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News Archive / Tagged: Expedition 51

  • Astronauts perform contingency spacewalk to replace failed data relay box

    Derek RichardsonMay 23rd, 2017

    Just three days after the failure of a key data relay box, a contingency spacewalk was planned by ground teams and executed by International Space Station astronauts Peggy Whitson and Jack Fischer to replace the component.

  • Contingency spacewalk required to replace failed relay box

    Derek RichardsonMay 21st, 2017

    A data relay box failure outside the International Space Station (ISS) has prompted mission managers to begin planning a contingency spacewalk. On Tuesday, May 23, 2017, NASA astronauts Peggy Whitson and Jack Fischer will venture outside the Quest airlock to replace the failed component.

  • Astronauts complete 200th ISS spacewalk

    Derek RichardsonMay 12th, 2017

    For the 200th time in nearly two decades, two people aboard the International Space Station donned spacesuits and ventured outside to perform a spacewalk. Problems during preparations for the excursion, however, ultimately caused it to be cut short by more than two hours.

  • ‘Space ninja’ Peggy Whitson sets space duration record, Trump congratulates

    Derek RichardsonApril 24th, 2017

    NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson has broken the space duration record set by Jeff Williams last year by surpassing 534 cumulative days in space over her three long-duration missions.

  • S.S. John Glenn OA-7 Cygnus berthed to ISS

    Derek RichardsonApril 22nd, 2017

    After a four-day cruise to the International Space Station, Orbital ATK’s OA-7 Cygnus spacecraft, named S.S. John Glenn, was captured and berthed to the outpost.

  • Soyuz MS-04 arrival increases ISS crew size to 5

    Derek RichardsonApril 20th, 2017

    The population of the International Space Station has increased to five people with the docking and hatch opening of the Soyuz MS-04 with two new Expedition 51 crew members.

  • Soyuz MS-04 sends two-man crew on fast-track to ISS

    Curt GodwinApril 20th, 2017

    The two newest International Space Station (ISS) inhabitants are on their way to the orbiting outpost. Soyuz MS-04 lifted off at 3:13 a.m. EDT (07:13 GMT) April 20, 2017, from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

  • Soyuz MS-02 trio returns to Earth

    Derek RichardsonApril 10th, 2017

    Three International Space Station (ISS) crew members returned to Earth in their Soyuz MS-02 spacecraft on April 10, 2017, after nearly six months aboard the outpost.

  • Peggy Whitson’s ISS stay gets 3-month extension

    Derek RichardsonApril 5th, 2017

    NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson’s stay aboard the International Space Station has been extended by three months, adding to her already record-breaking mission.