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June 15 - Launch of Soyuz 29

1973Kosmos 573 launched today.  It was an unmanned flight of the two-man Soyuz ferry, testing its ability to transport crews to Salyut space stations. 187 more words


Most excited by India's plan to have own space station: Ex-ISRO chief

Currently, there is only one fully-functional space station in the Earth’s lower orbit, the International Space Station (ISS), and astronauts conduct different experiments in it. 395 more words

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விண்வெளியில் சொந்தமாக ஆய்வு மையத்தை கட்டமைக்க இந்தியா திட்டமிட்டுள்ளது என இஸ்ரோவின் தலைவர் கே சிவன் தெரிவித்துள்ளார். சொந்த விண்வெளி ஆய்வு மைய திட்டமானது மனிதர்களை விண்வெளிக்கு அனுப்பும் ககன்யான் திட்டத்தின் நீட்சியாக இருக்கும். 128 more words


Not Like the Movies

Harold was staring out the window.  Carol came up and asked, “What are you doing, staring off into space?”

Harold gave her a glance and shrugged his shoulders.  87 more words

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NASA Wants to Let Space Tourists Onto the Space Station

Attention, people with $59 million just lying around: NASA is opening the International Space Station (ISS) to adventurous tourists, and those interested don’t need to hold their breath — space tourism could happen as soon as 2020. 195 more words


Returning to Skylab's Re-Entry

1979: Space Doom or Thrilled Excitement?

If you remember this map and those three red orbit lines published for newspapers in 1979, you’ll also remember that Skylab’s fall back to Earth was both exciting and dangerous for Earth’s citizens. 307 more words