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Spinning spacecraft on the radio

Laura Goodall posted in on May 4th, 2015.

Dr. Duncan Steel, New Zealand-based space scientist, spoke on the Radio New Zealand show Our Changing World on 30th April about the out-of-control Russian space capsule that failed to reach the International Space Station. Dr. Steel, who lives in Wellington, is Space Scientist at the NASA-Ames Research Center, Professor of Astrobiology at the University of Buckingham and Astronomer at […]

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Failed spacecraft mission – Expert reaction

Laura Goodall posted in on April 30th, 2015.

A Russian spacecraft due to deliver supplies to the International Space Station has failed in its mission and is now spinning uncontrollably as it orbits Earth. The unpiloted Progress 59 spacecraft encountered problems when it reached orbit and separated from the Soyuz rocket booster’s third stage, as reported at Stuff.co.nz. Russian officials scrambled to communicate […]

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