space capsule

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a spacecraft designed to transport people and support human life in outer space

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The space capsule carrying Russian cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin and two NASA astronauts - Joseph Acaba and Mark Vande Hei - landed at 05:31 Moscow time (02:31).
The surprise is first sight of how tiny is the space capsule and it's hard to imagine how its three astronaut occupants managed to fit inside, especially as we are seeing it with some equipment taken out to offer us a slightly better view - but visitors can't get too close.
Maj Peake, 43, and his crew companions, Russian Commander Yuri Malenchenko and US astronaut Tim Kopra, entered the tiny Soyuz TMA-19 space capsule capping the rocket two and half hours before launch.
5 foot (5 meter) diameter heat shield and the crew vehicle backshell structure of the Orion space capsule.
Meanwhile, another report named The Kidnapping of the Lunik revealed how American operatives stole a Soviet space capsule called the Lunik during a Soviet exhibition tour, and returned it later after gathering intelligence on Soviet space capability, the report said.
The Soviet space capsule, which circled the earth twice in 1977 and 1978, was most recently on display in Riyadh at the King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology.
The sale of the distinctive piece will signify the first time that a space capsule will be auctioned in Europe.
Iran plans to send the second monkey into space aboard the Pishgam (Pioneer) II space capsule within 45 days, Iran Space Agency director Hamid Fazeli told reporters in Tehran on Saturday.
QWE have been clearing out our loft and have found a genuine Action Man Space Capsule, including the original action man astronaut.
MOSCOW -- A Soyuz space capsule carrying an American astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts has landed on the steppes of Kazakhstan, returning the three men to Earth after a 144-day mission to the International Space Station.
The Dragon unmanned space capsule carrying supplies for the International Space Station blasted off Friday on a rocket built by Space Exploration Technologies Corp.
Kennedy Space Center is in the midst of a transition to support a planned heavy-lift rocket and deep space capsule able to fly astronauts to destinations beyond the International Space Station's 250-mile (402 km) orbit.
No one was injured in the accident, which followed nearly a year of testing on Morpheus at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, however, such was the extent of the damage that there was little left to salvage of the space capsule.
BEIJING - China's Shenzhou 9 space capsule with three astronauts aboard on Friday returned from a mission to an orbiting module, Chinese state media reports.
THREE Russian cosmonauts were found dead in their space capsule in 1971 after it made what looked like a perfect landing in Kazakhstan.