(From left) Expedition 48-49 crew members Kate Rubins, Anatoly Ivanishin and Takuya Onishi pose for a group photograph following the crew press conference at the Cosmonaut Hotel in Baikonur, Kazakhstan. Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)

Soyuz crew launched on time from Kazakhstan yesterday. The two astronauts and one cosmonaut will arrive at ISS (International Space Station) on Friday, July 8, 2016. At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, NASA astronaut Kate Rubins, cosmonaut Anatoly Ivanishin of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, and astronaut Takuya Onishi of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency… Continue reading CREW SCHEDULE NASA TO ISS

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The Soyuz MS-01 spacecraft is raised vertical after it was rolled out by train to the launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, Monday, July 4, 2016. Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)

Crew will be taking a thirty-four orbit test ride for a newly upgraded Soyuz. The launch will occur this evening, EDT. Two astronauts and one cosmonaut are scheduled to launch July 6 at 9:36 p.m. EDT (7:36 a.m. Baikonur time, July 7) for a two-day ride to the International Space Station. During their two-day transit… Continue reading CREW TO TEST RIDE UPGRADED SOYUZ

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Tests Continue For Cargo Ship Departure

ISS CREW MAKES FINAL PREPARATIONS AND TESTS TO PROGRESS CARGO SHIP FOR RETURN TO EARTH Three Expedition 48 crew members worked on a variety of science experiments and tests today before this weekend’s cargo ship maneuvers. On the ground in Kazakhstan, another set of crew members is getting ready for a two-day trip to the International… Continue reading Tests Continue For Cargo Ship Departure

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ISS Preps Cargo Ship for Earth Return While 3-D Printing Experiments in Zero Gravity Are Conducted 3-D Printing experiment in zero gravity is being conducted aboard ISS (International Space Station) while the crew readies the Progress 62 cargo ship for departure to earth on Saturday. ISS crew Commander, Jeff Williams gathered the 3-D Printing payload… Continue reading 3-D PRINTING IN ZERO GRAVITY

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