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2010-04-06 15:15:08

NASA has signed a $335 million modification to the current International Space Station contract with the Russian Federal Space Agency for crew transportation, rescue and related services in 2013 and 2014. The firm-fixed price modification covers comprehensive Soyuz support, including all necessary training and preparation for launch, crew rescue, and landing of a long-duration mission for six individual station crew members. In this contract modification, space station crew members will...

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2010-04-02 07:45:00

NASA astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson and Russian cosmonauts Alexander Skvortsov and Mikhail Kornienko safely launched to the International Space Station aboard a Soyuz spacecraft on Friday. Liftoff occurred at 12:04 a.m. EDT from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The three Soyuz crew members are scheduled to dock with their new home at 1:26 a.m. Sunday. Aboard the orbiting laboratory they will join Oleg Kotov, a Russian cosmonaut and station commander, T.J. Creamer, a NASA astronaut and...

2010-04-01 23:26:00

HOUSTON, April 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson and Russian cosmonauts Alexander Skvortsov and Mikhail Kornienko safely launched to the International Space Station aboard a Soyuz spacecraft on Friday. Liftoff occurred at 12:04 a.m. EDT from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) The three Soyuz crew members are scheduled to dock with their new home at 1:26 a.m. Sunday. Aboard the orbiting...

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2010-04-01 06:00:00

Preparations have begun for Friday's scheduled launch of a Soyuz rocket that will carry two Russian cosmonauts and an American astronaut to the International Space Station (ISS) for a six month mission. Security was reportedly heavy at the Baikonur, Kazakhstan facility where NASA flight engineer Tracy Caldwell and Russian cosmonauts Alexander Skvortsov and Mikhail Korneinko were scheduled to depart shortly after 10:04am on Friday. The rocket which will carry the trio into space was...

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2010-03-18 08:05:00

Expedition 22 Commander Jeff Williams and Flight Engineer Max Suraev landed their Soyuz TMA-16 spacecraft on the steppes of Kazakhstan Thursday, wrapping up a five-and-a-half-month stay aboard the International Space Station. Suraev, the Soyuz commander, was at the controls of the spacecraft as it undocked at 4:03 a.m. EDT from the station's Poisk module. The duo landed at 7:24 a.m. at a site northeast of the Kazakh town of Arkalyk. Working in frigid temperatures, Russian recovery teams were...

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2010-03-18 06:55:00

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then the Expedition 22 crew aboard the International Space Station is about to complete the generation of 100 million words worth of information. That's because Commander Jeff Williams and Flight Engineers Max Suraev, Oleg Kotov, T.J. Creamer, and Soichi Noguchi are expected to snap a total of 100,000 images by the end of their mission in Earth orbit. Williams is setting a record that surpasses his own previous record of 83,856 images taken during...

2010-02-18 07:50:30

The next set of International Space Station residents will be available to talk to journalists at 1 p.m. CST on Tuesday, March 2. The briefing from the agency's Johnson Space Center in Houston will be broadcast live on NASA Television and the agency's Web site. Questions also will be taken from participating NASA locations. The briefing participants are: -Expedition 24 Flight Engineer and NASA astronaut Shannon Walker-Expedition 24 Flight Engineer and NASA astronaut Army Col. Doug...

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2010-01-12 15:15:00

NASA will hold a briefing for journalists with the next set of residents of the International Space Station at 1 p.m. CST Thursday, Jan. 21, from NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston. The briefings will be broadcast live on NASA Television and the agency's Web site. Questions also will be taken from participating NASA locations. The briefing participants are: - Expedition 23 Flight Engineer and NASA astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson- Expedition 23 Flight Engineer and Russian cosmonaut...

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2009-12-04 06:20:00

As an international trio of astronauts prepares for a short trip to the International Space Station later this month, they took a time-out this week from their busy training schedule at the Star City cosmonaut training center outside Moscow to talk with reporters about some the finer details of the mission. "We can't wait for when Soichi makes us sushi!" said US astronaut Timothy Creamer, referring to his Japanese colleague and crewmate Soichi Noguchi and his plans to prepare a "space sushi"...

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2009-12-01 06:55:00

Expedition 21 Flight Engineer and Soyuz Commander Roman Romanenko, European Space Agency Flight Engineer Frank De Winne and Canadian Space Agency Flight Engineer Robert Thirsk have returned to Earth, landing on the steppes of Kazakhstan in their Soyuz TMA-15 spacecraft. Landing occurred at 2:15 a.m. EST, 1:15 p.m. Kazakhstan time. All three crew members were reported to be in good condition. Due to icy conditions at the landing site, the landing support team recalled its helicopters to their...


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