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MOSCOW | Russian space agency spokesman slams ‘information attack’

MOSCOW — The Russian space agency Roscosmos is bemoaning the endless stream of bad publicity that it says is designed to curb its funding. The agency’s press secretary, Vladimir Ustimenko, said Tuesday in an interview published by the RIA Novosti news agency, that Roscosmos is facing an “information attack.” He said the goal of those … Continue reading MOSCOW | Russian space agency spokesman slams ‘information attack’

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan | US, Russian astronauts safe after emergency landing

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan— Two astronauts from the U.S. and Russia were safe Thursday after an emergency landing in the steppes of Kazakhstan following the failure of a Russian booster rocket carrying them to the International Space Station. NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Roscosmos’ Alexei Ovchinin lifted off as scheduled at 2:40 p.m. (0840 GMT; 4:40 a.m. … Continue reading BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan | US, Russian astronauts safe after emergency landing