TPK Soyuz TMA-04M. Works in the MIK.

At the Baikonur Cosmodrome continue intensive work in preparation for manned launch of manned spacecraft (WPK) "Soyuz TMA-04M."Launch of a space rocket "Soyuz-FG" with transport manned spacecraft "Soyuz TMA-04M" is scheduled for May 15.On the ship, the crew has to start in the Russian Federal Space Agency cosmonaut Gennady Padalka and Sergei Revin, and U.S. astronaut Joseph Aqaba.

Experts RSC Energia approved specifications of the new ship

Layout PTK NP on the stand RSC "Energia" at the MAKS 2009

Experts approved the technical characteristics of the new Russian manned spacecraft, told the RIA "Novosti" president-general designer RSC "Energia" Vitaly Lopota.

In April 2009, the Corporation "Energia" won the tender to develop the conceptual design perspective Russian manned spacecraft.

"There is a stage of technical design. Making a final decision on the appearance of the spacecraft. It must be such as to fly to the moon in the appropriate complex, including the upper stage, which will provide the opposite return, and the upper stage,

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The launch of manned spacecraft Soyuz TMA-03M

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On December 21, 17.16.15 MSK from the starting complex of the platform 1 Baikonur launch took Vehicle (ILV) "Soyuz-FG" with transport manned spacecraft (WPK) "Soyuz TMA-03M" (Commander Oleg Kononenko (Roscosmos), flight engineers Andre Kuipers (ESA) and Donald Pettit (NASA).)

After 528 seconds of flight rocket TPK "Soyuz TMA-03M" cleanly separated from the third stage of the launch of an artificial satellite orbiting the Earth.

Joining TPK "Soyuz TMA-03M" to the International Space Station is scheduled for December 23 this year at 19.22 Moscow time.

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NASA lasso asteroid and by 2021, it will land astronauts

08.04.2013

Sen. Clarence William Nelson, Former astronaut ("Columbia"), issued a statement on Friday that NASA is preparing for the 2019 "lasso an asteroid" diameter 7.6 m and deliver it to the lunar orbit. Statement, note is made against the background of a long-known interest NASA to such a project, but until recently no one knew how idea is shared by the United States.

It seems that negotiations do succeed: Mr. Nelson said that the $ 100 million already planned by President Obama to be included in the budget of 2014. The senator is chairman of the Subcommittee

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Seliger towing vessel was launched on the

Ship "Seliger" project 11982: length — 59.7 m, width — 10.8 m, displacement — about 1,117 tons, speed — 13 knots, range — 1,000 miles, the crew — 16 people and 9 people expedition.

In Kaliningrad, on the Shipyard "Yantar" launched the unique research vessel "Seliger". This is the first-born of vessels intended for testing new techniques and research gubokovodnoy bottom of the ocean.

On board the "Seliger" will be based most modern rescue equipment and deep. Already tested two manned vehicle "Rus" and "The Consul," which is not inferior to the famous bathyscaphe "The

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Fly to the moon

One of the sensations of space MAKS — new manned spacecraft

One of the sensations of space MAKS — new manned spacecraft: presented at the air show for the first time a full-scale mock-up design and layout of its recovery vehicle. On what will be the new "spaceship" correspondent "RG" said the president, Chief Designer of RSC "Energia". SP The Queen, corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Sciences Vitaly Lopota.

Configuring a new manned spacecraft Source: Rossiyskaya Gazeta

 

Vitaly, that is a new ship?

Vitaly

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Future developments for domestic space

In discussing the recent news about the development of "cooperation" Roscosmos and NASA found that our space program, and in particular on those ideas and projects on which bets are placed by our experts on the prospect of 10-20 years, many are not very deep knowledge. This is not surprising, given the level of media publications on this topic. I understand the feelings of the Patriots, when expressed sober assessment of the current state grown and even more so when there are no comments, respectfully spoke of astronautics Western, but it would be better in such cases based on

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Ship launched to the ISS Soyuz TMA-07M!

The crew of the Union before the start. Photo RSC "Energia"

According to the International Space Station (ISS) and Russian commitments under this international project 16:12:35 Moscow Time (MSK) from the Baikonur "cosmodrome" was launched manned transport spacecraft (WPK) "Soyuz TMA-07M" .

The launch — delivery to the ISS three people to bring the size of the crew thirty-fourth expedition (ISS-34) up to six people.

The launch of the Soyuz TMA-07M. Photo from MCC

The crew of "Soyuz TMA-07M": cosmonaut Roman Romanenko (Commander), Canadian Space Agency astronaut Chris Hadfield (Flight engineer of the ship) and NASA astronaut Thomas

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History of the flight of the spacecraft Soyuz TMA-02M

"Soyuz TMA-02M" — the second modernized Russian manned spacecraft, which is manned flight to the International Space Station. This is the twenty-seventh flight of the ship series "Union" to the ISS. The crew includes cosmonauts Sergei Volkov (Russia), Edward Fossum (USA) and Satoshi Furukawa (Japan).

TPK Soyuz TMA-04M. Works in the MIK.

At the Baikonur Cosmodrome continue intensive work in preparation for manned launch of manned spacecraft (WPK) "Soyuz TMA-04M."Launch of a space rocket "Soyuz-FG" with transport manned spacecraft "Soyuz TMA-04M" is scheduled for May 15.On the ship, the crew has to start in the Russian Federal Space Agency cosmonaut Gennady Padalka and Sergei Revin, and U.S. astronaut Joseph Aqaba.

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