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  • Soyuz TMA-13M successfully launches, sending crew on their way to ISS

    SpaceFlight InsiderMay 28th, 2014

    At 3:57 p.m. (19:57 GMT), the Soyuz TMA-13M spacecraft lifted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan atop a Soyuz-FG rocket, carrying three new crew members to the International Space Station (ISS). After a flawless launch, NASA astronaut Ried Wiseman, European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst and Russian cosmonaut Maxim Suraev are right on track […]

  • Expedition 40 crew is set to launch

    SpaceFlight InsiderMay 27th, 2014

    In a little over twenty-four hours, the Expedition 40 crew members currently aboard the International Space Station (ISS) will welcome three new crew mates. NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman, cosmonaut Maxin Suarev and European Space Agency astronaut (ESA) Alexander Gerst will launch aboard the Soyuz TMA-13M for a five and a half month mission. 

  • Cosmonauts join the video game industry to create “Space Pioneer”

    SpaceFlight InsiderFebruary 16th, 2014

    Space Pioneer is an exciting new video game being created by real world astronauts, cosmonauts, scientists and architects. The design team includes a trio of cosmonauts; Sergei Krikalev, Aleksandr Lazutkin, and Sergei Avdeyev. Together, the three have spent a total of 1735 days in space, with Krikalev holding the current record of 803 days, 9 hours, […]

  • Space station cosmonauts conduct spacewalk to install external cameras

    Britt RawcliffeDecember 28th, 2013

    Only a few days after the final spacewalk to fix a faulty coolant pump, Expedition 38 cosmonauts completed another spacewalk to install photographic equipment on December 27. The spacewalk, kicked off by the duo opening the hatch of the Russian Pirs airlock at 8 a.m. EST, lasted 8 hours and 7 minutes wrapping up at […]

  • The “Best Christmas ever” onboard the Space Station

    Josh TallisDecember 25th, 2013

    NASA astronauts Rick Mastracchio and Mike Hopkins completed their second spacewalk yesterday, Dec. 24, 2013 – in a successful attempt to repair the malfunctioning coolant Loop A onboard the International Space Station (ISS). The rare Christmas Eve Extra-Vehicular Activity (EVA), only the second in history, negated the need for yet another history-making EVA on Christmas Day to be […]

  • Soviet Cosmonaut Aleksandr Serebrov remembered (1944-2013)

    David DarlingNovember 13th, 2013

    On November 12, 2013, veteran Soviet-era cosmonaut Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Serebrov passed away – he was 69. Serebrov flew on four Soyuz missions between 1982 and 1993. These include Soyuz T-8, Soyuz TM-8, Soyuz T-7, and Soyuz  TM-17.

  • ISS cosmonauts’ EVA sees Olympic Torch taken into black of space

    Jason RhianNovember 9th, 2013

    Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) cosmonauts Oleg Kotov and Sergey Ryazanskiy stepped outside the Pirs docking module on the International Space Station (ISS) this morning. The pair conducted a five hour, 50-minute spacewalk which served to bring the Olympic Flame to a place that the early Greeks never could have conceived when the first Olympic […]