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Russia begins recruiting cosmonauts for Moon mission

Russia begins recruiting cosmonauts for Moon mission

In a bid to beat the United States in the race to the Moon, Russia has started recruiting cosmonauts for a new moon mission.

Russian space agency Roscosmos has announced an open contest for a team of cosmonauts for piloting the Federatsiya spacecraft which has been designed to be sent to the Moon.

Roscosmos First Deputy Chief Executive Aleksandr Ivanov told reporters, “The selection begins today and it will last till the end of the year. The results will be summarized at the end of December, and a group of six to eight trainees is to be selected.”

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Countries reach agreement to create world’s largest marine reserve

Countries reach agreement to create world’s largest marine reserve

The proposal to create the world’s largest marine reserve to protect Antarctica took a big leap forward on Friday, when Russia dropped its long-held opposition.

Russia’s repaired Soyuz spacecraft ready to carry three to ISS

Russia’s repaired Soyuz spacecraft ready to carry three to ISS

A repaired Russian Soyuz spacecraft is all set be launched to ferry three astronauts, including a NASA astronaut, to the International Space Station (ISS), increasing the total number of the orbiting lab’s crew to six.

The eagerly-awaited launch of the Soyuz MS-02/48S spacecraft is slated to take place from Kazakhstan’s Baikonur Cosmodrome at 4:05:14 a.m. EDT or 2:05 p.m. local time today.

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Cybersecurity experts warn email users to change passwords after massive hack

Cybersecurity experts warn email users to change passwords after massive hack

In a recent warning to people who have personal email accounts, cybersecurity experts have said that the passwords to the accounts should be changed after revelations of a massive hack of email credentials by a young Russian hacker.

The warning by cybersecurity experts has come against the backdrop of a recent disclosure by Hold Security researchers that a young Russian hacker has stolen a massive cache of user names and passwords of email users, and is offering the stolen credentials for sale on the Internet.

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Economic Crisis Hits Moon Exploration Mission

Economic Crisis Hits Moon Exploration Mission

The Russian government is bringing down its scale of space exploration due to the prevailing economic crisis in the nation, reported Roscosmos, the national space agency. The budget for the Moon exploration projects will be cut by billions of dollars by the government. The budget is currently under modification phase by various ministries.

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‘Indifference’ of press, president to blame for lack of concern about climate change in Russia

‘Indifference’ of press, president to blame for lack of concern about climate ch

Russia is not at all like United States, wherein scarcely there is a day when the media doesn't report about 'global warming' or 'climate change', and even there is an entire section known as, 'Climate Change And President Obama's Action Plan' on the White House website. 'Climate change' is not a main talking point in the Russian media.

Additionally, a Reuters report, published by the New York Times on October 29, has noted that professionals in the Russian news are taking their cue on this matter from none other than President Vladimir Putin.

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Researchers Unearth Rock Containing 30,000 tiny diamonds

Researchers Unearth Rock Containing 30,000 tiny diamonds

Researchers have discovered a rock pulled from Udachnaya diamond mine in Russia, which contains 30,000 microscopic and perfectly shaped red and green diamonds.

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Russian Voyeuristic Website Containing Link to 53 Irish Cameras Taken Down

Russian Voyeuristic Website Containing Link to 53 Irish Cameras Taken Down

There are a number of voyeuristic websites around the world showcasing Irish CCTV footages. A Russian website that had a link to 53 Irish cameras was taken down last night.

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Russia to Deploy Early Warning Systems to Detect Space Debris by 2018

Russia to Deploy Early Warning Systems to Detect Space Debris by 2018

Space junk is one of the main concerns for the countries. Russia is taking steps to deal with the matter. On Monday, Russia's Aerospace Defence Forces (VKO) announced that by 2018, it will position many advanced early warning stations to find out space objects like debris and meteorites.

VKO spokesperson Alexei Zolotukhin said that New Okno optoelectronic space surveillance systems have successfully cleared state tests. In total, four such systems will be installed and they will be able to control the complete range of space altitudes and processing data.

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Russian Soyuz safely docks with International Space Station

Russian Soyuz safely docks with International Space Station

On Friday, a Russian Soyuz spacecraft successfully docked with the International Space Station. The spacecraft carried three astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS), despite a technical fault that threatened to delay their journey to the $100 billion complex.

The spacecraft had left the ground to go into ISS from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Soyuz had carried United States astronaut Barry Wilmore, Russian astronaut Alexander Samokutyaev and his compatriot Elena Serova in it.

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