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Kazakh astronaut Aidyn Aimbetov to make research in space

Kazakhstan’s astronaut Aidyn Aimbetov will conduct a number of studies during his 10 day space flight on board the Soyuz TMA-18M spacecraft.

Kazakh astronaut Aidyn Aimbetov to make research in space
Aydin Aimbetov. Frame from video of Khabar TV channel.
Kazakh cosmonaut Aidyn Aimbetov prepares for his flight to ISS on September 1

Kazakh cosmonaut Aydin Aimbetov has been going through a pre-flight preparation in Russian Star City for two months already.

Kazakh cosmonaut Aidyn Aimbetov prepares for his flight to ISS on September 1
Kazakhstan to pay $20 million to send its cosmonaut to ISS
Kazakhstan to pay $20 million to send its cosmonaut to ISS

Back in May singer Sarah Brightman announced that she was postponing plans to go into space. Brightman said she was putting her spaceflight on hold for personal and family reasons.

Kazakhstan to pay $20 million to send its cosmonaut to ISS
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Roskosmos confirms Kazakhstan cosmonaut will fly to ISS in September

Aidyn Aimbetov will replace world’s best-selling soprano Sarah Brightman who was supposed to go on a $52 million 10-day trip aboard the International Space Station.

Roskosmos confirms Kazakhstan cosmonaut will fly to ISS in September
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Russia to make launches from Baikonur until 2024

Head of the Russian Space Agency Igor Komarov declared that Russia will be continuing launches from Kazakhstan's Baikonur Cosmodrome until 2024, when it will switch to its own Vostochny Cosmodrome.

Russia to make launches from Baikonur until 2024
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Kazakhstan's Baikonur cosmodrome celebrates its 60th anniversary

Today Kazakhstan’s Baikonur celebrates its 60th anniversary.

Kazakhstan's Baikonur cosmodrome celebrates its 60th anniversary
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Kazakhstan's plans to transition to ecologically safe rockets disrupted

Kazakhstan is experiencing disruptions in the transition from Proton carrier rocket to more environmentally friendly Angara booster.

Kazakhstan's plans to transition to ecologically safe rockets disrupted
Radio silence as Russia tries to contact space cargo
Radio silence as Russia tries to contact space cargo

Russia will try again to make contact with an unmanned cargo ship after communications were lost following the spacecraft's launch toward the International Space Station.

Radio silence as Russia tries to contact space cargo
Koktas village on 13.04.15 as photographed from KazEOSat-1
Flooding in Kazakhstan as seen from satellite

Satellite photos of flooding in Karaganda Oblast have been published by Kazakhstani national space company.

Flooding in Kazakhstan as seen from satellite
Russia confirms will use International Space Station till 2024
Russia confirms will use International Space Station till 2024

Russia will continue using the International Space Station along with NASA until 2024, its space agency said, after Moscow had threatened to stop financing it in 2020.

Russia confirms will use International Space Station till 2024
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Kazakh airlines to lower plane ticket prices

Plane ticket prices in Kazakhstan will be lowered amid the lowering jet fuel prices in Kazakhstan.

Kazakh airlines to lower plane ticket prices
NASA delays spacewalk to Saturday to analyze spacesuit
NASA delays spacewalk to Saturday to analyze spacesuit

The start of a series of spacewalks to carry out major work at the International Space Station will be delayed by a day to Saturday so NASA can investigate a spacesuits problem.

NASA delays spacewalk to Saturday to analyze spacesuit
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Russia to keep using Kazakhstan's Baikonur despite constructing Vostochny cosmodrome: Russia’s Ambassador

Back in August 2014 the country’s media reported that Russia was intending to stop financing Baikonur starting from 2016.

Russia to keep using Kazakhstan's Baikonur despite constructing Vostochny cosmodrome: Russia’s Ambassador
SpaceX launches deep-space weather observatory
SpaceX launches deep-space weather observatory

A $340 million satellite that aims to alert people to potentially dangerous solar activity and geomagnetic storms blasted off toward deep space atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.

SpaceX launches deep-space weather observatory
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SpaceX calls off launch of space-weather satellite

SpaceX's launch of a $340 million sun-observing spacecraft that was initially dreamed up by former US vice president Al Gore was postponed.

SpaceX calls off launch of space-weather satellite
NASA hails spending boost under Obama budget proposal
NASA hails spending boost under Obama budget proposal

NASA hailed a proposal by President Barack Obama to boost spending for the US space agency and announced plans for a mission to explore Jupiter's moon, Europa.

NASA hails spending boost under Obama budget proposal
SpaceX chief Elon Musk eyes Internet satellites: report
SpaceX chief Elon Musk eyes Internet satellites: report

High-tech entrepreneur Elon Musk has reportedly added global Internet access from satellites to his vision of a future alongside sporty electric cars.

SpaceX chief Elon Musk eyes Internet satellites: report
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Google aboard as Musk's SpaceX gets $1 bn in funding

The private space exploration firm SpaceX said it had secured a $1 billion investment that could help founder Elon Musk's plan to build a satellite Internet network.

Google aboard as Musk's SpaceX gets $1 bn in funding
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SpaceX poised for cargo, rocket-recycle launch

SpaceX will try again to launch a load of cargo to the International Space Station and recycle its Falcon 9 rocket by landing a key part on an ocean platform.

SpaceX poised for cargo, rocket-recycle launch
SpaceX to try ocean platform landing of Falcon rocket
SpaceX to try ocean platform landing of Falcon rocket

SpaceX aims to propel modern rocket science into a brave new era by landing a key part of its Falcon 9 rocket on a floating platform in the Atlantic Ocean.

SpaceX to try ocean platform landing of Falcon rocket