The returned Soyuz TMA-08M crew—from left, Chris Cassidy, Pavel Vinogradov, and Aleksandr Misurkin—begin the process of readjusting to Earth’s gravity after touchdown. They are surrounded by recovery personnel, friends, and colleagues. NASA Chief Astronaut Bob Behnken is visible, second from left. Photo Credit: NASA
After 166 days, six hours, and 16 minutes in flight, [...]
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.
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
Chris Cassidy (with red stripes) and Tom Marshburn work outside the International Space Station to track down and rectify an anomalous ammonia leak. Photo Credit: NASA
In what may go down in the record books as one of the shortest intervals between authorizing a spacewalk and executing it to perfection, Expedition 35 astronauts Chris [...]
The delivery of the Soyuz TMA-08M crew to the International Space Station returns the orbital outpost to six-person capability. Seated are Pavel Vinogradov (left) and Chris Hadfield, with Aleksandr Misurkin, Chris Cassidy, Roman Romanenko, and Tom Marshburn standing. Photo Credit: NASA
The second half of Expedition 35—the current multi-month increment of astronauts and cosmonauts [...]
Pictured before qualification simulator runs at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre, near Moscow, Soyuz TMA-08M crewmen (from left) Aleksandr Misurkin, Pavel Vinogradov, and Chris Cassidy clasp hands. Photo Credit: NASA
The multi-month increments by International Space Station crews seem to be coming quick and fast these days, with none more quickly than the upcoming [...]