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News Archive / Tagged: Expedition 47

  • Peake: Soyuz blowing itself apart, ‘exciting!’

    Jacques van OeneJune 26th, 2016

    COLOGNE, Germany — On Tuesday, June 22, European Space Agency astronaut Tim Peake gave his first press conference three days after landing back on Earth in a Soyuz descent module. Peake gave a presentation at the European Astronaut Centre (EAC) in Cologne, Germany, where he provided details about his mission.

  • ISS Expedition 47 trio returns to Earth

    Derek RichardsonJune 18th, 2016

    Blazing through the atmosphere, three members of the International Space Station’s (ISS) Expedition 47 crew returned to Earth on June 18 in their Soyuz spacecraft. The capsule descending through mid-afternoon skies above the Steppe of Kazakhstan some 300 miles (480 kilometers) east of where they launched in December.

  • BEAM passes initial inspection; interior photos released

    Larry KlaesJune 17th, 2016

    The International Space Station’s (ISS) first expandable addition, known as the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM), passed its initial inspection by two of the station’s residents. Additionally, NASA recently released high-resolution photos of the modules interior and exterior.

  • OA-6 Cygnus released, Saffire experiment set to begin

    Derek RichardsonJune 14th, 2016

    The S.S. Rick Husband Cygnus cargo ship was detached from the International Space Station (ISS) today after just over 11 weeks attached to the orbiting outpost. The spacecraft was commanded to be released at 8:30 a.m. CDT (12:30 GMT) on June 14 by NASA astronaut and ISS Commander Tim Kopra.

  • BEAM entered by International Space Station crew

    Derek RichardsonJune 6th, 2016

    About a week after expansion, the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) was entered by NASA astronaut Jeff Williams and Russian cosmonaut Oleg Skripochka at 4:47 a.m. EDT (08:47 GMT) on June 6.

  • BEAM successfully expanded at International Space Station

    Derek RichardsonMay 28th, 2016

    The Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) was successfully expanded today, May 28, on board the International Space Station, two days after an attempt to inflate the module brought an unexpected pressure increase with little-to-no increase in size.

  • Dragon released from International Space Station, lands in Pacific Ocean

    Derek RichardsonMay 11th, 2016

    After about a month berthed to the International space Station (ISS), SpaceX’s eighth Commercial Resupply Services (CRS-8) Dragon was released from the outpost at 8:19 a.m. CDT (13:19 GMT) May 11. The capsule splashed down in the Pacific Ocean just before 2 p.m. CDT (19:00 GMT).

  • Crew packs Dragon, performs science; NASA announces future ISS crew members

    Derek RichardsonMay 9th, 2016

    The crew aboard the International Space Station (ISS) spent the past week primarily focused on science while packing the CRS-8 Dragon for its return to Earth. The SpaceX capsule is slated to bring back science and equipment on May 11 for ground analysis.

  • Off-world marathon record set by British astronaut

    Derek RichardsonApril 26th, 2016

    Running a marathon is difficult enough; 44-year-old British astronaut Tim Peake completed one on April 24—on a treadmill in microgravity aboard the ISS when he virtually ran in the London Marathon. As a bonus, he set a record for the fastest marathon completed in space—three hours, 35 minutes.

  • Keeping fit in space a real workout for NASA human research teams

    Michael ColeApril 24th, 2016

    British astronaut Tim Peake will be joining other runners of the 2016 London Marathon when he runs it from 250 miles (402 km) high on the International Space Station (ISS). Peake trained for the marathon for months on Earth as he prepared for ISS Expeditions 46/47, and he has continued to train in space since his arrival at the station Dec. 15 of last year.

  • ISS crew tackles advanced science, Tim Peake preps for marathon

    Derek RichardsonApril 23rd, 2016

    After a busy month of visiting vehicle traffic, along with the addition of a new module to the International Space Station (ISS), the Expedition 47 crew is settling in for a period of nearly uninterrupted science and outpost maintenance.

  • BEAM attached to the International Space Station

    Derek RichardsonApril 16th, 2016

    A first-of-its-kind module—Bigelow Aerospace's Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM)—was attached to the International Space Station (ISS) this morning after the robotic Canadarm2 removed it from the trunk of SpaceX’s CRS-8 Dragon cargo ship currently berthed to the orbiting lab.

  • Post-Shuttle era record set to be matched with CRS-8

    Derek RichardsonApril 4th, 2016

    When the next SpaceX Dragon cargo ship arrives at the ISS this weekend, it will set a record for the most vehicles docked or berthed with the outpost in the post-Space Shuttle era. This will be the eighth flight carried out as part of the $1.6 billion Commercial Resupply Services contract NASA has with SpaceX.

  • Progress MS-2 pulls into port at the International Space Station

    Derek RichardsonApril 2nd, 2016

    The first Russian Progress cargo ship of the year arrived at and docked with the International Space Station (ISS) on the afternoon of Saturday, April 2, marking the second of three automated supply spacecraft that are planned to visit the orbiting outpost in as many weeks.

  • ISS crew size returns to six with docking of Soyuz TMA-20M

    Derek RichardsonMarch 19th, 2016

    Six hours after they had blasted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome located in Kazakhstan, two Russians and one American docked their Soyuz TMA-20M spacecraft with the International Space Station (ISS), returning the crew complement of the orbiting outpost to six people.