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Space Station Debris Avoidance Maneuver Cancelled
2012-11-17 08:19:38

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A scheduled debris avoidance maneuver was cancelled after tracking data showed that an unknown piece of space debris would pass by the International Space Station (ISS) at a safe distance, NASA officials have announced. The decision to forgo the maneuver, which would have steered the ISS clear of the space junk's path, was made by American and Russian flight controllers after they received updated tracking data revealing that the...

Expedition 32 Crew Arrives At Space Station
2012-07-17 13:19:11

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new crew arrived at the International Space Station (ISS) on Tuesday, completing the capsule's Expedition 32 crew. The Soyuz capsule docked with the ISS, allowing NASA's Sunita Williams, Japan's Akihiko Hoshide, and Russian captain Yury Malenchenko to enter in to the orbiting outpost. The new crew is stepping foot in the International Space Station on the anniversary when the U.S. and Soviet Union sent the Apollo and Soyuz...

2012-03-06 05:23:29

NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston will hold two briefings Tuesday, March 20, to preview the upcoming International Space Station Expedition 32 and 33 missions. NASA Television and the agency's website will broadcast the briefings live. At 11 a.m. CDT, the International Space Station Program and Science Overview Briefing will cover mission priorities and objectives, which include hundreds of research experiments, a Russian spacewalk, international and commercial cargo deliveries to the...

2011-06-06 10:30:00

Growing fresh vegetables may be the next great experiment in orbit aboard the International Space Station (ISS), reports the Associated Press (AP). Japanese astronaut and doctor Satoshi Furukawa will be growing cucumbers as part of ongoing studies on how future space explorers will be able to grow their own food. "We wish we were able to eat the cucumbers, but we have not been allowed," Furukawa said at a news conference in reference to the recent E. coli outbreak blamed on contaminated...

2010-06-01 23:14:00

WASHINGTON, June 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Expedition 23 Commander Oleg Kotov and Flight Engineers T.J. Creamer and Soichi Noguchi landed their Soyuz-17 spacecraft in Kazakhstan Tuesday, June 1, wrapping up a five-and-a-half-month stay aboard the International Space Station. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) Kotov, the Soyuz commander, was at the controls of the spacecraft as it undocked at 8:04 p.m. EDT from the aft port on the station's Zvezda module....

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