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Serbia, Russia ink deal on peaceful use of nuclear energy

The documents were signed after a meeting of Serbian and Russian delegations headed by Presidents Aleksandar Vucic and Vladimir Putin, during the Russian leader's visit to Serbia on January 17.

Rosatom CEO Aleksei Likhachev and Serbian Minister for Innovations Nenad Popovic initialed an agreement on peaceful use of nuclear energy.

Russia & US will cooperate to build moon’s first space station

Russia and the United States have agreed to cooperate on a NASA-led programme to build the first lunar space station, part of a long-term project to send humans to Mars.

The US space agency said earlier this year that it was exploring a programme called the Deep Space Gateway, a multi-stage project to push further into the solar system.

ESA robot probe to land on Mars (photos)

The European Space Agency (Esa) is getting ready to put a probe on Mars.
Its Schiaparelli robot will attempt the risky descent to the surface in the coming hours, after a 500 million km journey from Earth.
The touchdown is regarded as a dress rehearsal for a much more important venture in four years’ time when Esa will bid to place a very expensive rover on the planet.

Russia's Progress Cargo Capsule to Burn up in Earth's Atmosphere Soon

Russia's space agency Roscosmos has confirmed that its crippled unmanned cargo spacecraft Progress will disintegrate Thursday night or early Friday morning, RIA Novosti reported.

According to Roscosmos, the stricken spacecraft was expected to burn up on re-entry in the Earth's atmosphere with just a few small pieces likely to survive the heat to hit planet's surface.

Astronauts return to Earth on Russian Soyuz spaceship

Two Russian cosmonauts and an American astronaut on Thursday returned to Earth aboard a Soyuz space capsule after spending six months at the International Space Station.
      
Yelena Serova -- the first female Russian cosmonaut to have spent time on the ISS -- landed along with Alexander Samokutyaev and Barry Wilmore in snowy Kazakhstan just after sunrise.