Soyuz

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 […]

06/27/2014

In this photo taken with a fisheye lens and long exposure, the Soyuz-FG rocket booster with Soyuz TMA-12M space ship carrying a new crew to the International Space Station (ISS) blasts off over an antenna at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, Wednesday, March 26, 2014. The Russian rocket carries U.S. astronaut Steven Swanson, Russian cosmonauts Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Artemyev. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

NASA: Snag delays arrival of crew at space station

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AP) — An engine snag has delayed the arrival of a Russian spacecraft carrying three astronauts to the International Space Station until Thursday, NASA said on Wednesday. A rocket carrying Russians Alexander Skvortsov […]

03/25/2014

The International Space Station with Earth in the background photographed by an STS-132 crew member on space shuttle Atlantis in 2010. (AP Photo/NASA)

Russian rocket blasts off for space station

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AP) — A rocket carrying a Russian-American crew to the International Space Station has blasted off successfully from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The Soyuz booster rocket lifted off as scheduled at 3:17 […]

03/25/2014

U.S. astronaut Michael Hopkins, Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kotov and Sergey Ryazanskiy, crew members of the mission to the International Space Station, ISS, speak with their families prior the launch of Soyuz-FG  rocket at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013.  (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky, Pool)

Spacecraft with American, 2 Russians blasts off

MOSCOW (AP) — A Soyuz spacecraft carrying two Russians and an American has lifted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, soaring into the night sky for a six-hour trip to the International Space Station. Seated inside […]

09/25/2013

In this image provided by the U.S. Navy, sailors assigned to the amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington practice recovering an Orion capsule Tuesday Aug. 13, 2013 into the well deck of the USS Arlington as part of NASA's first key Orion stationary recovery test at Naval Station Norfolk. (AP Photo/U.S. Navy, Seaman Andrew Schneider)

NASA, Navy practicing space-capsule recovery

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — During the glory days of the U.S. space program in the 1960s and ’70s, astronauts returning to Earth splashed down at sea in their capsules and were picked up by the […]

08/15/2013

International Space Station

American, Russian, Italian blast off into space

MOSCOW (AP) — A Soyuz carrying an American, Russian and Italian blasted off Wednesday for a six-hour trip to the International Space Station, where the new crew will spend six months conducting a variety of […]

05/28/2013

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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.

04/30/2013