosmos, the Cosmonaut Training Center, rocket and space industry enterprises and representatives of foreign space agencies laid flowers at the monument to Yuri Gagarin. Roskosmos General Director Dmitry Rogozin awarded Anton Shkaplerov with the medal of Academic Korolev, and Scott Tingle and Norishige Kanai - with medals "Space without Borders".

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