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2011-09-08 06:34:34

NASA Television will broadcast the return to Earth of three crew members who have called the International Space Station (ISS) home for more than five months. On Sept. 15, Expedition 28 Soyuz Commander Alexander Samokutyaev, NASA Flight Engineer Ron Garan and off-going station Commander Andrey Borisenko will undock from the station's Poisk module to return to Earth in their Soyuz TMA-21 spacecraft. They are set to land on the southern region steppe of Kazakhstan near the town of...

2011-09-01 06:42:06

NASA Television will broadcast a news conference with the two agency astronauts aboard the International Space Station at 8:05 a.m. CDT on Tuesday, Sept. 6. Reporters may ask questions in person from NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, Kennedy Space Center in Florida and the agency's headquarters in Washington. The phone bridge at Johnson will be available for reporters to participate by calling the newsroom at 281-483-5111 by 7:45 a.m. NASA astronauts Ron Garan and Mike Fossum are...

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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...

2011-06-07 15:58:00

HOUSTON, June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA astronaut Mike Fossum, Russian cosmonaut Sergei Volkov and Japanese astronaut Satoshi Furukawa launched to the International Space Station at 3:12 p.m. CDT Tuesday (2:12 a.m. local time, Wednesday) from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Fossum, Furukawa and Volkov - the Soyuz commander- are scheduled to dock their spacecraft with their new home at 4:22 p.m. Thursday,...

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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...

2011-05-27 10:40:00

HOUSTON, May 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA astronaut Cady Coleman, back on Earth after working last week in orbit with the space shuttle Endeavour and International Space Station crews, will be available for live satellite interviews from 6 - 8 a.m. CDT on Tuesday, May 31. This is one day before Endeavour's final landing at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, scheduled for 1:35 a.m. June 1. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) On May 23, Coleman...

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2011-05-24 08:15:16

Weather permitting, San Francisco Bay Area residents will have two good opportunities to see the International Space Station and space shuttle Endeavour during its final flight as they pass overhead at approximately 5:15 a.m. PDT on Friday, May 27 and again at 4:27 a.m. PDT on Sunday, May 29. The shuttle crew and station with the Expedition 27 crew aboard are nearly 220 miles above Earth's surface. Together, they will look like a bright star in the pre-dawn sky as they approach from the...

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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,...


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