Insider Insights: Articles SpaceX CEO and Chief Designer Elon Musk unveiled the company's next-generation Dragon spacecraft on Thursday night. This new design has incorporated some awesome new features that are like a blend of old and new SciFi, to bring about the feeling that we're finally living in the future. 06/2/2014 - 3:36 pm | View Link
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Five totally awesome things about SpaceX's new Dragon spacecraft Friday, May 30, 2014, 12:11 AM - SpaceX CEO and Chief Designer Elon Musk unveiled the company's next-generation Dragon spacecraft on Thursday night. 05/30/2014 - 11:21 am | View Link
SpaceX’s Giant Leap Elon Musk’s newly unveiled crew capsule upends Space Age tradition, with the ability to choose where it will touch down among other innovations. 05/30/2014 - 12:43 am | View Link
Russian Space Rocket Carrying $29 Million Satellite Explodes A Russian rocket carrying the country's most advanced communications satellite exploded shortly after launch early Friday, Russian state media reports . Officials lost contact about nine minutes after the unmanned rocket took off from Baikonur, Kazakhstan. About 100 miles high, it veered off path and disintegrated in Earth's atmosphere. The Express-AM4P European-built satellite, which was ... 05/16/2014 - 10:11 am | View Link
Touchdown! Soyuz Spacecraft Lands Safely with Russian-US Crew NASA astronaut Joe Acaba smiles after returning to Earth aboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft on Sept. 16, 2012 EDT on the steppes of Kazakhstan, where it was early Sept. 17 local time. Acaba landed with Russians Gennady Padalka and Sergei Revin to end the ... 09/17/2012 - 7:20 am | View Link
Touchdown! Soyuz Spacecraft Lands Safely with Russian-US Crew A Soyuz spacecraft carrying two Russian cosmonauts and an American spaceflyer has landed safely back on Earth, wrapping up a four-month mission to the International Space Station. A Soyuz space capsule carrying Russian cosmonauts Gennady Padalka, Sergei ... 09/16/2012 - 4:08 pm | View Link
Soyuz spacecraft lands safely in Kazakhstan Support and medical personnel carry Expedition 31 Commander Oleg Kononenko of Russia, foreground, and Flight Engineers Andre Kuipers of the European Space Agency, center, and Don Pettit of NASA, background, to the medical tent shortly after they landed in ... 07/1/2012 - 3:16 am | View Link
Soyuz spacecraft lands safely in Kazakhstan PETER LEONARD (AP) Posted July 1, 2012 at 6:25 a.m. ALMATY, Kazakhstan (AP) — A Soyuz space capsule carrying a three-man multinational crew touched down safely Sunday on the southern steppes of Kazakhstan, bringing an end to their 193-day mission to the ... 07/1/2012 - 1:07 am | View Link
Soyuz spacecraft lands safely in Kazakhstan ALMATY, Kazakhstan—A Soyuz space capsule carrying a three-man multinational crew touched down safely Sunday on the southern steppes of Kazakhstan, bringing an end to their 193-day mission to the International Space Station. Around a dozen recovery ... 06/30/2012 - 11:17 pm | View Link
Soyuz Landing | NASA Up to three crew members can return to Earth from the International Space Station aboard a Soyuz TMA spacecraft. 07/26/2014 - 6:36 pm | View Website
Soyuz TMA-01M Soyuz TMA-01M was a Soyuz flight that transported three members of the Expedition 25 crew to the International Space Station. TMA-01M was the 107th flight of a Soyuz ... 07/26/2014 - 7:59 am | View Website
Soyuz TMA-11 Soyuz TMA-11 was a human spaceflight mission using a Soyuz-TMA spacecraft to transport personnel to and from the International Space Station (ISS). 07/25/2014 - 8:53 pm | View Website
Soyuz TMA-M The Soyuz TMA-M is the latest version in the series of Russian Soyuz Spacecraft that are currently used to Transport Crew to and from the International Space Station. 07/25/2014 - 7:41 pm | View Website
Space Today Online Russia's Soyuz transports, used today to ferry cosmonauts and astronauts to the International Space Station, are the longest serving manned spacecraft in the world. 07/25/2014 - 2:48 pm | View Website
In Nicaragua, where Marxist dogma has given way to a free market economy, the red-and-black flags of the Sandinista revolution have been supplanted by the pink and baby blue colors favored by the country's first lady, "la companera" Rosario Murillo.
The revolutionary people of centuries past and present inspire us in the advance of socialism that, for us in Nicaragua, is made up of Christian faith, family values, the life and spirit of community.
Politics long have been a family affair in Nicaragua, and Latin America has a tradition of women leaders stepping in when their husbands leave the political stage.
Barring illness or death, the 67-year-old Ortega is not likely to leave office soon, thanks to his backers in Congress and on the Supreme Court who approved a constitutional change allowing for unlimited re-election.
In a photograph taken July 19, 1979, the day Somoza fled Nicaragua, Murillo is wearing green fatigues, a black beret over short hair, and a rifle slung over her shoulder, standing with several of the nine Sandinista commandants who led the uprising.
Today, Murillo's shoulders are draped in her jet black hair and colorful outfits, many of them pink and blue, apparently for the New Age colors of divine purpose and harmony with family and the world.
Besides references to God, Murillo's speeches are peppered with allusions to the mysteries and miracles of life, and Mother Earth.
"Ortega holds the political power, but she wields it in his name," said Dora Maria Tellez, the Sandinista militant who led an assault on the National Palace in 1978, taking Somoza's congress hostage.
Ortega ruled Nicaragua from 1979 to 1990, first as coordinator of the Junta of National Reconstruction and then as president, until losing an election to Violeta Chamorro, the wife of the assassinated newspaper editor for whom Murillo had worked.
Murillo led the re-election campaign that returned Ortega to power in 2006 with the help of a loyal opposition, and another in 2011.
The concession to build the Great Inter-Oceanic Canal of Nicaragua, a waterway three-times the size of the Panama Canal, has been granted to Beijing-based telecommunications CEO Wang Jing, along with tax-free side projects including ports on Nicaragua's Pacific and Atlantic coasts, an oil pipeline bisecting the country, a cargo railway, two free-trade zones and an international airport.
 Ortega and Murillo have kept the rest of their large family close, and many others at a distance.
The dispute involves new guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics, which say medical evidence shows the drug benefits few children other than very young preemies.
Company spokeswoman Alisha Martin said it placed full-page ads in The New York Times and several other newspapers because "we felt it important to inform parents — including the half-a-million women who give birth prematurely each year — of the decisions being made that could impact the lives of their children."
Studies show the drug can slightly reduce risks for being hospitalized but doesn't shorten hospital stays or lessen chances for long-term complications or death, said Dr.
Associated Press journalists Sonia Perez and Esteban Felix introduced us to Elsa Ramirez, a Honduran recently deported from the U. S. Her husband was killed by co-workers involved in cocaine trafficking, and then the killers came looking for her.
Animal rights activists say they are fighting abuses of animals used in circuses.
According to anthropologists, the dance is a satire, inspired by the suffering of black slaves who were brought to Bolivia to work in Andean silver mines.