Peggy Whitson's ISS stay gets 3-month extension

Peggy Whitson's ISS stay gets 3-month extension

NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson’s stay aboard the International Space Station has been extended by three months through Expedition 52, adding to her already record-breaking mission.

Instead of returning to Earth in June 2017 with the Soyuz MS-03 capsule she launched in along side Russian cosmonaut Oleg Novitsky and European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Pesquet, 57-year-old Whitson will remain aboard the ISS and fly home in September 2017 with the crew of Soyuz MS-04, which will have a vacant seat.

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Orbital Velocity Space Bytes

Orbital Velocity Space Bytes

In addition to blog posts and original content about the various vehicles that visit the International Space Station, throughout the next few months, Orbital Velocity will be creating small 1- to 5-minute long videos about various topics – called Space Bytes.

In this case, the Russian Soyuz crew capsule is discussed. The video can be found on this blog post, our YouTube channel, as well as the Soyuz page in the menu at the top of the page.

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The new Orbital Velocity

The new Orbital Velocity

Welcome to the brand-new Orbital Velocity website! With this upgrade, there is more room to grow and to add more information. The next six months is going to be geared toward about two blog posts a week, plus a video. These new videos will be called Space Bytes: bite-sized chunks of information that gives you what you need to know about a particular topic.

The first series of Space Bytes will be on the topic of the visiting vehicles for the International Space Station. They will go with the Visiting Vehicle tab on the top of the website. The goal is to have a whole section of the website that gives the reader everything they need to know about each spacecraft that visits the ISS.

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