Cargo Craft Makes a “Relatively” Large Delivery to The International Space Station

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Published on Jun 15, 2013

The European Space Agency’s “Albert Einstein” Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV) arrived at the International Space Station June 15, automatically docking to the aft port of the Zvezda Service Module to complete a ten-day journey following its launch June 5 on an Ariane 5 rocket from Kourou, French Guiana. “Albert Einstein” is the fourth of five ATVs developed by ESA to help resupply the orbital outpost, delivering more than 7 tons of fuel and supplies for the Expedition 36 crew. “Albert Einstein” will remain attached to the aft port of Zvezda until late October, available to help reboost the station or conduct debris avoidance maneuvers, if required.

Space Station Cargo Craft Makes Way for Another

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Published on Jun 11, 2013

The Russian ISS Progress 51 cargo ship undocked from the International Space Station’s Zvezda Service Module June 11, clearing the way for the scheduled arrival of the European Space Agency’s “Albert Einstein” Automated Transfer Vehicle to link up to the same port June 15. The Progress 51 craft was launched on April 24 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, and docked to Zvezda on April 26. The Progress will remain in orbit for several days well away from the station to enable Russian ground controllers to conduct engineering tests with the vehicle before it is deorbited to burn up in the Earth’s atmosphere.

 

New ISS Crew Members Welcomed!

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Published on May 28, 2013

A few hours after docking their Soyuz Spacecraft to the Rassvet module on the International Space Station, Expedition 36/37 Soyuz Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos), NASA Flight Engineer Karen Nyberg and Flight Engineer Luca Parmitano of the European Space Agency opened hatches and were greeted by the three crew members who have been on the outpost since late March: station Commander Pavel Vinogradov of Roscosmos, Flight Engineer Chris Cassidy of NASA and Russian Flight Engineer Alexander Misurkin.

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Published on May 28, 2013

After launching earlier in the day in their Soyuz TMA-09M spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 36/37 Soyuz Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos), NASA Flight Engineer Karen Nyberg and Flight Engineer Luca Parmitano of the European Space Agency arrived at the International Space Station following an accelerated six-hour rendezvous, docking their craft to the Rassvet module on the Russian segment of the complex.

Expedition Crew Meets With Russian State Commission and Media

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Published on May 27, 2013

In preparation for launch, the final meeting between the Russian State Commission and the crew of International Space Expedition 36/37 meets in Baikonur Kazakhstan.

Expedition 36/37 Soyuz Rocket moves to Launch Pad

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Published on May 26, 2013

A massive rocket tipped with a Soyuz Spacecraft is rolled from its protective hanger to the remote launch pad where soon t will blast off and take its American, Russian and Italian crew to rendezvous with the International Space Station.