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Dragon after docking, CRS-11 at the halfway point

Dragon robotic spacecraft reached International Space Station yesterday delivering necessary supplies and scientific payload after lasting 48 hours space chase. Dragon reached ISS docking port for the second time, as this particular vehicle already was used for CRS mission in 2014 (CRS-4). Main difference between these two missions was launch vehicle.  On Saturday, when CRS-11 started from Kennedy Space Center Continue Reading The post Dragon after docking, CRS-11 at the halfway point appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]

Soyuz MS-03 has landed !

Commander Oleg Novitskiy and European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Pesquet returned safely to Earth inside Soyuz MS-03.  Mission of the return of two crew members was finished yesterday. For Pesquet and Novitskiy this means of their space journey inside ISS – both reached Rassvet Nadir docking port of the International Space Station inside MS-03 spacecraft on November 19, 2016, two days after launch. Continue Reading The post Soyuz MS-03 has landed ! appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]

Additional spacewalk on ISS !

Today we could watch not planned spacewalk performed by crew members of International Space Station. It was sixth EVA in 2017 and another success of ISS crew. Today Peggy Whitson and Jack Fischer left Quest airlock to perform service on MDM computer unit, which was installed outside the Station on lab’s power truss. Both MDM units installed in the same place called Tier Continue Reading The post Additional spacewalk on ISS ! appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]

Soyuz MS-04 docked – launch, flight and docking during same day !

Soyuz MS-04 mission finished after only few hours – Fyodor Yurchikhin (Roscosmos) and Jack Fischer (NASA) spent really short time inside Soyuz spacecraft before it docked to International Space Station’s Poisk module. Expedition 51 started ! This mission was unique basically because docking was performed few hours after start and also because of fact, that number of crew members inside Continue Reading The post Soyuz MS-04 docked – launch, flight and docking during same day ! appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]