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2014-06-19 09:23:11

NASA Spacewalkers Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Artemyev exited the Pirs docking compartment at 10:10 a.m. EDT for about 6.5 hours of spacewalking tasks outside the Russian segment of the International Space Station. Watch live on NASA TV Their first task is to install a communications system antenna on the conical section of the Zvezda service module. They’ll spend about two hours and 45 minutes on that task which includes connecting cables, removing protective covers and...

2005-04-27 18:26:46

MOSCOW (AP) -- A German will become the first European Space Agency astronaut to spend a full six-month stint on the international space station, the Russian Space Agency said Wednesday. Thomas Reiter, 46, will participate in Expedition 11 in July and complete his mission to the orbiting space station when Expedition 12 is on board, the agency said in statement. Anatoly Perminov, the head of the Russian Space Agency, signed a contract with ESA making Reiter part of the main crew. He will...

2005-04-24 21:54:52

NASA -- After traveling more than 78 million miles aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 10 Commander and NASA ISS Science Officer Leroy Chiao and Flight Engineer Salizhan Sharipov returned to Earth today. With them was European Space Agency Astronaut Roberto Vittori, who had spent eight days aboard the orbiting complex doing research. After a flawless descent by the ISS Soyuz 9 spacecraft, Chiao, Sharipov and Vittori landed on target in north-central Kazakhstan, about 53 miles...

2005-04-18 19:10:07

MOSCOW, Russia (AP) -- Cosmonauts and astronauts exchanged joyful embraces Sunday and began loading the international space station with scientific equipment and fresh vegetables after their successful docking of the Soyuz cargo ship. A little more than two hours after the 6:20 a.m. linkup, Russian Sergei Krikalev, American John Phillips and Italian Roberto Vittori, who blasted off Friday from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, met face-to-face with the two men who have spent the past...

2005-03-27 06:55:00

NASA -- International Space Station crewmembers will finish setting out a welcome mat for the Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV) during their mission's second and final planned spacewalk early March 28. Commander Leroy Chiao and Flight Engineer Salizhan Sharipov will install on the Zvezda Service Module the final three antennas of a six-antenna set for the ATV, an unpiloted European cargo carrier scheduled to make its first trip to the Station early next year. They also will install a Global...

2005-02-28 16:49:50

MOSCOW (AP) -- A Russian cargo ship blasted off Monday for the international space station, carrying food, equipment and other supplies, Mission Control said. The unmanned Progress M-52 spacecraft lifted off as scheduled at 10:09 p.m. (2 p.m. EST) from the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome in the steppes of Kazakhstan, said Valery Lyndin, a spokesman for Mission Control in Korolyov just outside Moscow. It entered orbit 124 miles above the Earth about nine minutes later, Lyndin said in a...

2005-01-22 09:58:56

NASA -- The Expedition 10 crew is getting set to venture outside the International Space Station for the first of the mission's two spacewalks. Commander Leroy Chiao and Flight Engineer Salizhan Sharipov will install a work platform, mount a robotics experiment, check vents on systems that help control the Station's atmosphere and install a scientific experiment in the early morning hours of Jan. 26. The spacewalk is to begin about 2:30 a.m. EST and should last almost 5.5 hours. Most of the...

2004-12-10 07:30:00

MOSCOW (AFP) -- Russian space authorities are making contingency plans for an emergency evacuation of the crew aboard the International Space Station should a mission to resupply their dwindling food stocks fail to proceed on schedule later this month, news agencies said. "If for any reason the Progress M-51 does not make the delivery needed to assure the lives of the crew, Salizhan Sharipov and Leroy Chiao will have an emergency evacuation back to earth," ITAR-TASS said, quoting a statement...

2004-12-01 07:43:50

MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia's Federal Space Agency and NASA have approved the crew of the next mission to the international space station, a Russian agency spokesman said Tuesday. Russian cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev and NASA astronaut John Phillips, who have both done stints on the orbital station, will be preparing for a launch on a Soyuz spacecraft in April, said Vyacheslav Davidenko. They will replace the station's present occupants, Russian Salizhan Sharipov and American Leroy Chiao, who...

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