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2006-04-09 11:20:00

ARKALYK, Kazakhstan -- American, Russian and Brazilian astronauts endured a bone-jarring, 3 1/2-hour ride from the international space station back to Earth on Sunday, landing on target in the freezing Kazakh steppe. The Russian TMA-7 capsule carried American commander Bill McArthur and Russian flight engineer Valery Tokarev, who each spent six months on the space station, as well as Brazilian astronaut Marcos Pontes. It touched down about 30 miles northeast of Arkalyk at 3:47 a.m. Moscow...

2006-04-08 16:14:18

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - After turning over control of the International Space Station to a new crew, a U.S. astronaut, a Russian cosmonaut and a visiting guest astronaut from Brazil climbed into a Soyuz capsule on Saturday and fired its jets to return to Earth. Commander Bill McArthur, flight engineer Valery Tokarev and Brazil's first astronaut, Marcos Pontes, departed the orbital outpost shortly before 4:30 p.m. EDT and were expected to touch down in a...

2006-03-20 03:10:00

MOSCOW -- Crew on board the International Space Station (ISS) on Monday took a short flight in their Soyuz craft to free up a docking bay for their replacements arriving later this month, Russian mission control said. Cosmonaut Valery Tokarev undocked the Soyuz from the Zarya module docking port, backed off from the station about 50 metres, and then docked at the Zvezda living quarters module, a mission control spokeswoman said. Tokarev was assisted by Bill McArthur, the U.S. astronaut and...

2006-02-04 01:20:25

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - An innovative project to fly a make-shift radio satellite housed in an old Russian spacesuit came to a premature end on Friday, completing just a couple of orbits before falling silent. Space station crew members Bill McArthur and Valery Tokarev released the make-shift satellite, dubbed SuitSat, just after floating out of the station's airlock module to begin a six-hour spacewalk. Before they were back inside, however, SuitSat's...

2006-02-04 00:35:00

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - An innovative project to fly a make-shift radio satellite housed in an old Russian spacesuit came to a premature end on Friday, completing just a couple of orbits before falling silent. Space station crew members Bill McArthur and Valery Tokarev released the make-shift satellite, dubbed SuitSat, just after floating out of the station's airlock module to begin a six-hour spacewalk. Before they were back inside, however, SuitSat's mission was...

2006-02-03 18:20:00

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - The two astronauts living on the International Space Station went on a six-hour spacewalk on Friday to make repairs and hand-launch an amateur radio satellite housed in an old spacesuit. Release of SuitSat, an all-volunteer, educational project organized by an international group of ham radio enthusiasts, was the first task scheduled for space station commander Bill McArthur, a U.S. astronaut, and flight engineer Valery Tokarev, a Russian...

2005-11-07 11:43:38

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - The two men aboard the International Space Station floated outside their orbital outpost on Monday to prepare the complex for its next phase of construction. The start of the spacewalk was delayed an hour after the crew and NASA flight directors realized they did not know if a critical vent valve was open or shut. U.S. station commander Bill McArthur and Russian flight engineer Valery Tokarev were just minutes away from the start...

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2005-10-01 00:10:00

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan -- A Russian Soyuz rocket carrying U.S millionaire scientist Gregory Olsen lifted off Saturday from the Central Asian steppe, launching the world's third space tourist on a two-day journey to the international space station. The rocket streaked off into the blue sky, trailing blindingly bright yellow and pink flames, as family and friends of Olsen and the two-member U.S.-Russian crew, as well as Russian and U.S. space officials, watched from a viewing platform at the...

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2005-09-29 16:05:28

NASA -- Commander William McArthur and Flight Engineer Valery Tokarev, the 12th International Space Station crew, are scheduled to launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan a few minutes before midnight EDT Sept. 30 to begin a 182-day stay in space. With them will be American Greg Olsen, the third private citizen in space, flying under a contract with the Russian Federal Space Agency. He will spend about eight days on the station. Their Soyuz TMA spacecraft is scheduled to dock with...

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...


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