While NASA and its commercial partners try hard to develop several new American spacecraft in order to get American astronauts into Earth’s orbit and beyond, Russia is working on its own new craft, too.
We're so accustomed to our Sun and Moon that sometimes we hardly recognise how they form our view of the planet. This video will make you think about them afresh.
We sort of ignore the moon these days, because we've BEEN THERE and ugh it's kind of out of the way. But Russia says it's going back in 2015 with an unmanned probe.
Boris Urmatov, a Russian shepherd, is claiming $42,000 (that's one million roubles) from Roskosmos for dropping a 10-foot-long chunk of rocket in his yard. Apparently it just missed his outdoor toilet— we're hoping he wasn't in there at the time. The poor chap's village in the Altai region lies beneath the flight path…