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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...

2011-06-07 15:35:00

The Expedition 28 crew successfully launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome on Tuesday. Flight Engineers Mike Fossum, Sergei Volkov and Satoshi Furukawa launched aboard a Russian Soyuz TMA-02M spacecraft towards the International Space Station. The spacecraft will dock to the Rassvet module on the Earth-facing side of the station on Thursday.  The three flight engineers will be greeted by the other Expedition 28 crewmates: Commander Andrey Borisenko and Flight Engineers Alexander Samokutyaev...

2005-09-29 15:53:53

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AP) -- 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. Cosmonaut Valery Tokarev and U.S. astronaut William McArthur are scheduled to blast off from the Baikonur cosmodrome Saturday and dock with the orbiting station two days later. Joining Tokarev and McArthur will be their paying passenger, Gregory Olsen, who will...

2005-07-19 11:55:00

MOSCOW (AP) -- 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. Russian cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev and U.S. astronaut John Phillips undocked the Soyuz TMA-6, which had brought them to the station in April, from the Pirs docking module, said spokeswoman Vera Medvedkova. About 25 minutes later, the two re-docked the capsule with the Zarya...

2005-04-24 21:54:52

NASA -- 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. With them was European Space Agency Astronaut Roberto Vittori, who had spent eight days aboard the orbiting complex doing research. After a flawless descent by the ISS Soyuz 9 spacecraft, Chiao, Sharipov and Vittori landed on target in north-central Kazakhstan, about 53 miles...

2005-04-18 19:10:07

MOSCOW, Russia (AP) -- 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. A little more than two hours after the 6:20 a.m. linkup, Russian Sergei Krikalev, American John Phillips and Italian Roberto Vittori, who blasted off Friday from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, met face-to-face with the two men who have spent the past...

2004-12-11 11:06:42

ESA -- 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. The mission is called ENEIDE and takes its name from the epic tale written by the Latin poet Virgil in the 1st century BC. This story tells of the journey of Aeneas from Troy to Italy and the foundation of Rome. Vittori is a member of ESA's European Astronaut Corps...

2004-11-30 06:00:09

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. In spring 2005 they will replace Salizhan Sharipov and Leroy Chiao, who have been working in orbit since 16 October. European Space Agency astronaut Roberto Vittori, a citizen of Italy, is likely to occupy the third seat...

2004-11-29 21:00:10

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. NASA astronaut Leroy Chiao helped control operation of onboard systems of the craft, said Lyndin. The flight from the docking compartment Pirs to Zarya has taken 23 minutes instead of planned half an hour. The manned spacecraft...

2004-11-30 04:00:00

MOSCOW. Nov 30 (Interfax) -- 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. Initially the supply ship, named Progress, was supposed to take off with more fuel and cargo to ISS on December 23, but the schedule had to be changed after officers failed again to increase the space station's orbit on November 17. A commission set up to look...

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Roberto Vittori
2012-10-27 14:08:27

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...

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