Russian Federal Space Agency

File - In this Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014 file photo Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, third right, visits an assembly shop, with the Angara booster rocket at right, at the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in Plesetsk, northwestern Russia. Angara’s first launch was aborted Friday June 27 2014 by an automatic safety system moments before its blastoff from the Plesetsk launch pad in northwestern Russia as President Vladimir Putin was watching via live feed. At right is Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin. Fourth right is Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu. (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Alexander Astafyev, Government Press Service, file)

Launch of new Russian space rocket aborted

MOSCOW (AP) — The first launch of Russia’s new space rocket after two decades of development was aborted Friday moments before its blastoff, as President Vladimir Putin was watching via live feed. The botched attempt […]


International Space Station

2 Russian astronauts tackle chores in spacewalk

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Two space station astronauts took care of a little outside maintenance Monday. Russian flight engineers Fyodor Yurchikhin and Alexander Misurkin replaced a main valve on the International Space Station and […]


(AP Photo)

Russia charging NASA $70 million per rocket seat

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA is blaming Congress for the need to pay $424 million more to Russia to get U.S. astronauts into space. NASA announced its latest contract with the Russian Space Agency on Tuesday.


Scott Kelly and Mikhail Kornienko will live on the International Space Station for a year

US, Russia name crew for yearlong space mission

MOSCOW (AP) – NASA and Russia’s Roscosmos have named the two men who will spend a year aboard the International Space Station to gather more data about the effects of weightlessness on humans. NASA’s Scott […]



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