KIMBROUGH IN HOUSTON AND WHITSON IN SPACE

Astronaut Shane Kimbrough (left) is greeted by Johnson Space Center Director Ellen Ochoa after his arrival in Houston just 24 hours after completing his 173-day mission in space.

With mission Commander Shane Kimbrough safely back on earth, he whisked away to the United States to join NASA officials in Houston, Texas in just over a day. This is most important to note that Peggy Whitson will conduct a worldwide HD video live stream¬†from the International Space Station on April 26th, 2017. NASA astronaut… Continue reading KIMBROUGH IN HOUSTON AND WHITSON IN SPACE

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EXPEDITION 50 CREW MEMBERS BACK ON EARTH

The Soyuz MS-02 spacecraft carrying three Expedition 50 crew members is pictured they very moment it landed in Kazakhstan. Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls

Shane Kimbrough, Sergey Ryzhikov, and Andrey Borisenko of Expedition 50 are now safely back on earth with a parachute landing in an open field. Expedition 50 Commander Shane Kimbrough of NASA is among three crew members from the International Space Station (ISS) who returned to Earth Monday, after 173 days in space, landing in Kazakhstan… Continue reading EXPEDITION 50 CREW MEMBERS BACK ON EARTH

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HOMECOMING COMMAND CHANGE ON ISS

Before the homecoming this Monday, astronaut Commander, Shane Kimbrough (far left) handed over station command Sunday morning to Expedition 51 Commander Peggy Whitson (far right). In between (from left) are Flight Engineers Sergey Ryzhikov and Andrey Borisenko, who are returning to Earth Monday with Kimbrough, and Flight Engineers Thomas Pesquet and Oleg Novitskiy, who are staying in space with Whitson. Credit: NASA TV

In just a few hours, the¬†existing crew members will be on their way to earth in a homecoming, after a notable stent of service aboard the International Space Station. NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough, and his crewmates Sergey Ryzhikov and Andrey Borisenko of Roscosmos, are scheduled to return to Earth on Monday, April 10 at 7:21… Continue reading HOMECOMING COMMAND CHANGE ON ISS

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CREW PACKED SOYUZ FOR MONDAY LANDING

While the cosmonauts from Roscosmos packed Soyuz for its return trip to earth, this long exposure photograph shows the Earth, its atmospheric glow and stars from the International Space Station.

The cosmonauts aboard the space station packed the Soyuz spacecraft for its earth return on Monday where it will parachute down to land in Kazakhstan. Two NASA astronauts and a European Space Agency astronaut headed into the weekend with a light day Friday. Meanwhile, the three cosmonauts from Roscosmos packed a Soyuz spacecraft for departure… Continue reading CREW PACKED SOYUZ FOR MONDAY LANDING

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