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Space Capsule and Charles Simonyi Touches Down Safely

    A Soyuz space capsule carrying U.S. billionaire Charles Simonyi and a Russian-American crew touched down safely in Kazakhstan on Wednesday. Charred black from its re-entry into the atmosphere, the capsule — also carrying U.S. astronaut Michael Fincke and Russian flight engineer Yury Lonchakov — landed northeast of the Kazakh industrial city of Dzhezkazgan […]

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Successfully completed a spacewalk.

  Spacewalk… U.S. astronaut Michael Fincke and Russian cosmonaut Yury Lonchakov, on board of the International Space Station (ISS), have successfully completed a spacewalk ahead of schedule.

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Satellite collision debris may hamper space launches.

  Satellite collision… The debris from a recent collision involving two communications satellites could pose a serious threat for future launches of spacecraft into a geostationary orbit. One of 66 satellites owned by Iridium, a U.S. telecoms company, and the Russian Cosmos-2251 satellite launched in 1993 and believed to be defunct collided on February 10 […]