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  • Russia Says It Will Keep Source of Hole (and Air Leak) on Soyuz Secret— But NASA Wants to Know...

    09/22/2019 8:29:40 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    Live Science ^ | 2019-09-22T12:40:29Z | Elizabeth Howell - Contributor
    Amid reports that the Russians will keep the cause of an air leak discovered at the International Space Station in 2018 secret, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine has promised to speak personally with the head of the Russian space agency. "They have not told me anything," Bridenstine said during a Houston energy conference question session Thursday (Sept. 19), according to the Houston Chronicle. But he emphasized that he wants to keep good relations with the Russians, one of the two chief partners on the orbiting complex. "I don't want to let one item set [the relationship] back, but it is clearly...
  • Russia: We'll Verify U.S. Moon Landings

    11/24/2018 7:16:05 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 84 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 24, 2018 | Dmitry Rogozin
    MOSCOW — The head of Russia’s Roscosmos space agency has said that a proposed Russian mission to the moon will be tasked with verifying that the American moon landings were real. “We have set this objective to fly and verify whether they’ve been there or not,” said Dmitry Rogozin in a video posted Saturday on Twitter. Rogozin was responding to a question about whether or not NASA actually landed on the moon nearly 50 years ago. He appeared to be joking, as he smirked and shrugged while answering. But conspiracies surrounding NASA’s moon missions are common in Russia. The Soviet...
  • Elon Musk Is Squeezing Russia Out of Launchers Market, Space Chief Says

    10/02/2018 7:33:45 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 14 replies
    Moscow Times ^ | Oct 2, 2018 | Reuters
    The head of Russia’s space agency has accused tech billionaire Elon Musk of trying to squeeze Moscow out of the carrier rockets market by lowballing prices for commercial space flights. SpaceX has upended the space industry with its relatively low-cost Falcon 9 rockets. The company has completed more than 50 successful Falcon launches and snagged billions of dollars' worth of contracts, including deals with NASA and the U.S. Department of Defense. Dmitry Rogozin, the head of Russia’s Roscosmos Federal Space Agency, told state-run television on Monday that Musk sells launches from $40 million to $60 million “to squeeze Russia out...
  • The Air Leak on the ISS May Have Been Deliberate

    09/04/2018 4:02:13 PM PDT · by grundle · 70 replies
    Popular Mechanics via ^ | September 4, 2018 | Avery Thompson
    Late last week, the astronauts aboard the International Space Station woke up to some distressing news: There was a leak somewhere on the station, and air was escaping into space. After an extensive search, the leak was finally found and plugged with tape and gauze, and the air pressure inside the station has been stabilized. But now that the crisis has passed, there’s a new concern for the astronauts and the space agencies that manage the station. How exactly did that hole get there in the first place? At first, the theory was that a stray micrometeorite collided with the...
  • Zimmerman/Batchelor Podcast; "SpaceX Supremacy" & "ESA/Roscosmos Rehearsal for Mars 2020."

    04/05/2018 10:45:03 AM PDT · by Voption · 3 replies
    Behind the Black ^ | April 3, 2018 | Bob Zimmerman/John Batchelor
    Podcast in 2 Parts: "SpaceX Supremacy," & "ESA/Roscosmos Rehearsal for Mars Landing 2020."
  • "Roscosmos and NASA race for last place"

    03/29/2018 1:02:30 PM PDT · by Voption · 2 replies
    Behind the Black ^ | March 29, 2018 | Robert Zimmerman
    It sure does appear that Russia’s Roscosmos is competing with NASA to see which government agency can delay its missions the longest. In fact, for fun, let’s put together the standings!
  • Russia's Space Agency Might Break Up With the U.S. To Get With China

    03/17/2018 9:40:16 AM PDT · by GoldenState_Rose · 12 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | Mar 2018 | Anatoly Zak
    Last month Russia’s space agency, Roscosmos State Corporation, began work on a contingency plan that would reshape its future in space exploration. The country could shift its human spaceflight cooperation from the U.S. to China, sources within Roscosmos told Popular Mechanics. One possible scenario includes Roscosmos exiting the International Space Station program early. If adopted, the new strategy would mark a historic moment for the Russian space program, which has cooperated with the U.S. for nearly three decades. In 1993, not long after the breakup of the USSR.
  • Russian spacewalk for $100 million each: where are Zuckerberg and Cuban?

    02/04/2018 2:31:16 PM PST · by Voption · 20 replies
    The John Batchelor Show ^ | February 2, 2018 | John Batchelor with Robert Zimmerman
    Roscosmos, is considering offering future space tourists the chance to do their own spacewalk for $100 million price tag.
  • Russian Space Agency Confirms Progress Cargo Spacecraft Burns Up in Atmosphere

    12/01/2016 2:54:30 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 4 replies ^ | 12/1/2016
    Russia's Roscosmos space corporation reported earlier on Thursday it had lost telemetry exchange with the Progress MS-04 space freighter some six minutes after the launch on board a Soyuz carrier rocket. The Roscosmos press service stressed that the loss of the cargo ship will not affect the routine operations of the ISS and the crew. A state commission currently analyzes the incident.
  • Russia Plans Moon Base, Mars Network by 2030

    03/30/2012 11:25:19 PM PDT · by garjog · 12 replies
    Wired UK via KurzweilAINetwork ^ | March 14, 2012 | By Mark Brown
    By 2030, Russia will send robots to the Moon to collect samples. The program will be punctuated with a manned Moon landing — 60 years after Neil Armstrong’s Apollo mission. Payback, perhaps, for losing out on the major leg of the U.S. and Soviet space race. The optimistic program also lays out plans for active exploration of other planets in the solar system, and ideas for a follow-up to the International Space Station: The ISS is only funded until 2020.
  • Russia and Europe plan a manned mission to Mars

    Europe will carry out the first manned mission to Mars together with Russia. Head of the European Space Agency Jean-Jacques Dordain stated this when he visited the International Aviation and Space Salon, MAKS-2011, now under way in Zhukovsky near Moscow. He gave no timeframe, but head of the Russian Space Agency Vladimir Popovkin welcomed his European counterpart’s idea concerning the coordination of the future project. The dream of human beings going to Mars has a long history, and at present, mankind is very close to implement such a project. Some time ago, an interest in the planet was linked to...
  • Bush's New Space Plan Excites Russia

    01/15/2004 12:50:40 PM PST · by Paradox · 18 replies · 61+ views ^ | 15 January 2004 | Vladimir Isachenkov
     MOSCOW (AP) -- U.S. President George W. Bush's new plan to send men to the moon, Mars and beyond excited Russian space officials and designers, who voiced quick hopes Thursday for winning a lucrative share in the U.S. program and boosting the sagging status of Russia's space program.NASA has already sent its proposals concerning cooperation in moon and Mars missions to the Russian Aerospace Agency, said deputy chief Nikolai Moiseyev, acording to the ITAR-Tass news agency. Moiseyev did not give details of the U.S. proposals, but said that Russia has plentiful know-how to share. Bush's plan could be a chance...
  • Russia hopes nuclear ship will fly humans to Mars

    10/29/2009 7:07:52 AM PDT · by tricky_k_1972 · 34 replies · 1,096+ views
    Forbes ^ | Oct 29 08:01 AM US/Eastern | VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV
    MOSCOW -- Russia should build a new nuclear-powered spaceship for prospective manned missions to Mars and other planets, the nation's space chief said in remarks released Thursday.Anatoly Perminov first proposed building the ship at a government meeting Wednesday but initially didn't explain its purpose.He said in remarks posted Thursday on his agency's Web site that the nuclear spaceship should be used for human flights to Mars and other planets. He said the project is challenging technologically, but could capitalize on the Soviet and Russian experience in the field.Perminov said the preliminary design could be ready by 2012. He said it...
  • Russia's Dark Horse Plan to Get to Mars

    05/23/2009 5:05:38 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 8 replies · 828+ views
    Discover Magazine ^ | 5/21/09 | Jamie Oberg
    The Fobos-Grunt mission might pave the way for humanity's first permanent space base—on Phobos, Mars' bizarre moon.Mars has been nothing but bad luck for the Russians. They have launched 20 probes to the planet since 1960, and all either failed or suffered from severe technical problems. But soon—as early as this October—Russia will attempt to reverse its fortunes with one of the most ambitious unmanned space missions ever. Instead of aiming straight for Mars, the Russians are going after Phobos, the larger of its two little satellites and one of the oddest objects around. Their probe, called Fobos-Grunt (“Phobos...
  • Russia Enters 'Space Race' To Build Moon Base

    08/31/2007 3:09:55 PM PDT · by blam · 54 replies · 1,679+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8-31-2007 | Graeme Baker
    Russia enters 'space race' to build moon base By Graeme Baker Last Updated: 5:57pm BST 31/08/2007 Russia has revived another Cold War rivalry by entering a new “space race” with America to build a permanent base on the Moon. The moon from Moscow's Novodevichy Monastery Anatoly Perminov, the head of the space agency Roskosmos, said Russia would organise a manned lunar mission by 2025 and would be ready to build an “inhabited station” between 2027 and 2032. From there, cosmonauts could strike out on a long-planned mission to Mars as early as 2035. “According to our estimates we will be...
  • Russia plans flight to Mars and development of space tourism

    08/04/2005 11:19:43 AM PDT · by jb6 · 69 replies · 1,143+ views
    RIA Novosti ^ | 04/ 08/ 2005
    MOSCOW, August 4 (RIA Novosti) - Russia will start an experimental program for preparation for flights to Mars in 2006, said Anatoly Perminov, head of the Russian Space Agency Roscosmos. "The agency is not planning a manned flight to Mars until 2015, although we will start an experimental program at the Institute of Medical and Biological Research next year," he told the Voice of Russia state-controlled radio station. "An international six-men crew will conduct a simulated 500-day flight to Mars." Perminov said Russia would send a probe to Phobos, one of Mars' two moons, to test launch, landing and take-off...
  • Russia Plans 500-Day Mock Mars Mission

    10/11/2004 6:17:41 PM PDT · by Simmy2.5 · 12 replies · 318+ views ^ | 11 October 2004 | By Tariq Malik
    Russian space researchers will lock six men in a metal tube for more than year in an effort to mimic the stresses and challenges of a manned mission to Mars. The 500 Days experiment, under development by the Russian Institute of Medical and Biological Problems, will isolate human volunteers in a mock space station module for -- as its namesake suggests -- a complete 500 days to study how a long mission to Mars might affect its human crew. "Obviously, we're very interested in the results," NASA spokeswoman Dolores Beasley said of the long-duration study during a telephone interview. "It...
  • Russia, US can collaborate in Mars exploration: Putin

    01/26/2004 2:32:41 PM PST · by ambrose · 79 replies · 259+ views
    AP ^ | 1.27.04 | AFP
    Last Update: Tuesday, January 27, 2004. 1:03am (AEDT) Russia, US can collaborate in Mars exploration: Putin Russia and the United States can collaborate in exploring Mars, Russian President Vladimir Putin told US Secretary of State Colin Powell in talks on Monday. Congratulating the envoy on the US mission that has seen two probes land on the surface of the Red Planet in the past three weeks, Mr Putin said that Russia "has noted with interest President Bush's ambitious plans for the conquest of Mars," the Interfax news agency reported. "I believe that in this area there are things we can...
  • "Time not right" for Russia to launch Mars mission: ("We could do it. We just don't feel like it.")

    01/22/2004 6:43:00 AM PST · by presidio9 · 11 replies · 84+ views
    AFP ^ | Thu, Jan 22, 2004
    Russia possesses the technology and skills to launch a manned mission to Mars but "the time is not right" for such a venture, a senior government official said, dousing speculation that Russia might seek to match US plans to explore space. "We have all the technology and scientific skills needed (for a flight to Mars), but from the rational point of view the time is not right for such a programme," Deputy Prime Minister Boris Alyoshin told the Interfax news agency. "We too have big ambitions, but currently we are not planning concrete moves for the conquest of Mars," he...
  • After Bush speech, Russia mulls missions to Moon and Mars (...yeah right)

    01/15/2004 1:11:45 PM PST · by presidio9 · 63 replies · 585+ views
    AFP ^ | Thu, Jan 15, 2004
    In an echo of the Cold War space race, Russia said that it had the know-how to relaunch its space exploration programs, a day after Washington laid out ambitious plans to return to the Moon and press on to Mars. "We have many initiatives from researchers on organizing expeditions to the Moon and Mars," said Nikolai Moiseyev, a deputy director of the Russian Rosaviakosmos space agency. "Before the end of the year, we intend to develop a federal space program until 2015 and it is possible that such projects would be included," the ITAR-TASS news agency quoted him as saying...