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Astronauts Selected For Year-long Expedition 45 Mission
2013-10-01 04:26:38

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online NASA astronaut Tim Kopra and European Space Agency astronaut Tim Peake will be part of the International Space Station’s (ISS) Expedition 45 crew, the US space agency announced on Monday. Kopra and Peake are scheduled to launch in December 2015 and will return to Earth in spring 2016, NASA said. They will join their fellow Expedition 45 crew members in orbit and will remain there as part of Expedition 46 with yearlong expedition...

2013-07-23 12:20:28

WASHINGTON, July 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has appointed a board to investigate the July 16 early termination of a spacewalk outside the International Space Station, develop a set of lessons learned from the incident and suggest ways to prevent a similar problem in the future. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The board will begin its work Friday, Aug. 2, in close coordination with a NASA engineering team already examining the spacesuit and...

2013-02-04 20:20:03

HOUSTON, Feb. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA astronaut Clayton Anderson has retired from the space agency. Anderson flew in space twice, first in 2007 as a flight engineer for Expeditions 15 and 16 aboard the International Space Station, and finally as a mission specialist on STS-131 in 2010. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Anderson began his 30-year NASA career in 1983 as an engineer in the Mission Planning and Analysis Division at Johnson Space...

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2011-05-28 07:00:00

For the first time since his landing on Tuesday, ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli was again in the public eye yesterday at a press conference. A smiling Paolo talked about his ride back to Earth and how he was feeling gravity again after his long stay in space. "It was really an experience!" said Paolo at the press conference. "After a nice and quiet life in space, the reentry was then rapid, cruel and rough "“ we were like shaken with a big hammer!" The return and landing of Soyuz TMA-20 on...

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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,...

2011-04-11 09:15:00

WASHINGTON, April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The International Space Station partner agencies will commemorate the golden anniversary of human spaceflight and 30( )years of space shuttle flights on Tuesday, April 12, with a news conference featuring the six crew members in orbit 220 miles above Earth. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The 30-minute news conference will begin at 11:45 a.m. EDT and will air live on NASA Television and the agency's...

2011-04-04 17:34:00

WASHINGTON, April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One week shy of the 50th anniversary of the first human spaceflight, NASA astronaut Ron Garan and Russian cosmonauts Andrey Borisenko and Alexander Samokutyaev launched to the International Space Station at 6:18 p.m. EDT Monday (4:18 a.m. local time, April 5) from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The Soyuz rocket that lifted Garan, Borisenko and Samokutyaev into orbit...

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2011-03-16 07:10:00

A Russian Soyuz spacecraft has safely returned Expedition 26 Commander Scott Kelly and Russian Flight Engineers Alexander Kaleri and Oleg Skripochka to Earth following a five-month stay on board the International Space Station (ISS), NASA officials announced Wednesday morning. The three astronauts departed from the space station at 12:27am EDT and landed at a location north of the Kazakhstan town of Arkalyk at 3:54am, the US Space agency reported. Kaleri and Skripochka were set to travel to...

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...