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SpaceX returns 4 astronauts to Earth, ending 200-day flight

Nov. 09, 2021 13:43 PM EST

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Four astronauts returned to Earth on Monday, riding home with SpaceX to end a 200-day space station mission that began last spring. Their capsule streaked through the late night sky like a dazzling meteor before parachuting into the Gulf of...

No toilet for returning SpaceX crew, stuck using diapers

Nov. 05, 2021 21:46 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The astronauts who will depart the International Space Station on Sunday will be stuck using diapers on the way home because of their capsule's broken toilet. NASA astronaut Megan McArthur described the situation Friday as “suboptimal" but...

Russian filmmakers land after shoot aboard space station

Oct. 17, 2021 02:51 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A Soyuz space capsule carrying a cosmonaut and two Russian filmmakers has landed after a 3 1/2-hour trip from the International Space Station. The capsule, descending under a red-and-white striped parachute after entering Earth’s atmosphere, landed...

Russian film crew in orbit to make first movie in space

Oct. 05, 2021 15:47 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian actor and a film director rocketed to space Tuesday on a mission to make the world’s first movie in orbit, a project the Kremlin said will help burnish the nation’s space glory. Actor Yulia Peresild and director Klim Shipenko blasted off for...

Russia film crew set to blast off to make 1st movie in space

Oct. 04, 2021 14:21 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — In a historic first, Russia is set to launch an actor and a film director into space to make a feature film in orbit — a project the nation's space chief has hailed as a chance to raise the prestige of Russia's space program. Actor Yulia Peresild and...

Smoke alarms sound at International Space Station

Sep. 09, 2021 20:27 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Smoke alarms went off at the Russian segment of the International Space Station in the early hours of Thursday, and the crew reported noticing smoke and the smell of burnt plastic. Russia's space agency Roscosmos said the incident took place in the...