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  • Expedition 43 crew completes mission with successful landing in Kazakhstan

    Jim SharkeyJune 11th, 2015

    Three International Space Station (ISS ) crew members have returned to Earth after more than six months of performing scientific research and working to demonstrate new technologies in low Earth orbit (LEO). According to NASA, their landing went “by the book”. With Expedition 43’s mission now complete, the station is being prepared for new flights of the Soyuz, Progress, […]

  • Samantha Cristoforetti prepares for the journey home

    NASAJune 8th, 2015

    European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti checks her Sokol pressure suit in preparation for the Expedition 43 crew’s departure from the International Space Station after 6 1/2 months in space. Since Saturday, June 6, 2015, Cristoforetti holds the record for the longest single spaceflight for a woman, a record previously held by NASA astronaut Sunita Williams […]

  • Crew of veteran astronauts launch to the space station, prepare to begin one-year mission

    SpaceFlight InsiderMarch 27th, 2015

    BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan — A trio of veteran astronauts are on their way to the International Space Station (ISS) following a picture perfect  launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 3:42 p.m. EDT Friday March 27 (1:42 a.m., March 28 Baikonur time).

  • Next space station crew arrives in Baikonur, starts final training phase

    Tomasz NowakowskiMarch 17th, 2015

    The Expedition 43 crew to the International Space Station consisting of NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian Space Agency (Roscosmos) cosmonauts Mikhail Kornienko and Gennady Padalka have arrived in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, on Saturday. Together with the backup crew, they were met by the members of the State Commission and Technical Management. Commanders of the crews […]

  • Expedition 42 preps for their return to Earth

    Joe LatrellMarch 10th, 2015

    After an amazing set of spacewalks, Expedition 42 is scheduled to return on March 11 at 10:08 p.m. (EDT). The crew will complete 167 days in space since lift off from the Kazakhstan launch center (Baikonur). Barry Wilmore, station commander, along with cosmonauts Alexander Samokutyaev and Elena Serova have travelled almost 71 million miles (114 […]

  • Next space station crew preps for a year-long stay in space

    Tomasz NowakowskiMarch 10th, 2015

    On Friday, Mar. 6, the primary and backup crews of the upcoming Expedition 43 to the International Space Station (ISS) showed their readiness for the mission during a press conference in Star City, near Moscow, Russia. The primary crew (Russian cosmonauts Gennady Padalka, Mikhail Kornienko, and U.S. astronaut Scott Kelly) and the backup crew (Russian […]

  • Next space station crew preparing for one year in space

    Tomasz NowakowskiFebruary 28th, 2015

    The US-Russian crew of Expedition 43 to the International Space Station (ISS) is intensively training for the upcoming orbital mission. NASA astronaut Scott Kelly along with Russian cosmonauts Mikhail Kornienko and Gennady Padalka are scheduled to be launched to ISS on Mar. 27, 2015, from Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. For Kelly and Kornienko, it will […]