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2012-08-15 20:17:06

Astronauts and cosmonauts will perform two spacewalks outside the International Space Station this month. NASA Television will broadcast both events live. Coverage of the first will begin at 10 a.m. EDT, Monday, Aug. 20. Coverage of the second will begin at 7 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 30. The first spacewalk, scheduled to begin at 10:40 a.m., Aug. 20, will feature Expedition 32 Commander Gennady Padalka and Flight Engineer Yuri Malenchenko of the Russian Federal Space Agency in Russian Orlan...

Progress Docks With ISS, Automated Test A Success
2012-07-29 06:38:14

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The Russian Progress cargo vehicle successfully docked with the International Space Station (ISS) using a new automated rendezvous system late Saturday evening, NASA officials have announced. According to the US space agency, the Progress 47 resupply ship, which had undocked on July 22 to test the updated Kurs-NA automatic docking system, successfully re-docked with the space station's Pirs module at 9:01 EDT on July 28....

Progress Resupply Vessel Fails To Dock With ISS
2012-07-24 07:50:45

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Russia´ Progress M-15M cargo ship, which had been docked with the International Space Station (ISS) since late April, has failed to re-dock with the orbiting lab during a test of new docking gear for Russian flights, according to US and Russian space agencies on Tuesday. The new automated docking gear is meant to simplify missions to the ISS, but after Tuesday´s failure, doubts remain. The agencies said they would...

Russian Cargo Craft Launches To Station
2012-04-21 05:51:41

The unpiloted ISS Progress 47 cargo craft launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 8:50 a.m. EDT Friday, beginning a two-day journey to the International Space Station. Less than ten minutes later, the Progress reached its preliminary orbit and deployed its solar arrays and navigational antennas. The Russian cargo craft is scheduled to automatically dock to the Pirs docking compartment Sunday at 10:40 a.m. It is loaded with 2.5 tons of food, fuel and supplies for the six crew...

2012-04-17 03:30:28

NASA Television will broadcast the departure of one Russian Progress cargo ship from the International Space Station (ISS) and the arrival of another beginning on Thursday, April 19. ISS Progress 46, which arrived at the station in January and has been filled with trash for disposal, will undock from the Pirs docking compartment at 6:03 a.m. CDT April 19. Russian flight controllers will command the resupply ship to leave the station for several days of tests, then send it to burn up in the...

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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Aleksandr Kaleri is a Russian cosmonaut and veteran of extended stays on the Mir Space Station and the International Space Station. He was born Aleksandr Yuriyevich Kaleri on May 13, 1956 in Russia. In 1979, Kaleri graduated from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology as a specialist in Aircraft Flight Dynamics and Control. After his graduation, he was hired by the Energia Corporation and began his work on the Mir space station, helping with the development of design and engineering...

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