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space capsule

[′spās ‚kap·səl]
(aerospace engineering)
A container, manned or unmanned, used for carrying out an experiment or operation in space.
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The sale of the distinctive piece signifies the first time that a space capsule was auctioned in Europe.
"In 2011, a similar space capsule was auctioned in New York for $2.8 million and it is estimated that this one will sell for between $1 million and $2 million," said the company's chairman and chief executive officer Dr Bernd Hoefer.
No one was injured in the accident, which followed nearly a year of testing on Morpheus at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, however, such was the extent of the damage that there was little left to salvage of the space capsule.
BEIJING - China's Shenzhou 9 space capsule with three astronauts aboard on Friday returned from a mission to an orbiting module, Chinese state media reports.
THREE Russian cosmonauts were found dead in their space capsule in 1971 after it made what looked like a perfect landing in Kazakhstan.
The Dragon unmanned space capsule returned to Earth on Thursday after successfully docking with the International Space Station last week as the first commercial vehicle, NASA said.
space capsule is set to take place at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in
Kazakhstan: Soyuz space capsule carrying an Italian, a Russian and an American back from the International Space Station (ISS) has landed safely in Kazakhstan, Russian mission control said Tuesday.
"Until now, the Vostok 3KA-2 space capsule was the only one of its kind outside of Russia," Yuchenko said.
Nearly 50 years ago, on 12 April 1961, Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin rocketed out of the Earth's atmosphere aboard the small, spherical Vostok 3KA-3 Space Capsule, becoming the first man to travel into outer space.
The kids placed the Father Christmas potato inside a space capsule made from a fizzy drinks bottle and then launched it from a car park in Devon.
According to NASA, a Soyuz space capsule took the first crew to the orbiting laboratory in November 2000.