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Expedition 39 Crew Returns to Earth After Six Months on Station
2014-05-14 14:28:50

NASA The Expedition 39 crew returned to Earth Tuesday after 188 days in space, completing a journey of over 79 million miles and more than 3,000 orbits of the Earth since launching to the International Space Station back in November. The Soyuz TMA-11M spacecraft carrying Expedition 39 Commander Koichi Wakata of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Soyuz Commander Mikhail Tyurin of Roscosmos, the Russian Federal Space Agency and Flight Engineer Rick Mastracchio of NASA landed in...

ISS Astronauts Wrap Up Expedition 39, Prepare For Return To Earth
2014-05-13 09:43:10

[ Watch the Video: Expedition 39/40 Change of Command Ceremony ] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online After nearly six months aboard the International Space Station, three Expedition 39 astronauts wrap up their mission and prepare to return home to Earth. The crew, Commander Koichi Wakata, Flight Engineer Rick Mastracchio and Soyuz commander Mikhail Tyurin, performed the official ‘Change of Command’ ceremony before this evening’s departure. The Expedition 39...

2014-05-06 16:21:17

WASHINGTON, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Three crew members currently aboard the International Space Station are scheduled to end more than six months on the orbiting laboratory Tuesday, May 13 (U.S. time), and NASA Television will provide complete coverage of their return to Earth, from farewells to landing. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Expedition 39 Commander Koichi Wakata of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Flight Engineer Rick...

Expedition 39 Trio Arrives At The Space Station
2014-03-28 08:04:21

NASA A new trio of Expedition 39 flight engineers has arrived at the International Space Station after a two-day, 34-orbit trip. Soyuz Commander Alexander Skvortsov was at the controls of the Soyuz TMA-12M spacecraft when it docked automatically to the Poisk docking compartment at 7:53 p.m. EDT. Skvortsov was flanked by Flight Engineers Steve Swanson and Oleg Artemyev during the two day flight. The crew opened the hatches to the station at 10:35 p.m. after a series of leak and pressure...

Thruster Malfunction Delays Soyuz Crew From Docking With ISS
2014-03-26 07:24:19

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A planned dock of the Soyuz TMA-12M spacecraft to the International Space Station was delayed due to a thruster malfunction on Tuesday.  The Soyuz launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Tuesday afternoon and was scheduled to dock six hours later at about 11:07 p.m. EDT. However, the spacecraft was unable to complete its third thruster burn, allowing for a fine-tuned approach to the docking station on the orbiting...

Nine Astronauts Now Aboard Space Station After New Trio Arrive
2013-11-07 14:10:13

[ Watch the video: New Crew Arrives At Space Station ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online After a late night launch on Wednesday from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Russia, the Soyuz TMA-11M capsule, carrying three astronauts, docked with the International Space Station (ISS) just over six hours later, at 5:27 am EST on Thursday, November 7. Bringing the Olympic torch along for the ride, Expedition 38 crew members Mikhail Tyurin, Koichi Wakata and Rick Mastracchio joined...

Soyuz Gets Ready For Arrival Of New Crew
2013-11-01 10:58:03

[ Watch The Video: Russian Soyuz Vehicle Relocates at the International Space Station ] NASA Three International Space Station crew members took their Soyuz for a spin around the block Friday as they prepare for the extremely busy final week of Expedition 37. Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin and Flight Engineers Karen Nyberg and Luca Parmitano undocked their Soyuz TMA-09M spacecraft from the Rassvet module on the Earth-facing side of the station at 4:33 a.m. EDT Friday. After backing the...

2013-08-13 10:09:15

NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio and two crewmates who are scheduled to travel to the International Space Station in November will conduct a news conference and be available for news interviews and social media opportunities Wednesday, Aug. 28, at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston. Mastracchio, Koichi Wakata of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, and veteran cosmonaut Mikhail Tyurin of the Russian Federal Space Agency, make up space station Expedition 38. Their crew news...


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