Contents tagged with NASA

  • For second time in one week oxygen generation system breaks down in Russian module of International Space Station

    The Electron-VM Oxygen Generation System was shut down in the Russian module of the International Space Station (ISS), reported RIA Novosti.

    On January 20, it was also reported that the air conditioning system stopped working in the Russian module Zvezda. Cosmonaut Sergey Ryzhikov said that the mechanism will be fixed soon and that the crew is not in danger.

    The Electron-VM system broke down six times from October to December. A few days ago, the system broke down once again. The crew members …

  • American astronauts give food to Russian cosmonauts after they ran out of supplies

    Russian cosmonauts on the International Space Station (ISS) have run out of food and their American colleagues came to their rescue, reported the Russian publication Moskovsky Komsomolets with reference to NASA.

    The problem happened after the Russian Space Agency Roscosmos decided to postpone the launch of the Progress cargo ship, which was supposed to deliver provisions to the station. If the date is not moved again, the ship will fly to the station only in a month, on February 15.

    American …

  • Russia invites the U.S. to work on joint Moon exploration projects

    Russia’s Space Agency Roscosmos invited NASA management to discuss joint Moon exploration projects, reports the Russian newspaper Kommersant with reference to Sergey Saveliev, Roscosmos’ Deputy Director for International Cooperation.

    According to Saveliev, in recent years the channels of direct communication between Roscosmos State Corporation and NASA in a number of areas have "noticeably deteriorated".

    "Instead of discussing dozens of projects of mutual interest, it comes down either to the …

  • Russia complains to NASA about the smell of alcohol on International Space Station

    Russia sent request to the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in connection with the isopropyl alcohol emissions on the International Space Station (ISS), announced the head of The Yuri A. Gagarin State Scientific Research-and-Testing Cosmonaut Training Center, Pavel Vlasov, in an interview with RIA Novosti.

    According to Vlasov, this emission was recorded after the reusable Dragon 2 spacecraft of the Ilon Mask company SpaceX docked to the ISS.

    As the head of …

  • Kremlin claims head of NASA plans to visit Russia

    RIA Novosti reported, citing the official representative of the Russian state corporation Roscosmos, Vladimir Ustimenko that the head of NASA, Jim Bridenstine is indeed planning to come to Russia for talks with the head of Roscosmos, Dmitry Rogozin. 

    “The invitation… for Bridenstine to come to Russia for further negotiations was announced by... [the head of Roscosmos] Rogozin during the teleconference. The American side intends to accept it but the time of the visit has not yet been agreed on,” …

  • Kremlin reveals plans for earth-probing satellite system

    Roscosmos, the Russian state space corporation, is planning to launch a network of orbital satellites to remotely explore the surface of the earth.

    The project has been titled Gosudaryevo Oko (“State Eye”), Roscosmos director Dmitry Rogozin announced on Friday.

    “We have the projects ‘Digital Economy’, ‘Digital Earth’ and many others. But how can there be a digital economy if Roscosmos’s resources are not used?” he remarked while explaining his initiative.

    “After the successful launch in …

  • NASA head agrees to meet with Roscosmos director in Russia

    NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine has accepted the invitation from Roscosmos head Dmitry Rogozin to meet in Russia, the Russian state space corporation announced on its official website. 

    Bridenstine’s visit to Russia was discussed during a teleconference between the two space corporation administrators on January 14. Initially, Roscosmos did not report that the call had taken place, although this was reported by Kommersant. The Russian space corporation explained that it delayed the …

  • Head of NASA has no plans to visit Russia

    Jim Bridenstine, head of the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), does not intend to go abroad any time soon, not even to Russia, his press secretary Megan Powers told TASS on Thursday. 

    “The director currently does not have plans to make any trips abroad,” she said when asked whether Bridenstine intended to travel to Russia to meet with Roscosmos head Dmitry Rogozin. “Future travel plans… are still under consideration,” Powers added. 

    She also commented on NASA’s plans to …

  • Kremlin: Russia awaits explanation from NASA regarding the decision to cancel Rogozin’s visit to the US

    Russian state corporation Roscosmos continues to prepare its “negotiating position” regarding cooperation with NASA. In a statement on their website, the company stated that they are awaiting an official explanation from the US National Aeronautics Administration and Space exploration company regarding the planned visit of Roscosmos head Dmitry Rogozin.

    Earlier, on December 5th, the USA Today newspaper, reported, citing a statement by NASA spokesman Megan Powers that the US canceled and …

  • NASA cancels visit by the Director General of Russian space agency

    NASA has indefinitely rescinded a planned visit by the Director General of Roscosmos, Dmitry Rogozin, who has been sanctioned for his role in Russia’s annexation of the Crimea, USA Today reports. Following mounting pressure, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine cancelled the visit by his Russian counterpart.

    "NASA has informed the Russian space agency, Roscosmos that the proposed visit of Roscosmos Director General, Dr. Dmitry Rogozin, currently planned for February 2019, will need to be …