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New Russian Resupply Spacecraft Docks With International Space Station
2014-02-06 09:18:44

NASA The ISS Progress 54 resupply spacecraft, loaded with 2.8 tons of cargo, automatically docked to the International Space Station’s Pirs docking compartment at 5:22 p.m. EST Wednesday about six hours after its launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. At the time of docking, the station was soaring about 260 miles over the Atlantic Ocean east of Florida. Progress 54 atop its Soyuz rocket launched from Baikonur at 11:23 a.m. (10:23 p.m. Baikonur time) to begin the...

2014-01-30 12:21:19

WASHINGTON, Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The departure of an unpiloted Russian cargo spacecraft and the launch and docking of another to resupply the International Space Station (ISS) will air live on NASA Television Monday, Feb. 3, and Wednesday, Feb. 5. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The ISS Progress 52 cargo craft that arrived at the space station last July will undock from the station's Pirs docking compartment at 11:21 a.m. EST Feb. 3...

Expedition 37 Crew Took Olympic Torch For A Spacewalk Saturday
2013-11-10 05:45:55

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online After being carried to the International Space Station (ISS) by three new crew members of Expedition 38 a few days earlier, the 2014 Winter Games’ Olympic Torch was carried outside the orbiting lab for a spacewalk on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013. Expedition 37 Flight Engineers Oleg Kotov and Sergey Ryazanskiy opened the hatch on the Pirs docking compartment at 9:34 am EST for what was to be a nearly six-hour-long spacewalk for space...

International Space Station Cosmonauts Complete Record Spacewalk
2013-08-17 07:59:30

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Two Expedition 36 cosmonauts successfully completed the first of two planned spacewalks to prepare the International Space Station (ISS) for the future arrival of a Russian laboratory module. During Friday’s spacewalk, Russian cosmonauts Flight Engineer Fyodor Yurchikhin and Flight Engineer Alexander Misurkin spent nearly the entire EVA (extra-vehicular activity) mission routing 120 feet of cable between two nodes. The...

Spacesuit Tools Delivered To Space Station Via Progress 52
2013-07-29 05:57:13

[ Watch the Video: ISS Progress 52 Cargo Craft Launches To Station ] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Six hours after a Saturday afternoon launch (4:45 pm EDT) from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, a Russian cargo ship successfully docked with the International Space Station (ISS), carrying three tons of supplies for the orbiting lab and the Expedition 36 crew. Russia's Progress 52 resupply ship docked with the ISS's Pirs docking site at 10:26 pm EDT on...

2013-07-23 11:22:43

NASA Television will provide live coverage of the departure of one Russian cargo spacecraft from the International Space Station (ISS) on Thursday, July 25 and the launch and docking of another to the station Saturday, July 27. The ISS Progress 50 resupply ship currently moored to the space station's Pirs docking compartment will undock at 4:43 p.m. EDT Thursday. Progress 50 arrived at the station in February, and will depart filled with trash and then burn up during reentry over the...

2013-06-20 23:16:50

NASA Television will provide live coverage when two members of the Expedition 36 crew venture outside the International Space Station on Monday, June 24. The pair will conduct a six-hour spacewalk in preparation for the addition of a new Russian module later this year. NASA TV coverage of the spacewalk by Russian flight engineers Fyodor Yurchikhin and Alexander Misurkin will begin at 9 a.m. EDT. Yurchikin and Misurkin will begin the spacewalk about 9:35 a.m. when they open the hatch to the...

2013-02-04 14:13:28

NASA Television will provide live coverage of the departure of one Russian cargo spacecraft at the International Space Station and the launch and arrival of another. The ISS Progress 48 resupply ship, which arrived at the station last August, will depart the Pirs docking compartment, part of the Russian segment, on Saturday, Feb. 9. The Progress will leave orbit three hours later and burn up above the Pacific Ocean. NASA TV coverage of the undocking will begin at 8 a.m. EST. The undocking...


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