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  • 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).

  • 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┬áStation. 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┬ádirect 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.