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  • Soyuz TMA-16M returns with Roscosmos’ most experienced veteran

    Derek RichardsonSeptember 12th, 2015

    The most experienced space-flyer and two his comrades have returned to Earth from the International Space Station in their Soyuz TMA-16M on Sept. 11, 2015 (Sept. 12 local time). With their safe touch down on the steppes of Kazakhstan, a roughly six-month chapter of the station's history draws to a close.

  • Space Station crew reparks Soyuz spacecraft

    Tomasz NowakowskiAugust 29th, 2015

    On Aug. 28, the ISS crew moved a Soyuz vessel docked with the station to make room for an incoming spacecraft set to arrive next week. Three Expedition 44 crew members undocked their Soyuz TMA-16M spacecraft from the Poisk module and moved it to the Zvezda service module.

  • ISS crew ducks debris as EVA preparations move forward

    Jason RhianJuly 29th, 2015

    The Expedition 44 crew had to move out of the way of debris late in the evening of July 25. The most recent reminder that the environment above our world is becoming increasingly cluttered, did not impact crew safety or operations and, in fact, it will likely put them ahead of schedule.

  • Launch, docking returns International Space Station crew to full strength

    NASAJuly 23rd, 2015

    Three crew members representing the United States, Russia and Japan have arrived at the International Space Station following a successful launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrone. Their mission is to continue important research at the orbiting laboratory meant to advance NASA's journey to Mars.

  • Expedition 44 crew launches to Space Station

    Tomasz NowakowskiJuly 22nd, 2015

    A Russian Soyuz-FG rocket successfully lifted off from the launch pad 1/5 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, located in Kazakhstan. The launch vehicle is carrying the Soyuz TMA-17M spacecraft, heading to the International Space Station (ISS ) with three Expedition 44 crew members. The lift off occurred as scheduled, at 5:02 p.m. EDT (21:02 GMT) Wednesday, July […]

  • New Space Station trio ready for Wednesday Soyuz launch

    Tomasz NowakowskiJuly 21st, 2015

    Three new members of the Expedition 44 crew have arrived at the Baikonur Space Center in Kazakhstan, where they are completing their final preparations for the upcoming Soyuz TMA-17M flight to the International Space Station (ISS ). The trio, consisting of Commander Oleg Kononenko (Roscosmos ) and Flight Engineers Kjell Lindgren (NASA ) and Kimiya Yui (JAXA ), are currently […]