All Hail the Deputy Chief: Veteran Spacewalker Chris Cassidy Assumes Senior Astronaut Office Role

Chris Cassidy conducts Earth observations and photography in the space station’s multi-windowed cupola during his six-month ISS expedition in 2013. Photo Credit: NASA

Less than a year since his elevation to Chief of Extravehicular Activity (EVA) and Robotics within the Astronaut Office (Code CB) at the Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston, Texas—and only […]

Homebound Trio Hands Over Station Command

Photo Credit: Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center

Expedition 36 Commander Pavel Vinogradov handed over control of the International Space Station Monday at 2:25 p.m. EDT in a traditional Change of Command Ceremony. Flight Engineer Fyodor Yurchikhin will take over command and officially lead Expedition 37 when Expedition 36 undocks today at 7:35 p.m.

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Expedition 36 to End on 11 Sept. After Six Months on Orbit

Luca Parmitano works on the routing of data and Ethernet cables during the short-lived 16 July EVA. Photo Credit: NASA

Since November 2000, thirty-six discrete groups of men and women from nine sovereign nations—the United States, Russia, Germany, France, Japan, Belgium, Canada, Italy, and the Netherlands—have lived and worked aboard the International Space Station […]

Soyuz Landing Coverage Set for NASA Television

Aleksandr Misurkin, Fyodor Yurchikhin, Chris Cassidy, Luca Parmitano, Pavel Vinogradov, and Karen Nyberg make up Expedition 36, currently aboard the ISS. Photo Credit: NASA.

NASA Television will provide live coverage Tuesday, Sept. 10, as three of the crew members on the International Space Station return home, ending more than five months in space.

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Hot EVA Nights: The Spacewalking Summer of 2013

On 19 April 2013, Russian cosmonaut Pavel Vinogradov became the oldest spacewalker. Aged 59 years and 8 months, he surpassed the previous record-holder, Story Musgrave, who was 58 years and 4 months when he serviced the Hubble Space Telescope in December 1993. Photo Credit: NASA

Before he launched from Earth on 28 March, Russian […]

Five Astro-Dads Ready to Celebrate Father's Day Aboard the ISS

The Expedition 36 crew includes five dads who will undoubtedly chat to their children tomorrow. Photo Credit: NASA

As fathers across the world receive greetings cards and gifts of electronics, tools, gadgets, shirts, and aftershave tomorrow, spare a thought for five dads who will spend Father’s Day away from their children, aboard the International […]

Chris Hadfield Retires After Return from ISS Command

Chris Hadfield, the first Canadian commander of the ISS, has retired from the Canadian Space Agency. Photo Credit: NASA

Just a month after his return from a stint aboard the International Space Station where he served as the first Canadian commander of that vessel, astronaut Chris Hadfield announced his resignation on his first trip […]

NASA Video: Soyuz Travels to International Space Station

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This video shows the approach of the Soyuz TMA-09M spacecraft to the waiting International Space Station. On board Soyuz was the flight’s commander, Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin, along with flight engineers Karen Nyberg and Luca Parmitano. The trio launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan less than six […]

Soyuz TMA-09M Crew Ready For Work After Record-Time Space Station Docking

The two halves of the Expedition 36 crew, with the Soyuz TMA-08M team at left and yesterday’s Soyuz TMA-09M voyagers at right. Seated are Pavel Vinogradov (left) and Fyodor Yurchikhin, with (left to right) Aleksandr Misurkin, Chris Cassidy, Luca Parmitano, and Karen Nyberg standing. Photo Credit: NASA

Three new residents for the International Space […]

Expedition 35 Ends After Five Dramatic Months in Orbit

Carrying Canada’s first ISS Commander, Chris Hadfield, together with Russian cosmonaut Roman Romanenko and NASA astronaut Tom Marshburn, Soyuz TMA-07M descends toward a touchdown in central Kazakhstan after 146 days in orbit. Photo Credit: NASA

Expedition 35 crewmen Chris Hadfield of Canada, Roman Romanenko of Russia, and NASA’s Tom Marshburn landed safely Monday, […]