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News Archive / Tagged: cosmonauts

  • Putin lays out priorities of Russia’s space program on Cosmonautics Day

    Tomasz NowakowskiApril 15th, 2018

    Russian President Vladimir Putin made remarks regarding essential elements of his nation’s space program on Thursday, April 12, when the country celebrated Cosmonautics Day.

  • Russia mulls reducing ISS crew

    Tomasz NowakowskiAugust 18th, 2016

    Russia is considering reducing its International Space Station (ISS) crew from three to two, a Roscosmos official said last week. The proposal is seen by the agency as a way to increase efficiency and reduce costs of the country’s space program.

  • Russian spacewalkers successfully upgrade station’s hardware

    Tomasz NowakowskiAugust 10th, 2015

    Two cosmonauts successfully completed an EVA on Monday, Aug. 10, to upgrade hardware placed on the outside of International Space Station’s (ISS). Expedition 44 Commander Gennady Padalka and Flight Engineer Mikhail Kornienko started their extravehicular activity (EVA) by exiting the station's Pirs airlock at about 10:20 a.m. EDT.

  • Soyuz TMA-13M successfully launches, sending crew on their way to ISS

    SpaceFlight InsiderMay 28th, 2014

    At 3:57 p.m. (19:57 GMT), the Soyuz TMA-13M spacecraft lifted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan atop a Soyuz-FG rocket, carrying three new crew members to the International Space Station (ISS). After a flawless launch, NASA astronaut Ried Wiseman, European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst and Russian cosmonaut Maxim Suraev are right on track […]

  • Expedition 40 crew is set to launch

    SpaceFlight InsiderMay 27th, 2014

    In a little over twenty-four hours, the Expedition 40 crew members currently aboard the International Space Station (ISS) will welcome three new crew mates. NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman, cosmonaut Maxin Suarev and European Space Agency astronaut (ESA) Alexander Gerst will launch aboard the Soyuz TMA-13M for a five and a half month mission. 

  • Opinion: Why a Mars flyby mission?

    Collin SkocikMay 25th, 2014

    Lately there have been several proposals to launch manned missions to circle past the planet Mars and return to Earth. Inspiration Mars, is a nonprofit venture that is working to launch a manned Mars flyby in 2018, when Earth and Mars are at opposition. The House Appropriations Committee just authorized NASA to study the feasibility of launching […]

  • Soviet Cosmonaut Aleksandr Serebrov remembered (1944-2013)

    David DarlingNovember 13th, 2013

    On November 12, 2013, veteran Soviet-era cosmonaut Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Serebrov passed away – he was 69. Serebrov flew on four Soyuz missions between 1982 and 1993. These include Soyuz T-8, Soyuz TM-8, Soyuz T-7, and Soyuz  TM-17.