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Expedition 27 to Launch Today

Space News

NASA Flight Engineer Ron Garan, Russian cosmonaut and Soyuz Commander Alexander Samokutyaev and Russian Flight Engineer Andrey Borisenko will launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 5:18 p.m. CDT today (4:18 a.m. Baikonur time April 5) in a Soyuz TMA-21 spacecraft. They will join the other three Expedition 27 crew members, Commander Dmitry Kondratyev, NASA astronaut Cady Coleman and European Space Agency astronaut Paolo Nespoli, who have been aboard the station since mid December.

This can be seen on NASA TV or on the web.

N5VHO – Mon, 2011 – 04 – 04 14:01

NASA Retargets Space Shuttle Endeavour's Launch for April 29

Space Shuttle

Mon, 04 Apr 2011 09:08:41 AM CDT

Following discussions among the International Space Station partners on Sunday, NASA has targeted the launch of space shuttle Endeavour's STS-134 mission for 3:47 p.m. EDT on Friday, April 29. The delay removes a scheduling conflict with a Russian Progress supply vehicle scheduled to launch April 27 and arrive at the station April 29.

NASA managers will hold a Flight Readiness Review on Tuesday, April 19, to assess the team's readiness to support launch. An official launch date will be selected at the conclusion of the meeting.

N5VHO – Mon, 2011 – 04 – 04 12:15

Two Astronauts Get Their Ham Ticket


Even though they aren’t scheduled to go to the International Space Station (ISS) until 2013, two astronauts -- Chris Cassidy and Luca Parmitano -- are now licensed amateurs. Cassidy, who received the call sign KF5KDR, is scheduled to head to the ISS in March 2013 as part of Expedition 35. Parmitano, who is KF5KDP, goes up three months later in May, as part of Expedition 36.

PY4MAB – Mon, 2011 – 04 – 04 10:46

ARISS Status April 4, 2011


Topics in this report:
1. Upcoming School Contact
2. Recent ARISS Contacts
3. ARRL Covers Ham Astronauts
4. AMSAT Posts News on ARISSat, Hamvention
5. NASA Article on ARISS Telebridge Station

1. Upcoming School Contact

N5VHO – Mon, 2011 – 04 – 04 10:28

Station Fires Engines to Avoid Orbital Debris

ISS Status Report

At 10:36 p.m. EDT Friday, ground controllers moved the International Space Station away from a piece of orbital debris. The object is a relic from a collision between the COSMOS 2251 and Iridium 33 satellites in February 2009 and had been close to the station’s orbit prior to the debris avoidance maneuver (DAM).

The DAM, performed during the Expedition 27 crew sleep period, used thrusters from three spacecraft, the European Space Agency’s Johannes Kepler Automated Transfer Vehicle 2 (ATV2), the Zvezda service module and Progress 41P.

N5VHO – Mon, 2011 – 04 – 04 08:10

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