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Latest Crew Blasts Off For International Space Station

WASHINGTON — Three new crew members are on their way to the International Space Station. NASA Flight Engineer Sunita Williams, Russian Soyuz Commander Yuri Malenchenko and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency…

Phobos Grunt Mars Probe killed by a software glitch…maybe

The ambitious Russian Mars probe which was supposed to place a lander on Phobos was doomed by a software glitch say Russian officials. “a programming error which led to a…

Why did Phobos Grunt really fail?

Recent headlines were filled with a plethora of information about the reentry of the doomed Russian Spacecraft Phobos Grunt. There have been many rumors and speculation as to why it…

Russian Maridian satellite fails, rocket explodes

A Russian military launch of communications network Satellite failed On the heals of the loss of the Phobos Grunt mission Russia has yet another failure. A Soyuz-2.1b rocket  lifted off…

Russia’s stricken Mars probe ‘contacted’

MOSCOW, November 23 (RIA Novosti) – The European Space Agency (ESA) has said it established contact with Russia’s Mars mission probethat is stranded circling Earth. “ESA’s tracking station at Perth,…

Bad Day to be a Russian Satellite Engineer

Reuters quotes Russian President Dmitry Medvedev as saying that he believes those responsible for recent space program failures, like Phobos-Grunt, should be punished.  Phobos Grunt is a mission to Mars…