ISS Status Report

ISS Status Report

Expedition 29 Welcomes New Crewmates

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The Soyuz TMA-22 spacecraft carrying NASA astronaut Dan Burbank and Russian cosmonauts Anton Shkaplerov and Anatoly Ivanishin docked to the International Space Station’s Poisk mini-research module at 12:24 a.m. EST Wednesday. The trio launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 11:14 p.m. EST Sunday (10:14 a.m. Monday, Kazakhstan time).

› View docking video at http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/videogallery/index.html?media_id=120779381
› Read more about the launch at http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/expeditions/expedition29/exp29...

N5VHO – Wed, 2011 – 11 – 16 10:53

New Crew Launches to Join Expedition 29

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Expedition 29 crew members Anton Shkaplerov, Anatoly Ivanishin and Dan Burbank are on their way to the International Space Station. The Soyuz TMA-22 spacecraft carrying the new trio launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, at 11:14 p.m. EST Sunday (10:14 a.m. Baikonur time Monday).

N5VHO – Mon, 2011 – 11 – 14 12:46

Science, Maintenance, Progress Docking Preparations Occupy Crew

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Aboard the International Space Station Monday, Expedition 29 Commander Mike Fossum worked with the Space Dynamically Responding Ultrasonic Matrix System (SpaceDRUMS), a suite of hardware that uses sound waves to allow experiment samples to be processed without ever touching a container wall. This allows materials to be produced in microgravity with an unparalleled quality of shape and composition. The goal is to develop advanced materials of a commercial quantity and quality, and help improve manufacturing processes on Earth.

N5VHO – Tue, 2011 – 11 – 01 08:25

Crew Continues Research, Controllers Coordinate Reboost

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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 14:49

Crew Practices Cabin Pressure Leak Procedures

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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 11:26

Expedition 29 Begins First Full Week

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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 08:25

Crew Members Prepare for Return Home

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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 14:13

Station Captures Views of Hurricanes, Wildfires

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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 12:54

Dextre Gets to Work

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On the International Space Station Sunday night, the Dextre robotic manipulator system was put through its paces as flight controllers sent commands to set up the robot to replace a Remote Power Controller Module (RPCM) on the P1 truss. Dextre grabbed onto a new RPCM from the Cargo Transport Container (CTC) of spare parts mounted on a tool caddy on the robot and will install it on the P1 truss Monday night, replacing a faulty RPCM that will be placed back inside the CTC.

N5VHO – Mon, 2011 – 08 – 29 12:40

Resupply Craft Lost While Crew Focuses on Departure and Science

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The ISS Progress 44 spacecraft and nearly 3 tons of supplies for the International Space Station were lost Wednesday when the launch vehicle experienced a failure during the climb to orbit.

The launch took place as scheduled at 9 a.m. EDT Wednesday from Baikonur Cosmodrome (7 p.m. Baikonur time). However, Mission Control Moscow reported communication with the Progress 44 was lost 5 minutes, 50 seconds after its launch.

N5VHO – Thu, 2011 – 08 – 25 06:04
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