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Turkey hails its first astronaut who returned from a 3-week mission to International Space Station

Feb. 12, 2024 05:11 AM EST

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey’s first astronaut returned home to a hero’s welcome Monday, portrayed as a symbol of the country’s advances in technology and aerospace. Alper Gezeravci was greeted by bouquet-laden children at Ankara’s Esenboga Airport as he returned from a private...

Astronauts from Turkey, Italy and Sweden return to Earth, ending private space station trip

Feb. 09, 2024 09:58 AM EST

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Astronauts from Turkey, Italy and Sweden returned to Earth on Friday, ending a private three-week mission to the International Space Station. The trio were accompanied by a retired NASA astronaut who now works for Axiom Space, the Houston company that...

A Russian cosmonaut sets a new record for the most time in space

Feb. 04, 2024 09:22 AM EST

Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko has broken the world record for the most cumulative time spent in space, Russia’s space agency Roscosmos reported Sunday. The 59-year-old has now spent more than 878 days and 12 hours in space, surpassing fellow Russian Gennady Padalka, who set the...

Astronauts from Turkey, Sweden and Italy launch to space station on latest chartered flight

Jan. 18, 2024 18:33 PM EST

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Turkey’s first astronaut along with a Swede and Italian launched Thursday to the International Space Station on a chartered SpaceX flight. The Falcon rocket blasted off from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in late afternoon, carrying the three men, all...

Movie Review: In 'I.S.S.,' war on Earth disrupts life aboard the International Space Station

Jan. 17, 2024 17:18 PM EST

With war raging in Ukraine and U.S.-Russia relations below freezing, the Cold War movie may be alive, again, too. After decades when fears of mutual destruction and nuclear fallout filtered into movies from “Fail Safe” to “WarGames,” anxiety over current Russian-American...