August's Russian rocket failure is unlikely to force evacuation of the…

Back in August, Russia's Progress 44 cargo vessel ran into complications on its delivery to the International Space Station, falling to Earth after the Soyuz-U rocket propelling it into space failed unexpectedly. » 10/13/11 10:45am 10/13/11 10:45am

A Russian cargo shipment to the International Space Station has crashed

An uncrewed Russian cargo shipment to the International Space Station crashed into Siberia just minutes after blastoff this morning. The Russian space agency is reporting that the Progress M-12M cargo ship (pictured above) failed to detach from its launch vehicle at the correct stage of the launch, and was… » 8/24/11 12:30pm 8/24/11 12:30pm

Russian Space Rocket Looks Totally Old-School

The Soyuz-FG launcher sticks to a 1950s snub-nosed aesthetic, even though it was built in 2001. The Soyuz is preparing to launch Dec. 14 from Kazakhstan's Baikonur cosmodrome. Image by STR/AFP/Getty Images. » 12/13/07 1:00pm 12/13/07 1:00pm