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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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