ISS CREW WELCOMES NEW MEMBERS

As the present crew of the International Space Station welcomes the new members, there are three spaceships docked at the International Space Station including two Soyuz crew ships and one Progress cargo ship.

The present crew members welcomes the new members to the International Space Station. The next arrival to the space station will be the ATK Orbital’s Cygnus supply ship. It is bringing almost eight thousand pounds of cargo. This is perhaps the heaviest cargo shipment sent, to date. The Expedition 51 crew is waiting for a… Continue reading ISS CREW WELCOMES NEW MEMBERS

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ATK ORBITAL CYGNUS ARRIVES TO ISS SATURDAY

The Orbital ATK Cygnus spacecraft arrives to the International Space Station Saturday morning. This image of Cygnus was taken on Feb. 19, 2016, as it was grappled by the Canadarm2 after being unberthed from the Unity module Earth-facing port.

The Cygnus supply ship arrives Saturday morning to first be grappled and then bolted to the space station. An Orbital ATK Cygnus spacecraft carrying more than 7,600 pounds of supplies, science and research investigations is set to arrive to the International Space Station early Saturday morning. The uncrewed cargo ship launched at 11:11 a.m. EDT… Continue reading ATK ORBITAL CYGNUS ARRIVES TO ISS SATURDAY

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NEW CREW ARRIVES AT ISS

New Expedition 51 crew members (front row, from left) Fyodor Yurchikhin and Jack Fischer arrives and talks to family members on the ground shortly after arriving and entering the space station. In the back from left are Oleg Novitskiy, Commander Peggy Whitson and Thomas Pesquet. Credit: NASA TV

The new crew arrives aboard the International Space Station to bring the complement to five members. To note, Peggy Whitson is approaching the longest stint in space in longevity. She has also been contacted that she will be in touch with Donald Trump, the president of the United States on her achievements. Two new crew… Continue reading NEW CREW ARRIVES AT ISS

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CARGO ENROUTE AND NEXT CREW READY

While the ATK Orbital Cygnus cargo ship is enroute to the International Space Station, the Expedition 51 crew members Fyodor Yurchikhin (left) and Jack Fischer give a “thumbs up” as they pose for pictures April 14 in front of their Soyuz booster rocket. Credit: NASA/Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center/Andrey Shelepin

With the cargo ship enroute to the International Space Station, the next crew member additions will be enroute to the space station, as well. Two Expedition 51 crew members are in quarantine today at the Cosmonaut Hotel in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, getting ready for their liftoff Thursday morning. Meanwhile, new science gear and crew supplies are on… Continue reading CARGO ENROUTE AND NEXT CREW READY

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