Mir may have had its problems, but the space station set a precedent for international cooperation and advanced the science of space travel.
Three astronauts arrived at the International Space Station today (July 22), kicking off an orbital stay that was delayed nearly two months by an unmanned cargo-mission failure.
The orbiting International Space Station has shifted in position after an engine glitch on a docked spacecraft which is due to bring astronauts back to Earth this week.
A Russian-built rocket failed during a communications satellite launch over the weekend, dealing another blow to the nation's space program.
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 day after an unmanned Russian capsule was launched with a load of cargo for the International Space Station, flight controllers abandoned efforts to regain control of the freighter, which was being tugged back toward Earth.
While NASA waits to see if Russia will be able to salvage its troubled Progress cargo ship, astronauts and cosmonauts aboard the space station have enough food to last four months.
The Russian space agency is scrambling to regain control of a robotic cargo ship that appears to have suffered a serious malfunction.
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