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2011-06-08 06:10:00

NASA released on Tuesday the first ever images of a U.S. space shuttle docked at the International Space Station (ISS). The pictures of the shuttle Endeavour were taken last month by astronauts aboard a departing Russian spacecraft, and show the ISS together with one of the shuttles that helped build the complex over the past ten years. "It is the first ever image of a space shuttle docked to the International Space Station," NASA said. Italian astronaut Paolo Nespoli took the shots on May...

2011-03-22 07:40:21

The Russian Federal Space Agency has adjusted the launch date for the next three residents of the International Space Station to Monday, April 4 (April 5 in Baikonur, Kazakhstan). The new date enables engineers in Baikonur to complete their checkouts of the Soyuz TMA-21 spacecraft. The launch date was set after a thorough review of Soyuz systems by Russian space officials and engineers. Russian cosmonaut and Soyuz Commander Alexander Samokutyaev, NASA Flight Engineer Ron Garan and Russian...

2010-10-11 06:00:00

A Russian Soyuz space capsule arrived at the International Space Station on Saturday carrying two Russian cosmonauts and an American astronaut who will oversee the completion of the orbital station's construction. The Soyuz ship docked to the station at 8:01 p.m. EDT (4:01 a.m. Moscow time), two days after launching from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Aboard the capsule were veteran cosmonaut Alexander Kaleri, first-timer Oleg Skripochka and NASA's Scott Kelly, a two-time space shuttle...

2010-08-19 12:16:22

The Expedition 24 crew had another light-duty day Wednesday as the Loop A cooling system reactivation continued aboard the International Space Station. The reactivation followed Monday's spacewalk, the third in a series of excursions that began Aug. 7 to remove and replace an ammonia coolant pump module that failed July 31.Power restoration to systems affected by the pump module failure is complete and Loop A has been reintegrated back into the station's thermal control system. The Japanese...

2010-06-18 06:35:00

Expedition 24 Flight Engineers Doug Wheelock, Shannon Walker and Fyodor Yurchikhin docked with the International Space Station at 6:21 p.m. EDT Thursday. The trio began the journey to their new home when they launched aboard the Soyuz TMA-19 spacecraft at 5:35 p.m. Tuesday from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. From inside the station, Expedition 24 Commander Alexander Skvortsov and Flight Engineers Tracy Caldwell Dyson and Mikhail Kornienko monitored the approach of the Russian...

2010-03-18 08:05:00

Expedition 22 Commander Jeff Williams and Flight Engineer Max Suraev landed their Soyuz TMA-16 spacecraft on the steppes of Kazakhstan Thursday, wrapping up a five-and-a-half-month stay aboard the International Space Station. Suraev, the Soyuz commander, was at the controls of the spacecraft as it undocked at 4:03 a.m. EDT from the station's Poisk module. The duo landed at 7:24 a.m. at a site northeast of the Kazakh town of Arkalyk. Working in frigid temperatures, Russian recovery teams were...

2010-01-21 08:35:44

Two members of the International Space Station's Expedition 22 crew successfully delivered the Soyuz TMA-16 spacecraft to its new location Thursday morning. Soyuz Commander and Flight Engineer Maxim Suraev undocked the spacecraft from the aft port of the Zvezda service module at 5:03 a.m. EST and docked it to the Poisk module at 5:24 a.m., marking the first docking to the new module. Expedition 22 Commander Jeff Williams accompanied Suraev. While Suraev and Williams conducted the brief...

2006-09-29 00:00:00

ARKALYK, Kazakhstan (AP) - The capsule carrying the world's first female space tourist touched down Friday on the Kazakh steppe after a bone-jarring journey from the international space station. Anousheh Ansari, Russian cosmonaut Pavel Vinogradov and U.S. astronaut Jeffrey Williams had left the station aboard a cramped Russian Soyuz capsule about three hours earlier. After the capsule entered the Earth's atmosphere, search and rescue teams in three planes and 12 helicopters tracked the...

2006-09-20 06:36:47

KOROLYOV, Russia (AP) - The capsule carrying the first paying female space tourist docked smoothly at the international space station Wednesday. Officials at Russia's Mission Control applauded as the ship carrying Iranian-born American telecommunications entrepreneur Anousheh Ansari, Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Tyurin and U.S. astronaut Michael Lopez-Alegria parked at the orbiting station. The three had blasted off in the cramped TMA-9 capsule Monday from the Baikonur cosmodrome in...

2006-08-25 09:05:00

MOSCOW -- Anousheh Ansari, a U.S. citizen of Iranian origin, will become the world's first female space tourist when she blasts off aboard a Russian rocket on September 14, the launch company said on Friday. Daisuke Enomoto, a Japanese entrepreneur who had hoped to lift off in a Soyuz spaceship, was deemed unfit for the 10-day journey by a medical commission earlier this week. Ansari, a 39-year-old chairwoman and co-founder of Prodea Systems, Inc., a digital home technology company, will be...

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