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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 9:54 AM I was just putting up a shelf, admits Russian astronaut

AN astronaut on the International Space Station forgot there was just space outside when he drilled a hole for a shelf, he has admitted. Ivan Bobrov told investigators he caused an air leak while trying to give the Soyuz craft’s interior ‘a bit of sprucing up’, adding that he watched a lot of DIY SOS. He continued: “It’s just really bare and impersonal 12

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

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

February 11, 2018 11:41 AM Russia aborts rocket launch to the ISS with one minute to go

Roscosmos delays the launch of an unmanned Soyuz rocket carrying supplies to the ISS after cancelling lift-off at the last minute. Roscosmos announced a two-day delay of the Soyuz rocket launch after the lift-off was cancelled, setting a new date of 13 February. In a statement, the agency explained: "During the launch, an order was made for the engines 43

January 14, 2018 1:43 PM Major Tim Peake's space capsule to land at NRM in York

THE spacecraft which transported British astronaut Tim Peake to and from the International Space Station, will be welcomed at York’s National Railway Museum on Wednesday. Displayed on the Great Hall’s historic turntable along with its original 25m parachute, the Soyuz TMA-19M capsule will form the centrepiece of a new display. The spacecraft is visiting 17

January 10, 2018 11:20 AM Astronaut sorry for claiming he grew 3.5in in space

Lieutenant Norishige Kanai is "relieved" he will be able to fit into the Soyuz capsule for the return to earth. Lieutenant Norishige Kanai, currently living on board the International Space Centre (ISS), said on Twitter on Wednesday that he had in fact grown 2cm in height since arriving in space three weeks ago. He measured himself to check his height 27

December 28, 2017 3:05 PM Russia loses £33m satellite over programming error

An embarrassing programming error caused Russia to lose a satellite which its space agency attempted to launch in November. Meteor-M was launched on 28 November, but the Russian space agency Roscosmos quickly announced that it failed to establish communications with the craft. Roscosmos later stated that the satellite failed to enter into its designated 30

December 27, 2017 11:02 PM Russia admits $45m satellite launch failed because programmers put in co-ordinates for the WRONG launch site

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said on Wednesday the failed launch of a 2.6 billion-rouble ($44.95 million) satellite last month was due to an embarrassing programming error. Russian space agency Roscosmos said last month it had lost contact with the newly-launched weather satellite - the Meteor-M - after it blasted off from Russia's new Vostochny 25