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  • ISS Expedition 63 crew returns home safely

    Cullen DesforgesOctober 22nd, 2020

    On October 21, 2020, the Soyuz MS-16 spacecraft carrying the Expedition 63 crew members departed the International Space Station, successfully returning NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy, and Russian Cosmonauts Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner back to planet Earth at a landing site in Kazakhstan.

  • Yevgeny Mikrin, General Designer of Russian space program, dead at age 64

    Sean CostelloMay 5th, 2020

    The Russian space community is mourning the tragic loss of their General Designer, with Roscosmos confirming today that Yevgeny Anatolyevich Mikrin died in hospital on May 5, 2020, at the age of 64.

  • Proton-M rocket successfully sends European ExoMars mission on a journey to the Red Planet

    Tomasz NowakowskiMarch 14th, 2016

    The European mission to Mars has officially begun today its seven-month long, 300-million-mile trip to reach the Red Planet. A Proton-M rocket, carrying the ExoMars spacecraft, has blasted off to space on time, at 5:31 a.m. EDT (9:31 GMT), from the Site 200/39 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

  • Progress M-27M experiences problems after lift off from Baikonur Cosmodrome

    Jason RhianApril 28th, 2015

    A Russian Soyuz 2-1a rocket, carrying for the first time the latest Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) Progress M-27M cargo vessel, launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, on the second flight of the year for the venerable spacecraft. The mission got underway at the very opening of the launch window on Tuesday, April 28, at 3:09 a.m. […]

  • Our SpaceFlight Heritage: Lunokhod 1 and the first tire tracks on another world

    Jason RhianNovember 17th, 2014

    Today, we take images of wheeled craft trundling on the surface of the Moon or Mars for granted. Almost a half century ago, a wheeled craft rolling around on alien worlds – was unheard of. On Nov. 17, 1970, the Soviet Union changed all of that. Luna 17, also known as Lunik 17, lifted off from the […]