Gulf Times - Soyuz
Japanese astronaut apologises for saying height has increased

Japanese astronaut apologises for saying height has increased

Most astronauts "grow" during protracted space missions because their spines extend in the absence of gravity, but the gains are usually limited to a couple of centimetres maximum.

Russia loses contact with satellite after launch from new spaceport

Russia loses contact with satellite after launch from new spaceport

Russia said it had lost contact Tuesday with a weather satellitest hours after it was launched from its Vostochny cosmodrome, in only the second rocket liftoff from the new spaceport.

Upgraded Soyuz

Upgraded Soyuz

The Soyuz MS spacecraft being transported from an assembling hangar to the launchpad at the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

SpaceX cargo arrives at crowded space station

SpaceX cargo arrives at crowded space station

SpaceX's unmanned Dragon cargo ship, carrying lettuce seeds, lab mice and an inflatable pop-up room, arrived Sunday at a crowded International Space Station where six spacecraft are now docked.

Space station crew back on Earth after record US spaceflight

Space station crew back on Earth after record US spaceflight

Nasa astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko returned to Earth on Wednesday after nearly a year on the International Space Station, the longest US space mission on record.