As three new crewmembers were launched into orbit on board a Soyuz rocket from Kazakhstan, space station astronaut Rick Mastracchio photographed the rocket's flames from high above. Continue reading →
While Western nations and Russia trade sanctions over Crimea, for astronauts on the space station it's peaceful business as usual.
Though we're most familiar with Vanguard's launch explosion, the rocket did eventually put a satellite in orbit in 1958. Continue reading →
Rocky Russian relations could leave U.S. astronauts without rides to the International Space Station.
Russia is preparing for the debut flight of a launch vehicle called Angara, its first new big rocket since the Soviet era. Continue reading →
On Feb. 15, 2013, during the morning commute in the skies over Chelyabinsk, Russia, modern civilization has a ringside view of what it's like to be hit by a violent cosmic event.
A new mathematical simulation visually reproduces how the Chelyabinsk meteor carved a two-tongued tail in the sky. Continue reading →
Meteor strikes like the one that rocked the Russian city of Chelyabinsk on Feb. 15 probably happen far more frequently than previously believed -- up to 10 times more frequent. Continue reading →
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