New Crew Arrives at Station for Six-Month Mission

Soyuz Commander Yuri Malenchenko manually docked the Soyuz TMA-19M spacecraft at 12:33 p.m. EST to the International Space Station’s Rassvet module after an initial automated attempt was aborted. Malenchenko took control of the Soyuz, backed it away from the station to assess the Soyuz’ systems, then re-approached the complex for…

Rocket man: the astronaut who plans to run the marathon in space

Next April, Briton Tim Peake will run the London marathon in space – on the International Space Station – at the same time as the real race on earth. He explains the challenges he faces – and the virtual course he will follow. How Tim Peake’s avatar will look when…

NASA Television to Broadcast Friday Return of Space Station Crew

Three crew members aboard the International Space Station are scheduled to leave the orbiting laboratory and return to Earth Friday, Sept. 11. NASA Television will provide complete coverage of their departure and landing. Three International Space Station crew members are set to return aboard the Soyuz TMA-16M spacecraft, which has…

Soyuz Rocket Rolls Out Before Sept. 2 Crew Launch

An international crew of three is getting ready for a two-day ride to the International Space Station. The Soyuz rocket that will lift them to space rolled out to its launch pad today at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The Soyuz TMA-18M rocket sits atop its launch pad at the…

Crew Explores Life Science While Waiting for Japanese Delivery

The Expedition 44 crew was back at work today continuing a series of biomedical studies, physics experiments and maintenance tasks. Meanwhile, more science is on its way to the International Space Station aboard Japan’s fifth space freighter. Three cosmonauts studied magnetics, human digestion then participated in ultrasound scans and blood…