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Two rookie astronauts, cosmonaut blast off to ISS

MIAMI: A three-man space crew featuring American and Japanese rookie astronauts as well as an experienced Russian cosmonaut blasted off on Sunday for a six-month mission at the International Space Station. Scott Tingle of NASA, Anton…

One of first Soviet cosmonauts Gorbatko dies

MOSCOW: Soviet cosmonaut Viktor Gorbatko, a colleague of Yuri Gagarin, the first man in space, died on Wednesday at the age of 82, Russia's space agency said. Gorbatko was among the eight young pilots chosen in 1960 from 3,000 candidates…