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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.
The Expedition 28 crew successfully launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome on Tuesday.
Engineers made final preparations Thursday for the weekend launch of a Soyuz spacecraft to the international space station, with a U.S. scientist who paid $20 million for the journey among those aboard.
The crew of the International Space Station moved a Russian spacecraft from one part of the orbiting complex to another Tuesday in a maneuver designed to make space walks easier, a Russian official said.
After traveling more than 78 million miles aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 10 Commander and NASA ISS Science Officer Leroy Chiao and Flight Engineer Salizhan Sharipov returned to Earth today.
Cosmonauts and astronauts exchanged joyful embraces Sunday and began loading the international space station with scientific equipment and fresh vegetables after their successful docking of the Soyuz cargo ship.
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 ship due to re-supply the international space station will take off from Baikonur cosmodrome on December 24, one day later than planned, Interfax was told at Energia rocket and space corporation.
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...