• Space Station Wed, 08 Dec 2021 13:52:26 +0000
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    • Soyuz Crew Ship Docks to Station with Three Visitors Wed, 08 Dec 2021 13:52:26 +0000
      Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin and spaceflight participants Yusaku Maezawa and Yozo Hirano on the Soyuz MS-20 spacecraft docked to the International Space Station at 8:40 a.m. EST while the station was traveling 260 miles over the Atlantic Ocean. Coverage of hatch opening and welcome remarks will air at 10:15 a.m. on NASA Television, the NASA …
    • Soyuz Trio Blasts off to Station for 11-Day Stay Wed, 08 Dec 2021 08:05:14 +0000
      Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin and spaceflight participants Yusaku Maezawa and Yozo Hirano are safely in orbit on the Soyuz MS-20 spacecraft after launching at 2:38 a.m. EST from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan (12:38 p.m. Baikonur time). After a four-orbit, six-hour journey, the Soyuz will dock to the station’s Poisk module at 8:41 a.m. About …
    • Three Visitors Prepare to Launch to Station Live on NASA TV Wed, 08 Dec 2021 07:09:20 +0000
      NASA TV coverage now is underway for the launch of a veteran Russian cosmonaut and two Japanese private citizens to the International Space Station. Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin joins spaceflight participants Yusaku Maezawa and Yozo Hirano on the Soyuz MS-20 spacecraft launching from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 2:38 a.m. EST (12:38 p.m. Baikonur …
    • Crew Keeps Up Research as Station Visitors Prep for Wednesday Launch Tue, 07 Dec 2021 19:40:15 +0000
      A Soyuz crew ship is counting down to its launch early Wednesday carrying three individuals to the International Space Station for an eleven-day visit. Back in space, the seven-member Expedition 66 crew moved along Tuesday studying space physics and biomedical science. Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin will lead Japanese spaceflight participants Yusaku Maezawa and Yozo Hirano …
    • Station Visitors Near Launch as Crew Stays Busy with Research Mon, 06 Dec 2021 17:47:32 +0000
      The Expedition 66 crew is getting ready to welcome three new visitors to the International Space Station on Wednesday. In the meantime, the seven orbital residents have started the work week on human research, space physics, and artificial intelligence. In Kazakhstan, the Soyuz MS-20 crew ship has rolled out from its processing facility and is …
    • Station Separates from Debris After Orbital Maneuver Fri, 03 Dec 2021 18:28:45 +0000
      At 1:58 a.m. CST, 2:58 a.m. EST this morning, the Russian Progress 79, attached to the space station, fired its thrusters for 2 minutes and 41 seconds to slightly lower the station’s orbit. This maneuver provided a healthy margin of separation from a fragment of Pegasus rocket debris (object 39915) that ballistics specialists have been …
    • Flight Controllers Assessing Debris Risk to Station Fri, 03 Dec 2021 00:42:14 +0000
      Flight controllers and orbital debris experts in Houston are assessing the potential risk of a piece of orbital debris from a Pegasus rocket that may pass close to the International Space Station early Friday morning. Mission Control is working with NASA’s international partners to prepare for a possible debris avoidance maneuver. The closest pass is …
    • NASA Astronauts Replace Antenna System Ending Spacewalk Thu, 02 Dec 2021 18:11:23 +0000
      NASA astronauts Thomas Marshburn and Kayla Barron concluded the first Expedition 66 spacewalk at 12:47 p.m. EST, after 6 hours and 32 minutes. Marshburn and Barron successfully installed an S-band Antenna Subassembly (SASA) on the Port-1 truss structure and stowed the failed antenna. Additionally, the pair completed get-ahead tasks on the Port-4 truss structure, including resetting the torque …
    • NASA Astronauts Begin Spacewalk to Replace Antenna System Thu, 02 Dec 2021 11:20:58 +0000
      NASA astronauts Thomas Marshburn and Kayla Barron are reviewing the procedures they will use during Thursday’s spacewalk. The duo will exit the International Space Station after setting their U.S. spacesuits to battery power at 6:15 a.m. EST signifying the start of their spacewalk. photographed the condition of electronics gear that supports commercial spaceflight operations. Maurer …
    • Astronauts Getting Ready for Spacewalk Live on NASA TV Thu, 02 Dec 2021 10:47:07 +0000
      NASA Television coverage of today’s spacewalk with NASA astronauts Thomas Marshburn and Kayla Barron is now underway and is also available on the NASA app and the agency’s website. The crew members of Expedition 66 are preparing to go outside the International Space Station for a spacewalk expected to begin at approximately 7:10 a.m. EST and last about …
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