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  • Three nations, one landing: Expedition 49 crew members return safely to Earth

    Jason RhianOctober 30th, 2016

    Three expedition crew members returned to Earth last night via there Soyuz MS-01 spacecraft. The trio, each hailing from a different nation and space agency set down at 11:58 p.m. EDT (9:58 a.m. Oct. 30, local time) Kazakhstan.

  • ISS spacewalkers retract thermal radiator, install HD cameras

    Derek RichardsonSeptember 2nd, 2016

    Two members of Expedition 48, NASA astronauts Jeff Williams and Kate Rubins, ventured outside the station for the second time in as many weeks. Their task was to retract an unused thermal radiator, install a new light bulb and attach high definition cameras on the truss of the International Space Station (ISS).

  • EVA-37 spacewalkers to retract radiator, install external equipment

    Derek RichardsonAugust 30th, 2016

    Two weeks after installing International Docking Adapter 2 (IDA-2) on the front of the International Space Station (ISS), Expedition 48 astronauts Jeff Williams and Kate Rubins are gearing up to take another step outside the outpost. The two will retract and cover a thermal radiator as well as install a replacement lightbulb and a new high-definition camera on the station’s structure.

  • New ‘front porch’ added to International Space Station

    Derek RichardsonAugust 20th, 2016

    Two members of the International Space Station’s Expedition 48 crew stepped outside the orbital complex to install a new “front porch”. The nearly six-hour long spacewalk started at 7:04 a.m. CDT (12:04 GMT) Aug. 19 with a goal to install International Docking Adapter-2 (IDA-2) to the forward end of the station.

  • NASA previews spacewalk to install IDA-2

    Derek RichardsonAugust 16th, 2016

    Two members of the International Space Station’s (ISS) Expedition 48 crew will be performing a spacewalk this Friday to install an International Docking Adapter (IDA) on the forward end of the station. The docking ring was brought up on SpaceX’s CRS-9 Dragon mission and has been sitting inside the spacecraft's trunk since arriving at the orbiting outpost one month ago.

  • Crew preps for spacewalk; advisory council warns of gap in ISS access

    Derek RichardsonAugust 6th, 2016

    With SpaceX’s Dragon cargo ship securely attached to the International Space Station (ISS), and cargo being transferred, two members Expedition 48 are gearing up for a spacewalk, set for August 19. The spacewalk will see the installation of the International Docking Adapter (IDA).