Russia received a preview of the events following a meteor attack on 15th of February. Thousands of residents of Chelyabinsk in South-western Russia were stunned when an 11-ton meteorite shattered the windows and injured around 1,200 people from the same.
A space official has stated that maximum cosmonauts spend a record 33% of their office time in conducting scientific experiments. These cosmonauts have recently ended their mission to the International Space Station
(ISS) in mid-March.
Russia's space research programme will concentrate on landing missions to celestial bodies in the solar system. This will form the framework for future missions of Russia in the coming decades.
Lev Zelyony, director of the Institute of Space Research at the Russian Academy of Sciences has stated that Russia has found its direction and will endeavor to work on the same.
A recent report by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) claimed that there has been an increase in the population of Amur leopard by half since 2007. In addition, the cats have also gone onto as far as North Korea for shelter.
It will happen for the first time in 20 years that Russia will send a female cosmonaut into space. Russia's Star City space training centre informed that they will be sending Yelena Serova, 36, to space in the later half of 2014.
In a recent report, it has been confirmed that NASA has released its TDRS-K tracking and data-relay satellite on Jan 30 on an Atlas V booster. But, unfortunately, it could not meet with success and on Feb 1, it failed.