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  • NASA astronaut returns to Earth after 1 year at space station

    Derek RichardsonMarch 30th, 2022

    NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei returned to Earth with two Russian cosmonauts after spending a year aboard the International Space Station.

  • NASA assigns Mark Vande Hei to Soyuz MS-18 mission to ISS

    Derek RichardsonMarch 10th, 2021

    NASA has assigned astronaut Mark Vande Hei to the Soyuz MS-18 mission for a roughly six-month trip to the International Space Station.

  • Spacewalking astronauts finish Canadarm2 work at breakneck speed

    Derek RichardsonFebruary 16th, 2018

    Two astronauts—one American, the other Japanese—suited up to venture outside the International Space Station to finish work upgrading the outpost’s robotic Canadarm2, a process that has now involved five extravehicular activities (EVAs) over some four months.

  • Astronauts breeze through US EVA-45

    Derek RichardsonOctober 10th, 2017

    Less than a week after completing one spacewalk, International Space Station (ISS) Expedition 53 astronauts Randy Bresnik and Mark Vande Hei set out on another extravehicular activity (EVA). This excursion, U.S. EVA-45 lasted about 6.5 hours.

  • Spacewalkers replace ‘hand’ on space station robotic arm

    Derek RichardsonOctober 5th, 2017

    Expedition 53 Commander Randy Bresnik and Flight Engineer Mark Vande Hei wrapped up the first of three spacewalks planned for the next two weeks. The Oct. 5, 2017, spacewalk was nearly seven hours long and saw the replacement of one of the two Latching End Effectors (LEE) on the International Space Station’s robotic arm.

  • Expedition 53/54 crew provides details about their upcoming mission

    SpaceFlight InsiderMay 11th, 2017

    HOUSTON, Texas — NASA astronauts Joe Acaba, Mark Vande Hei, along with their Russian crewmate Alexander Misurkin, detailed their future flight to members of the press on Wednesday, May 10. The trio of Expedition 53/54 crew members discussed the logistics and science that will be required during their flight to the ISS.