A Russian cargo ship that failed to reach the International Space Station following launch April 28 fell out of orbit Thursday night and burned up in the atmosphere, the Russian space agency Roscosmos reported.
The short and ignominious life of the Progress-59 cargo ship is coming to an end, with re-entry into Earth’s atmosphere expected as early as 6:13 p.m. ET today.
A three-person crew blasted off to the International Space Station today (March 27), and two of them won't be coming back to Earth for a full year.
Russia says it will support U.S. plans to keep the International Space Station operating through 2024, but then wants to split off three still-to-be launched modules to form a new orbital outpost.
Debris from Friday's failed Russian rocket launch has been recovered in China. Continue reading →
Three crewmembers of the International Space Station have returned safely to Earth, ending their six-month orbital mission.
Escalating political tensions between America and Russia now threaten the future of the International Space Station and other future joint space projects. Continue reading →
Three new crewmembers reached the International Space Station on Thursday, two days later than planned after their Soyuz capsule automatically aborted a steering maneuver needed to reach the outpost on Tuesday. Continue reading →
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