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  • Expedition 41 blazes fiery trail across the atmosphere before safely landing in Kazakhstan

    Jason RhianNovember 10th, 2014

    Three Expedition 41 crew members – are back home. After departing from the International Space Station (ISS ), a European Space Agency (ESA ) astronaut, cosmonaut and NASA astronaut conducted a fiery plunge through Earth’s atmosphere on Sunday, Nov. 9. Consisting of ESA’s Alexander Gerst, Roscosmos’ Maxim Suraev and NASA’s Reid Wiseman touched down northeast […]

  • Expedition 41 poses for “selfie” before returning to Earth

    Tomasz NowakowskiNovember 4th, 2014

    NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover has its own selfie snapped on the Red Planet. The same can be said for the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Rosetta probe photographs itself with Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. So having the six-person crew onboard the International Space Station follow suit should not come as a surprise. In the image above, the Expedition 41 crew, […]

  • Astronauts successfully complete 27th US-led spacewalk

    SpaceFlight InsiderOctober 7th, 2014

    Today, Oct. 7, NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman and European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Alexander Gerst, completed their first spacewalk, successfully relocating a failed ammonia pump module to an external stowage platform. The duo also performed some maintenance, clean-up, and installation tasks outside the space station. Beginning their duties at 8:30 a.m. EDT (1230 GMT), Wiseman […]

  • Expedition 41 crew prepares for spacewalk

    Tomasz NowakowskiOctober 4th, 2014

    On Tuesday, Oct. 7 European Space Agency (ESA ) astronaut Alexander Gerst and NASA’s Reid Wiseman will exit the Quest airlock on the International Space Station (ISS) to spend the day outside working. They will open the airlock to exit the Station (egress in space jargon) at about 14:15 CEST and they are expected to return inside […]

  • Soyuz TMA-14M successfully launches Expedition 41 crew to ISS

    Heather SmithSeptember 25th, 2014

    The crew of Expedition 41 successfully launched at 4:25 p.m. EDT (2025 GMT) to the the International Space Station (ISS ) from the LC-1 launch pad located at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Soyuz Commander Alexander Samokutyaev and Flight Engineers Barry Wilmore and Elena Serova lifted off on what is planned as a six-hour, four-orbit ride […]

  • Expedition 41 set to launch from Kazakhstan

    SpaceFlight InsiderSeptember 24th, 2014

    Beginning with the launch of SpaceX CRS-4 on Sept. 21 and the successful docking of its Dragon cargo capsule, the International Space Station is experiencing quite a busy week. The excitement is not over yet however, as the orbital laboratory is preparing for another visit. This time, the space station will welcome more than just cargo […]