President signs law on Baiterek space rocket complex creation NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – Head of State Kassym-Jomart Tokayev signed the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan «On ratification of the Protocol on amendments to the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Government of the Russian Federation on the creation of the Baiterek space rocket complex at the Baikonur cosmodrome» as of 22 December 2004, Kazinform has learnt from the Akorda press service.
TASS correspondent and two space tourists leave for Baikonur MOSCOW. KAZINFORM The crew of the Soyuz MS-20 spacecraft consisting of cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin, who will be the first TASS correspondent onboard the orbital outpost, Japanese billionaire Yusako Maezawa and his assistant Yozo Hirano flew to Baikonur in order to complete preparations for the flight to the International Space Station (ISS), Roscosmos stated on Friday.
UAE, Russia and Kazakhstan sign trilateral agreement pledging to launch modernization drive of Baikonur Cosmodrome DUBAI. KAZINFORM - The UAE, Russia and Kazakhstan signed a trilateral agreement pledging to launch a modernisation drive of the Baikonur Cosmodrome launch site Gagarin Start – the world’s first spaceport for orbital and human launches, WAM reports.
Elon Musk's SpaceX launches fresh crew to International Space Station CHICAGO. KAZINFORM - A crew of three Americans and one German blasted off Wednesday night from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on the latest mission in billionaire Elon Musk's private-company race to space, Anadolu Agency reports.
Prospects for coop in aerospace industry discussed btw Kazakhstan and Netherlands BRUSSELS-HAGUE. KAZINFORM – Kazakh Ambassador to the Netherlands Askar Zhumagaliyev visited the European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) of the European Space Agency (ESP), Kazinform correspondent reports.
NASA's SpaceX Crew-2 mission members return to earth NEW YORK. KAZINFORM - Four astronauts with the SpaceX Crew-2 mission returned to earth on Monday night via a splashdown off the coast of Pensacola in the Gulf of Mexico, according to the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Xinhua reports.
72nd International Astronautical Congress convenes tomorrow at Dubai World Trade Centre DUBAI. KAZINFORM The 72nd International Astronautical Congress (IAC), the world’s largest and most prestigious global space event, is set to kick off tomorrow (25 October) at the Dubai World Trade Centre. Being held for the first time in the Middle East, the five-day event, which runs until 29 October, is being organised by the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) in partnership with the International Astronautical Federation (IAF).
Russia’s Soyuz MS-18 spacecraft lands in Kazakhstan MOSCOW. KAZINFORM - The reentry module of Russia’s Soyuz MS-18 spacecraft, carrying cosmonaut Oleg Novitsky, actress Yulia Peresild and film director Klim Shipenko, landed in Kazakhstan on Sunday, according to a live broadcast by Russia’s state-run space corporation Roscosmos, TASS reports.
Lunar samples brought back by Chang’e-5 identified as youngest rocks ever found on the Moon SYDNEY. KAZINFORM - The basaltic volcanic rocks, collected as part of China's Chang'e-5 probe from the Moon, were about 2 billion years old, marking the youngest volcanic rocks identified on the Moon so far, according to an international research published in the journal Science on Friday, Xinhua reports.
New Board Chairman of Garsyh Sapary Space Agency named NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – Kazakh astronaut, Air Force Major General Aidyn Aimbetov has been named Chairman of the Board of Kazakhstan’s Garsyh Sapary Space Agency by the decision of the Board of Directors, Kazinform cites the website of the Ministry of Digital Development, Innovation, and Aerospace Industry of Kazakhstan.
Russia, Kazakhstan sign agreement on construction of Soyuz-5 launch complex — Roscosmos MOSCOW. KAZINFORM Roscosmos Center for Operation of ground-based space infrastructure and Basis Construction (Kazakhstan) signed an agreement for construction of a launch complex for the Soyuz-5 carrier rocket at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Roscosmos CEO Dmitry Rogozin said Thursday.
SpaceX rocket blasts off from Florida with first-ever all-civilian crew CHICAGO. KAZINFORM -With whoops and hollers on the ground and fist bumps and thumbs ups from the crew members, Elon Musk's SpaceX venture launched the first all-civilian crew into space Wednesday night for an historic step forward in space tourism, Anadolu Agency reports.
Elon Musk's SpaceX delays launch of civilians until Wednesday night CHICAGO. KAZINFORM -Elon Musk will be the latest billionaire to oversee a launch of civilians into space, set for later in the week, but with some big differences from his predecessors Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos, Anadolu Agency reports.