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Expedition 39 Crew Returns to Earth After Six Months on Station
2014-05-14 14:28:50

NASA The Expedition 39 crew returned to Earth Tuesday after 188 days in space, completing a journey of over 79 million miles and more than 3,000 orbits of the Earth since launching to the International Space Station back in November. The Soyuz TMA-11M spacecraft carrying Expedition 39 Commander Koichi Wakata of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Soyuz Commander Mikhail Tyurin of Roscosmos, the Russian Federal Space Agency and Flight Engineer Rick Mastracchio of NASA landed in...

Astronauts Selected For Year-long Expedition 45 Mission
2013-10-01 04:26:38

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online NASA astronaut Tim Kopra and European Space Agency astronaut Tim Peake will be part of the International Space Station’s (ISS) Expedition 45 crew, the US space agency announced on Monday. Kopra and Peake are scheduled to launch in December 2015 and will return to Earth in spring 2016, NASA said. They will join their fellow Expedition 45 crew members in orbit and will remain there as part of Expedition 46 with yearlong expedition...

New Trio Arrive At Space Station After Wednesday Afternoon Launch
2013-09-26 06:43:34

[ Watch the Video: Expedition 37 Arrives at Station, Docks to Poisk ] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Three new Expedition 37 crew members arrived on the International Space Station (ISS) early Thursday morning after lifting off in their Soyuz TMA-10M spacecraft from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Wednesday. NASA’s Mike Hopkins and Russian Federal Space Agency’s (Roscosmos) Oleg Kotov and Sergey Ryazanskiy were welcomed aboard the Space Station at...

Three Expedition 36 Crew Members Arrive At Space Station
2013-05-29 06:27:44

[WATCH VIDEO: Expedition 36 Crew Lift-off From Baikonur Cosmodrome] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A Soyuz rocket carrying three members of Expedition 36 launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 4:31 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, May 28 (2:31 a.m. May 29, Kazakh time). After a six-hour flight, the capsule successfully docked with the International Space Station (ISS). The Soyuz carried NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg, ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano and Russian...

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...

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2012-03-12 12:26:13

Michael Lopez-Alegria, NASA's most experienced spacewalker and the American holding the record for the single longest spaceflight mission, has left the agency. Lopez-Alegria flew on four missions and performed 10 spacewalks during his career. He most recently served in the Flight Crew Operations Directorate at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston as assistant director for the International Space Station (ISS). "Mike has faithfully served the Flight Crew Operations Directorate for many...

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2012-01-28 08:12:29

Issues with the spacecraft's landing capsule have forced officials with the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) to delay the next scheduled Soyuz rocket flight to the International Space Station (ISS), various media outlets reported on Friday. Reuters, citing initial reports from the Interfax news agency, said that the launch, which was originally scheduled to take place on March 30, would be delayed for several weeks. In fact, according to unnamed industry sources, breaks suffered...

Expedition 28 Crew Lands Safely In Kazakhstan
2011-09-16 07:27:06

  A Russian Soyuz capsule safely returned three returning astronauts from the International Space Station Thursday, September 15 at 9:59 a.m. in Kazakhstan (11:59 a.m. EDT), after a 5-month stay at the Earth-orbiting outpost. NASA´s Ron Garan, Expedition 28 commander Andrey Borisenko and flight engineer Alexander Samokutyaev, both of the Russian Federal Space Agency, were due back on September 8, but that was postponed due to the August 24 crash of Roscosmos´ Progress 44...

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...

Defect Caused Soyuz Failure To Reach Orbit
2011-09-09 13:29:56

  Russian space agency Roscosmos said Friday that the reason for the Soyuz rocket failure on August 24 was a production line defect. The space agency said a blocked duct cut the fuel supply to the Soyuz-U's third stage, causing its engine to shut down prematurely. The Soyuz rockets are currently the only transportation to the International Space Station since NASA retired its shuttle program in July. Russia grounded its Soyuz fleet after the accident a month ago.  The...