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The Romanian cosmonaut Dumitru Dorin Prunariu was awarded Tuesday, 12 April 2011, by the Russian President Dmitry Medvedev during a ceremony held in order to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first human flight into space.


Mr. Virgiliu Pop, researcher at the Romanian Space Agency, received the first prize for best paper and presentation at the International Symposium on Asteroid Mitigation and Exploration. The symposium held between 4-6 April at Station College, USA, and it was hosted by Texas A & M University, bringing together international experts in the fields of space exploration and Earth defense against potential threats coming from asteroids.

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The General Director of the Romanian Space Agency, Dr. Phys. Marius-Ioan Piso gave an interview to Truth Media Center on geomagnetic storm caused by solar flares. Watch this interview by accesing this link.



Update: The flight will take place on February 24, 2011. For move detailes visit the mission webpage. The final flight of NASA's space shuttle Discovery - NASA mission STS-133 - will transport a romanian experiment created by the Romanian Institute for Space Science to the International Space Station.

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Mr. Dragos Bratasanu, researcher at the Romanian Space Agency, received from the company DigitalGlobe ( the High-Quality Paper prize in the 8-band Challenge research competition held at the end of last year.

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