As the world celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing, three people left Earth to join the International Space Station’s Expedition 60 crew. Launching in their Soyuz MS-13 spacecraft, Russian cosmonaut Aleksandr Skvortsov, NASA astronaut Drew Morgan and European Space Agency astronaut Luca Parmitano raced toward the outpost to dock just four orbits later.Read More
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.Read More
NASA said assignments for the next two spacewalks outside the International Space Station have been changed because of “spacesuit availability.”
On Mach 25, 2019, NASA said Expedition 59 Flight Engineers Anne McClain and Nick Hague will switch spacewalking assignments.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More