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Kazakh Meteorite Reveals Signs of Ancient Solar 'Superflare'

Scientists have found evidence of an ancient solar “superflare” hidden in a meteorite that was first found in Kazakhstan in 1962, according to a new paper.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, The Sun, Meteorites, Asteroids, Kazakhstan, Solar Flares, Cosmochemistry, Protoplanetary Disks, Solar Physics, Ancient Solar System


Weekly Roundup, Friday 22 March 2019

Bet you can’t name this distinctive capital city. See item, below. Good morning“I’m sorry, I’m having difficulty understanding that right now.  Please try again later.”That was the regular response, during the last nightmarish couple of weeks, to my regular morning request “Alexa, turn on David Bed Light”.  An intermittent problem with my new Netgear router often meant it had frozen overnight, so when it came time to turn on the light in the morning as part of a regular getting out of bed routin...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, South Korea, Europe, England, Science, London, Australia, France, Scotland, Hotels, Senate, China, Air Canada, Miscellaneous, US


In sign of new dual rule, Kazakh leaders sticking together

Nursultan Nazarbayev remains omnipresent in Kazakh politics days after his surprise resignation, hinting he will effectively retain a share of power with the loyalist parliament speaker who automatically stepped into his shoes. In stepping down on Tuesday, Nazarbayev, the only ruler Kazakhstan has known since the Soviet era almost three decades ago, formally elevated Kassym-Jomart Tokayev to the presidency -though Nazarbayev kept other senior decision-making posts. The arrangement might be rea...
Tags: Science, Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, Nazarbayev, Kassym Jomart Tokayev


Kazakhstan's leader Nazarbayev resigns after three decades in power

"I have taken a decision, which was not easy for me, to resign as president," Nazarbayev said in a nationwide TV address, flanked by his country's blue and yellow flags, before signing a decree terminating his powers from March 20. "As the founder of the independent Kazakh state I see my task now in facilitating the rise of a new generation of leaders who will continue the reforms that are under way in the country." But Nazarbayev, a close ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin, said he woul...
Tags: Science, Vladimir Putin, Kazakhstan, Nazarbayev, Kassym Jomart Tokayev


President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, resigns after three decades

Nursultan Nazarbayev, the president of Kazakhstan, said on Tuesday that he was resigning as the oil-rich Central Asian nation's leader after three decades in power. Nazarbayev, 78, has led the former Soviet republic since 1989, first as its Communist leader and then as president. "I have taken a decision, which was not easy for me, to resign as president," Nazarbayev said in a televised address.
Tags: Science, Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, Nazarbayev


Months after aborted flight, U.S.-Russian crew makes smooth trip to space station

NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin finally made it to the International Space Station today, five months after their first trip went awry. The two spacefliers were due to join the station’s crew last October, but as they were ascending from Russia’s Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, one of their Soyuz rocket’s side boosters knocked into the main core, causing a rare abort and activation of the Soyuz capsule’s escape system. The capsule was thrown clear of the rocket...
Tags: Science, Russia, Nasa, International Space Station, Kazakhstan, Hague, Alexey Ovchinin, Ovchinin, Nick Hague


Russian space rocket lifts off with astronauts who survived rocket failure

A Russian-made Soyuz rocket lifted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Thursday, carrying three astronauts into space, two of whom survived a mid-air rocket failure in October. The Soyuz MS-12 took off at 1914 GMT, as planned, and is due to bring Russian cosmonaut Alexei Ovchinin and U.S. astronauts Nick Hague and Christina Koch to the International Space Station around eight hours later. For Ovchinin and Hague, it is the first flight since an emergency landing two minutes after ...
Tags: Science, International Space Station, Kazakhstan, Hague, Christina Koch, Alexei Ovchinin, Ovchinin, Nick Hague


Astronauts on aborted Soyuz launch blast off successfully for ISS

NASA astronaut Nick Hague and his Russian colleague Alexey Ovchinin, who survived a dramatically aborted Soyuz launch last year, blasted off successfully for the International Space Station on Thursday. The two men, joined by US astronaut Christina Koch, lifted off from Russia's Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at the expected time 1914 GMT. "The Soyuz is now in orbit and the crew are on their way to the International Space Station," said a commentator on NASA television.
Tags: Science, Russia, US, Nasa, International Space Station, Kazakhstan, Christina Koch, Alexey Ovchinin, Nick Hague


Astronauts on aborted Soyuz launch to blast off again for ISS

NASA astronaut Nick Hague and his Russian colleague Alexey Ovchinin, who survived a dramatically aborted Soyuz launch last year, were due to blast off again to the International Space Station on Thursday. The two men will be joined by US astronaut Christina Koch for lift-off from Russia's Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 1914 GMT. The launch will be closely watched after the two men's space journey was cut short in October when a technical problem with their Soyuz rocket triggered a launch...
Tags: Science, Russia, US, Nasa, International Space Station, Kazakhstan, Christina Koch, Alexey Ovchinin, Nick Hague


Space station crew confident on eve of first launch since rocket failure

Two astronauts who survived a dramatic launch mishap in October said on Wednesday they were confident this time about reaching the International Space Station, though they said a small fault had been discovered on their rocket during final checks. Russian cosmonaut Alexei Ovchinin and U.S. astronauts Nick Hague and Christina Koch are due to blast off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, at 00:14 local time on March 15 (1514 EDT on March 14). For Ovchinin and Hague, it will be the first fl...
Tags: Science, International Space Station, Kazakhstan, Christina Koch, Alexei Ovchinin, Nick Hague, Ovchinin and Hague


Astronauts who survived Soyuz scare ready for new launch despite glitches

Astronauts who survived an abortive Soyuz launch said Wednesday they were confident about their upcoming flight to the International Space Station despite some last-minute malfunctions. On Thursday, US astronauts Christina Koch and Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin are scheduled to travel to the International Space Station from Russia's Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, five months after the two men were forced to make an emergency landing shortly after blastoff.
Tags: Science, Russia, US, International Space Station, Kazakhstan, Christina Koch, Alexey Ovchinin, Nick Hague


Astronaut who survived Soyuz scare '100 percent' confident over new launch

A NASA astronaut who was jettisoned into the sky but survived unhurt after an abortive Soyuz launch said Wednesday he felt "100 percent confident" about his upcoming flight to the International Space Station. On Thursday, US astronauts Christina Koch and Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin are scheduled to travel to the International Space Station from Russia's Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, around six months after the two men were forced to make an emergency landing shortly af...
Tags: Science, Russia, US, Nasa, International Space Station, Kazakhstan, Christina Koch, Alexey Ovchinin, Nick Hague


Astronauts return safely to Earth from Space Station

By Rich McKay (Reuters) - Three members of the International Space Station's crew returned safely to Earth on Thursday, landing in Kazakhstan on a Russian Soyuz craft, NASA reported. It was the first return from the space station since October, when U.S. astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin landed unharmed on the Kazakh steppe after their rocket bound for the station failed two minutes after liftoff. ...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Earth, Kazakhstan, Reuters Three, Rich McKay, Alexey Ovchinin, Nick Hague


Trouble-plagued Soyuz capsule carries space station trio to trouble-free landing

A Russian Soyuz spaceship that stirred up an international fuss over a drill hole and an air leak brought three spacefliers back to Earth from the International Space Station without a problem. NASA’s Serena Auñón-Chancellor, Germany’s Alexander Gerst and Russia’s Sergey Prokopyev touched down in the snowy steppes of Kazakhstan at 11:02 a.m. local time Dec. 20 (9:02 p.m. PT Dec. 19), leaving three crewmates in control on orbital outpost. The homeward-bound trio rode the same Soyuz they took up t...
Tags: Science, Russia, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Kazakhstan, Alexander Gerst, Serena Auñón, Sergey Prokopyev, Chancellor Germany


Soyuz Crew Returns to Earth After a Memorable 6 Months in Space

NASA astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor, German astronaut Alexander Gerst of the European Space Agency and Russian cosmonaut Sergey Prokopyev safely touched down on the snowy steppe of Kazakhstan at 12:02 a.m. EST (0502 GMT), one minute ahead of schedule. "The Soyuz MS-09 stuck the landing on the eve of the 50th anniversary of humankind’s first voyage to the moon," NASA TV commentator Rob Navias said during a live webcast of the landing, referring to the Apollo 8 mission that launched on Dec. 21...
Tags: Science, Nasa, European Space Agency, Kazakhstan, Alexander Gerst, Serena Auñón, Sergey Prokopyev, Rob Navias


3 astronauts return from International Space Station

MOSCOW (AP) — Three astronauts returned to Earth Thursday after more than six months aboard the International Space Station. A Russian Soyuz capsule with NASA’s Serena Aunon-Chancellor, Russian Sergey Prokopyev and German astronaut Alexander Gerst, of the European Space Agency, landed on the snow-covered steppes in Kazakhstan, about 140 kilometers (87 miles) southeast of the […]
Tags: Science, News, Ap, Nasa, Earth, Nation, International Space Station, Moscow, European Space Agency, Kazakhstan, Alexander Gerst, Serena Auñón, Sergey Prokopyev


Fresh trio arrives at space station and is ‘having a blast,’ two months after bad trip

A Russian Soyuz rocket sent three spacefliers to the International Space Station today, marking a return to normal operations after a hardware problem spoiled a similar flight in October. NASA’s Anne McClain, Canada’s David Saint-Jacques and Russia’s Oleg Kononenko lifted off from Russia’s Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan into sunset skies as scheduled at 5:31 p.m. local time (3:31 a.m. PT). Gary Jordan, a launch commentator for NASA, hailed a “textbook launch and insertion into orbit.” The sta...
Tags: Science, Russia, Nasa, International Space Station, Kazakhstan, Gary Jordan, Oleg Kononenko, David Saint Jacques, Anne McClain Canada


First manned Soyuz rocket since October accident takes off

A Russian Soyuz rocket carrying astronauts bound for the International Space Station has taken off for the first time since a Soyuz rocket failed midair in October. American astronaut Anne McClain joined Canada’s David Saint-Jacques and Russia’s Oleg Kononenko aboard the rocket that launched from the Baikonur spaceport in the desert in central Kazakhstan on Monday. The launch had unusually high stakes following the accident in October, when a Soyuz suffered a malfunction around 2 minutes after...
Tags: Science, Russia, Earth, Canada, International Space Station, Kazakhstan, Anne McClain, Oleg Kononenko, David Saint Jacques


First Soyuz rocket since October accident launches with U.S. astronaut aboard

A Russian Soyuz rocket carrying astronauts bound for the International Space Station has taken off for the first time since a Soyuz rocket failed midair in October. American astronaut Anne McClain joined Canada’s David Saint-Jacques and Russia’s Oleg Kononenko aboard the rocket that launched from the Baikonur spaceport in the desert of Kazakhstan on Monday. The launch had unusually high stakes following the accident in October, when a Soyuz suffered a malfunction around 2 minutes after take-of...
Tags: Science, Russia, Earth, Canada, International Space Station, Kazakhstan, Anne McClain, Oleg Kononenko, David Saint Jacques


3 astronauts from US, Russia, Canada blast off to International Space Station

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AP) — 3 astronauts from US, Russia, Canada blast off to International Space Station.
Tags: Science, News, Ap, International Space Station, Kazakhstan, US Russia Canada, Nation & World


Russia launches first manned voyage to ISS since rocket accident

The Soyuz lifted off at 1131 GMT from Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, carrying Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko, NASA astronaut Anne McClain and the Canadian Space Agency's David Saint-Jacques. Soyuz capsule and crew safely in orbit," NASA TV said online in its blow-by-blow commentary of the take-off. The launch was closely scrutinized because of the abortive mission to the ISS on Oct. 11, which ended two minutes after take-off when a rocket failure forced its two-man crew to perform an eme...
Tags: Science, Russia, Nasa, Kazakhstan, Iss, Anne McClain, Space Agency, Oleg Kononenko


Russian Rocket Program Sputters in New Race to Space

On Monday, the Roscosmos agency will attempt to send its first crew into space on a Soyuz rocket since a booster failure on a similar model forced Russian Alexey Ovchinin and American Nick Hague to abandon their mission minutes after liftoff in October. NASA Associate Administrator William Gerstenmaier plans to attend the launch at Kazakhstan’s Baikonur Cosmodrome to ferry Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko, U.S. astronaut Anne McClain and Canadian David Saint-Jacques to the International Space S...
Tags: Science, Russia, Nasa, Kazakhstan, Roscosmos, Anne McClain, Oleg Kononenko, William Gerstenmaier, David Saint Jacques, Alexey Ovchinin, Nick Hague


Astronauts on new mission dismiss safety concerns after Soyuz accident

Astronauts of the first manned space mission since an unprecedented accident in October on Sunday brushed aside concerns about Russia's Soyuz rocket, saying risks were part of the job. Oleg Kononenko of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, Anne McClain of NASA and David Saint-Jacques of the Canadian Space Agency will launch to the International Space Station (ISS) from Baikonur in Kazakhstan aboard a Soviet-designed Soyuz on Monday.
Tags: Science, Russia, Nasa, Kazakhstan, International Space Station ISS, Canadian Space Agency, Oleg Kononenko, David Saint Jacques, Roscosmos Anne McClain


How to watch the Expedition 58 Soyuz rocket launch

This post has been updated with details of the launch. In what was bound to be an especially dramatic morning commute, three astronauts bound for the International Space Station successfully launched into space on Monday (Dec. 3), lifting off from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Expedition 58 marks the Soyuz rocket’s first crewed mission since…
Tags: Science, International Space Station, Kazakhstan


Russian Space Agency Sees Musk on Horizon as Monopoly Set to End

On Monday, the Roscosmos agency will attempt to send its first crew into space on a Soyuz rocket since a booster failure on a similar model forced Russian Alexey Ovchinin and American Nick Hague to abandon their mission minutes after liftoff in October. NASA Associate Administrator William Gerstenmaier plans to attend the launch at Kazakhstan’s Baikonur Cosmodrome to ferry Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko, U.S. astronaut Anne McClain and Canadian David Saint-Jacques to the International Space S...
Tags: Science, Russia, Nasa, Kazakhstan, Roscosmos, Anne McClain, Oleg Kononenko, William Gerstenmaier, David Saint Jacques, Alexey Ovchinin, Nick Hague


Launch of Russian Spacecraft Captured in Stunning Outer Space Timelapse

An impressive timelapse captured by astronaut Alexander Gerst while on board the International Space Station shows the Russian Progress MS-10 launching into space on November 16.Gerst gave the following information regarding key moments in the video as the cargo spacecraft launches: “00:07 – Rocket booster separation. 00:19 – Core stage separation. 00:34:05 – Core Stage starts burning in the atmosphere. 00:34:19 Progress separates from rocket.”The Progress MS-10 spacecraft carried 2.5 metric ton...
Tags: Science, International Space Station, Kazakhstan, Alexander Gerst, ESA NASA, Gerst


Russian Soyuz blasts off for ISS in first launch since accident

An unmanned rocket carrying cargo blasted off into space on Friday in the first launch of a Russian-made Soyuz-FG rocket from Kazakhstan's Baikonur cosmodrome since a dramatic aborted launch in October. The rocket took off with a Progress MS-10 spacecraft at 18:14 GMT (00:14 local time) carrying supplies to the International Space Station (ISS). The Progress MS-10 is expected to dock at the ISS on Nov. 18, Russia's space agency said.
Tags: Science, Russia, Kazakhstan, Iss


Russia stages first Soyuz launch since accident

Baikonur (Kazakhstan) (AFP) - A Russian Soyuz rocket with a cargo vessel blasted off Friday in the first launch to the International Space Station (ISS) since a manned accident last month.
Tags: Science, Russia, Kazakhstan


Cargo ship launch clears crewed mission to space station

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian Soyuz rocket has put a cargo ship en route to the International Space Station, clearing the way for the next crewed mission. Friday’s launch of the Progress MS-10 resupply ship from Baikonur in Kazakhstan marked the fourth successful liftoff of a Soyuz since last month’s aborted crew launch. A Soyuz-FG […]
Tags: Science, News, Ap, International Space Station, Moscow, Kazakhstan, Nation & World


Russia’s ‘perfect’ launch of cargo ship to space station clears way for crew’s trip

Russia successfully launched an uncrewed Progress cargo spaceship today to the International Space Station, using a Soyuz rocket similar to the one that malfunctioned last month. No issues arose during the craft’s ascent to orbit from Russia’s Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, boosting mission managers’ confidence that the malfunction had been addressed and that a crewed Soyuz launch planned for next month could proceed. “A perfect 8-minute, 45-second flight on a brisk day over in Baikonur,” NA...
Tags: Science, Russia, Nasa, International Space Station, Kazakhstan, Gary Jordan



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