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Soyuz Astronaut Trio Docks With International Space Station
2012-12-21 12:46:52

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Astronauts aboard the Soyuz TMA-07M spacecraft have docked to the International Space Station, after spending two days in orbit. Expedition 34 Flight Engineers Tom Marshburn, Roman Romanenko and Chris Hadfield launched on Wednesday from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 6:12 p.m. local time, and rendezvoused with the space station two days later, successfully docking with the Station's Rassvet module. The hatch was opened...

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2009-12-01 06:55:00

Expedition 21 Flight Engineer and Soyuz Commander Roman Romanenko, European Space Agency Flight Engineer Frank De Winne and Canadian Space Agency Flight Engineer Robert Thirsk have returned to Earth, landing on the steppes of Kazakhstan in their Soyuz TMA-15 spacecraft. Landing occurred at 2:15 a.m. EST, 1:15 p.m. Kazakhstan time. All three crew members were reported to be in good condition. Due to icy conditions at the landing site, the landing support team recalled its helicopters to their...

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2009-05-29 09:40:00

A Russian Soyuz capsule carrying three astronauts successfully docked with the International Space Station on Friday. Russian astronaut Roman Romanenko, Frank De Winne of Belgium, and Canadian Robert Thirsk will meet with the current ISS crew of Russian cosmonaut Gennady Padalka, NASA astronaut Michael Barratt and Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata. "The space capsule docked with the ISS at 4:34 pm Moscow time (1234 GMT)," said Russian mission control spokesman Valery Lyndin. "The docking was...

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2009-05-27 09:37:06

A Soyuz spacecraft lifted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan Wednesday, en route to an historic linkup with the International Space Station. The Soyuz spacecraft's docking will mark the first time the space station will have a six-member crew, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the European Space Agency said. Russian cosmonaut Roman Romanenko, Canadian Space Agency astronaut Robert Thirsk and ESA astronaut Frank De Winne will join the three ISS crewmembers...

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2009-05-27 06:40:00

Flight Engineers Roman Romanenko, Frank De Winne and Robert Thirsk of the 20th International Space Station crew launched in their Soyuz TMA-15 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 6:34 a.m. EDT Wednesday to begin a six-month stay in space. Expedition 20 will mark the start of six-person crew operations aboard the International Space Station. All five of the international partner agencies "“ NASA, the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos), the Japan Aerospace Exploration...


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DeWinne
2012-01-13 17:47:21

Frank De Winne is a Belgian Air Component officer and an ESA astronaut. He was born Frank Viscount De Winne on April 25, 1961 in Ledeberg, Belgium. He is married to Lena Clarke and has three children from a previous marriage. He enjoys football, concerts, and gastronomy. In 1979, he graduated from the Royal School of Cadets, and in 1984, he graduated from the Royal Military Academy with a Master of Science degree in Engineering. In 1991, after graduating from the Belgian Air Component at...

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