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News Archive / Tagged: Expedition 53

  • S.S. Gene Cernan OA-8 Cygnus arrives at ISS

    Derek RichardsonNovember 14th, 2017

    After a two-day trek, Orbital ATK’s OA-8 Cygnus cargo ship arrived at the International Space Station. The vehicle was berthed to the outpost at 7:15 a.m. EST (12:15 GMT) Nov. 14, 2017, and will remain attached for several weeks.

  • Astronauts complete 3rd spacewalk in 2 weeks

    Derek RichardsonOctober 21st, 2017

    International Space Station Expedition 53 astronauts Randy Bresnik and Joe Acaba stepped outside for the third spacewalk this month dedicated toward outpost maintenance activities.

  • Progress MS-07 freighter docks with International Space Station

    Derek RichardsonOctober 16th, 2017

    After spending two days catching up with the International Space Station, an automated Russian cargo freighter rendezvoused and docked with the outpost to supply the Expedition 53 crew with food and supplies.

  • Astronauts breeze through US EVA-45

    Derek RichardsonOctober 10th, 2017

    Less than a week after completing one spacewalk, International Space Station (ISS) Expedition 53 astronauts Randy Bresnik and Mark Vande Hei set out on another extravehicular activity (EVA). This excursion, U.S. EVA-45 lasted about 6.5 hours.

  • Spacewalkers replace ‘hand’ on space station robotic arm

    Derek RichardsonOctober 5th, 2017

    Expedition 53 Commander Randy Bresnik and Flight Engineer Mark Vande Hei wrapped up the first of three spacewalks planned for the next two weeks. The Oct. 5, 2017, spacewalk was nearly seven hours long and saw the replacement of one of the two Latching End Effectors (LEE) on the International Space Station’s robotic arm.

  • International Space Station crew size returns to 6

    Derek RichardsonSeptember 13th, 2017

    The population of the International Space Station returned to six people as the crew of Soyuz MS-06 docked with and entered the outpost. The spacecraft hard-mated with its docking port at about 10:55 p.m. EDT Sept. 12 (02:55 GMT Sept. 13), 2017.

  • Next International Space Station crew launches atop Soyuz rocket

    Derek RichardsonSeptember 12th, 2017

    Launching atop a Soyuz rocket from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, three people are heading toward the International Space Station. The trio will arrive at the $100 billion complex in just under six hours.

  • Expedition 53/54 crew provides details about their upcoming mission

    SpaceFlight InsiderMay 11th, 2017

    HOUSTON, Texas — NASA astronauts Joe Acaba, Mark Vande Hei, along with their Russian crewmate Alexander Misurkin, detailed their future flight to members of the press on Wednesday, May 10. The trio of Expedition 53/54 crew members discussed the logistics and science that will be required during their flight to the ISS.