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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...

Olympic Torch Headed For Space, ISS Spacewalk
2013-11-06 18:32:27

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online While the Olympic torch’s trip from Greece to Sochi, Russia in time for the 2014 winter games might not seem like the longest or most interesting journey, Olympic organizers have decided to take the scenic route – all the way to the International Space Station. A three-man, multinational crew will liftoff from Kazakhstan at 11:14 pm EST aboard a Soyuz TMA-11M spacecraft with the Olympic torch. The team is then slated to dock...

Cosmonaut Wins Lawsuit Against Space Training Facility
2013-10-04 12:38:23

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Sergei Volkov, a Russian cosmonaut with over 199 days logged in space, won a $40,000 lawsuit against Russia's space training center. Volkov is head of cosmonauts at the Gagarin training center. The 40-year-old cosmonaut complained that he hadn't been given back pay and on Friday a court upheld his suit by ruling that the center should pay cosmonauts with military backgrounds for the spaceflights they have completed. The cosmonaut...

2013-07-10 12:21:10

HOUSTON, July 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA and its international partners have appointed three International Space Station crew members to round out future expeditions to the orbiting laboratory. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) NASA astronaut Kjell Lindgren, Japanese Exploration Aerospace Agency (JAXA) astronaut Kimiya Yui and Russian Federal Space Agency cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko are scheduled to launch in June 2015. They will join three...

Expedition 29 Space Station Trio Lands Safely In Kazakhstan
2011-11-22 08:14:05

[ Watch the Video ] Three astronauts living aboard the International Space Station for the past six months safely touched down in Kazakhstan Monday, leaving three others aboard the orbiting complex until another crew is sent on December 21. Expedition 29 Commander Mike Fossum and Flight Engineers Satoshi Furukawa of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency and Sergei Volkov of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) landed in their Soyuz spacecraft on the central steppe of Kazakhstan...

2011-11-13 22:53:00

HOUSTON, Nov. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA astronaut Dan Burbank and Russian cosmonauts Anton Shkaplerov and Anatoly Ivanishin launched to the International Space Station at 10:14 p.m. CST Sunday (10:14 a.m. Kazakhstan time, Monday) from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) Burbank, Shkaplerov and Ivanishin are scheduled to dock their Soyuz TMA-22 spacecraft with their new home at 11:33 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15,...

Launch Date Confirmed For PromISSe Mission To Space Station
2011-11-07 08:58:05

ESA´s next mission to the International Space Station will be launched on 21 December: André Kuipers will ride into orbit aboard the Soyuz TMA-03M spacecraft as a member of the orbital outpost´s Expedition 30. Originally planned for late November, the launch was put on hold in August after the launch mishap of Russia´s Progress 44 unmanned freighter. With the successful ascent of Progress 45 on 30 October, a series of flight readiness meetings and the...

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2009-12-01 06:55:00

Expedition 21 Flight Engineer and Soyuz Commander Roman Romanenko, European Space Agency Flight Engineer Frank De Winne and Canadian Space Agency Flight Engineer Robert Thirsk have returned to Earth, landing on the steppes of Kazakhstan in their Soyuz TMA-15 spacecraft. Landing occurred at 2:15 a.m. EST, 1:15 p.m. Kazakhstan time. All three crew members were reported to be in good condition. Due to icy conditions at the landing site, the landing support team recalled its helicopters to their...

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2008-10-24 07:30:00

A Soyuz space capsule carrying one U.S. space tourist and two Russians safely landed on target in Kazakhstan at 0336GMT on Friday. The Soyuz TMA-12 capsule landed about 55 miles north of Arkalyk in north-central Kazakhstan, according to Russian Mission Control spokesman Valery Lyndin. "I feel great. I feel very good. Re-entry was perfectly smooth," said space tourist Richard Garriott. Son of astronaut Owen Garriott, who spent 60 days on NASA's Skylab in 1973, Richard Garriott paid $35...

2008-10-12 06:00:05

To: TECHNOLOGY EDITORS Contact: Katherine Trinidad, NASA Headquarters, Washington, +1- 202-358-3749, or katherine.trinidad@nasa.gov, or Kelly Humphries, Johnson Space Center, Houston, +1-281-483-5111, or kelly.o.humphries@nasa.gov, both of NASA HOUSTON, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new crew that will live and work aboard the International Space Station rocketed into orbit early Sunday aboard a Soyuz spacecraft. U.S. astronaut E. Michael Fincke, Russian cosmonaut Yury Lonchakov...