Russia wants to build Moonbase Alpha

The Russian Space Agency (Roscosmos) has suffered a string of embarrassing space-related debacles over the past few months.



Russia squabbles over Phobos-Grunt debacle

Russia was understandably upset and perhaps more than a little embarrassed when the Phobos-Grunt probe - slated to explore a Martian moon - failed to escape Earth’s orbit and crashed into the ocean.

Security breached at Russian rocket plant

A young Russian blogger has revealed a total lack of security at a military rocket facility near Moscow.

Russian comm satellite crashes in Siberia

A communications satellite plummeted to the Earth after its Soyuz-2 carrier rocket failed to reach orbit shortly after lifting off from Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia. 



The Russian hack never happened

An American contractor says hackers did not launch a cyber attack against a water facility in central Illinois.

ESA makes contact with lost Martian probe

The European Space Agency says that one of its ground stations has managed to re-establish contact with Russia's Phobos-Grunt probe, two weeks after control was lost.

Hackers destroy water pump in SCADA attack

An unknown team of hackers recently destroyed a pump owned by a US water utility after accessing the industrial control system used to operate its machinery.

Russia and China accused of cyber espionage

A US government report has accused entities in Russia and China of engaging in cyber espionage to obtain sensitive economic data and technology. 



Successful Russian launch eases space station fears

Russia's Progress cargo ship lifted off successfully for the International Space Station yesterday, the first flight to do so since a similar unmanned freighter crashed in August.

Russia wants to colonize the moon

The moon may be a harsh mistress, but Russian scientists say they want to establish a colony below the lunar surface.

Get ready to die harder than ever

Bruce Willis had often said if he was ever going to do another Die Hard, it had to be something really good and different, plus I’m sure the Brinks truck had to pull up to his front door to really make it worth his while.



Russian space ambitions hobbled by economic reality

Moscow is abandoning plans to design and build a two-stage Rus-M carrier rocket that would have replaced the aging Soyuz by 2015.

Scientists set off on yeti hunt

A group of Russian and American scientsts are this week off to Siberia to evaluate evidence for the existence of the yeti - and to go and look for one themselves.

Former USSR countries hit by malware attacks

Trend Micro security researchers say they've discovered a major series of malware attacks targeting systems in Russia and other former Soviet states.

How the International Space Station could be evacuated

NASA is preparing for a number of worst-case scenarios that could leave the International Space Station (ISS) without a crew for an extended period of time.



Russia rolls back space aspirations

The recent crash of an ISS-bound space freighter has prompted Russia to consider the possibility of ending its permanent human presence in space. 


Russia identifies cause of space freighter failure

The recent disintegration of an ISS-bound space freighter was apparently caused by a malfunctioning gas generator located in the Soyuz carrier rocket's third stage engine.

U.S. invokes Patriot Act as WikiLeaks dumps more data

The U.S. government has reportedly invoked the controversial Patriot Act as a legal basis for demanding data from Internet provider Dynadot about WikiLeaks and Julian Assange.

International Space Station gets a reprieve

So let me understand this. First, we spend billions of dollars building the International Space Station (ISS). Then Moscow decides it will unceremoniously fly the ISS into the Pacific Ocean.

Russia says it will sink the International Space Station

First NASA launched its final shuttle mission earlier this month, and now Russia is debating how to do away with the International Space Station (ISS) as it nears the end of its life cycle.