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BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan | The Latest: NASA exploring flying space station without crew

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan  — The Latest on the failed space launch carrying two astronauts (all times local): 11:00 p.m. NASA says it’s dusting off its plans for flying the International Space Station without a crew after the aborted launch of a Russian rocket taking two astronauts toward the station. Kenny Todd, a space station manager, said … Continue reading BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan | The Latest: NASA exploring flying space station without crew

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan | US, Russian astronauts land safely after rocket failure

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan— The problem came two minutes into the flight: The rocket carrying an American and a Russian to the International Space Station failed Thursday, triggering an emergency that sent their capsule into a steep, harrowing fall back to Earth. The crew landed safely on the steppes of Kazakhstan, but the aborted mission dealt another … Continue reading BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan | US, Russian astronauts land safely after rocket failure

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan | The Latest: Space station astronauts kept informed on launch

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan — The Latest on the failed space launch carrying two astronauts (all times local): 7:45 p.m. Flight controllers kept the three space station residents abreast of the situation after Thursday’s aborted launch. “The boys have landed,” Mission Control assured the crew consisting of one American, one German and one Russian. Two astronauts from … Continue reading BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan | The Latest: Space station astronauts kept informed on launch

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan | Trio of astronauts blast off to international space station

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan  — A trio of astronauts from Russia, the United States and the European Space Agency has blasted off for a mission on the International Space Station. A spacecraft carrying Serena Aunon-Chancellor of NASA, Sergey Prokopyev of Russian space agency Roscosmos and the ESA’s Alexander Gerst, from Germany, lifted off as scheduled from the … Continue reading BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan | Trio of astronauts blast off to international space station