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Ahead of the launch of the Cosmonauts exhibition at the Science Museum, the Culture Secretary John Whittingdale met with Russian Deputy Prime Minister Olga Golodets to discuss cultural collaboration between the two countries.
The current crew of the ISS consists of three cosmonauts from Russia's Roscosmos space agency -- Commander Gennady Padalka, Mikhail Kornienko, Sergei Volkov and Oleg Kononenko, NASA astronauts Scott Kelly and Kjell Lindgren, Japanese researcher Kimiya Yui and Denmark's first man in space Andreas Mogensen.
Kazakh cosmonaut Aidyn Aimbetov is ready to replace British singer Sarah Brightman, who cancelled her travel to the International Space Station as a space tourist, a top official at the Kazakh National Aerospace Committee Kazcosmos said on Tuesday, reports RIA Novosti.
The creation of a national space station would ensure that Russia has a base to fly cosmonauts to until it has developed its more ambitious plans to send crews on orbiting missions around the moon and land them on its surface by 2030.
These organisms have the ability to survive in space, but the recent discovery made by the cosmonauts was completely unexpected.
This will be the second spacewalk for both cosmonauts.
A COSMONAUT and "hero of the Soviet Union" has joined two North Wales professors in launching space technology talks at a prestigious Moscow conference.
Melbourne, November 20 ( ANI ): An article in an online magazine has revealed the contents of a Soviet cosmonaut survival kit.
This time, the cosmonauts will replace a laser experiment on the Russian side of the orbiting outpost.
Once in space, Russian cosmonauts Sergei Ryazansky and Oleg Kotov will take the Olympic torch on a spacewalk.
THREE Russian cosmonauts were found dead in their space capsule in 1971 after it made what looked like a perfect landing in Kazakhstan.
Bulgaria's President Georgi Parvanov has welcomed a delegation of Bulgarian and Russian cosmonauts stressing the possibilities for bilateral space cooperation.