Posts Tagged ‘Russia’

The Soyuz TMA-04M rocket launches from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Tuesday, May 15, 2012 carrying Expedition 31 Soyuz Commander Gennady Padalka, NASA Flight Engineer Joseph Acaba and Flight Engineer Sergei Revin to the International Space Station. (Photo by NASA/Bill Ingalls)

Russia Plans Replacement For Soyuz Rocket

Russia's struggling space agency has unveiled a new program that will see the creation of a replacement for the aging Soyuz rocket by 2020.
by AFP


On This Day in Aviation History: December 26th

A big day for the Russians, as Aeroflot begins Il-86 flights, the Tu-144 begins operations, and the first Soviet flight exceeding the sound barrier.
by Phil Derner Jr.


Plane Carrying Hockey Team Crashes North of Moscow, Killing 45 Players and Staff

A jet transporting the KHL's Lokomotiv Yaroslavl hockey team crashed during takeoff in a city north of Moscow on Wednesday, killing all but one of the team's players, including a number of former NHL stars.
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Shiveluch Volcano, Kamchatka, Russia

Ash from Russian Volcano Forces Flight Reroutes

Ash clouds coming from an active volcano in Russia's far east has forced authorities there to reroute a number of international flights, officials said on Tuesday. No flights have so far been canceled.
by BNO News


Final Call: Modern UAVs Grounded in Favor of 1950s Spy Planes, Psychics Say Apollo 16 Met Moon Men

The Obama Administration plans to ground the Global Hawk in favor of the U-2, ATR is destroying Bombardier in the turboprop market, Syria orders dozens of fighter trainers, and more...
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