Russian Federal Space Agency

Type: Organization
Name: Russian Federal Space Agency
First reported 21 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 4 reports

Russia's Putin Urges Speed-Up on New Launch Site

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday ordered construction sped up on a multibillion-dollar Far East spaceport that he said would break reliance on the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan and launch future missions to the moon and Mars. Building a ... [Published NBCNews.com - 3 hours ago]
First reported 13 hours ago - Updated 5 hours ago - 3 reports

Russian Space Experiment On Gecko Sex Goes Awry : The Two-Way : NPR

A Russian capsule that housed a gecko space-sex experiment. The geckos all died. ROSCOSMOS hide caption itoggle caption ROSCOSMOS A Russian capsule that housed a gecko space-sex experiment. The geckos all died. ROSCOSMOS Space is a dangerous place. That ... [Published DailyMe.Com - 5 hours ago]
First reported 12 hours ago - Updated 5 hours ago - 11 reports

The Sad Conclusion to the Tale of the Sex Geckos Lost in Space

Please don't send me into spacePhoto by Jacques Demarthon/AFP/Being a research gecko in Russia is tough. You never know when you’ll be blasted off into space, asked to re-enact a more intimate, reptilian version of a scene from Moonraker , and then left ... [Published Slate Magazine - 5 hours ago]
First reported 21 hours ago - Updated 9 hours ago - 2 reports

Putin OKs plans for creating super-heavy rockets — Rogozin

VOSTOCHNY SPACE SITE, September 02. /ITAR-TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin has approved plans for creating super-heavy rockets, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said.“Today, (Russia's space agency) Roscosmos' plans to begin the work on a super-heavy ... [Published Itar Tass - 18 hours ago]
First reported 14 hours ago - Updated 14 hours ago - 1 reports

Soyuz’s Galileo Launch Failure Spawns Three Investigations

PONTE VEDRA, Fla.  — A government-industry board of inquiry into the Aug. 22 failure of a Europeanized Russian Soyuz rocket to correctly orbit two European Galileo navigation satellites is scheduled to present its initial results Sept. 8 after a 12-day ... [Published Space News - 14 hours ago]
First reported Sep 01 2014 - Updated 14 hours ago - 23 reports

Tragedy: Russia’s orbiting zero-g sex geckos have all died

These aren't our illustrious orbiting sex geckos, but they are the experiment's ground-based control sex geckos, and that's almost as good! imbp.ru Several weeks back, we learned of the harrowing tale of the zero-g sex geckos : blasted into low Earth ... [Published Ars Technica - 16 hours ago]
First reported 14 hours ago - Updated 14 hours ago - 1 reports

NASA Astronaut Butch Wilmore Available for Interviews Before His Space Station Mission

WASHINGTON , Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA astronaut Barry "Butch" Wilmore, who is making final preparations for his launch this month to the International Space Station, will be available for live satellite interviews from 6-7 a.m. EDT ... [Published RCL Advisors - 14 hours ago]
First reported 20 hours ago - Updated 20 hours ago - 1 reports

Sanctions Prompt Russia to Turn to China for Space Components

Hits: 217Citing Russian media reports, Global Times said Russian manufacturers will struggle to meet demand for electronic components required for the country's aerospace and military fields over the next two years due to ongoing sanctions over the Ukraine ... [Published Sensors & Systems - 20 hours ago]
Entities: Components, Sanctions, China
First reported 20 hours ago - Updated 20 hours ago - 1 reports

Botched Satellite Launch Shakes Russia's Space Rocket Industry

Hits: 116Russia's space agency, Roscosmos, has launched an independent investigation into the cause of Friday's botched launch of two brand-new European navigation satellites aboard a Soyuz rocket amid fears that the accident will destroy already weak ... [Published Sensors & Systems - 20 hours ago]
Entities: Satellite, Russia, S GPS
First reported Sep 02 2014 - Updated Sep 02 2014 - 1 reports

Russian spacecraft back on Earth after six-week mission

An unmanned Russian space capsule returned to Earth on Monday after six weeks in orbit for microgravity research, but officials said five geckos flown for space sex experiments perished on the journey.The Foton M4 landing craft after touchdown Monday ... [Published Spaceflight Now - Sep 02 2014]
First reported Sep 01 2014 - Updated Sep 02 2014 - 3 reports

Geckos on Mission Die Aboard Russian Spacecraft

MOSCOW — Five geckos launched into space by Russia for an experiment on sexual reproduction in near-zero gravity were found dead on Monday after their spacecraft returned to earth, the Russian space agency Roscosmos announced in a statement.The reptiles, ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Sep 02 2014]
First reported Sep 01 2014 - Updated Sep 01 2014 - 1 reports

Space Launch Schedule For September 2014

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket in its hangar. (Credit: SpaceX)Curious to know what’s being launched this month? Here’s a schedule for planned launches in September 2014. It will be updated continuously during the month with mission status updates and time/date ... [Published Forbes.com - Sep 01 2014]
Entities: Payload, SpaceX, Proton, Optus

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...Putin said that construction was lagging behind by up to three months, and that the 6,000 workers at the site was half the number it should be. "In the future, the capacity of the cosmodrome will be expanded ... to be used to realize the program to explore the moon, Mars and other space objects" he said. Putin said Russia has already plowed 100 billion rubles ($2...
The star experiment was "Gecko-F4," which according to a Google translation of the agency's website was designed to "create conditions for sexual behavior, copulation and reproduction of geckos in the orbital experiment." Video cameras were set upup to capture the geckos in the act, along with any eggs that resulted
"We can say with confidence that they died at least a week before the landing because their bodies were partly mummified" said an official from Russia's Institute of Medical and Biological Problems
The spacecraft built by TsSKB Progress "stopped responding to commands from mission control after a few orbits" Space.com cited Roscosmos officials and the capsule manufacturer as saying at the time...

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Russia's Putin Urges Speed-Up on New Launch Site [Published NBCNews.com - 3 hours ago]
Russian Space Experiment On Gecko Sex Goes Awry... [Published DailyMe.Com - 5 hours ago]
The Sad Conclusion to the Tale of the Sex Gecko... [Published Slate Magazine - 5 hours ago]
Russian Space Experiment On Gecko Sex Goes Awry [Published Austin American Statesman - 6 hours ago]
Russian Space Experiment On Gecko Sex Goes Awry [Published SDPB - 6 hours ago]
Geckos on Russian space sex mission die in orbit [Published Nine MSN - 6 hours ago]
Russia's 'Sex Geckos' Perish in Space [Published DailyMe.Com - 6 hours ago]
Russia's Sex Geckos Perish in Space [Published PC Magazine - 7 hours ago]
Russia's Space Sex Geckos Found Dead After Landing [Published DailyMe.Com - 7 hours ago]
'Space Whisky' to Return After Space Station Vo... [Published Discovery Channel - 8 hours ago]
Lost and found Russian space geckos die upon re... [Published DailyMe.Com - 8 hours ago]
Russia to begin building record-setting super-h... [Published Russia Today - 9 hours ago]
Space tragedy: Five geckos in Russian sex study... [Published Digital Journal - 9 hours ago]
Russia's 'Sex Geckos' Perish in Space [Published Yahoo! News - 10 hours ago]
Profile | Philip Slack, President, Internationa... [Published Space News - 10 hours ago]
Too Much Sex? Roscosmos Confirms Geckos Died In... [Published Red Orbit - 12 hours ago]
Rest in Peace, Russian Space Sex Geckos [Published Motherboard Magazine - 12 hours ago]
Russian space-sex gecko experiment fails [Published DailyMe.Com - 12 hours ago]
Russian space-sex geckos experiment is a failure [Published CNET News - 13 hours ago]
Soyuz’s Galileo Launch Failure Spawns Three Inv... [Published Space News - 14 hours ago]
Russian space geckos found dead upon returning ... [Published UPI - 14 hours ago]
NASA Astronaut Butch Wilmore Available for Inte... [Published RCL Advisors - 14 hours ago]
Rogozin: Control over Vostochny Cosmodrome Cons... [Published RIA Novosti - 14 hours ago]
Sex gecko and harem of four females found dead ... [Published National Post - Top Stories - 14 hours ago]
Tragedy: Russia’s orbiting zero-g sex geckos ha... [Published Ars Technica - 16 hours ago]
Russia’s ‘sex gecko’ cosmonauts die in the line... [Published New York Post - 16 hours ago]
Space lizard sex experiment ends in tragedy [Published Prague Post - 16 hours ago]
Russia threatens NATO as it warns it is updatin... [Published Capital Bay - 16 hours ago]
Russian “sex geckos” die after orbiting Earth i... [Published Descrier - 16 hours ago]
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Sex gecko and harem of four females found dead ... [Published National Post - Top Stories - 14 hours ago]
MOSCOW – Five geckos launched into space by Russia for an experiment on sexual reproduction in near-zero gravity were found dead Monday after their spacecraft returned to earth, the Russian space agency Roscosmos announced in a statement. The reptiles, ...
Tragedy: Russia’s orbiting zero-g sex geckos ha... [Published Ars Technica - 16 hours ago]
These aren't our illustrious orbiting sex geckos, but they are the experiment's ground-based control sex geckos, and that's almost as good! imbp.ru Several weeks back, we learned of the harrowing tale of the zero-g sex geckos : blasted into low Earth ...
Fucking Space-Lizards R.I.P. [Published Nerdcore - 19 hours ago]
Die russischen Ficklizards from Space sind gestorben. Ihr Satellit ist wie geplant gelandet – wohl eher runtergefallen – und irgendwo auf dem Weg haben sind die Tiere den Weg alles irdischen gegangen. Dies waren ganz hervorragende, ehemals im Weltraum ...
Space Sex Geckos Dead on Reentry, Russia Reveals [Published Mashable! - Sep 01 2014]
The five heroic sex geckos sent into space on July 19 to study sexual reproduction in zero gravity died before returning to Earth on Monday, Russian officials said It is unclear what they died of, or whether the intrepid geckos ever mated in ...
All Of The Russian Space Sex Geckos Have Died [Published BuzzFeed - Latest - Sep 01 2014]
They boldly went where no sex geckos had gone before. RIP sex geckos. The Russian geckos that were lost while having sex in space – and then found again – have all been found dead upon their return to Earth, according to the Russian space agency. ...
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