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Soviet/Russian Space Missions

Our Guide to Space's official page on Soviet and Russian space missions

3 years ago

What’s on the Surface of Venus?

With so much attention on Mars, it's easy to forget there's a whole other Earth-sized planet nearby, worthy of exploration:…

5 years ago

Orbital ATK Aims for March 2016 Antares Rocket Launch Restart with New Engines

The newly merged company Orbital ATK is aiming to restart launches of their “upgraded Antares” rocket in March 2016 using…

7 years ago

Antares Rocket Engine Suffers Significant Failure During Testing

Hotfire test of Aerojet Rocketdyne AJ26 engines on the E-1 Test Stand at NASA’s Stennis Space Center on Jan 17,…

8 years ago

NASA Lunar Orbiter snaps Spectacular Images of Yutu Moon Rover driving around Chang’e-3 Lander

Yutu rover drives around Chang’e-3 lander – from Above And Below Composite view shows China’s Yutu rover and tracks driving…

8 years ago

China’s Yutu Moon Rover Alive and Awake for 3rd Lunar Day of Exploration despite Malfunction

Yutu Lives! The little ‘rabbit’ beloved worldwide has now phoned home and actually survived the perils of the long lunar…

8 years ago

Yutu Flexes Robot Arm then Enters Hibernation During Long Lunar Night

1st Chang'e-3 Lunar Panorama Portion of 1st panorama around Chang’e-3 landing site showing China’s Yutu rover leaving tracks in the…

8 years ago

Yutu Moon Rover Sets Sail for Breathtaking New Adventures

China’s 1st Moon rover ‘Yutu’ embarks on thrilling adventure marking humanity’s first lunar surface visit in nearly four decades. Yutu…

8 years ago

China’s 1st Lunar Lander snaps 1st landing site Panorama

Portion of 1st panorama around Chang’e-3 landing site after China’s Yutu rover drove onto the Moon’s surface on Dec. 15,…

8 years ago

Second Monkey Travels Safely To Space And Back, Iran Reports

Iran's space program reportedly launched its second monkey into space on a 15-minute flight on Saturday (Dec. 14). Reports from the…

8 years ago