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Soyuz TMA-17 docks with the ISS Video

December 23, 2009 Leave a comment

(Space Fellowship) – Russia’s Soyuz TMA-17 spacecraft carrying a crew of three has docked with the International Space Station ISS, Mission Control said Wednesday.

The spacecraft docked with the ISS in an automated mode at 1:48 a.m. Moscow time Wednesday [22:48 GMT Tuesday].

via Soyuz TMA-17 docks with the ISS Video | International Space Fellowship.

Russian Cosmonaut’s Blog Much Funnier Than NASA | Wired Science | Wired.com

November 18, 2009 Leave a comment

(WIRED Science) – It’s not just NASA that’s hip to the social media game anymore. Now, the Russian space agency Roscosmos has one of its own blogging from the International Space Station.

The blog, as translated by Russia Today, includes pictures from the ISS — and covers a much different array of topics than you usually see in NASA press releases or Twitter feeds. A recent post detailed the “holy symbols” in the Russian area of the station, illustrated by photos of icons and crucifixes floating in zero gravity.

via Russian Cosmonaut’s Blog Much Funnier Than NASA | Wired Science | Wired.com.

Major computer problem looms over space station

June 14, 2007 2 comments

Surprise! Your space station is now floating without gyros and life support. Please proceed to the nearest exit immediately! Its amazing how many problem the Russian’s have with computers. Now their lame computers threaten the whole ISS. Maybe they should have used Macs instead! I hope they get it fixed, because it would be a shame to see all that money go up in smoke.

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