Dragon after docking, CRS-11 at the halfway point

Dragon robotic spacecraft reached International Space Station yesterday delivering necessary supplies and scientific payload after lasting 48 hours space chase. Dragon reached ISS docking port for the second time, as this particular vehicle already was used for CRS mission in 2014 (CRS-4). Main difference between these two missions was launch vehicle.  On Saturday, when CRS-11 […]

First EVA in 2017

Yesterday shortly after 12:05 UTC two astronauts left International Space Station to perform upgrades to the station’s power system. To finish all planned objectives both astronauts spent yesterday 6.5 h in space. Expedition 50 commander Shane Kimbrough and flight engineer Peggy Whitson both of NASA left Quest airlock yesterday to start second phase of modernization program of […]

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-04 already on Earth

Soyuz MS-04 capsule with Peggy Whitson (NASA), commander Fyodor Yurchikhin (Roscosmos) and NASA flight engineer Jack Fischer returned safely to Earth after spending 135 days at docking port of Poisk ISS module since docking on April 20, 2017. Trio get inside Soyuz MS-04 vehicle on Saturday, September 2, 2017. At 18:41 UTC they closed hatch of […]

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, […]

Additional spacewalk on ISS !

Today we could watch not planned spacewalk performed by crew members of International Space Station. It was sixth EVA in 2017 and another success of ISS crew. Today Peggy Whitson and Jack Fischer left Quest airlock to perform service on MDM computer unit, which was installed outside the Station on lab’s power truss. Both MDM units installed in […]

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 […]