Posts Tagged ‘soyuz’

Soyuz landing capsule safely brings ISS trio back to Earth (PHOTOS)

Russian cosmonaut Aleksey Ovchinin, American Nick Hague, and the first Emirati astronaut, Hazzaa al-Mansoori – all members of Expedition 60 – departed the ISS earlier on Thursday aboard the Soyuz spacecraft. Roscosmos and NASA mission control centers observed the capsule as it left orbit and started rapid descent into the lower atmosphere. Several kilometers above […]

‘Into the great black open’: Soyuz TIME-LAPSED journey to the International Space Station (VIDEO)

The astronaut shot the spacecraft’s trip from the International Space Station’s ‘Cupola’ observatory module. The video shows the Soyuz passing different layers of the Earth’s atmosphere. It is seen leaving a smooth contrail, which turns from white to blue right as the ship becomes a shiny dot surrounded by complete darkness. “I still can’t comprehend […]

Soyuz rocket blasts ISS crew into space in 1st manned flight since dramatic launch failure

The Soyuz MS-11 carried Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko, Canadian David Saint-Jacques and NASA’s Anne McClain from Earth to dock with the ISS later on Monday. Kononenko and Saint-Jacques were the backup crew members for the previous MS-10 mission which ended with a booster separation failure. READ MORE: Space wishes: ISS crew reveals which superpower would […]

Watch Soyuz rocket deliver Russian navigation satellite into orbit (VIDEO)

The launch was conducted on Saturday night. The rocket was equipped with upper stage Fregat, which propelled a GLONASS-M satellite into orbit. The satellite is part of Russian national GPS-like navigation system. The rocket successfully ejected all stages and was tracked by the Russian Aerospace Defense Forces during the launch, the Defense Ministry said. READ […]

Soyuz rocket failure: VIDEO from on-board cameras shows exact moment of malfunction

The video, released on Thursday, confirms that the dramatic mid-air failure was caused by a malfunction in the detector that signals separation of the rocket’s first and second stages.  READ MORE: Live feed shows moment of dramatic booster failure before cutting off during Soyuz launch (VIDEO) The footage first shows the vehicle’s regular flight. However, about […]

Failed Soyuz launch deepens mystery of trouble with Russian spacecraft

Space travel is arguably the most risky venture mankind has undertaken in its history. When something goes wrong, the reaction of space agencies is usually great caution. This is in effect now as the ISS canceled all spacewalking activities for the foreseeable future after an astronaut ferry mission in a Soyuz rocket went […]

To orbit and back: Russia developing Soyuz-based pilotless craft to retrieve cargo from space

The state-of-the-art vehicle – dubbed Soyuz GVK (Cargo Retrievable Spacecraft) – will be capable of delivering two tons of cargo to orbit and bringing a 500kg load back to Earth, Russia’s space corporation Energia announced on Friday. The very name of the project – which Energia says will become operational by 2022 – indicates that […]

Soyuz rocket launches successfully after last-minute abort (VIDEO)

The Soyuz-2.1a rocket sent a “Progress” MS-08 supply ship into orbit on Tuesday from the Baikonur Cosmodrome. The unmanned resupply and refueling freighter will deliver three tons of cargo, propellant and water to the six crew currently aboard the International Space Station (ISS). READ MORE: Roscosmos postpones launch of Soyuz rocket due to automatic engine shutdown […]

Suicide bomber strikes near Prophet’s Mosque in holy Saudi city of Medina (VIDEO)

WARNING: GRAPHIC VIDEO Monday is the last night of the holy month of Ramadan, with people breaking their fasts. Thousands had been congregating to hold sunset prayers marking the occasion, which ushers in the beginning of Eid, the biggest festival in the Muslim calendar. Alongside the four security guards, the suicide bomber himself died in the […]

‘Saber-rattling & warmongering’: German FM blasts NATO military drills in Eastern Europe

The ongoing large-scale Anakonda-16 NATO military maneuvers in Poland, simulating the repulsion of “Russian aggression” against the country, are counterproductive, Deutsche Welle cited German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier as telling Bild am Sonntag newspaper, in an interview to be published Sunday. “Whoever believes that a symbolic tank parade on the alliance’s eastern border will bring […]

Czech FM Says Moslem Integration has Failed

Andrew AnglinDaily Stormer June 18, 2016 Lubomir Zaorálek Another one of those “no one could have predicted it” type things, right? Breitbart: The Czech foreign minister has slammed mass Muslim migration to Europe. Lubomir Zaorálek defended Eastern Europe’s hardline approach to the migrant crisis, pointed to Paris and declared: “Don’t tell us that integration has […]

Anti-terror raid to capture Paris attack suspect Abdeslam caught on VIDEO

Dressed in a yellow hoodie, Abdeslam is seen being dragged to a black Volkswagen by heavily armed police officers during a raid in Brussels’ Molenbeek district. He appears to be unsuccessfully struggling to resist the arrest, which came just a little over four monthssince a massacre rocked the French capital on November 13. The footage, […]

30 dead, 20 injured in cutthroat Boko Haram attack in Nigeria – reports

“Most of the victims were slaughtered and most of the wounded [had suffered] machete cuts,” said Mustapha Karimbe, a civilian who has been helping the Nigerian national military fight Boko Haram. The attacks on the three villages – Warwara, Mangari and Bura-Shika – happened on Saturday. All of the villages are located in the state […]

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