Latest Expedition 11 Stories

2012-07-30 12:41:59

NASA Television will broadcast the launch and for the first time, the same-day rendezvous and docking of a Progress cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station (ISS). Coverage begins at 3:15 p.m. EDT Wednesday, Aug. 1. ISS Progress 48 is scheduled to launch at 3:35 p.m. from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. It will dock later that day at 9:24 p.m. in a test of an abbreviated launch-to-rendezvous schedule designed to reduce the typical two-day flight between a launch and...

2011-04-23 10:40:00

ESA astronaut Roberto Vittori and the five other astronauts of the STS-134 mission will be launched to the International Space Station on Space Shuttle Endeavour on 29 April to deliver a pioneering scientific experiment.This penultimate flight of NASA's spaceplane will deliver an instrument designed to track elusive antimatter and "Ëœdark matter' in the Universe.Liftoff on the 14-day STS-134 mission is scheduled for 19:47 GMT (21:47 CEST), with the docking to the International Space...

2011-04-13 07:51:36

ESA astronaut Roberto Vittori is set to fly on the next Space Shuttle mission in late April to deliver the large Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer science payload to the International Space Station. Dedicated web pages have been launched today to spotlight Roberto's "ËœDAMA' mission. Roberto is a Mission Specialist on the six-astronaut team flying on the final voyage of Space Shuttle Endeavour. STS-134 is the spaceplane's penultimate mission, and Roberto will be the last European "“...

2009-08-28 12:40:00

The European Space Agency (ESA) is looking to buy a Soyuz spacecraft from Russia in an effort to maintain flight opportunities for its astronauts, BBC News reported. ESA officials met in Moscow to explore the possibility of increasing the production of the craft from four to five a year. The ESA could then buy its own vehicle "“ possibly in a joint purchase with Canada, which is also looking for more ways to put its astronauts into space. The U.S. shuttle fleet is expected to be retired...

2006-08-07 16:40:00

ESA astronaut and International Space Station (ISS) Expedition 13 crew member Thomas Reiter set a new record for the number of days spent in space by a European astronaut last week when he completed a total of over 209 days in orbit. On the morning of Friday 4 August, just over 30 days after arriving at the Station on board Space Shuttle Discovery as a member of the STS-121 crew, Reiter broke the previous record of 209 days 12 hours 25 minutes and 11 seconds, which was held by his ESA...

2005-09-29 16:05:28

NASA -- Commander William McArthur and Flight Engineer Valery Tokarev, the 12th International Space Station crew, are scheduled to launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan a few minutes before midnight EDT Sept. 30 to begin a 182-day stay in space. With them will be American Greg Olsen, the third private citizen in space, flying under a contract with the Russian Federal Space Agency. He will spend about eight days on the station. Their Soyuz TMA spacecraft is scheduled to dock with...

2005-08-18 21:05:31

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - The two men serving aboard the International Space Station donned Russian spacesuits and floated outside the orbital complex for a five-hour spacewalk on Thursday. The outing was the first for the crew since they arrived at the station four months ago and was cut short by an hour when they ran out of time for their final task. That work will be rescheduled for a future spacewalk. Commander Sergei Krikalev, who turns 47 next week,...

2005-08-18 16:00:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida -- The two men serving aboard the International Space Station donned Russian spacesuits and floated outside the orbital complex to begin a six-hour spacewalk on Thursday. Commander Sergei Krikalev, who turns 47 next week, and flight engineer John Phillips, 54, opened the hatch in the Pirs docking compartment just after 3 p.m. EDT (1900 GMT) to begin their first spacewalk since arriving at the station four months ago. Krikalev, a Russian cosmonaut who is making his...

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