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European states finally agree to space station extension

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European Space Agency member states agreed last week to continue their involvement in the International Space Station program through 2020, but the nations will re-evaluate funding at the next space ministers' meeting in 2012.

M0ODV – Thu, 2011 – 03 – 24 10:49

Crew Holds Change of Command Ceremony

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Expedition 26 Commander Scott Kelly ceremonially handed over command of the International Space Station to Flight Engineer Dmitry Kondratyev Monday. Kelly along with Flight Engineers Oleg Skripochka and Alexander Kaleri will return to Earth aboard the Soyuz TMA-01M on Wednesday. The undocking of Kelly, Skripochka and Kaleri late Tuesday night will mark the official beginning of Expedition 27.

N5VHO – Mon, 2011 – 03 – 14 18:39

Cosmonauts to Perform 28th Russian Space Station Spacewalk

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For the second time in less than a month, two Russian cosmonauts will venture outside the International Space Station on Feb. 16 to install a pair of earthquake and lightning sensing experiments, and to retrieve a pair of spacecraft material evaluation panels.

Expedition 26 Flight Engineers Dmitry Kondratyev and Oleg Skripochka are scheduled to float outside the Pirs airlock at 8:15 a.m. EST Wednesday to begin the five-and-a-half-hour excursion. Both spacewalkers will wear Russian Orlan-MK spacesuits.

N5VHO – Tue, 2011 – 02 – 15 10:03

Cosmonauts Complete Spacewalk

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International Space Station Expedition 26 Flight Engineers Dmitry Kondratyev and Oleg Skripochka completed a five-hour, 23-minute spacewalk at 2:52 p.m. EST.

They installed an antenna for the Russian Radio Technical System for Information Transfer, a new high-speed data transmission system that will use radio technology to send large files at 100 megabytes per second from computer systems inside the station to Earth. It is similar to the NASA system already in use.

N5VHO – Fri, 2011 – 01 – 21 16:23

New Expedition 26 Trio Blasts Off Toward Station

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Expedition 26 Flight Engineer Catherine Coleman is seated in the Soyuz TMA-20 during its ascent to orbit. Coleman and Flight Engineers Dmitry Kondratyev and Paolo Nespoli (both out of frame) launched on time to the International Space Station. Credit: NASA TV

N5VHO – Wed, 2010 – 12 – 15 15:50

Expedition 25 Returns Home

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Expedition 25 Commander Doug Wheelock and Flight Engineers Shannon Walker and Fyodor Yurchikhin safely landed their Soyuz spacecraft on the Kazakhstan steppe on Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010, wrapping up a five-month stay aboard the International Space Station.

Russian cosmonaut Yurchikhin, the Soyuz commander, was at the controls of the spacecraft as it undocked at 8:23 p.m. EST from the station's Rassvet module. The trio landed at 11:46 p.m. (10:46 a.m. on Nov. 26 local time) at a site northeast of the town of Arkalyk.

N5VHO – Mon, 2010 – 11 – 29 16:45

NASA Celebrates 10th Anniversary Of Space Station

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WASHINGTON -- The International Space Station partner agencies will mark a major milestone on Nov. 2 with the 10-year anniversary of people living permanently aboard the space station. NASA will commemorate the event with a news conference featuring the six crew members currently in orbit.

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will begin the event, speaking live to the station crew at 9:30 a.m. EDT from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. His remarks and the following news conference will be broadcast live on NASA Television.

N5VHO – Mon, 2010 – 11 – 01 12:54

New Station Crew Members Ready for Launch

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At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonauts Oleg Skripochka and Alexander Kaleri made final preparations for their launch Thursday aboard the Soyuz TMA-01M spacecraft to the International Space Station. Their two-day journey to the station will begin with a launch set for 7:10 p.m. EDT. NASA TV coverage of the launch will begin at 6:15 p.m.

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N5VHO – Thu, 2010 – 10 – 07 15:41

Soyuz Moved to Pad for Thursday Launch to Station

ISS News[img][/img] Image above: Launch scaffolding is raised into place around the Soyuz rocket shortly after arrival to the launch pad Tuesday at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Credit: NASA/Carla Cioffi The Soyuz spacecraft that will carry three new Expedition 25 flight engineers to the International Space Station was rolled out to the launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Tuesday.
N5VHO – Wed, 2010 – 10 – 06 07:47

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