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Over the next several weeks, NASA Television will provide coverage of the departure of three crew members from the International Space Station and prelaunch, launch and arrival activities of three new residents.
A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying American astronaut Joe Acaba and Russian cosmonauts Gennady Padalka and Sergei Revin docked successfully with the International Space Station’s Poisk module at 12:36 a.m. EDT on Thursday after a two day journey.
A NASA astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts lifted off for the International Space Station aboard the Soyuz TMA-04M spacecraft to join up with their three Expedition 31 crew mates already on the orbiting space lab, according to NASA.
The next residents of the International Space Station are making final preparations for a May 14 launch and NASA Television will provide live coverage of launch and docking.
A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying the three members of Expedition 30 landed safely in Kazakhstan at 7:45 a.m. EDT after successfully undocking from the International Space Station (ISS) and returning home from their nearly 6 month stay on the high-flying lab.
American astronaut Joseph Acaba says he has chosen Smokey the Bear, the mascot of the United States Forest Service, as the mascot for the new crew heading to the International Space Station.
Over the next several weeks, NASA Television will provide coverage of activities surrounding the upcoming International Space Station crew rotation.
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