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Kazakhstan Russia Space
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Kazakhstan Russia Space

In this handout photo released by Russian Space Agency Roscosmos, Soyuz-2.1b rocket booster carrying the Progress M-UM spacecraft and the Prichal nodal module, is installed on a launchpad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. Prichal was developed by RSC Energia to expand the technical and operational capabilities of the Russian segment of the International Space Station (ISS). The launch is scheduled for November 24. Editorial use only, no archive, no commercial use.

Russia Space Moon Simulated Mission
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Russia Space Moon Simulated Mission

Crew members of the SIRIUS-2021 mission, Oleg Blinov, an instructor of the Cosmonaut Training Center, Viktoria Kirichenko, a surgeon at the IBMP, Ekaterina Kariakina, ex-flight attendant of the Nordwind airline, and a junior researcher at the Institute of International Biological Problems, William Brown, a US bachelor of Russian Language and Literature, Ashley Kowalski, a representative of the command US space systems, and UAE test astronaut Saleh Omar Al Ameri wave ahead of the SIRIUS-2021 international isolation experiment simulating a mission to the Moon, in Moscow, Russia. The six volunteers will spend 240 days in a simulator of a spacecraft - a ground-based test complex in Moscow. The task of the "crew" is to simulate the flight, landing on the Moon and work on its surface.

Kazakhstan Russia Space News Conference
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Kazakhstan Russia Space News Conference

Crew members of the 66th Expedition to the International Space Station (ISS) actress Yulia Peresild, cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov and film director Klim Shipenko attend a news conference following a meeting of the State Commission before the launch of the Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft to the International Space Station at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. The launch of the the Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft is scheduled for October 5, 2021. Yulia Peresild and Klim Shipenko will go to the ISS to shoot the feature film "The Challenge".

Azerbaijan Armenia Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict Anniversary
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Azerbaijan Armenia Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict Anniversary

A relative reacts on the grave of an Azerbaijani soldier killed in the war between Armenia and Azerbaijan for control of the Nagorno-Karabakh region on the first anniversary of the conflict, at the Alley of Honor cemetery and memorial in Baku, Azerbaijan. The six weeks war that erupted on September 27 last year left some 6,500 people dead and sparked mutual allegations of war crimes. It ended in November with a Russian-brokered ceasefire that saw Armenia hand over to Baku swathes of contested territories it had controlled for decades.

Russia Snowstorm Climbers Rescue Operation
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Russia Snowstorm Climbers Rescue Operation

In this handout video grab released by the Russian Emergencies Ministry, Rescue service workers are seen during a search and rescue operation on Mount Elbrus in the Caucasus Mountains, in the Republic of Kabardino-Balkarya, Russia. Five climbers died after they got caught in a sudden snowstorm on Russia's Mount Elbrus, the highest mountain in Europe. The other 14 members of the party were rescued on the peak in the Caucasus in high winds and heavy snow amid temperatures of minus -20 Celsius (-4 Fahrenheit), the regional emergency ministry said. Editorial use only, no archive, no commercial use.

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