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2014-08-19 02:00:05

NASA Two Expedition 40 spacewalkers, clad in Russian Orlan spacesuits, wrapped up a 5-hour, 11-minute excursion outside the International Space Station at 3:13 p.m. EDT Monday.  Flight Engineers Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Artemyev deployed a small science satellite, retrieved and installed experiment packages and inspected components on the exterior of the orbital laboratory. Shortly after the spacewalk began at 10:02 a.m., Artemyev manually deployed Chasqui 1, a Peruvian...

Cosmonauts Complete 173rd Spacewalk
2013-08-22 14:35:56

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Russian cosmonauts wrapped up a nearly six-hour spacewalk outside the International Space Station (ISS) today. Expedition 36 Flight Engineers Fyodor Yurchikhin and Alexander Misurkin completed the replacement of a laser communications experiment with a new platform for a small optical camera system as well as asthe  installation of new spacewalk aids. The two men began their 5-hour, 58-minute spacewalk at 7:34 a.m. this morning,...

2015 ISS Crew Members Named
2013-07-10 18:30:12

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online NASA and its international partners have announced who will be venturing out to the International Space Station (ISS) on upcoming missions. The US space agency said that NASA astronaut Kjell Lindgren, along with Japanese Exploration Aerospace Agency (JAXA) astronaut Kimiya Yui and Russian Federal Space Agency cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko, will be launching in June 2015 to join three Expedition 44 crew members in orbit. Lindgren, a...

Soyuz Module Transports Trio Of ISS Astronauts Back To Earth
2012-07-02 05:23:54

[ Watch the Video ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Three International Space Station (ISS) crew members successfully returned to Earth Sunday morning, with their Soyuz TMA-03M spacecraft touching down in a remote section of Kazakhstan at 4:14am EDT (2:14pm local time), NASA officials announced on Sunday. According to CNET's William Harwood, Expedition 31 commander Oleg Kononenko, European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Andre Kuipers, and NASA flight engineer...

Soyuz Crew Docks Successfully With International Space Station
2012-05-17 05:06:30

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, reports NASA. The three Soyuz members were welcomed aboard the orbiting lab as the hatches opened nearly 4 hours later, at 4:10 a.m. EDT. The crew of the ISS -- Expedition 31 Commander Oleg Kononenko, and Flight Engineers Don Petit and Andre...

ISS Expedition 30 Touches Down Safely In Kazakhstan
2012-04-27 07:53:32

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. Expedition 30 Commander Dan Burbank and Flight Engineers Anton Shkaplerov and Anatoly Ivanishin have been on board the ISS since November 16, 2011, spending 165 days in space, before loading into the Soyuz TMA-22 spacecraft and...

Station Cosmonauts Complete Spacewalk
2012-02-17 08:36:20

Two Russian cosmonauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) completed a six-hour and 15-minute spacewalk Thursday afternoon to ready for the removal of a docking module due to be flown back into Earth´s atmosphere for incineration sometime next year. Oleg Kononenko and Anton Shkaplerov worked outside the station during the 6-hour exercise, the first of three spacewalks scheduled for this year. They moved the Strela-1 crane from the Pirs docking compartment to begin preparing...

NASA TV To Broadcast Space Station Spacewalk Feb. 16
2012-02-12 05:08:42

Two cosmonauts will conduct a six-hour spacewalk Thursday, Feb. 16, to continue outfitting the International Space Station. NASA Television will broadcast the spacewalk beginning at 7:45 a.m. CST. Expedition 30 Russian Flight Engineers Oleg Kononenko and Anton Shkaplerov will move one of the two Strela cranes from the Pirs docking compartment to begin preparing for its replacement next year with a new laboratory and docking module. The 46-foot crane will be relocated to the Poisk module...


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