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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.
The U.S. space agency said it will televise the launch of the next International Space Station crew and the return of the current crew to Earth.
MOSCOW. Sept 29 (Interfax-AVN) - The European space center based in Toulouse, France, has sent the descent command to the ATV Jules Verne space freighter. "The first impulse [of the spaceship's engines] will last for seven minutes.
WASHINGTON - Cosmonauts aboard the International Space Station are preparing to return home next month aboard a Soyuz spacecraft, while Russian engineers believe they've isolated the glitch that sent the last two landings careening off-course, mission managers said Thursday. Expedition 17 station commander Sergei Volkov and flight engineer Oleg Kononenko are due to land on Oct.
STAR CITY, Moscow region.
Russian cosmonauts worked Tuesday outside the International Space Station, prepping the outpost's Russian portion for next year's arrival of a lab module.
Two Russian astronauts aboard the International Space Station took their second spacewalk in less than a week on Tuesday.
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - In a daring spacewalk, two space station astronauts cut into the insulation of their descent capsule and removed an explosive bolt that could have blown off their hands with firecracker force.
KOROLYOV (Moscow region). July 11 (Interfax-AVN) - Members of Expedition 17 at the International Space Station (ISS) Sergei Volkov and Oleg Kononenko have returned to the Pirs docking compartment after spending six hours in outer space.
By Marcia Dunn Associated Press CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- In a daring spacewalk, two space station astronauts cut into the insulation of their descent capsule Thursday and removed an explosive bolt that could have blown off their hands with firecracker force.
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