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October 11, 2018 10:36 AM Astronauts escape malfunctioning Soyuz rocket

A capsule carrying the two crew members of a Russian Soyuz rocket that malfunctioned on lift-off has landed safely in Kazakhstan. Russian Cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin and US astronaut Nick Hague are reported to be "in good condition", both Nasa and Russian media said. The rocket had taken off for the International Space Station (ISS) when it suffered a problem 16

October 11, 2018 9:08 AM NASA rocket rescue: US and Russian astronauts in ISS emergency after Soyuz rocket failure

A RUSSIAN Soyuz rocket carrying one Russian and one US astronaut has been forced to make an emergency landing after a failure was detected shortly after take-off from Kazakhstan. Russian news agencies reported that booster rockets carrying the Soyuz MS-10 spacecraft on a mission headed for the International Space Station failed mid-air, forcing the crew to abort 7

September 5, 2018 4:06 AM Brighton Uni graduate chosen an astronaut for space odyssey

They were selected from 4,000 men and women who were tested for the UAE Astronaut Programme. One will fly into space next April as the first astronaut from the Emirates on a ten-day mission as part of the Russian space mission to the International Space Station aboard the Soyuz MS-12 spacecraft. The second will serve as a replacement. Professor Debra 18

September 3, 2018 2:50 PM First man to orbit the moon says it was only interesting for 30 seconds

First man to orbit the moon says it was only interesting for 30 seconds – and he couldn’t wait to get home to his family The first man to orbit the moon has said it was only interesting for 30 seconds and he couldn't wait to get home to his family. Frank Borman, 90, said that while his fellow astronauts were mesmerized by space, he was quite bored 17

August 31, 2018 7:23 PM Russia: Space station air pressure restored after leak

Space station air pressure restored after leak that forced astronaut to plug hole with his FINGER Russia's space agency says air pressure on the International Space Station has been restored to proper levels after a leak was repaired. The leak, which was discovered Thursday, was traced to a small hole in one of the Russian Soyuz capsules docked at the station 18

August 30, 2018 7:19 PM SpaceX installs bridge that lets astronauts walk to its Crew Dragon rocket

The walkway to orbit: SpaceX installs the bridge astronauts will walk down before blasting off to the International Space Station in its Crew Dragon capsule Elon Musk's rocket company has completed the installation of a Crew Access Arm that will serve as a walkway for astronauts boarding the Crew Dragon capsule. Four astronauts will walk across the futuristic 19 1

August 30, 2018 8:00 AM NASA astronaut becomes first to quit training for 50 years

The former SpaceX engineer is the first astronaut to quit NASA training for more than 50 years, citing "personal reasons". Robb Kulin, 35, a former SpaceX engineer from Alaska, is the first astronaut candidate since 1968 to have departed from the training. The last candidates to have left before becoming fully-fledged astronauts were John Llewellyn and Brian 11

August 28, 2018 8:48 PM Astronaut candidate first to resign from NASA training in 50 YEARS after citing personal reasons

Astronaut candidate, 34, is the first to resign from NASA training in 50 YEARS after citing personal reasons An astronaut-in-training has quit NASA, the first time it has happened in 50 years. Astronaut candidate Robb Kulin, 34, resigned halfway through his two years of training at Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. NASA spokeswoman Brandi Dean said Kulin's 4

July 6, 2018 11:44 AM WHAT ARE NASA'S PLANS FOR A MANNED MISSION TO MARS IN 2033?

Mars has become the next giant leap for mankind's exploration of space. But before humans get to the red planet, astronauts will take a series of small steps by returning to the moon for a year-long mission. Details of a the mission in lunar orbit have been unveiled as part of a timeline of events leading to missions to Mars in the 2030s. In May 2017, Greg Williams 17

June 18, 2018 4:52 PM The Latest: Trump signing directive to clean up space junk

President Donald Trump is signing a new space policy directive at the White House that aims to reduce satellite clutter in space. Trump said Monday that the United States' space program had been bogged down by politics and rising costs. The policy calls for providing a safe and secure environment in orbit, as satellite traffic increases. It also sets up new guidelines 15