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Kazakhstan cannot cope with falling of large meteorites

Kazakhstan has no system for warning or prevention of falling of celestial bodies: KazKosmos.

Kazakhstan cannot cope with falling of large meteorites
The rover Curiosity. ©REUTERS
NASA's Curiosity rover to be back online next week

NASA's Curiosity rover, which has been exploring Mars since it landed to much fanfare last August, should be running at full capacity next week, after a memory glitch set the robot back.

NASA's Curiosity rover to be back online next week
The world's first space tourist Dennis Tito. ©REUTERS
First-ever space tourist plans Mars mission

The world's first space tourist, US multimillionaire Dennis Tito, unveiled plans Wednesday to send a manned mission to Mars and back, targeting a launch date less than five years away.

First-ever space tourist plans Mars mission
Scientists spot birth of giant planet

Astronomers using a powerful telescope in southern Chile have captured the first direct image of a protoplanet forming around another star, still embedded in thick gas and dust.

Scientists spot birth of giant planet
NASA scrambles for better asteroid detection

NASA, universities and private groups in the US are working on asteroid warning systems that can detect objects from space like the one that struck Russia last week with a blinding flash and mighty boom.

NASA scrambles for better asteroid detection
Chairman of Kazakhstan national space agency Talgat Mussabayev. Photo by Yaroslav Radlovskiy©
KazKosmos eyes cooperation with companies of north Kazakhstan

Akim of North-Kazakhstan oblast Samat Yeskendirov met with chairman of Kazakhstan national space agency Talgat Mussabayev.

KazKosmos eyes cooperation with companies of north Kazakhstan
Scientists discover Russian meteor fragments: report

Scientists have discovered fragments of the meteor that spectacularly plunged over Russia's Ural Mountains creating a shockwave that injured 1,200 people and damaged thousands of homes.

Scientists discover Russian meteor fragments: report
Asteroid whizzes safely past Earth

A closely tracked asteroid, about 150-feet (45-meters) wide, whizzed safely past Earth on Friday, the same day a much smaller, previously undetected meteor hit Russia.

Asteroid whizzes safely past Earth
Asteroid to whiz past Earth Friday

NASA is keeping close tabs on a sizable asteroid set to whiz past our planet Friday in what the US space agency says is the closest flyby ever predicted for such a large object.

Asteroid to whiz past Earth Friday
Cosmic ray mystery lifted in new findings

Cosmic rays -- fast-moving particles that constantly pummel our planet -- come from the explosion of supernovae, new research confirmed Thursday, resolving an astronomical mystery.

Cosmic ray mystery lifted in new findings
Baikonur. ©REUTERS
Kazakhstan’s Vice PM: decisions over Baikonur to uphold national interests

The Kazakh side will respect all the agreements reached earlier with Russia, our major strategic partner: Vice PM Kairat Kelimbetov.

Kazakhstan’s Vice PM: decisions over Baikonur to uphold national interests
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Near impact: asteroid to narrowly miss Earth

Hold on to your hats: an asteroid will zoom within spitting distance of Earth next week, in what NASA said Thursday is the closest flyby ever predicted for an object this large.

Near impact: asteroid to narrowly miss Earth
Earth-like planets may be closer than thought: study

Scientists looking for habitable planets may not have to stray far from our galactic neighborhood, which calculated an Earth-size planet could be orbiting a red dwarf as near as 13 light years away.

Earth-like planets may be closer than thought: study
Soyuz carrier rocket. RIA Novosti©
Russia’s Roskosmos Federal Agency’s 2012 spending on infrastructure and space facilities at Baikonur exceeds $33 million

Center for ground-based space infrastructure facilities operation (TsENKI) injected another $ 83.2 million into the cosmodrome’s facilities.

Russia’s Roskosmos Federal Agency’s 2012 spending on infrastructure and space facilities at Baikonur exceeds $33 million
The space shuttle Columbia lifts off from the Kennedy Space Center in
Cape Canaveral, Florida January 16, 2003. ©REUTERS/Karl
Ronstrom
Columbia space tragedy, 10 years on

NASA will commemorate the loss of the space shuttle Columbia and its seven astronauts a decade ago, a landmark incident that triggered the end of the shuttle mission.

Columbia space tragedy, 10 years on
Rocket launch at Baikonur cosmodrome. ©RIA Novosti
Israel ratifies space agreement with Kazakhstan

Israel government ratified an agreement on cooperation with Kazakhstan in research and use of the space for peaceful purposes.

Israel ratifies space agreement with Kazakhstan
Iran's Defence Minister Ahmad Vahidi. ©REUTERS
Space monkey 'big step' for Iran: defence minister

Iran took a "big step" towards sending astronauts into space by 2020, successfully launching a monkey above the Earth's atmosphere.

Space monkey 'big step' for Iran: defence minister
South Korean rocket launch set for Jan 30

South Korea confirmed Thursday that it will make another bid on January 30 to put a satellite in orbit and join an elite club of global space powers that includes China, Japan and India.

South Korean rocket launch set for Jan 30
Kazakhstan’s Foreign Minister Erlan Idrissov. Photo courtesy of kursiv.kz
Nobody can have Russia and Kazakhstan having rows: Kazakhstan’s Foreign Minister

In 5 days Kazakhstan’s Vice PM Kairat Kelimbetov, co-chairman of the intergovernmental committee for Baikonur issues, would be travelling to Moscow.

Nobody can have Russia and Kazakhstan having rows: Kazakhstan’s Foreign Minister
Baikonur. ©REUTERS
Media speculations over Baikonur are absurd: Kazakhstan’s Foreign Minister

According to him, the talks are under way to take concerted measures to fully unleash Baikonur’s potential and further its technological development.

Media speculations over Baikonur are absurd: Kazakhstan’s Foreign Minister