Tag Archives: Whitson

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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Names of the astronauts and cosmonauts designated for ISS missions in 2017 announced

NASA, ESA, Roscosmos and JAXA have just announced names of astronauts who will fly to International Space Station in 2017. International Space Station as a biggest (and only one for the moment) habitable place in Space could not remain unused. Unique opportunity afforded by the development of science, however, requires the continued presence of the crew. International…
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Soyuz MS-04 already on Earth

Soyuz MS-04 capsule with Peggy Whitson (NASA), commander Fyodor Yurchikhin (Roscosmos) and NASA flight engineer Jack Fischer returned safely to Earth after spending 135 days at docking port of Poisk ISS module since docking on April 20, 2017. Trio get inside Soyuz MS-04 vehicle on Saturday, September 2, 2017. At 18:41 UTC they closed hatch of…
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Dragon after docking, CRS-11 at the halfway point

Dragon robotic spacecraft reached International Space Station yesterday delivering necessary supplies and scientific payload after lasting 48 hours space chase. Dragon reached ISS docking port for the second time, as this particular vehicle already was used for CRS mission in 2014 (CRS-4). Main difference between these two missions was launch vehicle.  On Saturday, when CRS-11…
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Soyuz MS-03 has landed !

Commander Oleg Novitskiy and European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Pesquet returned safely to Earth inside Soyuz MS-03.  Mission of the return of two crew members was finished yesterday. For Pesquet and Novitskiy this means of their space journey inside ISS - both reached Rassvet Nadir docking port of the International Space Station inside MS-03 spacecraft on November 19,…
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Additional spacewalk on ISS !

Today we could watch not planned spacewalk performed by crew members of International Space Station. It was sixth EVA in 2017 and another success of ISS crew. Today Peggy Whitson and Jack Fischer left Quest airlock to perform service on MDM computer unit, which was installed outside the Station on lab’s power truss. Both MDM units installed in…
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Another 3 months in space – Peggy Whitson will stay longer at ISS

Peggy Whitson, American astronaut who remains at International Space Station since November 19, 2016, will stay in space for another three months to finish all scientific experiments started during Expedition 50. Probably after opening hatch of Soyuz MS-03 and entering ISS through Rassvet docking port, she did not expect that her mission will be extended for…
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First EVA in 2017

Yesterday shortly after 12:05 UTC two astronauts left International Space Station to perform upgrades to the station's power system. To finish all planned objectives both astronauts spent yesterday 6.5 h in space. Expedition 50 commander Shane Kimbrough and flight engineer Peggy Whitson both of NASA left Quest airlock yesterday to start second phase of modernization program of…
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Best wishes from space !

As usual members of crew of International Space Station sent us their best Christmas wishes. Just as one year ago, three crew members send us their wishes: Thomas Pesquet (ESA), Shane Kimbrough and Peggy Whitson (NASA). This time, wishes were recorded twelve days before Christmas Eve , on 12 December. Let's share together these special…
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15th European EVA already on 13th January 2017

ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet who remains on board of International Space Station already started preparations for his first spacewalk - EVA-39. Thomas Pesquet was chosen to be 11th member of ESA, who will perform spacewalk on International Space Station. This EVA is planned for 13th January 2017. Astronaut along with Station commander, Shane Kimbrough of…
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