The Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) has set a date for launching the Soyuz TMA-5, which is to deliver a new crew to the International Space Station. The Soyuz TMA-5 is poised to start from the Kazakhstani &to=http://english.pravda.ru/society/2002/01/14/25537.html' target=_blank>cosmodrome Baikonur on October 14, 2004, the press department of Roscosmos reported. Earlier the launch of the Soyuz TMA-5 was scheduled for October 9 and then rescheduled for October 11 due to a technical malfunction in the docking system.
The tenth ISS crew will conduct two spacewalks during a 196-day mission. The crew will consist of U.S. astronaut Leroy Chiao (the captain of the crew) and Russian cosmonaut Salizhan Sharipov. Russian cosmonaut Yuri Shargin will spend 9 days on the ISS and then return to Earth with the ninth &to=http://english.pravda.ru/fun/2001/09/03/14042.html' target=_blank>ISS crew.
Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov announced a possible move that Russia can take in response to new US sanctions
Not that long ago, American soldiers would train their skills to counter insurgent and partisan military organizations. These days, they are trained to show resistance to the regular army of a potential adversary
The Central Bank of Turkey announced measures to protect the financial market of Turkey against the background of the collapse of the Turkish lira and conflict of interests with the United States of America