News tagged with human spaceflight

Cosmonaut: Russia needs space innovation now

(AP) -- Russia risks losing its edge in space by relying exclusively on Soviet-era achievements and doing little to design new spacecraft, a Russian cosmonaut warned Monday as the nation marked the 50th anniversary ...

Apr 11, 2011
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First moon lander next step for ESA

Mission description: land autonomously with pinpoint precision near the Moon's south pole, a region full of dangerous boulders and high ridges. The aim of ESA's proposed precursor is to probe the moonscape's ...

Sep 16, 2010
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High ride with Maxus-8

(PhysOrg.com) -- ESA's Maxus-8 sounding rocket was launched last week from Kiruna in northern Sweden carrying four microgravity research modules on a hectic 12-minute space voyage. The ultimate results may ...

Mar 29, 2010
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