Spaceflight

Russian filmmakers land after shoot aboard space station

A Soyuz space capsule carrying a cosmonaut and two Russian filmmakers has landed after a 3 1/2-hour trip from the International Space Station.

The capsule, descending under a red-and-white striped parachute after entering Earth's atmosphere, landed upright in the steppes of Kazakhstan on schedule at 0435 GMT on Oct. 17 with Oleg Novitskiy, Yulia Peresild and Klim Shipenko aboard.

Icy water beneath Martian crust proves water existed on Mars: Expert

There is no liquid water on Mars at the moment, but icy and frozen water has been discovered beneath the surface crust, according to a NASA expert.

Speaking to Anadolu Agency, Umut Yıldız said there have been significant developments in Turkey's science facilities recently.

Turkish students win prize in prominent space rover contest

A rover team of a Turkish university won a grand prize at the biggest European competition focused on space and robotics, reaching the first and second ranks in different categories.

The rover team of Istanbul Technical University (İTÜ) has returned from Poland with two prizes in hand from the European Rover Challenge held in the country's Kielce town.

SpaceX all-civilian orbital crew completes historic mission

Four space tourists safely ended their trailblazing trip to orbit on Sept. 18 with a splashdown in the Atlantic off the Florida coast.

Their SpaceX capsule parachuted into the ocean just before sunset, not far from where their chartered flight began three days earlier.

The all-amateur crew was the first to circle the world without a professional astronaut.

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