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2010-09-25 05:45:00

Expedition 24 Commander Alexander Skvortsov and Flight Engineers Tracy Caldwell Dyson and Mikhail Kornienko landed their Soyuz TMA-18 spacecraft in Kazakhstan on Saturday, Sept. 25, wrapping up a six-month stay aboard the International Space Station. Skvortsov, the Soyuz commander, was at the controls of the spacecraft as it undocked at 10:02 p.m. EDT Friday from the Poisk module's docking port on the station's Zvezda module. The undocking and landing occurred a day later than planned because...

2010-09-25 00:36:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Expedition 24 Commander Alexander Skvortsov and Flight Engineers Tracy Caldwell Dyson and Mikhail Kornienko landed their Soyuz TMA-18 spacecraft in Kazakhstan on Saturday, Sept. 25, wrapping up a six-month stay aboard the International Space Station. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Skvortsov, the Soyuz commander, was at the controls of the...

2010-09-14 08:13:14

The return to Earth of three International Space Station crew members and the prelaunch activities, launch and docking of the station's newest trio of residents will be broadcast on NASA Television during the next several weeks. After almost six months aboard the orbital laboratory, Expedition 24 Soyuz Commander Alexander Skvortsov, NASA Flight Engineer Tracy Caldwell Dyson and Russian Flight Engineer Mikhail Kornienko are scheduled to land their Soyuz TMA-18 spacecraft in southern Kazakhstan...

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2010-07-22 12:19:40

U.S. astronauts reunited with Soviet cosmonauts on Wednesday to mark the 35th anniversary of their "handshake in space" in 1975 at the height of the Cold War. Apollo astronauts Tom Stafford and Vance Brand joked with Soyuz cosmonaut Alexei Leonov over their troubles communicating after the initial greetings that took place when the two space crafts docked on July 17, 1975. The three men shook hands as the hatches opened, marking the start of the East-West space cooperation following years...

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2010-07-20 12:25:00

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said Monday that the country would provide $800 million to help jump start the construction of a new cosmodrome to ease its dependence on a Soviet-era launch site in Kazakhstan. "The government has made a decision to earmark $809 million over the next three years for the start of the full-blown construction of the Vostochny Cosmodrome," Putin said in televised remarks at a government meeting. Russia rents its main Soviet-era spaceport Baikonur from...

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2010-07-14 12:43:56

Most of us take it for granted today that American astronauts and Russian cosmonauts live and work together in Earth orbit. They've been doing it for years, first in the Shuttle-Mir program, and now on the International Space Station. But before the two Cold War-rivals first met in orbit in 1975, such a partnership seemed unlikely. Since Sputnik bleeped into orbit in 1957, the superpowers were driven by the Space Race, with the U.S. and then-Soviet Union driven more by competition than...

2010-06-25 15:43:47

NASA Television will broadcast live the repositioning of a Soyuz spacecraft docked to the International Space Station on Monday, June 28. The capsule's half-hour journey from the Zvezda Service Module to the Rassvet Module will begin at 12:58 p.m. CDT. Expedition 24 Flight Engineer and Soyuz Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin and NASA Flight Engineers Doug Wheelock and Shannon Walker will board the Soyuz TMA-19 vehicle that docked to Zvezda on June 18. They will fly the Soyuz vehicle a short...

2010-06-25 11:23:00

HOUSTON, June 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Television will broadcast live the repositioning of a Soyuz spacecraft docked to the International Space Station on Monday, June 28. The capsule's half-hour journey from the Zvezda Service Module to the Rassvet Module will begin at 12:58 p.m. CDT. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Expedition 24 Flight Engineer and Soyuz Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin...

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2010-06-14 06:10:00

A Russian Soyuz booster rocket that is set to carry a three-person crew to the International Space Station (ISS) was moved Sunday to a launch pad in preparation for the launch. The rocket will carry US astronauts Douglas Wheelock and Shannon Walker, as well as Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin.  The crew will board the ISS laboratory for about six months. The Soyuz carrier rocket started to slowly rollout to the site in southern Kazakhstan at 7.a.m. local time on Sunday.  In...

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2010-06-02 06:40:00

Expedition 23 Commander Oleg Kotov and Flight Engineers T.J. Creamer and Soichi Noguchi landed their Soyuz-17 spacecraft in Kazakhstan Tuesday, June 1, wrapping up a five-and-a-half-month stay aboard the International Space Station. Kotov, the Soyuz commander, was at the controls of the spacecraft as it undocked at 8:04 p.m. EDT from the aft port on the station's Zvezda module. The crew landed at 11:25 p.m., east of Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan. Russian recovery teams were on hand to help the crew...


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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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