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Russia to resume space station flights

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) – A Russian cargo ship is poised for liftoff on Sunday to the International Space Station following a launch accident in August that cut staffing levels aboard the orbital outpost. The Progress freighter, due to launch at 6:11 a.m. EDT (1011 GMT) from the Baikonur Cosmodrome…

Spaceship crash ‘exposes Russia’s systemic failures’

MOSCOW — The crash landing of an unmanned Russian spaceship bound for the International Space Station (ISS) exposed a systemic lack of proper checks and a dearth of qualified staff, experts said. The Progress spaceship failed to reach the correct orbit after the blast-off of the Soyuz carrier rocket on…

Russia grounds Soyuz rockets after space crash

Russia has grounded its Soyuz rockets after a space ship carrying tonnes of cargo for the International Space Station (ISS) crashed into Siberia shortly after blast-off, an official said on Thursday. The failed launch of the unmanned Progress capsule was a spectacular blow for Russia which had proudly become the…

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