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News Archive / Tagged: Expedition 45

  • Soyuz TMA-17M and crew return home after five months on ISS

    Derek RichardsonDecember 11th, 2015

    Three members of the Expedition 45 crew departed the International Space Station in their Soyuz TMA-17M spacecraft on Dec. 11, landing a few hours later on the steppes of Kazakhstan in sub-zero, post sunset conditions. This was the first night landing of a Soyuz since TMA-05M in November 2012.

  • What’s for Thanksgiving 2015 on the Space Station?

    Jason RhianNovember 26th, 2015

    The two NASA astronauts currently on board the International Space Station took a moment out of their busy schedule to address a question that has been raging across the Internet for several days now – what are they having for Thanksgiving dinner?

  • ISS encounters power failure, can’t be fixed until 2016

    Jason RhianNovember 17th, 2015

    The Expedition 45 crew on board the International Space Station encountered a bit of a problem on Friday, Nov. 13, 2015, when one of the eight power channels that keep the station running went down. While this poses no threat to the crew on board the orbiting laboratory, it might put a crimp in the ISS' activities.

  • Space Station, international partners celebrate 15 years of continuous human presence

    Derek RichardsonNovember 3rd, 2015

    The International Space Station program reached a milestone of 15 years of continuous human presence since the crew of Expedition 1 docked with the orbiting outpost on Nov. 2, 2000, setting the stage for future long-duration flights into deep space.

  • Astronaut duo conducts spacewalk to upgrade ISS

    Derek RichardsonOctober 29th, 2015

    NASA astronauts Scott Kelly and Kjell Lindgren donned their spacesuits and went outside of the International Space Station on October 28, 2015, to perform general maintenance and space station upgrades on an extra-vehicular activity that just lasted over seven hours.

  • ISS nine-member crew field questions from international media

    Jose FloresSeptember 10th, 2015

    On Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015, the now nine-member crew of the International Space Station answered questions fielded by the international media from the U.S., Russia, Japan, and Germany during a joint crew press conference communication via Johnson Space Center's mission control center.

  • Kelly takes command of International Space Station

    Derek RichardsonSeptember 7th, 2015

    On Sept. 5, 2015, Russian cosmonaut Gennady Padalka officially handed over command of the International Space Station to NASA astronaut Scott Kelly in preparation for the change over from Expedition 44 to Expedition 45.

  • Space Station population temporarily increases to nine

    Derek RichardsonSeptember 5th, 2015

    For the first time in nearly two years, nine people reside on board the International Space Station. This population increase took place when the Soyuz TMA-18M spacecraft docked with the station’s Poisk module on Sept. 4, 2015, for an eight-day direct crew handover.

  • Three Expedition 45 crew members blast off to Space Station

    Tomasz NowakowskiSeptember 2nd, 2015

    A Russian Soyuz-FG rocket, carrying three new ISS crew members, has successfully lifted off from launch pad 1/5 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The launch occurred as planned at 12:37 a.m. EDT (4:37 GMT) Wednesday, Sept. 2, with the Expedition 45 trio aboard.