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Valeri Kubasov, Apollo-Soyuz Crewmember, Passed Away

Valeri Kubasov, Apollo-Soyuz Crewmember, Passed Away

Valeri Nikolayevich Kubasov, a retired Soviet cosmonaut, died on Wednesday, 19 February 2014, in Moscow at age 79. He was the second crew member of the legendary joint U.S.-USSR Apollo-Soyuz Test Project to pass away, after Deke Slayton died in 1993.

Astronauts Arrive Home In A Brilliant Ball Of Fire

Astronauts Arrive Home In A Brilliant Ball Of Fire

Without any context, it looks like something has gone terribly, terribly wrong in the photo above taken around midnight last night. But that little ball engulfed in flames is doing just fine — and so are the three members of the International Space Station Expedition 36 that were snuggly inside…

Russian Cosmonaut Gets Anti-Matter Ray Gun Onboard ISS

Russian Cosmonaut Gets Anti-Matter Ray Gun Onboard ISS

This is cosmonaut Maksim Surayev. And what he’s holding is the latest Russian anti-matter ray gun smuggled onboard the International Space Station. Or maybe it was a microphone to eavesdrop the American astronauts. Or an old pump. I forgot.