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Rocket carrying Emirati, Russian, American blasts off for ISS

Sep 25, 2019 - 11:00 PM

Hazzaa al-Mansoori of the United Arab Emirates will spend 8 days on the ISS and will be the first Emirati and the first Arab on the orbiting laboratory

CHEERS. People at Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre in Dubai gesture and wave Emirati national flags as they watch screens showing a Soyuz MS-15 spacecraft lifting off from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The spacecraft carries 35-year-old Emirati astronaut Hazzaa al-Mansoori, who will spend 8 days aboard the International Space Station. Photo by Karim Sahib /AFP

Aborted launch astronauts return to space next year – Russia

Oct 12, 2018 - 6:07 PM

Russian cosmonaut Aleksey Ovchinin and US astronaut Nick Hague who survived an aborted flight are likely to go into space in the spring

Russia's Soyuz MS-10 spacecraft carrying the members of the International Space Station (ISS) expedition 57/58, Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin and NASA astronaut Nick Hague, blasts off to the ISS from the launch pad at the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome in Baikonur on October 11, 2018.  Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV / AFP

3 astronauts reach ISS for 5-month mission

Sep 13, 2017 - 11:45 AM

Russia s Roscosmos space agency says that the Soyuz MS 06 spacecraft successfully docked at the ISS at 0255 GMT

The Soyuz MS-06 spacecraft carrying NASA astronauts Mark Vande Hei and Joe Acaba and cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin of Roscosmos is seen on the right approaching the International Space Station on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017. The spacecraft docked to the station at 10:55 p.m. EDT. Credits: NASA Television

Einstein's theory of relativity faces satellite test

Apr 26, 2016 - 6:05 PM

The mission of the Microscope orbiter is to test the basis for our modern understanding of gravity

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Europe to launch satellites for Earth, Einstein

Apr 22, 2016 - 1:30 PM

Setting off on a Russian Soyuz rocket will be Sentinel 1B with its Earth surveillance radar and Microscope a French built orbiter seeking to poke a hole in Einstein s theory of general relativity

TESTS. French National Centre for Space Studies' employees work on the last thermal vacuum tests of the Microscope satellite in Toulouse, France. Photo from

Soyuz rocket with US-Russian crew misses ISS rendezvous

Mar 26, 2014 - 3:04 PM

The Soyuz rocket failed to hook up with the space station due to complications that appeared in the functioning of the vessel s orientation system

SOYUZ FROM SPACE. Rick Mastracchio sends a picture of the Soyuz rocket taking off from the International Space Station. Photo from Rick Mastracchio's Twitter via

Trio takes shortcut to International Space Station

May 29, 2013 - 8:55 AM

UPDATE The Soyuz took a shortcut that slashes the travel time from two days to just six hours thanks to a special orbit

LIFTOFF. The Soyuz TMA-09M lifts off from the Baikonour space center in Kazakhstan to begin a six-hour trip to the International Space Station (ISS), May 29, 2012. Photo courtesy of NASA