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2009-04-03 12:52:00

HOUSTON, April 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Television will air the landing of the Expedition 18 crew and a visiting spaceflight participant on Wednesday, April 8. Russian managers on Friday postponed the Soyuz landing one day and switched to a more southerly landing site in Kazakhstan because of soggy conditions at the original site. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Expedition 18 Commander E. Michael Fincke, Flight Engineer and Soyuz Commander Yury...

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2009-04-03 10:20:00

Flooding in Kazakhstan has delayed the return of a Soyuz spacecraft from the International Space Station, the Russian agency Roscomos said Friday. The Soyuz TMA-13 is scheduled to land Wednesday, a day later than planned, and further northeast in Kazakhstan, where spring floods inundated the original landing site on the Kazakh steppes, RIA Novosti reported. The spacecraft is carrying U.S. astronaut Michael Fincke, Russian cosmonaut Yury Lonchakov and U.S. space tourist Charles Simonyi, A...

2009-03-26 07:09:00

Simonyi Makes History as He Commences His Second Space Mission VIENNA, Va., March 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Space Adventures, Ltd., the only company that provides human space missions to the world marketplace, today announced that its orbital client Charles Simonyi and his crew successfully launched aboard a Soyuz-TMA spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan en route to the International Space Station (ISS). Simonyi joins the Expedition 19 crew, which includes Russian cosmonaut...

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2009-03-12 11:45:00

International Space Station Expedition 18 crew members had to take precautionary measures due to space debris that had been determined to be within the range where a collision was possible. News of the close approach came too late for flight controllers to coordinate an avoidance maneuver. A portion of a spent satellite motor was within the distance of the station's debris avoidance maneuver requirement "box." Crew members entered their Soyuz TMA-13 capsule and soft-locked the hatches,...

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2009-03-09 13:47:12

NASA Television will air the launch of the next residents of the International Space Station and the return of the current station crew. Coverage begins with a broadcast of prelaunch activities March 11 and continues through the landing of the current station crew on April 7. Expedition 19 Commander Gennady Padalka, NASA Flight Engineer Michael Barratt and spaceflight participant Charles Simonyi, a U.S. citizen, are scheduled to launch aboard the Soyuz TMA-14 spacecraft to the station from...

2009-03-09 11:00:00

HOUSTON, March 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Television will air the launch of the next residents of the International Space Station and the return of the current station crew. Coverage begins with a broadcast of prelaunch activities March 11 and continues through the landing of the current station crew on April 7. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Expedition 19 Commander Gennady Padalka, NASA Flight Engineer Michael Barratt and spaceflight participant...

2009-03-03 09:30:00

HOUSTON, March 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The International Space Station Program has announced a change in how two future crew members will return home. NASA astronaut Nicole Stott and Canadian Space Agency astronaut Robert Thirsk will swap seats on the space shuttle and Russian Soyuz spacecraft to help ensure a timely homecoming for Thirsk. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Thirsk will launch to the station on a Soyuz in May and return to Earth on that same...

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2008-12-22 13:55:00

The Expedition 18 crew aboard the International Space Station shifted its sleep schedule Sunday night and awoke later than usual to begin preparations for Monday night's spacewalk by Commander Mike Fincke and Flight Engineer Yury Lonchakov. Fincke and Lonchakov are scheduled to exit the Pirs airlock Monday around 7:15 p.m. EST for the six-hour excursion to install and retrieve science experiments from the station's exterior. They also will install a probe to measure electromagnetic potential...

2008-11-11 18:00:04

A U.S. space agency team led by a blind engineer built a system to receive data from a Soyuz spacecraft just days after Russia asked for assistance. National Aeronautics and Space Administration officials said the request from the Russian Federal Space Agency was to devise a way to capture telemetry data from a Soyuz space capsule during de-orbit and re-entry. Marco Midon, a blind NASA electronics engineer, proposed a mobile system be deployed at a ground site below the Soyuz re-entry...

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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...


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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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