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First Soviet Satellite Falls in Antarctica
After more that four decades in orbit, Meteor 1-1, the Soviet Union's first fully operational weather satellite, fell in Antarctica on Tuesday, March 27.
First Woman in Space Marks 75th Birthday
Today, on March 6, a Soviet cosmonaut, the USSR's hero and the world's first spacewoman, Valentina Tereshkova, celebrates her 75th birthday.
Russian Cosmonauts Spent Over 6 Hours in Deep Space
On Thursday, two Russian cosmonauts ventured outside the International Space Station (ISS) to fulfill some of the necessary tasks under the Russian space program.
Russian Phobos-Grunt Falls in the Pacific Ocean
On January 15, Russian Phobos-Grunt Mars probe that's being stuck in the Earth orbit for two months, finally has fallen into the southern areas of the Pasific Ocean.
Russian Spacecraft Failed to Reach Phobos
On Wednesday Russia launched a robotic spacecraft to one of Mars moons, Phobos, but it failed to reach a flying orbit after separation from the launch vehicle.
Russian Zenit-2SB Delivers U.S. Satellite into Target Orbit
On Thursday, a Russian-Ukrainian Zenit-2SB carrier rocket with the U.S. Intelsat 18 telecommunications satellite blasted off from the Baikonur Space Center in Kazakhstan.
Russia Begins Interplanetary Missions after 20-years Break
The "Phobos-Soil" unmanned interplanetary station will be launched into space in November of this year, which means Russia will resume flights to other planets after a long break of 20 years.

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