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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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Soyuz-MS and Soyuz-FG are waiting !

Date of launch of upgraded Soyuz spacecraft in MS version with members of Expedition 48-49 is getting close. Launch is set for 7th July 2016 at 01:36 GMT from famous launch site 1 "Gagarin's start" at Baikonur Cosmodrome. Members of Expedition 48-49 Kate Rubins (NASA, flight engineer with Peggy Whitson as a backup), Anatoly Ivanishin (Roscosmos, commander…
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Rubins, Ivanishin, Onishi already in space !

Members of Expedition 48-49 are already in outer space and flying inside Soyuz-MS to International Space Station. Finally yesterday around 23:30 GMT Kate Rubins, (NASA, flight engineer, first space flight), Anatoly Ivanishin (Roscosmos, commander, second space flight) and Takuya Onishi (JAXA, flight engineer, first space flight) all wearing Sokol space suits, took their places inside Soyuz-MS spacecraft.…
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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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ISS prepared for return of Soyuz TMA-19M !

On June 6, 2016, International Space Station performed successful orbit correction before planned for 18th June 2016. Changing orbit was necessary before planned for 18th June 2016 undocking and return to Earth of members of Expedition 47: NASA astronaut Timothy Kopra, ESA astronaut Tim Peake, Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko from Roscosmos. New orbital position is…
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Expedition 48-49 postponed to 7th July 2016

Unexpected issues with Soyuz-MS caused postponing launch of Soyuz-MS which should delivered members of Expedition 48-49 to ISS on 24th June 2016.  It seems that Astronauts Kathleen Rubins (NASA-first spaceflight), Takuya Onishi (JAXA-first spaceflight) and cosmonaut Anatoli Ivanishin (Roscosmos-second spaceflight) will start their space mission on International Space Station two weeks later. It was not unveiled if launch delay…
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