Russian Spacecraft Soyuz returned to the Earth

The Russian spacecraft named “Soyuz” safety arrived to Kazakhstan. There were 3 man in this spacecraft, one of them was from USA, the others were from Russia. This group of astronomers had a mission in International Space Station, and has spent there about five months. It was the crew of the 34rd expedition of ISS. The Russian spacecraft “Soyuz” made landing in a regular mode on March 16 at about 11:11 p.m. According to the physicians, all crew members feel well. During the stay onboard the International Space Station, crew members participated in performance of 50 important scientific experiments according to the Russian program of scientific applied researches and experiments.

US-Russian Crew Arrives at International Space Station

An American astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts arrived at the International Space Station early on May 17, kicking off a four-month stay aboard the orbiting laboratory. A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying NASA astronaut Joe Acaba and cosmonauts Gennady Padalka and Sergei Revin docked with the space station at 12:36 a.m. EDT (0436 GMT) Thursday as the two spacecraft soared 249 miles above the border between Mongolia and Kazakhstan.

Soyuz Space Capsule Lands Safely

A Russian space capsule touched down on the steppes of Kazakhstan in Central Asia on April 27, safely returning a joint U.S.-Russian crew to Earth after months aboard the International Space Station. The Soyuz TMA-22 spacecraft landed at 7:45 a.m. EDT (1145 GMT), less than four hours after undocking from the space station. Riding home aboard the space capsule were NASA astronaut Dan Burbank and Russian cosmonauts Anton Shkaplerov and Anatoly Ivanishin, who were reintroduced to the strong tug of Earth’s gravity after spending 165 days, or nearly 5 1/2 months, in orbit.

Europe Vega Rocket Successfully Launched

The European Space Agency’s new Vega rocket, which is designed to launch small satellites, blasted off from the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana, on the northern Atlantic coast of South America on February 13 and reached orbit minutes later. Liftoff occurred at 5 a.m. ET (1000 GMT). ESA spent 700 million Euros (about $930 million) and nearly nine years developing the four-stage Vega rocket and plans to spend another 300 million Euros (about $399 million) on the booster’s first five flights. The new booster is designed to serve as a launcher for small payloads to complement Europe’s heavy-lift Ariane 5 rockets and the medium-class Russian Soyuz rockets that lift off from the Guiana Space Center.

Astronauts are on Their Way to Spend Christmas at the International Space Station

Russians have launched their Soyuz TMA-03M spacecraft from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan with the three astronauts to spend their Christmas holidays at the Earth’s orbit.Soyuz spacecraft will carry NASA astronaut Don Pettit, Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko, and Dutch astronaut Andre Kuipers, from the European Space Agency (ESA), to the International Space Station