Soyuz space module.

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Russian Soyuz Space Module That Visited ISS in 2018 Up For Sale

Russia has planned to sell the Soyuz space module, which took astronauts Oleg Artemyev, Andrew Feustel and Richard Arnold to and from the ISS in 2018. "Descent module No.738 of the Soyuz MS-08 mission is available on the Glavkosmos web portal for purchase," read Roscosmos' statement. However, the price has not been disclosed yet as the buyers will have to first submit requests for purchase on portal.

Thu, 20 May 2021 - 04:42 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Russia, Roscosmos, Soyuz Space Module, sale, ISS

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Yuria Pereslid; the ISS.

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Russia To Send Actress, Director To Int. Space Station For Movie Shoot

Russian space agency Roscosmos will be sending actress Yuria Peresild and director Klim Shipenko to shoot a film at the International Space Station. Titled "Challenge", the expedition for the space-drama will begin from October 5 after the selected candidates clear the basic tests. Reportedly, Hollywood actor Tom Cruise is also scheduled to visit the ISS in October for his next film, backed by NASA and Elon Musk.

Sat, 15 May 2021 - 09:35 AM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Russia, Roscosmos, ISS, Movie, Yuria Pereslid, Klim Shipenko, Tom Cruise

Courtesy: The Guardian


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Russia To Quit ISS By 2025 For Its Own Space Station

Russia has stated to build its own space station by 2030 as it is preparing to quit the current decades-old International Space Station (ISS). Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov informed that Russian space agency Roscosmos will soon submit a notice and exit the ISS after 2025. The project, estimated to cost around $6 billion, now awaits the final approval of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 - 04:45 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Russia, ISS, Roscosmos, Space Station

Courtesy: Reuters

Representational photo/ Crew Dragon

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NASA, SpaceX Join Hands To Launch Second-Round Space Journey

NASA and SpaceX have officially joined hands and is preparing to send another fleet of astronauts to the International Space Station. The spacecraft along with the Falcon 9 rocket, scheduled to launch on April 22 from the historic pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Craft centre in Florida, carrying 65 crew members on board. Reportedly, the astronauts will spend six-… read-more

Fri, 16 Apr 2021 - 05:27 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: NASA, ESA, JAXA, ISS, Crew Dragon, SpaceX, Astronaut


Crew selected to travel to the ISS.

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Axiom Space To Carry Its First Crew Members To Space Station, For $55 Million

Private aerospace company Axiom Space, on January 26, announced the list of first customers to visit the International Space Station in January 2022. American entrepreneur Larry Connor, Canadian businessman Mark Pathy and Israel's Eytan Stibbe will pay $55 million (over Rs 400 cr) each. The customers will stay at space station for eight days, following the medical tests and 15 weeks training. Reportedly, Connor (70) will be the second-oldest… read-more

Wed, 27 Jan 2021 - 03:34 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: ISS, Axiom Space, Larry Connor, Mark Pathy, Eytan Stibbe, Space Travel

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Representational photo: ISS

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Test Finds Anti-ageing Protein In Mice Sent To Space

A joint study by Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and Tohoku University has identified an anti-ageing protein in mice. The tests were conducted on the mice, sent to space in 2018. The protein Nrf2, which turns the stress defense mechanism on and off, considerably slowed down biological changes in mice. Scientists said this discovery could help thrive  the treatment of old age related complications like Alzheimer's and diabetes plus… read-more

Fri, 06 Nov 2020 - 06:44 AM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: NASA, ISS, JAXA, Space

Courtesy: India TV