U.S. Envoy on Deployment of OSCE Monitors to Ukraine

United States Mission to the OSCE As delivered by Ambassador Daniel B. Baer to the Preparatory Committee Meeting, Vienna March 19, 2014 Statement on Deployment of OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine Let me start by saying "thank you" to the Swiss Chair for attempting
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Cassini Releases Image of Earth Waving at Saturn

People around the world shared more than 1,400 images of themselves as part of the Wave at Saturn event organized by NASA’s Cassini mission on July 19 — the day the Cassini spacecraft turned back toward Earth to take our picture. The mission has assembled a (more...)

NASA Marks First Anniversary of Curiosity Mars Landing

By Charlene Porter Staff Writer One year since landing on Mars, the rover Curiosity and the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) on board have answered the big question the craft was sent there to investigate: Have Martian environmental conditions ever been conducive to life? Yes, is Curiosity’s answer. What (more...)

Trade Mission Aims to Build Relationships in Russia

Representatives from the states of Idaho, Missouri, North Dakota, Oklahoma and Kansas, as well as 23 American companies, will join a U.S. trade mission to Russia designed to build relationships and promote agricultural exports. Michael Scuse, the under secretary of agriculture for farm and foreign agricultural services, (more...)

OSCE on U.S. Elections

United States Mission to the OSCE Statement on the Elections in the United States As delivered by Ambassador Ian Kelly to the Permanent Council, Vienna November 8, 2012 The United States knows that much of the world, including participating States assembled here, have taken a keen interest in our elections this year. As
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The First Human Being to Walk on The Moon Has Died

The first human being to walk on the moon has died. Neil Armstrong, commander of the Apollo 11 mission that touched down on the moon on July 20, 1969, died August 25. He was 82. Apollo 11, the first manned lunar landing mission, was launched July 16, 1969. On July 20,
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Mars Flight Director Gains Celebrity as “Mohawk Guy”

By Charlene Porter
Staff Writer
The world was watching the control room August 6 at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), and the question on everybody’s mind was, “Will the craft land safely on Mars?” But apparently many were also asking, “Who’s that dude with the Mohawk-style haircut at the console?” That dude (more...)

U.S. Auto Trade Mission Visits Russia for Partnerships

A U.S. Commerce Department official arrived in Moscow April 23 with a delegation of 13 U.S. companies seeking opportunities to support Russia’s growing automotive parts sector. “Our trade mission participants have the opportunity to explore Russia’s rapidly expanding car and truck assembly market and be introduced to (more...)

Eligibility to Participate in U.S. Visa Interview Waiver Program Expands in Russia

The U.S. Mission in Russia is pleased to announce an expansion of our current interview waiver program as a part of President Obama’s Executive Order to substantially increase travel and tourism to the United States.  Starting immediately, certain applicants who have previously been issued a visa (more...)

Wallenberg’s Life-Giving Legacy

The following op-ed by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton was published by the New York Times on January 16. Tuesday begins a yearlong celebration of the life of Raoul Wallenberg, the Swedish diplomat who chose not to be indifferent when faced with great evil. Raoul Wallenberg was born (more...)

NASA Readies Vehicle for Mars Mission

By Charlene Porter Staff Writer The United States is preparing to send another exploratory vehicle to the planet Mars, the “largest and most complex piece of equipment to ever be placed on the surface of another planet,” said the director of the Mars exploration program, Doug McCuistion. The Mars Science (more...)

Space Shuttle Endeavour Returns, Building Legacy

By Charlene Porter
Staff Writer
In the pre-dawn darkness June 1, the space shuttle Endeavour re-entered the Earth’s atmosphere and landed safely at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, ending not only this mission, but the vehicle’s 25-mission career. The mission lasted a few hours short of 16 days, having (more...)

USNS Comfort Departs for Humanitarian Mission

USNS Comfort Departs for Humanitarian Mission

The U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort has departed for a five-month, humanitarian assistance deployment to nine countries in Central and South America and the Caribbean. The ship left its home port in Baltimore March 17 on its Continuing Promise 2011 mission “to conduct civil-military operations such as (more...)

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