MOSCOW (Reuters) - Europe and Russia signed a deal on Thursday for a joint Mars mission to bring back samples of dirt they hope will answer the mystery of whether there is life beyond Earth.
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Feb. 27 - American entrepreneur Dennis Tito says he wants to launch a manned mission to Mars in January 2018, but researchers at NASA and Stanford University argue that it may be better to visit the mysterious Martian moon, Phobos first. They're developing a team of robots they call "hedgehogs" to explore Phobos in the belief that a trip to the Martian moon will make a...
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Russia is developing a renewed robotic moon exploration program, building upon the history-making legacy of orbiters, landers, rovers and sample-return missions the country launched decades ago.
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A 17-year-old, Alexander Abnosov, adopted by an American couple at age 12 has returned to Russia claiming that his parents treated him badly, according to Russian news media reports.
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The lower house of Parliament voted for a bill to bar government officials from holding bank accounts outside of Russia, signaling that the measure may win final approval.
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Russian prosecutors are conducting wide-ranging checks of hundreds of nongovernmental organizations; human rights activists say the checks are to help stifle dissent and shield Russia from perceived Western influence.
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An explosion in a coal mine in northern Russia killed at least 17 miners in a shaft saturated with methane gas, rescue workers said Monday.
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VOSTOCHNY COSMODROME, Russia (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin told astronauts in orbit on Friday that Russia will send up the first manned flights from its own soil in 2018, using a new launch pad he said will help the once-pioneering space power explore deep space and the moon.
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Lawmakers in Russia’s Dagestan region voted Thursday to cancel popular elections for governor and allow President Vladimir V. Putin to choose its next leader.
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President Vladimir Putin has announced a space initiative to put a person on Mars, build a moon base, and shoot down any foreign threats. Russian President Vladimir Putin announced plans for a new space initiative today. That includes shelling out more than $50 billion over the next seven years to complete the country's Vostochny cosmodrome, modernize rockets, and...
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