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Officials Ready Soyuz Spacecraft For Wednesday Launch
2012-12-18 07:54:39

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Expedition 34 crew members aboard the International Space Station are busy preparing for the arrival of three new members that will join them later this week. The Soyuz spacecraft that will take the new crew to the orbiting lab was placed on the launch pad, along with a towering rocket, at Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Monday as Russian space officials make final preparations for the launch. The craft was rolled out of its...

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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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2011-05-28 07:00:00

For the first time since his landing on Tuesday, ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli was again in the public eye yesterday at a press conference. A smiling Paolo talked about his ride back to Earth and how he was feeling gravity again after his long stay in space. "It was really an experience!" said Paolo at the press conference. "After a nice and quiet life in space, the reentry was then rapid, cruel and rough "“ we were like shaken with a big hammer!" The return and landing of Soyuz TMA-20 on...

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2011-05-24 05:15:00

Expedition 27 Commander Dmitry Kondratyev and Flight Engineers Cady Coleman and Paolo Nespoli safely landed their Soyuz spacecraft on the Kazakhstan steppe Monday, wrapping up a five-month stay aboard the International Space Station. The trio landed at 10:27 p.m. (8:27 a.m. on May 24 local time) at a site southeast of the town of Dzhezkazgan. Kondratyev, the Soyuz commander, was at the controls of the spacecraft as it undocked at 5:35 p.m. EDT from the station's Rassvet module. Once the Soyuz...

2011-05-23 21:49:00

WASHINGTON, May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Expedition 27 Commander Dmitry Kondratyev and Flight Engineers Cady Coleman and Paolo Nespoli safely landed their Soyuz spacecraft on the Kazakhstan steppe Monday, wrapping up a five-month stay aboard the International Space Station. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The trio landed at 10:27 p.m. (8:27 a.m. on May 24 local time) at a site southeast of the town of Dzhezkazgan. Kondratyev, the Soyuz commander,...

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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...

2010-12-15 13:51:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA astronaut Cady Coleman, Russian cosmonaut Dmitry Kondratyev, and European Space Agency astronaut Paolo Nespoli launched to the International Space Station from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 2:09 p.m. EST Wednesday (1:09 a.m. local time, Dec. 16). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Coleman, Kondratyev and Nespoli are scheduled to dock their Soyuz TMA-20 spacecraft to the station's Rassvet...

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2010-12-15 15:00:00

The newest International Space Station (ISS) crew has successfully launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Wednesday. The crew included NASA astronaut Catherine Coleman, Russian cosmonaut Dmitry Kondratyev, and European Space Agency astronaut Paolo Nespoli. The team will join up with Expedition 26 Commander Scott Kelly and Flight Engineers Alexander Kaleri and Oleg Skipochka aboard the ISS. NASA Television will air docking coverage on Friday of the hatches opening and a...

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2010-12-15 08:55:00

Preparations were underway at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan early Wednesday morning as a trio of crew members were set to begin a five-month mission onboard the International Space Station (ISS) at 2:09pm EST (1:09am on Thursday Baikonur time). NASA astronaut Catherine Coleman, Roscosmos cosmonaut Dmitry Kondratyev, and European Space Agency (ESA) flight engineer Paolo Nespoli will man the Soviet manufactured Soyuz TMA-20 craft, which is set to dock with the ISS shortly after 3pm EST...


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