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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...

Sunita Williams To Return To ISS As Commander Of Expedition 33
2012-06-25 07:59:59

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com Indian-American female astronaut, Sunita Williams, who spent a record 6 months aboard the International Space Station (ISS) in 2006, will be making a triumphant return to the orbiting outpost, when she, along with two others, launches from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on July 14, reports the Press Trust of India. Williams, 46, will catch a ride on a Soyuz spacecraft with Flight Engineers Yuri Malenchenko of the Russian Federal Space Agency and...

Russian Cargo Craft Launches To Station
2012-04-21 05:51:41

The unpiloted ISS Progress 47 cargo craft launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 8:50 a.m. EDT Friday, beginning a two-day journey to the International Space Station. Less than ten minutes later, the Progress reached its preliminary orbit and deployed its solar arrays and navigational antennas. The Russian cargo craft is scheduled to automatically dock to the Pirs docking compartment Sunday at 10:40 a.m. It is loaded with 2.5 tons of food, fuel and supplies for the six crew...

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2012-03-12 12:26:13

Michael Lopez-Alegria, NASA's most experienced spacewalker and the American holding the record for the single longest spaceflight mission, has left the agency. Lopez-Alegria flew on four missions and performed 10 spacewalks during his career. He most recently served in the Flight Crew Operations Directorate at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston as assistant director for the International Space Station (ISS). "Mike has faithfully served the Flight Crew Operations Directorate for many...

Russia Launches Cargo Ship To International Space Station
2012-01-26 07:03:15

Russian cargo ship Progress M-14M (ISS Progress 46) launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 5:06 a.m. Thursday morning (Wednesday 6:06 p.m. EST), carrying 2.9 tons of food, fuel and equipment for the crew aboard the International Space Station, reports ABC News. The Progress 46 re-supply vessel is scheduled to arrive at Pirs docking compartment early Saturday (Friday evening EST). The successful launch was a critical one for the Russian space agency, Roscosmos, which has...

2011-11-28 11:50:16

Fresh off the arrival of three new crew members at the International Space Station, the next trio of residents is set to launch to the outpost Dec. 21. NASA Television will cover prelaunch activities, launch and docking to the orbital laboratory during the next several weeks. Expedition 30 NASA astronaut Don Pettit, Russian Soyuz Commander Oleg Kononenko and European Space Agency Flight Engineer Andre Kuipers are scheduled to launch at 7:16 a.m. CST on Dec. 21 (7:16 p.m. local time) from...

2011-08-23 14:04:20

NASA Television will provide live coverage as a Russian Progress cargo spacecraft arrives at the International Space Station at 9:38 a.m. CDT on Friday, Aug. 26. NASA TV coverage will begin at 9 a.m., in lieu of the day's "ISS Update" program. The unpiloted Progress 44 spacecraft will automatically dock to the rear port of the station's Zvezda service module. The cargo ship will carry three tons of food, fuel and other supplies for the six crew members, Expedition 28 Commander Andrey...


Latest Expedition 14 Reference Libraries

Sunita Williams
2012-10-29 09:16:39

Sunita Williams is an American astronaut and a United States Navy officer who holds the record for the longest space flight by a woman. She was born Sunita Pandya Krishna on September 19, 1965 in Euclid, Ohio to parents of Indian and Slovenian decent. She graduated from Needham High School in Needham, Massachusetts in 1983, and then went on to receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical science from the United States Naval Academy in 1987. She was immediately commissioned as an Ensign in...

Peggy Whitson
2012-10-27 13:45:00

Peggy Whitson is an American biochemistry researcher and one of NASA’s most experienced female astronauts after having spent a total of over 365 days in space. She was born Peggy Annette Whitson on February 9, 1960 in Mount Ayr, Iowa, and grew up on a farm outside Beaconsfield. She graduated from Mount Ayr Community High School in 1978 and went on to attend Iowa Wesleyan College, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in biology and chemistry in 1981. She then went on to receive...

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2010-11-17 14:28:41

Clayton Anderson is an American engineer and a NASA astronaut. He was born Clayton Conrad Anderson on February 23, 1959 in Omaha, Nebraska. He graduated from Ashland-Greenwood High School in Nebraska in 1977 and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from Hastings College in Nebraska four years later. He also earned a Master of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from Iowa State University in 1983. He received an Honorary Degree from Hastings College in 2004. Anderson is married...

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