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Launch Date Confirmed For PromISSe Mission To Space Station
2011-11-07 08:58:05

ESA´s next mission to the International Space Station will be launched on 21 December: André Kuipers will ride into orbit aboard the Soyuz TMA-03M spacecraft as a member of the orbital outpost´s Expedition 30. Originally planned for late November, the launch was put on hold in August after the launch mishap of Russia´s Progress 44 unmanned freighter. With the successful ascent of Progress 45 on 30 October, a series of flight readiness meetings and the...

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2011-07-27 11:20:00

International space agencies announced on Wednesday that NASA and its partners plan to plunge the International Space Station (ISS) into the ocean at the end of its life cycle after 2020. "After it completes its existence, we will be forced to sink the ISS. It cannot be left in orbit, it's too complex, too heavy an object, it can leave behind lots of rubbish," said deputy head of Roscosmos space agency Vitaly Davydov. "Right now we've agreed with our partners that the station will be used...

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2011-06-08 06:10:00

NASA released on Tuesday the first ever images of a U.S. space shuttle docked at the International Space Station (ISS). The pictures of the shuttle Endeavour were taken last month by astronauts aboard a departing Russian spacecraft, and show the ISS together with one of the shuttles that helped build the complex over the past ten years. "It is the first ever image of a space shuttle docked to the International Space Station," NASA said. Italian astronaut Paolo Nespoli took the shots on May...

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2011-05-24 05:15:00

Expedition 27 Commander Dmitry Kondratyev and Flight Engineers Cady Coleman and Paolo Nespoli safely landed their Soyuz spacecraft on the Kazakhstan steppe Monday, wrapping up a five-month stay aboard the International Space Station. The trio landed at 10:27 p.m. (8:27 a.m. on May 24 local time) at a site southeast of the town of Dzhezkazgan. Kondratyev, the Soyuz commander, was at the controls of the spacecraft as it undocked at 5:35 p.m. EDT from the station's Rassvet module. Once the Soyuz...

2011-05-23 21:49:00

WASHINGTON, May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Expedition 27 Commander Dmitry Kondratyev and Flight Engineers Cady Coleman and Paolo Nespoli safely landed their Soyuz spacecraft on the Kazakhstan steppe Monday, wrapping up a five-month stay aboard the International Space Station. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The trio landed at 10:27 p.m. (8:27 a.m. on May 24 local time) at a site southeast of the town of Dzhezkazgan. Kondratyev, the Soyuz commander,...

2011-04-04 09:13:00

WASHINGTON, April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following discussions among the International Space Station partners on Sunday, NASA has targeted the launch of space shuttle Endeavour's STS-134 mission for 3:47 p.m. EDT on Friday, April 29. The delay removes a scheduling conflict with a Russian Progress supply vehicle scheduled to launch April 27 and arrive at the station April 29. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) NASA managers will hold a Flight...

2011-03-16 03:11:00

WASHINGTON, March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Expedition 26 Commander Scott Kelly and Russian Flight Engineers Alexander Kaleri and Oleg Skripochka safely landed their Soyuz spacecraft on the Kazakhstan steppe Wednesday, wrapping up a five-month stay aboard the International Space Station. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Kaleri, the Soyuz commander, was at the controls of the spacecraft as it undocked at 12:27 a.m. EDT from the station's Poisk...

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2011-03-15 08:56:39

ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli is now half way into his six-month mission on the International Space Station. Monday's handover of command heralds the departure of three crewmembers and the arrival of a new trio in the coming weeks. Expedition 26 Commander Scott Kelly handed over command of the Station to cosmonaut Dmitry Kondratyev during a ceremony yesterday evening. Kelly, Soyuz commander Alexander Kaleri and Russian flight engineer Oleg Skripochka will close the hatch and depart in their...

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2011-02-22 08:50:00

Space Shuttle Discovery's final flight is currently scheduled to begin Thursday afternoon at 4:50pm EST, as the venerable spacecraft departs from Kennedy Space Center in Florida for an 11-day mission to the International Space Station (ISS), NASA officials have announced. The launch date for the STS-133 mission was confirmed by officials at the US space agency on Friday, and the countdown to blast off began at 3pm EST on Monday. According to NASA, there currently are no "significant issues"...


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