Category : NASA
August 3, 2020

The Crew Dragon spacecraft splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Florida, completing the first manned flight to the International Space Station. It touched the water at the estimated 21:48 Moscow time.

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July 21, 2020

The crew of the 64th long-term expedition to the International Space Station will undergo joint training at the Cosmonaut Training Center in preparation for the flight, which is scheduled to begin in October this year. The ISS-64 crew includes Roscosmos cosmonauts Sergei Ryzhikov, Sergei Kud-Sverchkov and NASA astronaut Kathleen Rubins. The backup crew includes Roscosmos cosmonauts Oleg Novitsky and Pyotr Dubrov, NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hai.

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July 7, 2020

Russian manned vehicle Soyuz will be launched to the ISS according to 6-hours docking scheme. The newest one, 3-hours scheme won’t be applied this time, Roscosmos press-office representative stated.

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June 16, 2020

NASA astronauts Chris Cassidy and Robert Behnken are scheduled to go outside the International Space Station (ISS) on Friday, June 26, and Wednesday, July 1, for spacewalks to begin the replacement of batteries for one of the power channels on the orbiting laboratory.

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June 6, 2020

Director General of Roscosmos Dmitry Rogozin and the leadership of space agencies of the U.S., Europe, Canada and Japan will discuss the collaboration for future lunar exploration by a videoconference on June 9. This was reported to TASS by a source in the rocket and space industry.

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May 30, 2020

The Roscosmos State Corporation has now confirmed the prime, backup and reserve crews of the Soyuz MS-17 spacecraft. The launch of the Soyuz-2.1a carrier rocket with the Soyuz MS-17 is scheduled for October 2020 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome.

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May 28, 2020

SpaceX Crew Dragon manned mission launch from Cape Canaveral initially planned for May 27 was shifted due to the low cloud ceiling. New attempt is to be made on May 30.

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October 25, 2019

At NPO "Energomash" (part of Roscosmos State Corporation), the commission successfully accepted the next batch of RD-180 liquid rocket engines, manufactured at the enterprise.

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February 13, 2019

Despite the strong wind and snow, not only the Star City residents and the staff of the GCTC came to greet the crew of the 56/57 expedition to the ISS, but also the leaders of the rocket and space industry enterprises, as well as the ambassadors of the United States and Germany in Russia John Huntsman and Rüdiger von Fritsch. The crew members of the "Soyuz MS-09" (call name "Altai") Roscosmos cosmonaut Sergey Prokopiev, ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst and NASA astronaut Serena Aunon-Chancellor returned to Earth safely on December 20, 2018 after performing a 196-day flight. Ambassadors of the United States and Germany, representatives of related organizations of the rocket and space industry, foreign space agencies, municipalities and other associations, cosmonauts colleagues warmly welcomed the crew, handing memorable addresses and gifts. At the end of the meeting, the crew of the ISS-56/57 thanks all those, who were involved in their flight.

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February 4, 2019

A quarter of a century ago, on February 3, 1994, the "Discovery" shuttle was launched under the STS-60 program. It is significant, because for the first time a Russian cosmonaut flew on an American spacecraft. It was Sergey Krikalev, for whom STS-60 was the third expedition in his career. The flight duration was 8 days 7 hours. STS-60 went down in history as the first joint Russian-American launch.

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