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News Archive / Tagged: Expedition 46

  • Yearlong ISS crew returns to Earth

    Derek RichardsonMarch 2nd, 2016

    Blazing through the atmosphere and landing at the steppes of Kazakhstan, NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Korniyenko returned to Earth on the morning of March 2, 2016, after spending nearly a year on the International Space Station (ISS).

  • Scott Kelly preps for homecoming, station preps for heavy traffic

    Derek RichardsonFebruary 28th, 2016

    As the one-year crew members, NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Korniyenko, prepare for their journey back to Earth, the International Space Station program gears up for a heavy month of visiting vehicle traffic at the orbiting outpost.

  • Expedition 46 preps Cygnus for unberthing, conducts life science experiments

    Derek RichardsonFebruary 14th, 2016

    The crew on board the International Space Station (ISS) spent the last week conducting life sciences, repairing equipment on board the orbiting lab, and prepping Orbital ATK's OA-4 Cygnus for departure late next week. These events were some of the highlights of seven days of research and outreach on board the space station.

  • Scott Kelly answers Reddit ‘Ask Me Anything’ questions – from orbit

    Derek RichardsonJanuary 24th, 2016

    International Space Station (ISS) Commander Scott Kelly conducted NASA's first Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA) from space, answering questions ranging from what it’s like to work with an international crew to whether-or-not a rogue spaceship could sneak up on the orbiting outpost.

  • ISS astronauts set for spacewalk to replace failed power unit

    Derek RichardsonJanuary 13th, 2016

    European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Timothy Peake and NASA astronaut Timothy Kopra will take a walk outside the International Space Station (ISS) later this week to replace a failed power unit and finish work from previous spacewalks.

  • 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.