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expedition 53 mission crew in orbit


credit: nasa/bill ingalls expedition 53/54 crewmembers (left to right) joe acaba, alexander misurkin and mark vande hei pose for a photograph outside the soyuz simulator ahead of their soyuz qualification exams on aug. 31, 2017, at the gagarin cosmonaut training center in star city, russia.






space station photos: expedition 52 crew in orbit


see photos of the astronauts and cosmonauts in the expedition 52 mission to the international space station.






space station crew returns to earth today: watch it live


nasa astronaut peggy whitson will wrap up her record-breaking mission to the international space station today (sept. 2) as she and her expedition 52 crewmates return to earth in a soyuz spacecraft. you can watch their departure, descent and landing in a live webcast here on space.com. traveling with whitson will be nasa astronaut jack fischer and russian cosmonaut fyodor yurchikhin, who arrived at the space station together in april and will have spent 136 days in space during this mission. whitson will have spent 288 consecutive days in space after completing an extended mission. during her stay, she set a new record for the most cumulative time in space by an american, with 665 days spent in orbit. the journey home will begin at 2:40 p.m. edt (1840 gmt), after the three crewmembers say






space station crew returns to earth


three crewmembers will depart the international space station on saturday (sept. 2) and return to earth. nasa astronaut peggy whitson will return from her record-smashing mission along with her expedition 52 crewmates, nasa astronaut jack fischer and russian cosmonaut fyodor yurchikhin. watch the crew take off in their soyuz spacecraft and land in kazakhstan live here at space.com, or tune in live to nasa tv. at 2 p.m. edt (1800 gmt) on saturday (sept. 2), nasa tv will kick off their coverage of the return by broadcasting live coverage of the soyuz ms-04 crew saying farewell to their expedition 52/53 crewmates at the space station before they enter the space capsule and close the hatch. at 2:40 p.m. edt (1840 gmt), they'll close the hatch and begin preparing for departure. [space station p






webcast replay! soyuz lands safely with us-russian crew


full story: astronaut peggy whitson ends record-breaking space mission with smooth landingupdate for 9:45 pm et: the soyuz has landed safely. three crewmembers will depart the international space station on saturday (sept. 2) and return to earth. nasa astronaut peggy whitson will return from her record-smashing mission along with her expedition 52 crewmates, nasa astronaut jack fischer and russian cosmonaut fyodor yurchikhin. watch the crew take off in their soyuz spacecraft and land in kazakhstan live here at space.com, or tune in live to nasa tv.peggy whitson back on earthsoyuz's smooth landing replayundocking and farewells at space station at 2 p.m. edt (1800 gmt) on saturday (sept. 2), nasa tv will kick off their coverage of the return by broadcasting live coverage of the soyuz ms-04 c






space station p os: expedition 50 astronauts in action


see p os from the expedition 50 mission to the international space station, with images taken by the outpost's six-person crew.






soyuz crew's official and unofficial mission patches draw from space history


the two latest crewmates to arrive at the international space station are steeped in space history — at least symbolically. nasa astronaut jack fischer and roscosmos cosmonaut fyodor yurchkhin took up residency on the orbiting outpost on thursday (april 20), beginning a five-month stay. now members of the station's expedition 51 crew, they lifted off to the orbital complex as the crew of russia's soyuz ms-04 spacecraft. to represent their launch together, fischer and yurchikhin worked with artists to design two distinct mission patches, one official and one unofficial, but both drawing inspiration from the emblems of historic past spaceflights. [in photos: expedition 51 mission to the space station] "since my youngest age, i liked the space program. i liked everything about space," said yu






astronaut and cosmonaut launch to space station on russian soyuz


an astronaut and a cosmonaut launched on the first two-person spaceflight in 14 years, bound for a 5-month stay on the international space station. astronaut jack fischer with nasa and cosmonaut fyodor yurchikhin of roscosmos lifted off on russia's soyuz ms-04 spacecraft, atop a soyuz-fg rocket, from the baikonur cosmodrome in kazakhstan at 3:13 a.m. edt (0713 gmt; 1:13 p.m. local time) thursday (april 20). launched on a "fast-track," six-orbit rendezvous, they are set to dock the soyuz at the station's poisk module at 9:23 a.m. edt (1323 gmt). once aboard the orbital laboratory, fischer and yurchikhin will become part of the expedition 51 crew, joining nasa's peggy whitson, cosmonaut oleg novitskiy, and european space agency (esa) astronaut thomas pesquet, who arrived at the space station






astronaut and cosmonaut launch to space station on russian soyuz


an astronaut and a cosmonaut launched on the first two-person spaceflight in 14 years, bound for a 5-month stay on the international space station. astronaut jack fischer with nasa and cosmonaut fyodor yurchikhin of roscosmos lifted off on russia's soyuz ms-04 spacecraft, atop a soyuz-fg rocket, from the baikonur cosmodrome in kazakhstan at 3:13 a.m. edt (0713 gmt; 1:13 p.m. local time) thursday (april 20). launched on a "fast-track," six-orbit rendezvous. update: soyuz ms-04 docked to the space station at 9:18 a.m. edt (1318 gmt). once aboard the orbital laboratory, fischer and yurchikhin will become part of the expedition 51 crew, joining nasa's peggy whitson, cosmonaut oleg novitskiy, and european space agency (esa) astronaut thomas pesquet, who arrived at the space station in november.






expedition 51 mission to the space station


credit: andrey shelepin/nasa/gagarin cosmonaut training center expedition 51 crew fyodor yurchikhin of the russian federal space agency (roscosmos, front row, left) and jack fischer of nasa (front row, right), and backup crew sergey ryazanskiy of roscosmos (back row, left) and randy bresnik of nasa (back row, right) pose for pictures in the integration building at the baikonur cosmodrome in kazakhstan. the astronauts are finishing up pre-launch training at the center for the april 20, 2017 launch.






spacex plans flight to take two tourists around moon in 2018


the space race is back. spacex founder elon musk announced on feb. 27, 2017 an ambitious plan to launch a mission that would carry two paying tourists on a trip around the moon in 2018. a similar nasa mission, using the long-awaited space launch system and the orion spacecraft, is in the planning stages for 2019, according to a february 15 announcement. the lunar mission would use the new spacex falcon heavy launch vehicle. this rocket can lift more than twice the weight of the space shuttle launch system into low earth orbit. the falcon heavy's lift capacity is 54 metric tons, which is enough to put a fully-loaded boeing 737 with passengers, luggage and fuel into orbit. by contrast, the space launch system being developed by nasa will be able to lift 70 metric tons into low earth orbit. l






spacex plans flight to take two tourists around moon in 2018


the space race is back. spacex founder elon musk announced on feb. 27, 2017 an ambitious plan to launch a mission that would carry two paying tourists on a trip around the moon in 2018. a similar nasa mission, using the long-awaited space launch system and the orion spacecraft, is in the planning stages for 2019, according to a february 15 announcement. the lunar mission would use the new spacex falcon heavy launch vehicle. this rocket can lift more than twice the weight of the space shuttle launch system into low earth orbit. the falcon heavy's lift capacity is 54 metric tons, which is enough to put a fully-loaded boeing 737 with passengers, luggage and fuel into orbit. by contrast, the space launch system being developed by nasa will be able to lift 70 metric tons into low earth orbit. l






two space station fliers wrapping up 196-day flight


leaving crewmate peggy whitson behind in orbit for an extended mission, a russian cosmonaut and his french co-pilot undocked from the international space station early friday, setting the stage for a fiery plunge to earth and a landing on the steppe of kazakhstan to close out a 196-day mission.soyuz ms-03 commander oleg novitskiy and european space agency astronaut thomas pesquet shared a final round of hugs and handshakes with whitson, expedition 52 commander fyodor yurchikhin and astronaut jack fischer, boarded their ferry ship and closed the hatch at 3:35 a.m. edt (gmt-4)."you guys take care," fischer called out a few moments earlier.two hours later, at 6:47 a.m., powerful springs gently pushed the soyuz away from the station's earth-facing rassvet module.after moving a safe distance aw






president trump to call nasa astronaut peggy whitson in space monday


president donald trump will make an out-of-this-world call monday (april 24) to congratulate nasa astronaut peggy whitson on her record-breaking mission to the international space station.  trump, first daughter ivanka trump and nasa astronaut kate rubins will make a 20-minute call to whitson from the oval office at 10 a.m. edt (1400 gmt) on monday, nasa officials announced today (april 18). the callers will personally congratulate whitson for her epic achievements in space, they added.  "commander of the station's expedition 51 crew, whitson will officially set the u.s. record monday for most cumulative days in space, surpassing nasa astronaut jeff williams' record of 534 days," nasa officials said in the statement. "additionally, she is the first woman to command the space station twice,






new international space station crew launches today: watch it live


three expedition 53 crewmembers will blast off to the international space station today (sept. 12), and you can watch the liftoff live. nasa astronauts mark vande hei and joe acaba will join russian cosmonaut alexander misurkin in the soyuz ms-06 spacecraft, which is slated to lift off from the baikonur cosmodrome in kazakhstan at 5:17 p.m. edt (2127 gmt). you can watch a live stream of the launch here on space.com beginning at 4:30 p.m. edt (2030 gmt), courtesy of nasa tv. the trio will take the fast-track path to the space station, arriving at 10:57 p.m. edt this evening, 5 hours and 40 minutes after the launch (0257 gmt on sept. 13). you can watch live coverage of the soyuz docking, too, starting at 10:15 p.m. edt (0215 on sept. 13). [space station photos: expedition 53 mission crew in






space station crew sees hurricane irma's power from orbit (photos, video)


hurricane irma is barreling through the caribbean as a massive category 5 storm and its fury unmistakable even from orbit, according to the the crew of the international space station (iss).






watch live now! soyuz spacecraft returning iss crew to earth


update for 7:50 am et: the expedition soyuz crew has landed! read our recap: space station crew returns to earth safely on soyuz capsule nasa astronaut shane kimbrough, along with russian cosmonauts sergey ryzhikov and andrey borisenko, are returning to earth today in a soyuz spacecraft.  the soyuz's deorbit burn is set for 6:27 a..m. edt (1027 gmt), with landing expected at 7:20 a.m. edt (1120 gmt). you can watch it all live here on space.com, courtesy of nasa tv.  after change-of-command, the three departing crewmembers will bid farewell to the rest of the space station crew and close the hatch to their soyuz spacecraft april 10 at 12:40 a.m. edt (0440 gmt), undock from the station at 4 a.m. edt (0800 gmt), and perform a deorbit burn and landing in kazakhstan starting at 6:27 a..m. edt (






space station crew returns to earth safely on soyuz capsule


three space fliers have safely touched down on earth after almost six months aboard the international space station. nasa astronaut shane kimbrough and russian cosmonauts sergey ryzhikov and andrey borisenko all arrived at the station together for expedition 49/50 mission in october 2016, and they reached solid ground this morning (april 10) at 7:20 a.m. edt (1120 gmt) in kazakhstan. they spent 173 days in space during their flight. "it was a textbook touchdown," nasa spokesperson rob navias said during live nasa tv commentary after the landing. "the soyuz was pulled by its main parachute onto its side, but the crew was quickly extracted and are in good shape." those monitoring the launch at mission control — and on nasa tv — had "some of the most spectacular video we've ever seen" of the






space station crew returns to earth tonight: watch it live


nasa astronaut peggy whitson will wrap up her record-breaking mission to the international space station today (sept. 2) as she and her expedition 52 crewmates return to earth in a soyuz spacecraft.






astronauts on space station to watch solar eclipse on three orbits of earth


three americans are in a position to get a truly unique view of the "great american solar eclipse." randy bresnik from kentucky, jack fischer from colorado and peggy whitson from iowa won't be in the path of totality, where, from the vantage point of earth, the moon aligns with the sun, but with their italian and russian crewmates, they will witness the solar eclipse from orbit on board the international space station. "we get three different looks at the eclipse," said bresnik in a nasa interview previewing the total solar eclipse that will span the united states from oregon to south carolina on monday (aug. 21). "because we are going around the earth every 90 minutes and about the time it takes the sun to cross the u.s., we'll get to see it three times." [total solar eclipse 2017: when,






nasa's record-breaking astronaut peggy whitson gets 3 extra months in space


nasa astronaut peggy whitson will stay at the international space station (iss) for three months longer than was originally planned, the space agency announced on wednesday (april 5). the record-breaking spaceflyer, who will command expedition 51 starting on april 9, will stick around with the expedition 52 crew instead of returning to earth with her expedition 51 crewmates, european space agency astronaut thomas pesquet and russian cosmonaut oleg novitskiy, in june. "this is great news," whitson said in a statement. "i love being up here. living and working aboard the space station is where i feel like i make the greatest contribution, so i am constantly trying to squeeze every drop out of my time here. having three more months to squeeze is just what i would wish for." [in photos: record






space station crew returns to earth safely on soyuz capsule


three space fliers have safely touched down on earth after almost six months aboard the international space station. nasa astronaut shane kimbrough and russian cosmonauts sergey ryzhikov and andrey borisenko all arrived at the station together for expedition 49/50 mission in october 2016, and they reached solid ground this morning (april 10) at 7:20 a.m. edt (1120 gmt) in kazakhstan. they spent 173 days in space during their flight. "it was a textbook touchdown," nasa spokesperson rob navias said during live nasa tv commentary after the landing. "the soyuz was pulled by its main parachute onto its side, but the crew was quickly extracted and are in good shape." those monitoring the launch at mission control, and on nasa tv, had "some of the most spectacular video we've ever seen" of the ca






commercial cargo ship named for john glenn reaches space station


two days after a russian soyuz spacecraft ferried two fresh crew members to the international space station, a commercial cargo ship loaded with some 7,600 pounds of supplies and equipment completed its own rendezvous early saturday and was pulled in for berthing by the lab’s robot arm.  launched tuesday from cape canaveral, the orbital atk cygnus cargo ship, named in honor of the late astronaut john glenn, pulled up to within 40 feet of the station and then stood by while expedition 51 commander peggy whitson and european space agency astronaut thomas pesquet, operating the canadian arm, locked onto the spacecraft.flight controllers at the johnson space center in houston then took over arm operations and pulled the cygnus in for berthing at the earth-facing port of the station’s central u






spacex to send first space tourists around moon next year


space exploration technologies plans to launch two paying customers on a tourist trip around the moon next year using a spaceship under development for nasa astronauts and a heavy-lift rocket yet to be flown, chief executive elon musk told reporters on monday.the launch of the first privately funded tourist flight beyond the orbit of the international space station is tentatively targeted for late 2018, musk told reporters on a conference call.musk declined to identify the customers or say how much they would pay to fly on the weeklong mission, except to say that it’s “nobody from hollywood.” he also said the two prospective space tourists know each other.“we would expect to do more than one mission of this nature,” he added. “this should be incredibly exciting.”musk also said that if nasa






new crew arrives at the international space station


a russian soyuz spacecraft carrying two americans and a russian cosmonaut successfully docked at the international space station tuesday (sept. 12) almost six hours after launching on a russian soyuz rocket from the baikonur cosmodrome in kazakhstan. the soyuz ms-06 spacecraft docked to the space station's poisk module at 10:55 p.m. edt (0255 gmt). at 12:30 a.m. edt (0430 gmt) on wednesday morning (sept. 13), the crew will open the hatch and join the rest of expedition 53 for a welcoming ceremony. here's how to watch it live.full story: new us-russian crew launches to space station on soyuz rocket inside the soyuz ms-06 space capsule are nasa astronauts mark vande hei and joe acaba, and russian cosmonaut alexander misurkin. the trio will join three other astronauts and cosmonauts already a






astronaut peggy whitson ends record-breaking space mission with smooth landing


three space travelers safely returned to earth from the international space station today (sept. 2) as their soyuz ms-04 spacecraft touched down on the steppes of kazakhstan, ending a record-shattering mission for one american crewmember. nasa's record-breaking astronaut peggy whitson returned home on the soyuz from an extended 288-day mission to the international space station (iss). during her stay, she set a new record for the most cumulative time in space by an american with 665 days accrued. her crewmates, nasa astronaut jack fischer and russian cosmonaut fyodor yurchikhin both spent 136 days aboard the orbiting laboratory. landing occuured at 9:21 p.m. edt (0121 sept. 3 gmt), though it was sunday morning local time at the touchdown site. expedition 51/52 crewmembers fischer and yurch






astronaut peggy whitson ends record-breaking space mission with smooth landing


three space travelers safely returned to earth from the international space station today (sept. 2) as their soyuz ms-04 spacecraft touched down on the steppes of kazakhstan, ending a record-shattering mission for one american crewmember. nasa's record-breaking astronaut peggy whitson returned home on the soyuz from an extended 288-day mission to the international space station (iss). during her stay, she set a new record for the most cumulative time in space by an american with 665 days accrued. her crewmates, nasa astronaut jack fischer and russian cosmonaut fyodor yurchikhin both spent 136 days aboard the orbiting laboratory. landing occurred at 9:21 p.m. edt (0121 sept. 3 gmt), though it was sunday morning local time at the touchdown site. expedition 51/52 crewmembers fischer and yurch






us-russian crew arrives space station after quick 6-hour trip


update: the soyuz ms-06 successfully docked at the international space station's poisk module at 10:55 p.m. edt (0255 gmt) after a nearly six-hour flight.    two nasa astronauts and one russian cosmonaut successfully launched toward the international space station (iss) tuesday (sept. 12). nasa astronauts mark vande hei and joe acaba and russian cosmonaut alexander misurkin blasted off atop a russian soyuz rocket from the baikonur cosmodrome in kazakhstan at 5:17 p.m. edt (2127 gmt). packed tightly inside their soyuz ms-06 space capsule, the trio began their 6-hour trip to the iss after a flawless launch sequence. "everything is nominal on board [and] the crew is doing fine," a translator for russia's mission control center in moscow repeatedly announced during a live webcast as the soyuz






nasa eyeing mini space station in lunar orbit as stepping-stone to mars


it looks like nasa's stepping-stone to mars will be a miniature space station in lunar orbit rather than a chunk of captured asteroid. the agency plans to build an astronaut-tended "deep space gateway" in orbit around the moon during the first few missions of the space launch system (sls) megarocket and orion crew capsule, which are scheduled to fly together for the first time in late 2018, nasa officials said. "i envision different partners, both international and commercial, contributing to the gateway and using it in a variety of ways with a system that can move to different orbits to enable a variety of missions," william gerstenmaier, associate administrator for human exploration and operations at nasa headquarters in washington, d.c, said in a statement. [red planet or bust: 5 crewed






space station-bound crew to mark sputnik 60th with model of first satellite


a small polished metal sphere with four protruding booms is poised to launch atop a russian rocket into earth orbit, replicating and paying tribute to the achievement that began the space age 60 years ago. on tuesday (sept. 12), a miniature model of sputnik, the world's first artificial satellite, will lift off on board the soyuz ms-06 spacecraft, serving as the "zero-g indicator" for the mission's three-person crew. the scale sputnik's flight will commemorate the 60th anniversary of the original made-made moon's launch on oct. 4, 1957 from the same site at the baikonur cosmodrome in kazakhstan. "we've gone from 60 years ago having a satellite in orbit, to having not just one, but multiple people in orbit together, from multiple nations," said nasa astronaut mark vande hei, who with joe ac






decommissioned earth science satellite to remain in orbit for decades


washington — a nasa earth science satellite whose mission is ending this week will remain in orbit through the middle of the century, far longer than the limit set by orbital debris mitigation guidelines. nasa announced earlier this month that it was shutting down the earth observing 1 (eo-1) spacecraft on march 30. nasa launched the spacecraft in november 2000 as part of its new millennium technology demonstration program, originally for a one-year mission. nasa, in cooperation with several other agencies, extended the life of eo-1 several times, with a final decision in the 2015 senior review of extended nasa earth science missions to terminate the mission. that decision was made in part on the precession of the spacecraft's orbit that made its data less useful. [earth from space: classi






mock astronauts complete simulated moon base mission


six mock astronauts have completed a two-week stay at a simulated moon base, where they conducted more than 20 spaceflight experiments.  habitat lunares is located in a former military airport in pila, poland, and run by a private company called space garden. the mock space base simulates conditions that astronauts will experience during missions on the moon or mars, according to a statement from the european space agency (esa). "the analogue astronauts are completely cut off from external light sources. instead, we control the base's automated lighting systems," agata kolodziejczyk, a research fellow in esa's advanced concepts team, said in the statement. [the 9 coolest mock space missions] the mission, called lunar expedition 1, began aug. 15 and wrapped up aug. 29. it is the second of f






russian soyuz craft blasts off for space station with veteran cosmonaut, rookie


veteran cosmonaut fyodor yurchikhin and rookie flight engineer jack fischer were boosted into orbit thursday after a picture-perfect midday launch from the baikonur cosmodrome in kazakhstan, kicking off a six-hour flight to the international space station.taking off from the same launch pad that yuri gagarin used to become the first man in space, the soyuz ms-04 spacecraft thundered to life at 3:13:44 a.m. edt, roughly the moment earth’s rotation carried the rocket into the plane of the space station’s orbit.the workhorse booster quickly climbed away, arcing to the east as it set off on a tightly choreographed rendezvous to catch up with the space station, which passed 250 miles directly above the launch site three minutes before liftoff.live video from inside the soyuz showed yurchikhin,






spacex successfully launches reused dragon spacecraft for iss resupply


spacex’s crs-11 launch on saturday was a success, bringing a dragon spacecraft loaded down with nearly 6,000 lbs of supplies and research equipment on board to orbit. the twist was that spacex already sent this dragon capsule up to resupply the international space station once before – back in september 2014, when it carried cargo to the iss prior to being recovered and refurbished post-mission.the successful relaunch of a recycled dragon is another historic milestone for spacex, which is aiming to reuse various parts of its launch and spacecraft equipment in order to help lower the cost of getting stuff to space. this is key to its aim of making launching a lucrative and profitable business, and also to it achieving its goal of flying missions, including crewed operations, to mars.after s






keep shooting for mars, boost nasa budget


president donald trump should increase nasa's budget and let the space agency keep working to send astronauts to mars, former tv "science guy" bill nye said. those are just two of five nasa-related recommendations that nye gave the president today (march 14) in an "open letter" video that represents the views of the planetary society. (nye is ceo of the nonprofit organization, which seeks to advance space science and exploration.) here's a brief rundown of the five recommendations, as relayed by nye. [what president trump means for nasa]1. keep nasa's human-spaceflight efforts focused on mars nasa is already working to get astronauts to the vicinity of the red planet sometime in the 2030s, as directed by then-president barack obama in 2010. president trump should let the agency continue in






one step closer to jupiter, nasa's europa mission enters design phase


nasa's mission to orbit the icy jovian moon europa recently entered a new phase of mission planning that is focused on creating preliminary designs for the instruments and spacecraft.






space calendar 2017 - rocket launches & night sky events


last updated sept. 6: these dates are subject to change, and will be updated throughout the year as firmer dates arise. please do not schedule travel based on a date you see here. launch dates collected from nasa, esa, roscosmos, spaceflight now and others. please send any corrections, updates or suggested calendar additions to [email protected] watch nasa webcasts and other live launch coverage on our watch live page, and see our night sky webcasts here. (you can also watch nasa tv live via nasa.gov or youtube.) find out what's up in the night sky this month with our visible planets guide and skywatching forecast. spot the international space station, hubble space telescope and other satellites in the sky above with this satellite tracker. septembersept. 6: the full moon of september