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Keyword: cosmonauts

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  • [7 years ago on February 21, 2008: NBC] Russia has the corner on guns in space

    01/29/2015 1:45:04 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 4 replies
    NBC News ^ | updated 2/12/2008 5:09:26 PM ET | James Oberg NBC News space analyst
    In fact, Moscow’s latest diplomatic offensive to get a treaty banning weapons in space may be shot down by one of the proposed pact's little-noticed provisions: Nobody else should get to put weapons in space, but Russia gets to keep the ones it already has. Cosmonauts regularly carry handguns on their Soyuz spacecraft — and actually, that's not unreasonable. There are practical and historical justifications.
  • Barack Fighting Vlad on land, but paying him $424 million for space travel

    03/20/2014 7:53:19 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 3/20/2014 | Judi McLeod
    With Obama sparring with Vladimir Putin over the recent annexation of Crimea, his administration is playing big footsie with Russia now that NASA is paying a whopping $424 million to get Obama-grounded astronauts back into space.
  • Valentina Tereshkova: "I almost remained in orbit"

    06/18/2013 2:19:39 PM PDT · by struwwelpeter · 9 replies
    USSR LIFE ^ | June 17th, 2013 | USSR Life
    Our country and the world marked a great moment: 50 years since the flight of the first woman in space: June 16th, 1963, by Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova. At the time of her space flight she was only 26. The first woman cosmonaut, Hero of the Soviet Union Tereshkova graduated from the Zhukovsky Air Force Engineering Academy with honors, and received a PhD in technical sciences. She was a professor and the author of over 50 scientific papers. She holds the rank of air force major general and was a deputy to the Supreme Soviet of the USSR. Valentina Tereshkova has...
  • Russia charging NASA $70 million per rocket seat

    04/30/2013 10:39:06 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 30, 2013 1:23 PM EDT | Marcia Dunn
    NASA is blaming Congress for the need to pay $424 million more to Russia to get U.S. astronauts into space. NASA announced its latest contract with the Russian Space Agency on Tuesday. The $424 million represents flights to and from the International Space Station aboard Russian Soyuz spacecraft, as well as training, for six astronauts in 2016 and 2017. That’s $70.6 million per seat—well above the previous price tag of about $63 million. …
  • Gagarin was not the first cosmonaut (says Pravda)

    01/27/2008 4:19:04 AM PST · by jalisco555 · 113 replies · 751+ views
    Pravda ^ | 26 January 2008
    As 40 years have passed since Gagarin’s flight, new sensational details of this event were disclosed: Gagarin was not the first man to fly to space. Three Soviet pilots died in attempts to conquer space before Gagarin's famous space flight, Mikhail Rudenko, senior engineer-experimenter with Experimental Design Office 456 (located in Khimki, in the Moscow region) said on Thursday. According to Rudenko, spacecraft with pilots Ledovskikh, Shaborin and Mitkov at the controls were launched from the Kapustin Yar cosmodrome (in the Astrakhan region) in 1957, 1958 and 1959. "All three pilots died during the flights, and their names were never...
  • China - Chinese astronauts return safely after five days in orbit

    10/16/2005 1:44:35 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 27 replies · 753+ views
    Xinhua News Agency (China) ^ | October 16, 2005
    Xinhua - SHENZHOU-6 RE-ENTRY MODULE TOUCHES DOWN AT 4:32 MONDAY MORNING 17/10 - TAIKONAUTS REPORT FEELING GOOD, MAIN PARACHUTE WORKING WELL 17/10 - PRIMARY LANDING SITE REPORTS NORMAL RETRIEVAL OPERATIONS 17/10 - GROUND STATION RECEIVES SIGNAL FROM SHENZHOU-6 17/10 - HELICOPTER POLITS REPORT RE-ENTRY MODULE IN SIGHT 17/10 - TAIKONAUTS UNFURL MAIN PARACHUTE 17/10 - SHENZHOU-6 10 KM ABOVE GROUND, MAIN PARACHUTE TO BE UNFURLED 17/10 - RETURNING SHENZHOU-6 BREAKS THROUGH BLACKOUT AREA 17/10 - SHENZHOU-6 RE-ENTRY CAPSULE CAUGHT BY RADAR 17/10 - SHENZHOU-6 RE-ENTRY CAPSULE ENTERS BLACKOUT AREA 17/10
  • The In T View: Maryam(Kuwaiti Blogger Wants To Be The First Female Arab) Astronaut)

    06/04/2005 6:03:27 AM PDT · by Mister Ghost · 3 replies · 623+ views
    Iraqi Bloggers Central ^ | Friday, June 3, 2005 | Mister Ghost
    She Wants To Be A Pioneer In Space. That is Maryam from Kuwait and the Excellent So I Want To Be An Astronaut Blog which details her Hopes, Dreams, Studies, and Desires of becoming the First Arab Female Astronaut or Cosmonaut, as well as her Admiration for another Space Pioneer, Famed Russian Cosmonaut Sergei Krikalov. Excerpts: MG: When did your dreams start of becoming an Astronaut? Maryam: I always have such passion for space since I was little kid but I don't remember that I ever wished to be an astronaut. However, I remember the exact moment when it pops...