“Nominal” Soyuz launch sends Expedition 44 crew of three to International Space Station

Today's launch was a good one.

Kazakhstan's decaying Soviet space murals

Esquire Kazakhstan features photos of the country's decaying Soviet space murals, which do not have protected status, and are coming to bits. They're still towering, heroic Soviet Realist paeans to space travel, sorrowful as they may be. Read the rest