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Space Station Debris Avoidance Maneuver Cancelled
2012-11-17 08:19:38

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A scheduled debris avoidance maneuver was cancelled after tracking data showed that an unknown piece of space debris would pass by the International Space Station (ISS) at a safe distance, NASA officials have announced. The decision to forgo the maneuver, which would have steered the ISS clear of the space junk's path, was made by American and Russian flight controllers after they received updated tracking data revealing that the...

Expedition 32 Crew Arrives At Space Station
2012-07-17 13:19:11

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new crew arrived at the International Space Station (ISS) on Tuesday, completing the capsule's Expedition 32 crew. The Soyuz capsule docked with the ISS, allowing NASA's Sunita Williams, Japan's Akihiko Hoshide, and Russian captain Yury Malenchenko to enter in to the orbiting outpost. The new crew is stepping foot in the International Space Station on the anniversary when the U.S. and Soviet Union sent the Apollo and Soyuz...

ISS Expedition 30 Touches Down Safely In Kazakhstan
2012-04-27 07:53:32

A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying the three members of Expedition 30 landed safely in Kazakhstan at 7:45 a.m. EDT after successfully undocking from the International Space Station (ISS) and returning home from their nearly 6 month stay on the high-flying lab. Expedition 30 Commander Dan Burbank and Flight Engineers Anton Shkaplerov and Anatoly Ivanishin have been on board the ISS since November 16, 2011, spending 165 days in space, before loading into the Soyuz TMA-22 spacecraft and...

New Crew Aboard The International Space Station
2011-11-16 09:27:24

[ Watch the Video ] Russia´s Soyuz spacecraft carrying two Russian cosmonauts and an American astronaut docked successfully with the International Space Station (ISS), in the first manned Russian mission in more than five months, and the first for the US since the retirement of NASA´s shuttle program. “The ship docked at 09:24 Moscow time. Everything went ahead normally,” a Russian space agency spokesman told AFP. The rocket launched from Russia´s Baikonur...

New Crew Headed To International Space Station
2011-11-14 06:54:09

[ Watch the Video ] An American astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts were launched successfully on Monday to return a full crew to the International Space Station (ISS), the first manned launching since the US shuttle program retired in July. The launch also marks Russia´s return to confidence after a dramatic August launch failure and a recent Mars probe malfunction. The three crew memebers, astronaut Dan Burbank, cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov and cosmonaut Anatoly Ivanishin,...

Launch Date Confirmed For PromISSe Mission To Space Station
2011-11-07 08:58:05

ESA´s next mission to the International Space Station will be launched on 21 December: André Kuipers will ride into orbit aboard the Soyuz TMA-03M spacecraft as a member of the orbital outpost´s Expedition 30. Originally planned for late November, the launch was put on hold in August after the launch mishap of Russia´s Progress 44 unmanned freighter. With the successful ascent of Progress 45 on 30 October, a series of flight readiness meetings and the...

Russia To Return Space Station Crew This Week
2011-09-13 04:58:40

  Russia will return half of the crew members on board the International Space Station (ISS) later this week, although there are no immediate plans to send up their replacement, a Russian Mission Control Center official told RIA Novosti on Monday. Two Russians and one NASA astronaut will return on board a Russian Soyuz TMA-21 capsule early Friday, and are expected to land in the steppes of Kazakhstan at 0038 GMT, the official said.   This will leave just three...

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2011-07-27 11:20:00

International space agencies announced on Wednesday that NASA and its partners plan to plunge the International Space Station (ISS) into the ocean at the end of its life cycle after 2020. "After it completes its existence, we will be forced to sink the ISS. It cannot be left in orbit, it's too complex, too heavy an object, it can leave behind lots of rubbish," said deputy head of Roscosmos space agency Vitaly Davydov. "Right now we've agreed with our partners that the station will be used...

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2011-04-05 05:50:00

A NASA astronaut and two rookie cosmonauts launched successfully aboard a Russian Soyuz rocket on Monday from the Baikonur Cosmodrome. The crew rode on a Soyuz TMA-21 spacecraft nicknamed the Yuri Gagarin in honor of the 50th anniversary of Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin's first human spaceflight on April 12, 1961. NASA astronaut Ron Garan and cosmonauts Andrey Borisenko and Alexander Samokutyaev will be joining three other crewmembers already living aboard the International Space Station...

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2011-03-15 08:56:39

ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli is now half way into his six-month mission on the International Space Station. Monday's handover of command heralds the departure of three crewmembers and the arrival of a new trio in the coming weeks. Expedition 26 Commander Scott Kelly handed over command of the Station to cosmonaut Dmitry Kondratyev during a ceremony yesterday evening. Kelly, Soyuz commander Alexander Kaleri and Russian flight engineer Oleg Skripochka will close the hatch and depart in their...


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