Latest Expedition 27 Stories

2011-05-18 06:10:00

At 6:14 a.m. EDT, Commander Mark Kelly backed space shuttle Endeavour into pressurized mating adapter 2 on the International Space Station's Harmony node. The two spacecraft were flying about 220 miles up above and east of Chile at the time they docked. The shuttle and station crews will open hatches and hold the traditional welcome ceremony at about 8:36 a.m. Endeavour's crew will be working with Expedition 27 Commander Dmitry Kondratyev and Russian Flight Engineers Andrey Borisenko and...

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...

2011-04-05 05:50:00

A NASA astronaut and two rookie cosmonauts launched successfully aboard a Russian Soyuz rocket on Monday from the Baikonur Cosmodrome. The crew rode on a Soyuz TMA-21 spacecraft nicknamed the Yuri Gagarin in honor of the 50th anniversary of Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin's first human spaceflight on April 12, 1961. NASA astronaut Ron Garan and cosmonauts Andrey Borisenko and Alexander Samokutyaev will be joining three other crewmembers already living aboard the International Space Station...

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...

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...

2011-04-04 11:50:00

NASA said on Monday that it is considering retargeting space shuttle Endeavour's April 29 launch date. The space agency said in a press release that the delay removes a scheduling conflict with a Russian Progress supply vehicle scheduled to launch April 27 and arrive at the station April 29. NASA managers will hold a Flight Readiness Review on April 19 in order to assess the team's readiness to support the launch.  At that time managers will select an official launch date. The...

2011-03-25 18:47:24

 Students in Springfield, Mass., will make a special call to Expedition 27 Flight Engineer and western Massachusetts resident Cady Coleman aboard the International Space Station on Tuesday, March 29. The event, which includes a video link with Coleman, will air live on NASA Television at 11:41 a.m. EDT. Sixth-grade students from Elmer J. McMahon School, Dr. Marcella R. Kelly School and STEM Middle Academy will participate and learn about the important role the station plays in scientific...

2011-03-25 10:55:00

NASA Holds Education Forum to Inspire the Next Generation of Explorers In celebration of Women's History Month, more than 200 students from several New York City schools participated Tuesday, March 22, in a special event that included hearing from NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver and Associate Administrator for Education Leland Melvin. The students also got the opportunity to talk with astronaut Cady Coleman on the International Space Station. Coleman answered students' questions during...

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...

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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