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  • Soyuz trio blaze through atmosphere to land in kazakhstan

    Derek RichardsonSeptember 7th, 2016

    After orbiting Earth for 172 days, three members the International Space Station’s Expedition 48 crew undocked their Soyuz TMA-20M spacecraft from the outpost and barreled through the atmosphere a couple hours later to land on the Steppe of Kazakhstan.

  • 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.

  • Expedition 47 trio heads to ISS aboard final Soyuz TMA-M spacecraft

    Tomasz NowakowskiMarch 18th, 2016

    Three members of the Expedition 47 crew blasted off at 5:26 p.m. EDT (21:26 GMT) from Site 1/5 in their Soyuz spacecraft at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on a six-hour orbital express route to the International Space Station (ISS).

  • ISS gets communications upgrade, new crew preps for arrival

    Derek RichardsonMarch 17th, 2016

    During the past week, the Expedition 47 crew of the International Space Station (ISS) performed a number of tasks upgrading the communications system of the orbiting outpost for the eventual arrival of commercial crew vehicles sometime next year.

  • 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.