Tag Archives: ISS

Briton In Space: 'Hope You Enjoyed The Show'

Tim Peake has become the first British astronaut to board the International Space Station, which will be his home for the next six months. Major Peake along with Russian commander…

Brit Astronaut Boards Rocket Ahead Of Lift-Off

British astronaut Tim Peake has said an emotional goodbye to his family & friends before boarding the rocket that will take him to the International Space Station (ISS). He shared…

'Go For Flight' – Brit Astronaut To Make History

There have been emotional scenes as British astronaut Tim Peake said goodbye to family & friends before setting off to be launched into space to the International Space Station (ISS)….

Finmeccanica CEO says Westland Helicopters not for sale

ROME (Reuters) – Italy's Finmeccanica has not received any offer for the British arm of its helicopter business AgustaWestland & does not plan to sell it anyway, the aerospace &…

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Congo grants exit visas to adopted children after two-year wait

KINSHASA (Reuters) – Congo will allow 69 children to leave for adoption by foreign parents, the first to be granted exit visas since the government imposed a moratorium two years…

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FTSE Records Biggest Weekly Loss Of 2015

The FTSE 100 has recorded its biggest weekly loss of the year amid concerns over the failing Chinese financial market. The index closed down at 6,187.65 points on Friday –…

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2 Russian cosmonauts on ISS conduct spacewalk

MOSCOW (AP) — Two Russian crewmembers at the International Space Station have begun a spacewalk to install new equipment & inspect the orbiting outpost's exterior. Gennady Padalka & Mikhail Kornienko…

NASA Signs Contract With Russia To Carry Astronauts To International Space Station Until 2019

NASA has signed a $490m (£317m) deal with Russia to continue to ferry American astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) until 2019. Since NASA’s reusable space shuttle was mothballed…

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Rocket carrying Russian, Japanese, US crew docks with ISS

Astronauts from Russia, Japan & the United States Thursday docked successfully with the International Space Station under six hours after they launched, NASA television showed. The Soyuz TMA 17M rocket…