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2011-02-18 14:43:41

NASA and its International Space Station partners named crew members for missions aboard the complex that begin in 2013. The crews include NASA astronauts Tom Marshburn of Statesville, N.C., who previously was announced as part of Expedition 34; Chris Cassidy, who was born in Salem, Mass., and considers York, Maine his hometown; Karen Nyberg, a native of Vining, Minn.; Michael Hopkins, who was born in Lebanon, Mo., and grew up in Richland, Mo.; and Rick Mastracchio of Waterbury, Conn. The...

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2011-01-12 13:17:37

Space Adventures said on Wednesday that Russia will reopen its Soyuz space ships to paying tourists in 2013 after a hiatus since 2009. The Virginia-based company who organizes the trips with Russia's space agency said in a statement that from 2013, three space tourists per year will be able to book seats on Soyuz flights to the International Space Station (ISS). It said that the company has signed an agreement with the Russian space agency and Energia, the state-owned company that designs...

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2010-12-19 08:35:00

The Russian space agency, Roscosmos, said a shuttle carrying Russian, Italian and American astronauts successfully docked with the International Space Station on Friday, after Russian space control had lost contact with it for several hours on Thursday.The Soyuz TMA-20 docked two days after blasting off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome on the Kazakh steppe. The shuttle carried NASA astronaut Catherine Coleman, Russian cosmonaut Dmitry Kondratyev and the European Space Agency's Paolo Nespoli of...

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2010-12-15 08:55:00

Preparations were underway at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan early Wednesday morning as a trio of crew members were set to begin a five-month mission onboard the International Space Station (ISS) at 2:09pm EST (1:09am on Thursday Baikonur time). NASA astronaut Catherine Coleman, Roscosmos cosmonaut Dmitry Kondratyev, and European Space Agency (ESA) flight engineer Paolo Nespoli will man the Soviet manufactured Soyuz TMA-20 craft, which is set to dock with the ISS shortly after 3pm EST...

2010-11-25 22:59:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 25, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Expedition 25 Commander Doug Wheelock and Flight Engineers Shannon Walker and Fyodor Yurchikhin safely landed their Soyuz spacecraft on the Kazakhstan steppe Thursday, wrapping up a five-month stay aboard the International Space Station. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Russian cosmonaut Yurchikhin, the Soyuz commander, was at the controls of the spacecraft as it undocked at 8:23 p.m. EST from the station's Rassvet...

2010-11-18 12:37:00

HOUSTON, Nov. 18, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Television will air the Thanksgiving Day return to Earth of three crew members from the International Space Station and the preparation, launch and docking of the newest trio of station residents three weeks later. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Soyuz Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin, NASA Expedition 25 Commander Doug Wheelock and NASA Flight...

2010-11-18 14:45:00

NASA Television will air the Thanksgiving Day return to Earth of three crew members from the International Space Station and the preparation, launch and docking of the newest trio of station residents three weeks later. Soyuz Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin, NASA Expedition 25 Commander Doug Wheelock and NASA Flight Engineer Shannon Walker are scheduled to land in the Soyuz TMA-19 spacecraft on the northern steppe of Kazakhstan on Nov. 25 (Nov. 26 local time). On Dec. 15, Soyuz Commander Dmitry...

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2010-11-16 13:04:51

Two Russian cosmonauts floated outside one of the International Space Station's hatchways on Monday, Nov. 15, to perform a grab bag of spacewalking tasks that outfit the Russian segment for future assembly work and support external experiments. Fyodor Yurchikhin and Oleg Skripochka, both Expedition 25 flight engineers, wore Orlan spacesuits and emerged from the Earth-facing Pirs docking compartment airlock at 9:55 a.m. EST for a six-hour, 27-minute excursion. Monday's spacewalk was the fifth...

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2010-10-11 06:00:00

A Russian Soyuz space capsule arrived at the International Space Station on Saturday carrying two Russian cosmonauts and an American astronaut who will oversee the completion of the orbital station's construction. The Soyuz ship docked to the station at 8:01 p.m. EDT (4:01 a.m. Moscow time), two days after launching from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Aboard the capsule were veteran cosmonaut Alexander Kaleri, first-timer Oleg Skripochka and NASA's Scott Kelly, a two-time space shuttle...

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2010-10-08 06:15:00

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonauts Alexander Kaleri and Oleg Skripochka launched to the International Space Station aboard their Soyuz TMA-01M spacecraft at 6:10 p.m. CDT, Thursday, (5:10 a.m. Friday local time) from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Kelly, Soyuz commander Kaleri and Skripochka are scheduled to dock with their new home at 7:02 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 9. They will join Expedition 25 crewmates Doug Wheelock, a NASA astronaut and the station's commander, NASA...


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2011-01-04 21:27:35

Valery Bykovsky was a Soviet cosmonaut who flew three manned space mission space flights: Vostok 5, Soyuz 22, and Soyuz 31. He was born Valery Fyodorovich Bykovsky on August 2, 1934 in Pavlovsky Posad in Moscow. In 1951, he graduated from middle school and entered Kachinsk's Myasnikov High Aviation School. After graduation in 1955, he served with the Soviet Air Force. In 1960, Bykovsky was accepted into the Soviet cosmonaut unit and then underwent the full space preparation course and...

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2010-11-17 15:15:31

Ivan Bella is a Slovak Air Force officer who became the first Slovak citizen to fly in space. He was born on May 25, 1964 in Brezno, Czechoslovakia. He graduated from Banská Bystrica, a military high school, in 1983. He earned his pilot license, and he then went to a Military Aviation University SNP, where he graduated in 1987. In 1993 he was stationed to serve on the 33rd air base flying Mig-21 and Su-22 fighters. Five years later he headed to Russia for space mission training. In August...

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2004-10-19 04:45:41

International Space Station -- Continuing on from the United States' Skylab and Russia's Mir, the International Space Station (ISS) represents a permanent human presence in space. The space station is located in orbit around the Earth at an altitude of approximately 386 km, a type of orbit usually termed low Earth orbit. (The actual height varies over time by several kilometres due to atmospheric drag and reboosts.) It is serviced primarily by the Space Shuttle, and Soyuz and Progress...

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