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Gravity and American Exceptionalism in Outer Space

Lauren Lyons | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Lauren Lyons

The romantic bygone era of winning the Space Race is in the past. Wouldn't it make a stronger case for NASA funding if we were more honest about our competitive positioning? We can bash them all we like, but there is a reason countries are so eager to work with China, and it's certainly not because the they are failing.

Cosmonaut 'Cable Workers' Set New Space Record

Space.com | Tariq Malik | Posted 08.18.2013 | Science

Two cosmonauts set a new record for the longest Russian spacewalk on Friday (Aug. 16), spending more than seven hours working outside the Internation...

Russia Charges NASA $70 Million Per Seat To Fly Astronauts To ISS

AP | MARCIA DUNN | Posted 06.30.2013 | Science

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA is paying $424 million more to Russia to get U.S. astronauts into space, and the agency's leader is blaming Congress...

Spacecraft Glitch Puts Mission To ISS In Jeopardy

Posted 04.25.2013 | Science

By: Miriam Kramer Published: 04/24/2013 10:48 AM EDT on SPACE.com An unmanned Russian cargo spacecraft launched toward the International Space Sta...

Russians Reveal Bold New Plan to Reconnect With Moon

Posted 04.02.2013 | Science

By: Leonard David Published: 04/02/2013 07:49 AM EDT on SPACE.com Russia is developing a renewed robotic moon exploration program, building upon t...

Failed Rocket Reportedly Falls Into Sea

Reuters | Posted 04.03.2013 | Science

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A rocket carrying a communications satellite suffered engine trouble and plunged into the Pacific Ocean shortly after launch on Fri...

Russia Reveals Plan To Land Spacecraft On Moon

Reuters | Posted 03.19.2013 | Science

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia will resume a long-dormant quest to explore the moon by sending an unmanned probe there in 2015, the head of the space agenc...

Russian PM Angered By Failed Russian Space Launch

AP | Posted 08.10.2012 | Science

MOSCOW -- Russia's Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Thursday that this week's failed space launch has dented the nation's prestige and that those t...

ANOTHER Russian Rocket Fails

AP | VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | Posted 10.08.2012 | Science

MOSCOW — Russia's space pride suffered another blow Tuesday when a booster rocket failed to place two communications satellites into target orbi...

Failed Russian Satellite To Swim With The Fishes

Posted 05.18.2012 | Science

By: Peter B. de Selding, Space News Published: 03/17/2012 08:12 AM EDT on SPACE.com WASHINGTON -- The Russian government will guide the large Expr...

What NASA Says About Russia's Unreliable Rockets

AP | By SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 02.03.2012 | Science

WASHINGTON -- NASA says it still has confidence in the quality of Russia's manned rockets, despite an embarrassing series of glitches and failures in ...

Russian Scientist Claims Scorpion-like Alien Found On Venus, NASA Disagrees

Alejandro Rojas | Posted 03.27.2012 | Weird News
Alejandro Rojas

The idea of life on Venus is not given much credence by most mainstream scientists because of the extreme surface temperatures, which can exceed 800 degrees Fahrenheit.

Russian Spacecraft May Crash Into Atlantic

AP | Posted 01.13.2012 | Science

MOSCOW — Russia's space agency has adjusted its forecast for the crash of a failed spacecraft, saying it may shower its fragments into the south Atl...

Russia Points Fingers Over Failed Mars Probe

AP | By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | Posted 01.10.2012 | Science

MOSCOW -- Some recent Russian satellite failures may have been the result of sabotage by foreign forces, Russia's space chief said Tuesday, in comment...

Russia Loses Contact With Newly Launched Satellite

AP | Posted 10.18.2011 | World

MOSCOW -- Russia lost contact with a communications satellite shortly after its launch Thursday, the government space agency said, the latest in a ser...

NASA's Five-Year Hiatus Will See The US Rely On The Russian Space Program

NY Times | JOHN SCHWARTZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

STAR CITY, Russia -- This place was once no place, a secret military base northeast of Moscow that did not show up on maps. The Soviet Union trained i...