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September 28th

Crew Continues Research, Controllers Coordinate Reboost

ISS Status Report

The Expedition 29 crew aboard the International Space Station continued a variety of research, connected with a Japanese kid’s television show and sifted through the leftovers of previous crews to make sure nothing they need or want is thrown away when the Progress 42 cargo ship departs in late October.

Commander Mike Fossum conducted a test session with the ongoing SPHERES experiment in the Kibo laboratory. Consisting of micro-satellites the size of basketballs, the experiment tests formation flying and automated rendezvous techniques using control algorithms.

N5VHO – Wed, 2011 – 09 – 28 15:49

September 26th

Frank Bauer, KA3HDO Retires From NASA After 36 Years


After an illustrious 36 year career with NASA, Frank Bauer, KA3HDO, has retired from the agency.

PY4MAB – Mon, 2011 – 09 – 26 20:19

Crew Practices Cabin Pressure Leak Procedures

ISS Status Report

The three-member Expedition 29 crew conducted a training exercise Friday in the unlikely event the International Space Station experienced a cabin pressure leak. The crew would stop all activity, place systems in a safe posture, locate and isolate the point of depressurization and if necessary enter a docked Soyuz spacecraft and evacuate the station. The simulated emergency takes place every 2.5 months ensuring the crew is familiar with emergency equipment and procedures.

Meanwhile, ongoing international research and systems maintenance continue to dominate the crew’s daily schedule.

N5VHO – Mon, 2011 – 09 – 26 12:26

ARISS Status September 26, 2011


Topics in this report:
1. Upcoming School Contact
2. First ARISS Contact for Louisiana
3. ARISS International Team Teleconference Held
4. Astronaut Training Status
5. EE Times - ARISSat Blog
6. World Radio Magazine Covers ARISSat-1
8. Amateur Radio Newsline on ISS Crew, Former ARISS Chairman

1. Upcoming School Contact

N5VHO – Mon, 2011 – 09 – 26 12:22

September 20th

Expedition 29 Begins First Full Week

ISS Status Report

The first full week of the Expedition 29 crew’s mission aboard the orbiting International Space Station began Monday with science and maintenance activities.

N5VHO – Tue, 2011 – 09 – 20 09:25

September 19th

ARISS Status September 19, 2011


Topics in this report:
1. Upcoming School Contact
2. ARISS Contact Featured at Researchers’ Night Event
3. ARISSat Used as Teaching Tool, Covered in Local Newspaper
4. Astronaut Training Status
5. EE Times - ARISSat Blog

1. Upcoming School Contact

N5VHO – Mon, 2011 – 09 – 19 11:32

September 16th

Expedition 28 Crew Lands Safely

ISS News

Expedition 28 Commander Andrey Borisenko and Flight Engineers Alexander Samokutyaev and Ron Garan landed their Soyuz TMA-21 spacecraft in Kazakhstan a few seconds before midnight EDT Friday, with an official landing time of 11:59:39 p.m. Thursday. Russian recovery teams were on hand to help the crew exit the Soyuz vehicle and adjust to gravity after 164 days in space.

The trio launched aboard the Soyuz TMA-21 spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan in April and spent 162 days living and working aboard the International Space Station.

N5VHO – Fri, 2011 – 09 – 16 13:55

September 15th

Crew Members Prepare for Return Home

ISS Status Report

Expedition 28 Commander Andrey Borisenko handed over station command duties to Flight Engineer Mike Fossum. Fossum will command Expedition 29. The traditional Change of Command Ceremony took place at 5:40 p.m. EDT Wednesday.

Borisenko along with Flight Engineers Ron Garan and Alexander Samokutyaev will end their mission when they undock Thursday at 8:38 p.m. They will land in Kazakhstan in their Soyuz TMA-21 spacecraft at 12 a.m. Friday (10 a.m. Kazakhstan time).

N5VHO – Thu, 2011 – 09 – 15 15:13

September 12th

ARISS Status September 12, 2011


Topics in this report:
1. Upcoming School Contact
2. Kobe Science Museum Contact Successful
3. Pine Tree Middle School Students Radio Mike Fossum
4. U.S. Schools Selected for ARISS Contacts
5. ARISS Member Gives ARISSat Interview
6. Amateur Radio Newsline on ISS Crew
7. Astronaut Training Status
8. ARRL Article on ISS Astronauts

1. Upcoming School Contact

N5VHO – Mon, 2011 – 09 – 12 10:57

September 7th

Station Captures Views of Hurricanes, Wildfires

ISS Status Report

Kicking off a busy workweek Tuesday after a three-day Labor Day weekend aboard the orbiting International Space Station, the Expedition 28 crew conducted research, captured dramatic images of Hurricane Katia and wildfires in Texas and prepared for the return home of three crew members.

N5VHO – Wed, 2011 – 09 – 07 13:54

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