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Software developer to visit ISS

BELLEVUE, Wash., Oct. 27 (UPI) -- A software pioneer and aviator from the United States has booked passage to visit the International Space Station next year.

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Today is Wednesday, April 12, the 102nd day of 2006 with 263 to follow.
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Watercooler Stories

Parks across country restrict smoking... One-third of Russians have space dreams... New gadgets delight shoppers... Hybrids make HOV motorists mad... Watercooler stories from UPI.
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One-third of Russians have space dreams

MOSCOW, April 10 (UPI) -- A poll finds that one-third of Russians have dreams of being a cosmonaut, venturing into space and seeing the world from the sky.

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Today is Thursday, March 9, the 68th day of 2006 with 297 to follow.
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Car of cosmonauts to be dropped

MOSCOW, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- The Volga passenger car, one of Russia's enduring symbols of Soviet pride, is to be discontinued, The Moscow Times reported Thursday. Igor Kulgan, an official with RusPromAvto, the Volga's manufacturer, told an automotive conference Wednesday, "It looks u

Japan travel agency to sell space trips

TOKYO, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Japanese travel agency JTB Corp. plans to begin a partnership with space experience company Space Adventures Ltd. and market the firm's tours in Japan.

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, April 12, the 102nd day of 2005 with 263 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, March 9, the 68th day of 2005 with 297 to follow.
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Russian children ill from rocket fuel

NOVOSIBIRSK, Russia, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Children living near the flight path of rockets launched from a Soviet-era space launch station have shown high rates of hormonal problems and blood disorders. A study done by Siberian researchers, unpublished but leaked to the journal Nature, blamed unbu

S. Korea screening astronaut hopefuls

SEOUL, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- South Korea's first two astronauts will be chosen next May, the Korea Times reported Sunday.

Commentary: U.S. remains lost in space

WASHINGTON, July 19 (UPI) -- Some 35 years after U.S. astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first human being to walk on the moon, NASA's long-fabled manned space program remain a chaotic, drifting shambles, filled with high aspirations and zero capabilities.
MARTIN SIEFF, United Press International

Future bright for Baikonur Cosmodrome

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan, July 1 (UPI) -- The oldest manned spaceport in the world is also still the busiest and, as it has so often in the past, the Baikonur Cosmodrome is once again beating the odds.
MARTIN SIEFF, UPI Senior News Analyst

Low tech, great engineers boost Baikonur

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan, July 1 (UPI) -- The legendary Gagarin Launch Complex at the famed Baikonur Comsmodrome is the oldest, most fabled manned rocket launching pad in the world, and it is still in business after 43 years.
MARTIN SIEFF, UPI Senior News Analyst

Space Race II: Not NASA's space program

A new UPI series exploring the people, passions and business of suborbital manned spaceflight. This week: The faithful, the curious, and of course the news media will gather on June 21 to witness the start of a new era in human spaceflight.
IRENE MONA KLOTZ, United Press International

Analysis: JFK, Bush space plans similar

WASHINGTON, May 5 (UPI) -- A comparison of the space exploration proposals of George W. Bush and John F. Kennedy reveals surprising similarities as well as to-be-expected differences across the generations.
FRANK SIETZEN, United Press International

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Today is Monday, April 12, the 103rd day of 2004 with 263 to follow.
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This is Tuesday, March 9, the 69th day of 2004 with 297 to follow.
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Putin rewards Russian women

MOSCOW, March 8 (UPI) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin celebrated International Women's Day Monday by rewarding his nation's top female achievers, RTR Russia Television reported.

Flight's Centennial: Milestones of flight

WASHINGTON, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- The first powered, heavier-than-air flight by the Wright brothers, on Dec. 17, 1903, ushered in a century of aviation and space history. Here are some other historic milestones that have marked the first century of flight.

Space: ESA sets new goals

A weekly series of articles by UPI examining the aerospace industries of selected countries. The European Space Agency has taken a step toward defining a new direction for its space policy and programs.
FRANK SIETZEN, United Press International

Analysis: A Chinese lunar orbit by 2008?

WASHINGTON, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- China's space program chiefs were not whistling in the wind when they proclaimed recently their intention of sending men around the moon to celebrate the Beijing Olympics in 2008. They already have conducted successful flight tests of the spacecraft that
MARTIN SIEFF, UPI Senior News Analyst

Analysis: NASA's shambles persist

WASHINGTON, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- The Senate has stepped in to try and restore direction to a drifting, rudderless National Aeronautics and Space Administration, but its prospects for success are not great.
MARTIN SIEFF, UPI Senior News Analyst

Flight's 2nd century: Seeking the X Prize

A 200-pound, 5-foot trophy and a $10-million purse await the first company that flies three people twice in two weeks to the edge of space in a privately-developed craft by Dec. 31, 2004. Right now, 24 teams are in the running.
IRENE MONA KLOTZ, UPI Science News

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Today is Saturday, April 12, the 102nd day of 2003 with 263 to follow.
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