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U. S., Japanese and Russian Astronauts Return to Earth to Close Out Four Month Space Station Mission

November 19th, 2012

    U. S., Japanese and Russian astronauts descended safely to Earth late Sunday, touching down aboard their Soyuz spacecraft in wintry northern Kazakhstan after a 127 day mission to the International Space Station The capsule carrying Sunita Williams, of NASA, the station’s commander; Akihiko Hoshide, of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency; and cosmonaut Yuri […]

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Canadian Space Agency

NASA Offers Space Station Viewers Email, Text Alerts

November 5th, 2012

Just a few days ago, the U. S.  led International Space Station reached a significant milestone: a dozen years of continuous human occupancy. NASA astronaut Bill Shepherd and Russian cosmonauts Sergei Krikalev and Yuri Gidzenko arrived aboard a Soyuz capsule on Nov. 2, 2000 for a 141-day expedition. Shepherd served as the station’s first commander. […]

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Exploration

U. S., Russian Astronauts Depart for Space Station

October 23rd, 2012

  Three U. S.and Russian astronauts lifted off from Kazakhstan early Tuesday bound for the International Space Station and a five month stay. The Soyuz rocket carrying NASA astronaut Kevin Ford and cosmonauts Oleg Novitskiy and Evgeny Tarelkin blasted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome at 6:51 a.m., EDT. Nine minutes later, the three men were […]

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Exploration

U. S., Russian Soyuz Crew Safely Back on Earth

September 17th, 2012

Three U. S. and Russian astronauts descended safely to Earth aboard a Soyuz  spacecraft late Sunday, following a 125-day mission to the International Space Station. Helicopter born Russian recovery forces quickly greeted U. S. astronaut Joe Acaba and cosmonauts Gennady Padalka and Sergei Revin, following their touchdown at 10:53 p.m., EDT  in Kazakhstan, north of […]

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Benefits of Space Exploration

International Astronautical Federation to Share Flags Flown Aboard U. S., Russian and Chinese Spacecraft

September 11th, 2012

Three hundred commemorative flags belonging to the International Astronautical Federation and the only objects to have flown in space by all nations with active human space programs will be returned to the organization by a Chinese delegation at the ILA Berlin Air Show in Germany. The flags, flown sequentially  aboard U. S., Russian and Chinese […]

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International Space Station

Cosmonaut Spacewalk Prepares Station for Future Russian Lab

August 20th, 2012

  Russian cosmonauts readied the International Space Station for the eventual addition of a Russian Multipurpose Science Module during a spacewalk on Monday. The big module, “Nauca,” and the European Robot Arm are expected to be launched together in 2013. During a scheduled six hour spacewalk, Gennady Padalka and Yuri Malenchenko transferred an external construction […]

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