CYGNUS CARGO MISSION IN MARCH

Orbital ATK’s Cygnus cargo craft was captured Oct. 23, 2016, using the Canadarm2 robotic arm on the International Space Station.

The International Space Station will receive the next cargo mission via the Orbital ATK Cygnus cargo spaceship this March. This will bring supply status to an optimal level after the launch failure and burn up of the Progress 65 cargo ship from Russia, December 1, 2016. It is customary to have backup contingencies in case… Continue reading CYGNUS CARGO MISSION IN MARCH

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NEXT CREW PREPARES FOR LAUNCH

Next Expedition 50-51 crew members (from left) Peggy Whitson, Oleg Novitskiy and Thomas Pesquet try on their spacesuits and check out the Soyuz MS-01 spacecraft in Kazakhstan. Credit: NASA/Alexander Vysotsky

The next crew to launch in two weeks are in preparation while the latest crew arrival are settling into the new space station environment. A new set of Expedition 50 crew members is in Kazakhstan just two weeks away from a launch to the International Space Station. The three orbiting station inhabitants are in the… Continue reading NEXT CREW PREPARES FOR LAUNCH

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CREW TRIO AWAITS NEXT EXPEDITION

Expedition 50-51 crew member trio (from left) Thomas Pesquet, Peggy Whitson and Oleg Novitskiy are pictured aboard an aircraft before landing at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

The newest crew preparing to join the present Expedition 50 crew will be the present trio of astronauts shown in the photograph below. It is most well noted how the continued human presence in orbital space above earth makes the statement of our desire to explore and discover what we want to know, and ultimately,… Continue reading CREW TRIO AWAITS NEXT EXPEDITION

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EXPEDITION 49 LANDS IN KAZAKHSTAN

Expedition 49 crew members Kate Rubins, Anatoly Ivanishin and Takuya Onishi are surrounded by support personnel moments after the Soyuz MS-01 successfully lands in Kazakhstan after 115 days in space. Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls

After a 115-day mission, the Expedition 49 crew lands safely. The image below shows the support personnel working with the crew members. Earlier on late Saturday, their descent was covered on NASA TV. This image shows the successful separation from the space station. NASA astronaut Kate Rubins of NASA, Anatoly Ivanishin of Roscosmos and Takuya… Continue reading EXPEDITION 49 LANDS IN KAZAKHSTAN

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