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Two members of the 18th crew to live and work aboard the International Space Station and a spaceflight participant returned to Earth at 2:16 am CDT Wednesday.
Commander Gennady Padalka and Flight Engineer Michael Barratt of the 19th International Space Station crew docked their Soyuz TMA-14 to the International Space Station at 9:05 am EDT Saturday.
HOUSTON, March 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Television will air the launch of the next residents of the International Space Station and the return of the current station crew.
Two members of the International Space Station crew have begun a spacewalk to install experiments and an electromagnetic energy probe, NASA said Monday night. Expedition 18 Commander Mike Fincke and Flight Engineer Yury Lonchakov also plan to take photographs and relocate an experiment that measures thruster exhaust plumes, the space agency said on its Web site.
The Expedition 18 crew aboard the International Space Station shifted its sleep schedule Sunday night and awoke later than usual to begin preparations for Monday night's spacewalk by Commander Mike Fincke and Flight Engineer Yury Lonchakov.
ESA astronaut Frank De Winne is set to become the first European Commander of the International Space Station.
Commander Edward Michael "Mike" Fincke and Flight Engineer Yury Valentinovich Lonchakov of the 18th International Space Station crew are scheduled to launch in their Soyuz TMA-13 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan about 3 a.m. EDT Sunday to begin a six-month stay in space.
International Space Station Commander Sergei Volkov and Flight Engineer Oleg Kononenko wrapped up a 6-hour, 18-minute spacewalk at 9:06 p.m. EDT Thursday. They inspected their Soyuz TMA-12 spacecraft and retrieved a pyro bolt from it.
The American commander of the International Space Station (ISS) set a new U.S. spaceflight record Wednesday as her crewmate geared up for an extra-long baseball pitch. NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson, the station's first female commander, surpassed her 374th day in space to take the U.S. title for most cumulative time spent in orbit.
Expedition 16 Commander Peggy Whitson and Flight Engineer Dan Tani are replacing a motor at the base of one of the International Space Station's solar wings during a spacewalk that began at 4:56 a.m. EST Wednesday.
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