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Jeff Williams, Alexey Ovchinin and Oleg Skripochka finally on Earth !

Three members of Expedition 48 returned today from International Space Station inside capsule of Soyuz TMA-20M after 172 days in space.  Return of Jeff Williams (NASA), Alexey Ovchinin and Oleg Skripochka (both from Roscosmos) started, when their Soyuz TMA-20M undocked from ISS Poisk zenith docking port remaining 415 km over Mongolia at 21:51 GMT. Alexey…
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ISS after course correction !

International Space Station is after another orbit change, last one before planned for 7th September undocking of the Soyuz TMA-20M manned spacecraft with members of Expedition 48. Departure of the Soyuz TMA-20M is planned to release free space for Soyuz MS-02 planned to be launched with Expedition 49 members: Sergey Ryzhikov (commander) and Andrei Borisenko (first…
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Expedition 48 already inside ISS !

Members of Expedition 48 docked with their Soyuz-MS spacecraft to International Space Station today in the night. In this way number of personnel inside ISS increased to six! Space journey of Kate Rubins (NASA, flight engineer), Takuya Onishi (JAXA flight engineer) and Anatoly Ivanishin (Roscosmos, commander) started with impressive launch of Soyuz-FG rocket at 01:36 GMT on July…
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Progress after test of manual docking system

Today Roscosmos cosmonauts Alexei Ovchinin and Oleg Skripochka performed flight tests of manual control system of Progress cargo spacecraft. It was last activity of Progress MS-01 before planned for 3rd July 2016 undocking and reentry. For today's trial served Progress MA-01, which remain docked to Pirs module. Spacecraft was launched on December 21, 2015 and…
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Members of the Expedition 47 returned safely to Earth inside Soyuz TMA-19M

Today, after 186 days in space three members of the Expedition 47: Tim Kopra (NASA), Tim Peake (ESA) and Yuri Malenchenko (Roscosmos) landed in Kazakhstan. For Tim Kopra, Tim Peake and Yuri Malenchenko their stay on ISS was extended for 13 days comparing to original schedule. Just before closing hatch of Soyuz TMA-19M Commander Tim…
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BEAM opened for the first time

Big day for Bigelow Aerospace - today astronaut Jeff Williams from NASA entered, for the first time in history, into inflated experimental module attached to Tranquility ISS module. Bigelow Expandable Activity Module was delivered in unpressurized cargo section of SpaceX Dragon during CRS-8 mission on April 10, 2016. It was remaining inside trunk of Dragon…
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We have a record – 100 000 orbits by International Space Station !

Small celebration on International Space Station - ISS broke Mir space station record, which before it’s decommissioning, reached number of 86331 orbits. International Space Station passed yesterday in the morning 100000th orbit. It is historical moment for remaining in space since launch of first module Zarya (which was launched on atop of Proton rocket on 20 November 1998)…
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Fourth ISS orbit correction performed successfully !

Next maneuver of orbit changing were performed on 5 March 2016 by International Space Station before next Progress resupply robotic vehicle and Soyuz crewed spacecraft dockings. Next two dockings of Russian Soyuz and Progress spaceships are requiring slight course correction to be performed. As usual for orbit change Progress-29M docked to Zvezda module was utilized,…
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International Space Station maneuver before next docking planned on 17th February

Necessary maneuver of ISS before next docking of Soyuz TMA-20M is planned for 17th February 2016. It was announced on 1 February 2016 that ISS would change its orbit due the planned for March series of activities with visiting spacecrafts. Maneuver will start on 17 February 2016, commands will be sent from RKA Mission Control Center placed in Korolyov,…
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