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Russian actress, director return to Earth after filming first movie for 12 days aboard space station
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Russian actress, director return to Earth after filming first movie for 12 days aboard space station

Yulia Peresild is the film's lead actress, was selected from some 3,000 applicants, said she was "sad" to leave the ISS.

Two cosmonauts conduct seven-hour spacewalk at the ISS to prepare for Russian module
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Two cosmonauts conduct seven-hour spacewalk at the ISS to prepare for Russian module

The launch of the Russian Nauka lab module was continuously pushed back due to technical issues but will be launched in July.

In this new world of space tourism and private launches, who is an astronaut?
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In this new world of space tourism and private launches, who is an astronaut?

Retired astronaut Mike Mullane didn’t consider himself one until his first space shuttle flight, six years after his NASA selection.

Eleven astronauts and cosmonauts crammed into ISS, the biggest 'crowd' in over a decade
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Eleven astronauts and cosmonauts crammed into ISS, the biggest 'crowd' in over a decade

The current population includes six Americans, two Russians, two Japanese and one French.

Two cosmonauts, 1 astronaut touch down on Earth after six months aboard ISS
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Two cosmonauts, 1 astronaut touch down on Earth after six months aboard ISS

This was the second missions for Kate Rubins, and Sergei Ryzhikov Ryzhikov but first mission for Sergei Kud-Sverchkov.

Cosmonauts asked to find a possible leak on ISS after mission controllers discovered depleting oxygen
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Cosmonauts asked to find a possible leak on ISS after mission controllers discovered depleting oxygen

The problem needs an immediate solution as the station has been running out of reserve oxygen in its attempt towards compensating for the leak.

How to live in space: What we've learned from 20 years of the International Space Station?
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How to live in space: What we've learned from 20 years of the International Space Station?

The Soviet station Mir, launched in 1986, was the first to be built with a core to which other modules were added later.

Astronauts pinpoint source of 'non-standard' air leak on ISS, exact location still unknown
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Astronauts pinpoint source of 'non-standard' air leak on ISS, exact location still unknown

The leak caused a 'temporary temperature change' aboard the station, as per a a statement released by the Russian space agency

Cosmonauts ready to launch to the ISS refuse Russian COVID-19 vaccine — Sputnik V
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Cosmonauts ready to launch to the ISS refuse Russian COVID-19 vaccine — Sputnik V

Astronauts routinely undergo a quarantine period before blasting off to space.

Russian company Zvezda will manufacture spacesuits for the Indian astronauts part of Gaganyaan mission
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Russian company Zvezda will manufacture spacesuits for the Indian astronauts part of Gaganyaan mission

Four Indian Air Force fighter pilots, who are likely candidates for the missions, are currently under training in Russia since 10 February 2020.

ISRO, IISc researchers develop 'space bricks' made from lunar soil for future habits on the moon
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ISRO, IISc researchers develop 'space bricks' made from lunar soil for future habits on the moon

The bricks are made from a combination of urea, lunar soil and guar resin extracted from guar beans.

NASA announces names of four astronauts on SpaceX Crew Dragon-2 flight to space station in 2021
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NASA announces names of four astronauts on SpaceX Crew Dragon-2 flight to space station in 2021

The astronauts will launch in 2021 and will spend around six months on the International Space Station.

NASA astronauts Chris Cassidy, Bob Behnken to take part in second spacewalk at 5 pm IST today: How to watch it live
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NASA astronauts Chris Cassidy, Bob Behnken to take part in second spacewalk at 5 pm IST today: How to watch it live

The spacewalk is being conducted to swap out six nickel-hydrogen batteries with three lithium-ion batteries and will last six-seven hours.

Coronavirus Outbreak: After almost a year in space, returning astronauts will face a changing world
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Coronavirus Outbreak: After almost a year in space, returning astronauts will face a changing world

The three astronauts will return exactly 50 years after the Apollo 13 astronauts splashed down in the Pacific Ocean.

Three astronauts reach ISS, after low-key launch and a month spent isolation due to the coronavirus pandemic
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Three astronauts reach ISS, after low-key launch and a month spent isolation due to the coronavirus pandemic

The astronauts did not practice social distancing, 420 km up, as everyone exchanged warm hugs with their crewmates on the ISS.

Russia replaces two of its cosmonauts two months from mission, gives no explanation
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Russia replaces two of its cosmonauts two months from mission, gives no explanation

Cosmonauts Nikolai Tikhonov and Andrei Babkin will be replaced by their designated backups for the launch on 9 April.

Space Week: Got dreams of being an astronaut and going to space? Here's how you can
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Space Week: Got dreams of being an astronaut and going to space? Here's how you can

If you want to go to space, joining the Indian Air Force might get you one step closer to going to space.

Russia to train Indian astronauts to prepare them for Gaganyaan, says PM Modi
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Russia to train Indian astronauts to prepare them for Gaganyaan, says PM Modi

Two unmanned flights and one manned flight will be undertaken as part of Gaganyaan Programme.

Gaganyaan: Russia to train Indian cosmonauts, offer semi-cryogenic engine technology
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Gaganyaan: Russia to train Indian cosmonauts, offer semi-cryogenic engine technology

ISRO has set up a liaison unit in Moscow, they will collaborate with the Russian space agency and industries for tech.

NASA to commercialize ISS, let private organisations fund it, free funds for Mars
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NASA to commercialize ISS, let private organisations fund it, free funds for Mars

Each mission to the ISS will last for atleast 30 days and cost $58 million for a round trip,