Pesquet and Kimbrough after EVA-2 !

Thomas Pesquet of ESA and Shane Kimbrough of NASA finished today second ISS spacewalk in 2017 (EVA-2/Expedition 50) and performed flawlessly all tasks. This time Thomas Pesquet instead Peggy Whitson was partner of Shane Kimbrough. During 197th spacewalk in the history of International Space Station they were supported by Peggy Whitson of NASA, who helped […]

HTV grabbed by Canadarm2 and berthed to Harmony module

Japanese cargo spacecraft reached International Space Station and it was perfectly grabbed by Canadarm2 robotic arm. Docking was conducted by specialists from ground control center – 4.5 t of supplies and hardware finally arrived ! Lasting for over three days space journey finished as it was planned. Japanese HTV-6 “Kounotori” was launched by JAXA on […]

Cygnus OA-5 has left International Space Station

Cygnus SS Alan Poindexter, cargo spacecraft by Orbital ATK, separated yesterday  from Unity nadir docking port and begun its ultimate one week mission. It is the end of OA-5 mission lasting for 34 days since October 17, when Cygnus OA-5 was delivered to orbit by Antares 230 rocket from  Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport LP-0A launch site. […]

Expedition 50 completed at ISS !

Yesterday three new members of Expedition 50: Peggy Whitson (NASA), Thomas Pesquet (ESA) and their pilot and Commander Oleg Novitskiy (Roscosmos) reached friendly interior of the International Space Station after almost two days and 34 orbits of space journey inside Soyuz MS-03. Soyuz MS-03 with three crew members finally reached International Space Station after lasting […]

Only 3 days left to Expedition 50 !

Last days on Earth before flight to International Space Station members of Expedition 50 have spent together at Cosmonaut Hotel at Baikonur Cosmodrome space complex. Yesterday mission was finally confirmed by state commission and technical specialists from Roscosmos and launch readiness was announced. Soyuz-FG is already assembled and Soyuz MS-03 spacecraft is placed on atop […]

Get ready for Expedition 50/51 !

Preparing for Expedition 50/51 entered into last phase on Earth and on International Space Station. After landing of Soyuz MS-01 with Anatoly Ivanishin, Kate Rubins and Takuya Onishi, International Space Station have been occupied only by three crew members: Commander Shane Kimbrough from NASA and Sergey Ryzhikov with Andrei Borisenko, flight engineers from Roscosmos. Expedition 50 with […]

Soyuz MS-03 has landed !

Commander Oleg Novitskiy and European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Pesquet returned safely to Earth inside Soyuz MS-03.  Mission of the return of two crew members was finished yesterday. For Pesquet and Novitskiy this means of their space journey inside ISS – both reached Rassvet Nadir docking port of the International Space Station inside MS-03 spacecraft on November 19, […]

Another 3 months in space – Peggy Whitson will stay longer at ISS

Peggy Whitson, American astronaut who remains at International Space Station since November 19, 2016, will stay in space for another three months to finish all scientific experiments started during Expedition 50. Probably after opening hatch of Soyuz MS-03 and entering ISS through Rassvet docking port, she did not expect that her mission will be extended for […]

Best wishes from space !

As usual members of crew of International Space Station sent us their best Christmas wishes. Just as one year ago, three crew members send us their wishes: Thomas Pesquet (ESA), Shane Kimbrough and Peggy Whitson (NASA). This time, wishes were recorded twelve days before Christmas Eve , on 12 December. Let’s share together these special […]

15th European EVA already on 13th January 2017

ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet who remains on board of International Space Station already started preparations for his first spacewalk – EVA-39. Thomas Pesquet was chosen to be 11th member of ESA, who will perform spacewalk on International Space Station. This EVA is planned for 13th January 2017. Astronaut along with Station commander, Shane Kimbrough of […]