Tagged: Space

Phobos-Grunt Mars Probe falls to earth

Phobos-Grunt, the Russian space probe intended to explore Mars, crashed back to earth late on Sunday evening. Defense Ministry official Alexei Zolotukhin told reporters tersely that “Phobos-Grunt fragments have crashed down in the Pacific...

Russia Jupiter mission agreed with ESA

Russian space agency Roscosmos today announced that it had agreed in principle to undertake a number joint missions with the European Space Agency. The agreement was reached at a meeting in Moscow between Vladimir...

What’s Google Maps hiding?

The image below is from Google Maps. Notice the blur in the middle? I didn’t put it there – Google did. Click on this link to check for yourself. Then scroll out a bit,...

Captain Kirk in Irkutsk

Captain Kirk in Irkutsk

One of the joys of writing siberianlight.net is the random stuff I find while searching the net. Take this piece of Star Trek fan-fiction I found today on Technorati, for example, in which Capain...

Closed cities from the inside

Closed cities from the inside

Last week I wrote about the disgraceful number of closed cities in Russia, another of those leftovers from an anarchic age that Russia remains addicted to, despite (or perhaps because of) the restrictions it...

Russia to join forces with European Space Agency

Russia to join forces with European Space Agency

Russia and the European Space Agency (ESA) could be working together to develop the Kliper (Clipper) space shuttle. It’s all but official�Russia and Europe will soon embark on a cooperative effort to build a...