Members of the Expedition 47 returned safely to Earth inside Soyuz TMA-19M

Today, after 186 days in space three members of the Expedition 47: Tim Kopra (NASA), Tim Peake (ESA) and Yuri Malenchenko (Roscosmos) landed in Kazakhstan. For Tim Kopra, Tim Peake and Yuri Malenchenko their stay on ISS was extended for 13 days comparing to original schedule. Just before closing hatch of Soyuz TMA-19M Commander Tim […]

ISS prepared for return of Soyuz TMA-19M !

On June 6, 2016, International Space Station performed successful orbit correction before planned for 18th June 2016. Changing orbit was necessary before planned for 18th June 2016 undocking and return to Earth of members of Expedition 47: NASA astronaut Timothy Kopra, ESA astronaut Tim Peake, Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko from Roscosmos. New orbital position is […]

We have a record – 100 000 orbits by International Space Station !

Small celebration on International Space Station – ISS broke Mir space station record, which before it’s decommissioning, reached number of 86331 orbits. International Space Station passed yesterday in the morning 100000th orbit. It is historical moment for remaining in space since launch of first module Zarya (which was launched on atop of Proton rocket on 20 November 1998) […]

Extended mission on ISS for Tim Peake, Yuri Malenchenko and Tim Kopra!

Tim Peake from ESA along with Yuri Malenchenko (Roscosmos) and Tim Kopra from NASA will spend additional thirteen days on ISS – ESA announced date of return from International Space Station. Moments in space are passing fast; Tim Peake with his crew mates from Expedition 46/47 remains in space since December 15, 2015, is very lucky because […]

ISS on new position

International Space Station was set to the new position before docking of Soyuz spacecraft planned on the beginning of June. Position was changed according to flight plan and was performed by Russian Mission Control Center placed in Korolev near Moscow. Maneuver was started and finished on April 13, 2016. Propulsion of Progress MS-02 spacecraft (which […]

Progress arrived !

Russian robotic spacecraft with supplies for crew members docked to International Space Station yesterday. Russian resupply spacecraft, Progress-MS 66P, arrived to communication zone around ISS at 15:39 GMT and take course on rendez vous. Two Russian cosmonauts Yuri Malenchenko and Alexey Ovchinin started monitoring parameters of Progress and ready to take control over Progress in case problems during docking. […]

Progress undocked before next resupply mission

On 30 March 2016 Progress 61P undocked from International Space Station to release free space for next resupply Progress spacecraft. Progress 61P remained docked since October 1, 2016, and left Zvezda module with load of trash and unnecessary equipment. It performed successful undocking on 30 March 2016 at 14:15:30 GMT (it was 24 hours later then it was originally planned […]

Soyuz launched and docked securely to ISS !

Soyuz TMA-20M with crew of three launched from Baikonur yesterday at 21:26 GMT and docked safely to Poisk module on remaining over Southern Pacific Ocean International Space Station. Docking was performed after six hours of flight at 03:11 GMT, March 19, 2016. Jeff Williams, Alexey Ovichinin and Oleg Skripochka during blessing before flight on 19th March 2016. […]

First Russian EVA in 2016 succcessful !

Two Russian ISS crew members: Sergey Volkov and Yuri Malenchenko performed today second spacewalk in 2016. This time two Russian cosmonauts were guest stars in NASA TV during 193th spacewalk (42th performed by Russian ISS crew members) performed on International Space Station. Dressed in Orlan space suits Lt. Col. Sergey Volkov and Col. Yuri Malenchenko entered outer […]

First British astronaut finally on ISS – successful launch of ISS Expedition 46

Today is significant day for British contribution in Space conquest. Tim Peake is on ISS! For this moment Tim Peake was waiting probably whole life. He became first British astronaut who has been on International Space Station. Today at 11:03 GMT along with Tim Kopra of NASA and cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko lifted off from the […]