Two cosmonauts and one astronaut have safely wrapped up a 172-day mission aboard the International Space Station with a parachute descent early Wednesday morning in the Kazakhstan steppes, a NASA TV broadcast showed.
The flight of the next crew to the International Space Station has been postponed until July 7 from June 24 in order to ensure the safety of the first launch of their new "Soyuz-MS" spaceship.
Three crew members representing the United States, Russia and Japan have docked with the International Space Station after launching from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at November 7.
The Olympic torch will launch to space this Thursday onboard of this Soyuz TMA-11M rocket seen here. The rocket is adorned with the logo of the Sochi Olympic Organizing Committee
Three astronauts blasted off from the steppes of Central Asia aboard of Russian Soyuz spacecraft, in a record breaking speed to the International Space Station.
Mission accomplished - it was confirmed that all six Globalstar-2 low-orbit communication satellites, that lifted off with a Russian Soyuz-2.1a rocket from the Baikonur Cosmodrome on Wednesday, reached their planned orbits. This was announced by the launch service provider Arianespace and their Russ...