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-01 on Earth !

Russian manned spacecraft Soyuz MS-01 left today at night docking port of Rassvet module and took course on Earth. Sunday morning Kate Rubins, Anatoly Ivanishin and Takuya Onishi were already on Earth ! Finally members of Expedition 49 reached Earth after spending 115 days and 1840 orbits in space. This mission will also remembered as […]

OA-5 berthed to ISS !

S.S. Alan Pointdexter, first Cygnus spacecraft launched on atop of Antares rocket after two years break, finally reached International Space Station. It was lucky flight for Orbital ATK – Cygnus returned for operating with its launch vehicle, Antares 230 rocket after two years of using Atlas V rocket. In spite of delay of the launch […]

ISS welcomes Expedition 50 !

After two days of space journey Soyuz MS-02 finally reached International Space Station. Docking of Soyuz MS-02 with commander Sergey Ryzhikov, flight engineer Andrei Borisenko of Roscosmos along with NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough, was planned after 48 hours of space travel. Prolonged time of travel to International Space Station was forced by tests of internal systems […]

Jeff Williams, Alexey Ovchinin and Oleg Skripochka finally on Earth !

Three members of Expedition 48 returned today from International Space Station inside capsule of Soyuz TMA-20M after 172 days in space.  Return of Jeff Williams (NASA), Alexey Ovchinin and Oleg Skripochka (both from Roscosmos) started, when their Soyuz TMA-20M undocked from ISS Poisk zenith docking port remaining 415 km over Mongolia at 21:51 GMT. Alexey […]

ISS crew after 6 hours EVA

International Space Station has been equipped with new High Definition camera during lasting over six hours spacewalk! It was 37th EVA by members of NASA Astronaut Corps, 195th in the history of International Space Station and second during lasting of Expedition 48. Just like at previous EVA performed on 19 August Kate Rubins and Jeff […]

CRS-9 Dragon returned after 37 days in space !

SpaceX Dragon, unmanned cargo spacecraft, returned yesterday from LEO orbit where it has spent over one month docked to Earth facing Harmony module of International Space Station. It was end of the CRS-9 mission, which covered among others delivering to ISS 2257 kg of supplies, including weighing almost half ton International Docking Adapter. After extracting […]

IDA installed after lasting almost six hours spacewalk

Two NASA astronauts: Commander Jeff Williams and Flight Engineer Kate Rubins supported by JAXA astronaut Takuya Onishi literally opened door for next phase of commercial space conquest during lasting 5 hours 58 seconds EVA performed on last Friday. Installing International Docking Adapter was originally planned for 2015, but it was postponed due the disaster of Falcon-9 […]

Dragon CRS-9 docked to ISS Harmony module

SpaceX Dragon docked successfully to Harmony module after over 48 hours space journey for International Space Station. Dragon was launched on atop of Falcon-9 FT rocket from SLC-40 at Cape Canaveral AFS on July 18, 2016. It was planned that spacecraft will wait on orbit, until Russian cargo spacecraft Progress MS-03 will reach ISS and […]

Progress and Dragon invades ISS !

Two robotic cargo spacecrafts will be launched in following days to support International Space Station with necessary supplies and hardware. Roscosmos and SpaceX both planned cargo missions to ISS for almost same time. Progress MS-03 will be launched on atop of Soyuz-2.1a on 16th July 2016 from Baikonur Cosmodrome. Launch of this spacecraft (it is 64th […]