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Expedition 24 Commander Alexander Skvortsov and Flight Engineers Tracy Caldwell Dyson and Mikhail Kornienko landed their Soyuz TMA-18 spacecraft in Kazakhstan on Saturday, Sept 25, wrapping up a six-month stay aboard the International Space Station.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Expedition 24 Commander Alexander Skvortsov and Flight Engineers Tracy Caldwell Dyson and Mikhail Kornienko landed their Soyuz TMA-18 spacecraft in Kazakhstan on Saturday, Sept. 25, wrapping up a six-month stay aboard the International Space Station.
Russia made final preparations for a crucial cargo flight to the International Space Station, whose two-man crew is running out of food and will have to be evacuated if the supply mission is aborted.
Roberto Vittori will be the next ESA astronaut to fly to the International Space Station, on the 10-day Italian Soyuz mission, scheduled to be launched on 15 April next year from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
Text of report by Russian Mayak radio on 30 November Roskosmos [Russian Federal Space Agency] has approved the main crew of the 11th expedition to the International Space Station. Russian cosmonaut Sergey Krikalev and NASA astronaut John Phillips will be its members.
The International Space Station crew has successfully re-docked the Russian escape capsule Soyuz, Itar-Tass reported Monday. Mission control spokesman Valery Lyndin said Russian cosmonaut Salizhan Sharipov attached Soyuz manually to the ISS' cargo module Zarya.
The U.S.-Russian crew of the international space station successfully re-docked a spaceship at a new port on the station Monday in preparation for two spacewalks early next year, Mission Control said.
Just like many Earth-bound travelers, the International Space Station crew is giving thanks this week and making travel plans for next week.
Excerpt from report by Russian Channel One TV on 29 November [Presenter] The crew of the International Space Station today completed a difficult manoeuvre in orbit. Salizhan Sharipov and Leroy Chiao re-docked the Soyuz-TMA spacecraft from the Pirs module to the docking bay of the Zarya module.
Text of report by Russia TV on 29 November [Presenter] The crew of the International Space Station are finishing preparations for re-docking the Soyuz TMA-5 spacecraft. Salizhan Sharipov and Leroy Chiao must transfer it from the Pirs docking compartment to the Zarya module.
Roberto Vittori is an ESA astronaut as well as an Italian Air Force Officer and a test pilot for the United States. Vittorri was born on October 15, 1964 in Viterbo, Lazio, Italy and attended the Italian Air Force Academy, graduating in 1989. While working towards his graduation from the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School at Patuxent River, Maryland in 1995, Vittori operated the Tornado GR1 along with the 50th Wing of the 155th Squadron in Piacenza, Italy from 1991 to 1994. During this time, he...