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Photo credit: (CC BY 4.0) Russia will leave the International Space Station (ISS) project in two years, Interfax reports. According to the head of Roscosmos Yuri Borisov, the corresponding decision has already been made. He assured that Russia would fulfill all its obligations by...

26.07.2022 Subject: Space

Photo credit: The All-Russian Children's Center "Ocean" / Russian cosmonaut Nikolai Chub, who was preparing for a trip to the United States to train at the Lyndon Johnson Space Center, has been denied a US visa. The cosmonaut , whose flight to the International...

24.01.2022 Subject: Space

Photo credit: Roscosmos Media / A crew consisting of cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin and Japanese space tourists Yusaku Maezawa and Yozo Hirano have safely returned from space to Earth, Roscosmos reports. The reentry module of Russia’s...

20.12.2021 Subject: Space

Photo credit: RBK / Space tourists from Japan Yusaku Maezawa and his assistant Yezo Hirano soared into space on Wednesday, December 8, RIA Novosti reports. The Soyuz-2.1a rocket launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome in the morning. The commander of the crew, Alexander...

08.12.2021 Subject: Space

Photo credit: Japanese space tourists studied the Russian language while preparing for the flight, TASS reports. On Wednesday, December 8, billionaire Yusaku Maezawa and his assistant Yozo Hirano will go into orbit on the Soyuz MS-20 manned spacecraft. ...

07.12.2021 Subject: Space

Photo credit: qimono / The Conquerors of Space exhibition began working in Bucharest, TASS reports. Its opening was dedicated to two eventful dates at once: the 60th anniversary of the first manned flight into space and 40th anniversary of first Romanian cosmonaut Dumitru...

11.11.2021 Subject: Space

Yuri Gagarin before the start. Photo credit: / (CC BY 4.0) The monument to the first cosmonaut of the planet has been installed in Nicaragua, RIA Novosti reports. The opening ceremony of the monument to Yuri Gagarin was timed to celebrate the anniversary of the...

29.10.2021 Subject: Space


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