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3 astronauts blast off for five-month ISS mission

3 astronauts blast off for five-month ISS mission

Kazakhstan – Two US astronauts and a Russian cosmonaut blasted off for the International Space Station in a nighttime launch from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan early Wednesday, heading for a five-month mission. The Soyuz MS-06 rocket carrying Alexander Misurkin of the Russia’s Roscosmos space agency, NASA first-time flyer Mark Vande Hei and his veteran […]

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Chinese astronauts return to earth after longest mission

Chinese astronauts return to earth after longest mission

Beijing – China’s Shenzhou-11 spacecraft returned to earth Friday, bringing home two astronauts from the rising power’s longest-ever orbital mission in a milestone for its vaulting ambitions. China’s state broadcaster CCTV showed the return capsule’s separation from the Tiangong-2 space lab 393km above the earth, and its descent through the atmosphere to its landing on […]

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China launches longest manned space mission

China launches longest manned space mission

Shangahai – China launched its longest manned space mission today, sending two astronauts into orbit to spend a month aboard a space laboratory that is part of a broader plan to have a permanent manned space station in service around 2022. The Shenzhou 11 blasted off on a Long March rocket at 7:30am (2330 GMT) […]

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China launches longest manned space mission

China launches longest manned space mission

Shanghai – China launched its latest manned space mission on Monday, taking two astronauts into orbit where they will spend a month aboard an experimental space laboratory that is part of a broader plan to have a permanent manned space station in service around 2022. The Shenzhou 11 blasted off on a Long March rocket […]

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‘Positive’ Zidane seeks patience in Madrid recovery mission

‘Positive’ Zidane seeks patience in Madrid recovery mission

Madrid – Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane insisted he remains positive his side will overcome a 2-0 first-leg deficit to reach the Champions League semi-finals against Wolfsburg on Tuesday. Madrid need to end a run of bowing out in the Champions League the last eight times they have lost the first leg, but Zidane also […]