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Russia’s Soyuz Spacecraft: 46 Years and Still Soaring High

by Jason Major December 18, 2012

In just a couple of days a Soyuz rocket will lift off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, carrying NASA astronaut Tom Marshburn, Canadian Space Agency astronaut Chris Hadfield, and Russian Federal Space Agency cosmonaut Roman Romanenko within the TMA-07M capsule on a two-day trip to the ISS. While many improvements have been made to the Soyuz rockets […]

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How To Train for a Mission to the ISS: Medical Mayhem

by Nancy Atkinson December 11, 2012

Astronaut Chris Hadfield with biomedical equipment attached to his forehead. Credit: Chris Hadfield. Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield is scheduled to launch on Decemer 19 with crewmates Tom Marshburn and Roman Romanenko on a Soyuz rocket, heading for a long-duration 5-month mission on board the International Space Station. We’re taking a look back at his 2-plus […]

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