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Russian spacecraft brings three-man crew to ISS after two-day delay
Russian spacecraft brings three-man crew to ISS after two-day delay

A Russian spacecraft carrying a three-man Russian and US crew on Friday docked successfully at the International Space Station after an unprecedented two-day delay caused by a technical hitch.

Russian spacecraft brings three-man crew to ISS after two-day delay
Russian-US crew blast off for ISS from Kazakhstan
Russian-US crew blast off for ISS from Kazakhstan

A crew of two Russian cosmonauts and an American astronaut blasted off Tuesday from Kazakhstan on a Russian Soyuz rocket for the International Space Station, with US-Russia space cooperation pressing on despite the diplomatic standoff over Ukraine.

Russian-US crew blast off for ISS from Kazakhstan
Former ISS commander Oleg Kotov (C) and flight engineers Sergei Ryazansky (L) and Michael Hopkins from NASA sit in chairs outside the Soyuz TMA-10M capsule. ©Reuters/Bill Ingalls
American, two Russians back on Earth after half-year in space

Two Russian cosmonauts and an American astronaut on Tuesday landed back on Earth in Kazakhstan after a stay of more than half a year aboard the International Space Station.

American, two Russians back on Earth after half-year in space
Japanese astronaut becomes ISS commander
Japanese astronaut becomes ISS commander

Astronaut Koichi Wakata has become the first Japanese commander of the International Space Station, according to the country's space agency.

Japanese astronaut becomes ISS commander
Earthly politicians seek roadmap for space exploration
Earthly politicians seek roadmap for space exploration

Seeking to boldly go where few politicians have gone before, more than 30 space-faring nations gathered Thursday to map out ways to pool mankind's efforts to explore the stars.

Earthly politicians seek roadmap for space exploration
ISS crew returns safely to Earth with Olympic torch
ISS crew returns safely to Earth with Olympic torch

Three astronauts returned to Earth Monday, after 66 days aboard the International Space Station, bringing back the Olympic torch back to the planet after a historic space walk.

ISS crew returns safely to Earth with Olympic torch
Russia to take Olympic torch into space
Russia to take Olympic torch into space

Three new crew members blast off Thursday for the International Space Station (ISS) on a Russian rocket, taking with them the precious cargo of an Olympic torch for the 2014 Winter Games in the Black Sea resort of Sochi.

Russia to take Olympic torch into space
American, two Russians take shortcut to space
American, two Russians take shortcut to space

An American and two Russians blasted off Thursday for the International Space Station atop a Soyuz rocket that will slash more than a day off the usual travel time.

American, two Russians take shortcut to space
Three astronauts back on Earth from ISS: mission control
Three astronauts back on Earth from ISS: mission control

Three astronauts returned to Earth Wednesday on board a Russian Soyuz capsule after a half-year mission on the International Space Station (ISS), landing in Kazakhstan.

Three astronauts back on Earth from ISS: mission control
Peanut butter, pyjamas, parmesan launched into space
Peanut butter, pyjamas, parmesan launched into space

A special delivery of peanut butter, pyjamas and parmesan cheese was blasted into the cosmos on Wednesday to bring some Earthly indulgences to the astronauts on board the ISS.

Peanut butter, pyjamas, parmesan launched into space
Europe set for record-breaking space launch
Europe set for record-breaking space launch

Nearly 40 years ago, European countries worried by US and Soviet dominance of space gave the green light to the first Ariane rocket.

Europe set for record-breaking space launch
International trio takes shortcut to space station
International trio takes shortcut to space station

An international trio flying in a Russian capsule docked the International Space Station on Wednesday with a busy schedule full of space walks and an encounter with a pioneering US cargo craft.

International trio takes shortcut to space station
Canadian ISS astronaut returns to Earth a star
Canadian ISS astronaut returns to Earth a star

Canadian spaceman Chris Hadfield on Tuesday returned to Earth along with two other astronauts after a half-year mission to the ISS that saw him become a global celebrity through his Twitter microblog.

Canadian ISS astronaut returns to Earth a star
ISS crew ready for spacewalk after 'serious' ammonia leak
ISS crew ready for spacewalk after 'serious' ammonia leak

The ISS crew were preparing for an emergency spacewalk to fix a "very serious" leak of ammonia from the orbiting laboratory's power system seeping into space.

ISS crew ready for spacewalk after 'serious' ammonia leak
Orbital Sciences launches Antares rocket
Orbital Sciences launches Antares rocket

US manufacturer Orbital Sciences launched its first Antares rocket Sunday, paving the way for a demonstration flight to the International Space Station within months.

Orbital Sciences launches Antares rocket
Orbital Sciences ready for first launch of Antares rocket
Orbital Sciences ready for first launch of Antares rocket

Orbital Sciences, one of two private US firms chosen by NASA to shuttle cargo to the International Space Station, is preparing for the first launch of its Antares rocket Wednesday.

Orbital Sciences ready for first launch of Antares rocket
Three astronauts blast off on express ride to ISS
Three astronauts blast off on express ride to ISS

A crew of two Russians and an American blasted off Friday on a Russian rocket for the International Space Station, in a trip scheduled to be the fastest ever manned journey to the facility.

Three astronauts blast off on express ride to ISS
Canadian Space Agency astronaut Chris Hadfield. ©REUTERS/Chris Wattie
Canadian astronaut floats through chat with kids

The Canadian commander of the International Space Station delighted schoolchildren in a live question and answer session conducted from space on Friday.

Canadian astronaut floats through chat with kids
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Three astronauts return to Earth from ISS: official

Three astronauts returned safely to Earth from the International Space early Saturday, aboard a Russian capsule which landed on the freezing Kazakhstan steppe.

Three astronauts return to Earth from ISS: official
Three astronauts blast off for ISS in Russian craft
Three astronauts blast off for ISS in Russian craft

A Soyuz spacecraft carrying Russian, American and Canadian astronauts blasted off on Wednesday from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan bound for the International Space Station (ISS).

Three astronauts blast off for ISS in Russian craft