Meteors have slammed into central Russia. A factory took a direct hit. The meteor shower caused windows in the area to smash, injuring many locals.
It was women who triggered the revolution that toppled the tsar in Russia. Russia was one of the first countries to give women the right to vote. Feminism flourished briefly.
NASA has reported a technical malfunction during a launch of an American astronaut and a Russian cosmonaut to the ISS. The two pilots were recovered after their Soyuz capsule crash landed in Kazakhstan.
China's ambitious space program could also be a chance for the European Space Agency to grow. The Europeans can't afford big projects such as Mars missions or building lunar bases on their own, says DW's Frank Sieren.
The Star Wars films have a cult following all over the world. But the force seems to be especially strong in Russia. In Moscow, Jedi hopefuls are honing their skills at the world's first lightsaber fighting school.
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