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NASA News: NASA Astronaut, Crewmates Returns to Earth After 197-Day Mission in Space

WASHINGTON DC – Three members of the International Space Station’s Expedition 57 crew, including NASA astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor, returned to Earth Thursday, safely landing at 12:02 a.m. EST (11:02 a.m. local time) in Kazakhstan. Auñón-Chancellor and her crewmates, Expedition 57 Commander Alexander Gerst of ESA (European Space Agency) and Soyuz Commander Sergey Prokopyev, launched June … Continue reading NASA News: NASA Astronaut, Crewmates Returns to Earth After 197-Day Mission in Space

United States | Kazakhstan’s Independence Day

United States – On behalf of the American people, I warmly congratulate the people of Kazakhstan as you celebrate 27 years of your nation’s independence on December 16. Following President Nazarbayev’s trip to Washington, which charted a path forward for increased cooperation between our two countries, the United States and Kazakhstan have embarked on an … Continue reading United States | Kazakhstan’s Independence Day

United States | U.S.-Kazakhstan Enhanced Strategic Partnership Dialogue

United States – Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs, Ambassador Alice Wells will travel to Astana, Kazakhstan December 8-12 for the U.S.-Kazakhstan Enhanced Strategic Partnership Dialogue. Ambassador Wells will lead the U.S. delegation, which will include representatives from the National Security Council, USAID, and the State Department’s Bureau … Continue reading United States | U.S.-Kazakhstan Enhanced Strategic Partnership Dialogue

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan | The Latest: Soyuz with 3 astronauts docks with space station

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan — The Latest on the launch of crews to the International Space Station (all times local): 11:45 p.m. A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying three astronauts has successfully docked with the International Space Station following a launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan six hours earlier. NASA astronaut Anne McClain, David Saint-Jacques of the … Continue reading BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan | The Latest: Soyuz with 3 astronauts docks with space station

TOKYO | Race on: It’s Stockholm vs. Milan-Cortina for 2026 Olympics

TOKYO— After finding it difficult to sell the 2026 Winter Olympics, the IOC finally has two countries that are all in: Sweden and Italy. It’s Stockholm, the capital of Sweden and the self-described capital of Scandinavia, up against a joint Italian bid of Milan — a global fashion capital— and the ski resort of Cortina … Continue reading TOKYO | Race on: It’s Stockholm vs. Milan-Cortina for 2026 Olympics

BAKU, Azerbaijan | 3 crewmembers die on board Iranian ship, 8 hospitalized

BAKU, Azerbaijan — Azerbaijani health officials say three members of an Iranian ship crew have died from acute poisoning and another eight have been hospitalized. The ship contacted Azerbaijani authorities to request assistance while approaching its destination, the port of Baku. An Azerbaijani coast guard boat delivered the ill members of the crew to the … Continue reading BAKU, Azerbaijan | 3 crewmembers die on board Iranian ship, 8 hospitalized

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. | NASA astronaut describes close call following failed launch

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The NASA astronaut who survived last week’s failed launch and emergency landing says he knew he needed to stay calm. Air Force Col. Nick Hague on Tuesday publicly described his close call. Hague and Russian Alexei Ovchinin were two minutes into their flight last Thursday from Kazakhstan to the International Space … Continue reading CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. | NASA astronaut describes close call following failed launch

MOSCOW | US, Russian crew in Russian space center after failed launch

MOSCOW— A U.S. astronaut and his Russian crewmate arrived Friday at the Russian space center for medical checks following a failed launch that led to an emergency landing in the steppes of Kazakhstan. NASA’s Nick Hague and Roscosmos’ Alexei Ovchinin blasted off to the International Space Station from the Russia-leased Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on … Continue reading MOSCOW | US, Russian crew in Russian space center after failed launch