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NASA Television will cover the March 16th return of three crew members who have called the International Space Station home for more than five months.
NASA and its International Space Station partners named crew members for missions aboard the complex that begin in 2013.
Space Adventures said on Wednesday that Russia will reopen its Soyuz space ships to paying tourists in 2013 after a hiatus since 2009.
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.
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.
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.
Two Russian cosmonauts floated outside one of the International Space Stationâ€™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.
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 stationâ€™s construction.
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...
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 BanskÃ¡ 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...
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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