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May 14, 2012

U. S., Russian, U. S. Soyuz Crew Set to Lift Off For International Space Station

Russia's 30 Soyuz mission spacecraft is poised to lift off late Monday for the International Space Station with NASA astronaut Joe Acaba and....More
May 07, 2012

SpaceX Aims For May 19 Lift Off of First U. S. Commercial Space Station Resupply Mission

SpaceX is looking to May 19, with May 22 as a backup, for the launch of the first U. S. commercial re-supply mission to the International Space....More
May 07, 2012

ESA to Launch Industry: Prove It

The European Space Agency (ESA) has given its industry partners until mid-May to propose creative acquisition strategies for developing and buying a....More
Apr 27, 2012

Kazakh dispute with Russia Delays MetOp-B Launch

A dispute between Russia and Kazakhstan over debris from Soyuz rocket lower stages has forced an indefinite postponement of the launch of Europe's....More
Apr 27, 2012

Soyuz De-Orbit Burn Complete, Three Man Crew Descending into Kazakhstan

Russia's 28 Soyuz mission spacecraft completed a 4 1/2 minute braking maneuver early Friday, initiating the capsule's descent into Central Asia with....More
Apr 27, 2012

ESA's Solar Orbiter Moves Ahead With De-scoped NASA Participation

NASA's funding woes continue to have an impact on the European Space Agency (ESA) as it presses ahead with plans to launch a next-generation solar....More
Apr 27, 2012

Three Man Space Station Soyuz Crew Touches Down Safely in Kazakhstan

Russia's 28 Soyuz mission spacecraft has touched down under parachute in remote Kazakhstan, bringing a safe conclusion to a 166-day flight to the....More
Apr 27, 2012

U.S., Russian Trio Depart International Space Station, Prepare to Descend to Earth

Three of the International Space Station's six crew members, commander Dan Burbank, of NASA, and Anton Shkaplerov and Anatoli Ivanishin, Russian....More
Apr 25, 2012

Our Vanguard Moment

The Space Race, one of many fronts of the Cold War, began in earnest on July 29, 1955, when President Eisenhower publicly announced Project Vanguard....More
Apr 25, 2012

ILS Proton Lofts UAE's Third Satellite

An International Launch Services (ILS) Proton rocket with a Breeze M upper stage carried the UAE's Yahsat 1B (Y1B) satellite to geostationary....More
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