Soyuz MS-11 trio returns to Earth after 7 months in space

Soyuz MS-11 trio returns to Earth after 7 months in space

Three International Space Station crew members returned to Earth in the Soyuz MS-11 spacecraft, bringing an end to their 204-day mission. Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko, NASA astronaut Anne McClain and Canadian Space Agency astronaut David Saint-Jacques landed safely at 02:47 UTC June 25, 2019, on the Kazakh Steppe in Kazakhstan.

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Home for Christmas: Soyuz MS-09 crew lands in Kazakhstan

Home for Christmas: Soyuz MS-09 crew lands in Kazakhstan

Three people made a fiery return to Earth in a Soyuz capsule after spending 197 days in space, mostly aboard the International Space Station.

Russian cosmonaut Sergey Prokopyev, NASA astronaut Serena Aunon-Chancellor and European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst landed in a frigid Kazakhstan at 5:02 UTC Dec. 20, 2018 in their Soyuz MS-09 spacecraft’s descent module.

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Soyuz MS-08 crew completes 197-day space station mission

Soyuz MS-08 crew completes 197-day space station mission

After spending 197 days in space, three members of the International Space Station’s Expedition 56 crew returned to Earth in their Soyuz MS-08 spacecraft, landing in Kazakhstan some 500 kilometers from where they launched in March.

Returning home were Russian cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev and NASA astronauts Drew Feustel and Ricky Arnold. The trio undocked from the ISS at 07:57 UTC Oct. 4, 2018, and performed a fly around of the station before moving away from the complex.

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Emirati astronaut to fly to ISS in 2019

Emirati astronaut to fly to ISS in 2019

The United Arab Emirates is slated to send its first astronaut to the International Space Station in the spring of 2019.

Either Hazza al-Mansouri, 34, or Sultan al-Neyadi, 37, will fly into orbit in Soyuz MS-12 alongside Russian cosmonaut Oleg Skripochka and NASA astronaut Christina Hammock.

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ISS crew captures dramatic views of Hurricane Florence

ISS crew captures dramatic views of Hurricane Florence

Hurricane Florence continues to hone in on the U.S. East Coast at the Carolinas and could become the most damaging tropical cyclone to make landfall in that area in decades.

Some 400 kilometers above the Earth, the International Space Station periodically passes over the area. Cameras on the exterior, as well as the Expedition 56 crew aboard, have recorded the massive 300-kilometer-wide storm as it churns in the Atlantic southwest of Bermuda.

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Roscosmos boss: Soyuz pressure leak caused by ‘technological error’

Roscosmos boss: Soyuz pressure leak caused by ‘technological error’

Last week’s depressurization event at the International Space Station may have been caused by human error, not a micrometeoroid impact, Roscosmos boss Dmitry Rogozin told Russian media.

At about 23:00 UTC Aug. 29, 2018, ground controllers in Houston and Moscow noticed the pressure aboard the ISS dropping.

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Expedition 56 crew repairs pressure leak on Soyuz MS-09

Expedition 56 crew repairs pressure leak on Soyuz MS-09

The six-person Expedition 56 crew aboard the International Space Station had to troubleshoot what NASA described as a “minute pressure leak," which was detected in the orbiting complex by ground controllers in Houston and Moscow.

According to the U.S. space agency, the first signs of a leak were detected around 23:00 UTC Aug. 29, 2018, while the crew was still in their scheduled sleep period.

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ISS population doubles with Soyuz MS-09 arrival

ISS population doubles with Soyuz MS-09 arrival

Expedition 56 has three new crew members with the arrival of Soyuz MS-09. The two spent the last two days catching up with the International Space Station before rendezvousing and docking with the 400-metric-ton complex at 9:01 a.m. EDT (13:01 GMT) June 8, 2018.

After docking with the station’s Rassvet module, the Soyuz MS-09 crew spent a couple hours pressurizing the space between the hatches of the two vehicles.

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