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Spacewalk concludes

The European House Company’s Samantha Cristoforetti concluded her historic first spacewalk for a European lady alongside skilled spacewalker Oleg Artemyev. 

The official finish to the Russian-segment spacewalk was at 5:55 p.m. EDT (2155 GMT) and the duo spent 7 hours, 5 minutes working exterior the Worldwide House Station, in accordance with NASA Tv. The work had been forecasted to final seven hours.

Russian mission management elected to maneuver one of many main duties to a different day, citing restricted sources within the Orlan spacesuits to perform the work. (The spacesuited crew had been delayed by roughly 50 minutes throughout routine tools checkouts previous to opening the hatch at 10:50 a.m. EDT or 1450 GMT.)

The spacewalkers and the remainder of the Expedition 67 crew had been additionally suggested at the moment that there might be no must carry out an orbital particles avoidance maneuver after the spacewalk concludes. The chance had been introduced up in the course of the spacewalk when a chunk of unidentified particles strayed slightly near the orbit of ISS. Nobody was ever in any hazard, NASA emphasised in the course of the broadcast.

Watch House.com for our wrap-up story protecting the spacewalk.

ISS controllers monitoring house particles, no motion at the moment

Controllers for the Worldwide House Station are monitoring a chunk of house particles that will come into conjunction, or come close by, the orbiting complicated «nicely after» the spacewalk is concluded, a NASA spokesperson stated in a reside replace.

Following a reside dialogue between Expedition 67 astronauts and Mission Management in Houston, spokesperson Rob Navias advised NASA TV viewers at 3:18 p.m. EDT (0718 GMT) that the crew is in no hazard and that no instant motion is required.

«In the mean time there isn’t a concern or no motion that might be required except future monitoring updates dictate in any other case. We’ll hold you posted,» Navias stated in the course of the spacewalk broadcast. Spacewalkers Samantha Cristoforetti (European House Company) and Oleg Artemyev (Roscosmos) are roughly 4.5 hours via their extravehicular actions that started at 10:50 EDT (14:50 GMT).

The house station is able to avoiding the house particles, ought to that be required, Navias emphasised. No additional particulars had been offered by Navias in regards to the time of the anticipated conjunction, how far-off the particles is, the scale of the article, or what object is being tracked.

Russian-European spacewalk protection begins

You may watch a Russian cosmonaut and the primary European feminine spacewalker work exterior the Worldwide House Station at the moment. The Expedition 67 spacewalk is predicted to start round 10 a.m. EDT (1400 GMT). Protection is out there within the video above, through NASA Tv.

The European House Company’s (ESA) Samantha Cristoforetti will be a part of skilled Russian cosmonaut spacewalker Oleg Artemyev for as much as seven hours. Cristoforetti will make historical past as the primary European feminine spacewalker, whereas Artemyev will embark on his third spacewalk.

A lot of their time might be spent readying the European Robotic Arm for operational use, however the duo will even deploy nanosatellites and carry out quite a few different duties on the Russian section of the ISS.

Artemyev and Cristoforetti will each put on Russian-built Orlan spacesuits throughout their spacewalk at the moment, with Artemyev in a go well with with purple stripes whereas Cristoforetti’s go well with will bear blue stripes. The spacewalk will doubtless be performed within the Russian language with reside interpretation.

You may study extra in our preview story right here.

Soyuz crew in good well being after touchdown

Soyuz MS-19 crewmates Anton Shkaplerov (at left), Mark Vande Hei (heart) and Pyotr Dubrov as seen after returning to Earth from the Worldwide House Station on Wednesday, March 30, 2022. (Picture credit score: NASA TV)

The U.S.-Russian crew of the Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft is in good well being and spirits after their clean touchdown on the steppes of Kazakhstan. Learn our full touchdown story.

Roscosmos TV cameras confirmed NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei and cosmonauts Pyotr Dubrov and Anton Shkaplerov with extensive smiles on their faces as they had been helped out of their Soyuz capsule. Every of the house vacationers had been hoisted out of the Soyuz, which had rolled over after touchdown resulting from winds, and positioned in reclined couches as they readapt to life on Earth. 

They waved to cameras throughout a photograph session and had been then carried into a close-by medical tent for medical checks and to doff their Russian Sokol spacesuits and climb into extra snug flight fits. 

As soon as these medical checks are full, every of the Soyuz crewmembers will head to a rally level airport in Kazakhstan. A NASA jet is awaiting Vande Hei to take him again to Houston whereas a Roscosmos airplane will ferry Shkaplerov and Dubrov dwelling to Russia’s Star Metropolis coaching website close to Moscow. 

That is a wrap for our touchdown protection of Soyuz MS-19. 

The subsequent mission to the ISS would be the personal Ax-1 mission launching on a SpaceX rocket on April 6. We’ll have reside protection of that right here and on our Ax-1 mission updates web page in the course of the 11-day journey. 

NASA and SpaceX will then launch the Crew-4 mission to the ISS on April 19.

TOUCHDOWN! Soyuz lands with crew of three

Landing confirmed! The Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft carrying NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei and Russian cosmonauts Anton Shkaplerov and Pyotr Dubrov has landed safely on the distant steppes of Kazakhstan at 7:28 a.m. EDT (1128 GMT). 

Russian restoration crews are closing in on the touchdown website in helicopters and floor autos. NASA and Roscosmos personnel will quickly extract the crew and put together the house vacationers for his or her journey dwelling. 

First, Russian restoration groups will arrange an inflatable medical tent to arrange to obtain the Soyuz crew whereas others safeguard the car so the crew could be extracted. 

As soon as the crew is extracted from the Soyuz, they may have a brief picture session exterior the capsule earlier than heading off to medical tents, after which to an airport in for his or her journey dwelling. Vande Hei might be headed again to Houston whereas Dubrov and Shkaplerov will head dwelling to Moscow. — Tariq Malik 

Parachute deployed! Soyuz descending to Earth

The Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft carrying a crew of three has deployed its principal parachute and is safely descending again to Earth. 

Every little thing has gone as deliberate for the touchdown. NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei and his two Russian crewmates are doing nicely as they return to Earth.

Soyuz spacecraft module separation

The Soyuz spacecraft carrying NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei and Russian cosmonauts Anton Shkaplerov and Pyotr Dubrov has jettisoned its orbital and propulsion modules as its crew capsule plunges via Earth’s environment for at the moment’s touchdown. 

The crew capsule is a gumdrop-shaped module that kinds the central core of the Soyuz spacecraft. Its orbital and propulsion modules are disposable and now not wanted throughout reentry. 

The crew capsule will deploy a principal parachute to sluggish its descent to the Earth’s floor in Kazakhstan. It is going to hearth retrorockets simply earlier than landing to additional cushion its touchdown. 

Touchdown stays on schedule for 7:28 am ET (1128 GMT).

Deorbit burn: Soyuz returning to Earth

This NASA graphic reveals the Soyuz touchdown profile for Russian Soyuz spacecraft returning astronauts and cosmonauts to Earth from the Worldwide House Station. (Picture credit score: NASA)

The deorbit burn has begun for at the moment’s Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft touchdown to return astronaut Mark Vande Hei and Russian cosmonauts Anton Shkaplerov and Pyotr Dubrov dwelling from the Worldwide House Station. 

The deorbit burn is a brief 4-minute, 59-second maneuver to sluggish the Soyuz in order that it could actually go away orbit and descend again to Earth for a touchdown on the steppes of Kazakhstan. You may see a profile of the touchdown strategy above. 

Under is the goal touchdown space and strategy in Kazakhstan for at the moment’s touchdown.

This NASA graphic reveals the goal touchdown website for Russian Soyuz spacecraft returning astronauts and cosmonauts to Earth from the Worldwide House Station. (Picture credit score: NASA)

Soyuz MS-19 crew prepares for touchdown

With at the moment’s undocking from the Worldwide House Station full, the Soyuz MS-19 crew is now making ready for the return to Earth in three hours. NASA’s reside webcast protection of the touchdown has resumed forward of the deliberate deorbit burn at 6:34 a.m. EDT (1034 GMT). You may watch the Soyuz touchdown reside on House.com. We’ve feeds on our homepage and our preview for at the moment’s touchdown.

The deorbit burn will place the Soyuz MS-19 on a descending monitor for its deliberate 7:38 a.m. EDT (1138 GMT) touchdown on the steps of Kazakhstan. 

Whereas we look ahead to the deorbit burn. Take a look at some superb views of the Soyuz’s undocking earlier at the moment.

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A view from the Russian Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft because it flies across the Worldwide House Station after undocking on March 30, 2022. (Picture credit score: NASA TV)

Russian cosmonaut Pyotr Dubrov is continuous his picture and video session of the Worldwide House Station as fellow cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov flies the Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft across the station after at the moment’s undocking.

«That is stunning, we’re flying over some continents and all of it appears to be like stunning however the Russian section is all in shadow,» one of many cosmonauts stated. 

«Wow!» a cosmonaut added. «Each time you see it, it is nearly like a shock.»

The Soyuz and house station had been passing over western China when this view was captured from the Soyuz’s onboard digital camera.  

Undocking! Soyuz MS-19 departs house station

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The Russian Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft carrying NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei and Russian cosmonauts Pyotr Dubrov and Anton Shkaplerov undocks from the International Space Station on March 30, 2022.

The Russian Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft carrying NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei and Russian cosmonauts Pyotr Dubrov and Anton Shkaplerov undocks from the Worldwide House Station on March 30, 2022. (Picture credit score: NASA TV)
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The Russian Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft carrying NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei and Russian cosmonauts Pyotr Dubrov and Anton Shkaplerov undocks from the International Space Station on March 30, 2022.

The Russian Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft carrying NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei and Russian cosmonauts Pyotr Dubrov and Anton Shkaplerov undocks from the Worldwide House Station on March 30, 2022. (Picture credit score: NASA TV)
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The Russian Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft carrying NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei and Russian cosmonauts Pyotr Dubrov and Anton Shkaplerov undocks from the International Space Station on March 30, 2022.

The Russian Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft carrying NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei and Russian cosmonauts Pyotr Dubrov and Anton Shkaplerov undocks from the Worldwide House Station on March 30, 2022. (Picture credit score: NASA TV)
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The Russian Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft carrying NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei and Russian cosmonauts Pyotr Dubrov and Anton Shkaplerov undocks from the International Space Station on March 30, 2022.

The Russian Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft carrying NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei and Russian cosmonauts Pyotr Dubrov and Anton Shkaplerov undocks from the Worldwide House Station on March 30, 2022. (Picture credit score: NASA TV)

Undocking confirmed! With Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov on the controls, the Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft undocked from the Worldwide House Station on time at 3:21 a.m. EDT (0721 GMT) as each craft sailed excessive over the South Atlantic Ocean. 

Shkaplerov has backed the Soyuz away to a station-keeping level about 70 meters away from the station to permit cosmonaut Pyotr Dubrov to take images and movies of the station’s Russian section. 

Dubrov is taking the images and movies from the Soyuz capsule’s orbital module, which might be discarded together with the propulsion module later at the moment forward of reentry. 

NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei is remaining in his seat throughout this house station picture session. 

It is touchdown day for ISS astronauts

NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei (left) and Russian cosmonauts Pyotr Dubrov (center left) and Anton Shkaplerov (right) bid farewell to their Expedition 66 crewmates on the International Space Station on March 30,2022. Expedition 67 cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev is seen in the background. He will remain on the space station.

NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei (left) and Russian cosmonauts Pyotr Dubrov (heart left) and Anton Shkaplerov (proper) bid farewell to their Expedition 66 crewmates on the Worldwide House Station on March 30,2022. Expedition 67 cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev is seen within the background. He’ll stay on the house station.  (Picture credit score: NASA TV)

It is undocking and touchdown day for American astronaut Mark Vande Hei and two Russian cosmonauts on the Worldwide House Station. Vande Hei and Russian cosmonauts Pyotr Dubrov and Anton Shkaplerov. 

A Soyuz spacecraft carrying the trio will undock from the house station at the moment at 3:21 a.m. EDT (0721 GMT) and land at 7:28 a.m. EDT (1128 GMT). You may watch the undocking reside on House.com’s homepage, courtesy of NASA TV. Undocking protection is reside now. 

At 6:15 a.m. EDT (1015 GMT), NASA’s protection of the Soyuz touchdown will start to chronicle the Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft’s deorbit burn, which is scheduled for six:34 a.m. EDT (1034 GMT) organising the deliberate touchdown on the distant steppes of Kazakhstan. 

Vande Hei and Dubrov are returning to Earth after a 355-day mission to the Worldwide House Station, the longest single spaceflight for an American astronaut. Shkaplerov is returning dwelling to finish a 176-day spaceflight. 

Soyuz reaches orbit with 3 cosmonauts aboard

Russia’s Soyuz MS-21 spacecraft has efficiently reached orbit and separated from its Soyuz rocket higher stage. 

The spacecraft is now chasing the Worldwide House Station and can dock on the orbiting laboratory later at the moment at 3:05 p.m. EDT (1905 GMT). NASA TV may have reside protection of the docking beginning at 2:15 p.m. EDT (1815 GMT).

The cosmonauts – Sergey Korsakov, Oleg Artemyev, and Denis Matveev – will enter the house station at about 5:30 p.m. EDT (2130 GMT) after a sequence of leak checks.

  • 11:15 a.m. – Protection of the launch of the Soyuz MS-21 crew to the ISS (Launch scheduled at 11:55 a.m. EDT; Artemyev, Matveev, Korsakov)
  • 2:15 p.m. – Protection of the rendezvous and docking of the Soyuz MS-21 crew to the ISS (Docking to the Prichal module scheduled at 3:05 p.m. EDT; Artemyev, Matveev, Korsakov)
  • 5:15 p.m. – Protection of the Soyuz MS-21 hatch opening on the ISS (Hatch opening for Artemyev, Matveev and Korsakov scheduled at appx. 5:30 p.m. EDT)
  • 8:30 p.m. – Video File of the Soyuz MS-21 launch, docking and hatch opening on the ISS (streamed on NASA TV’s media channel)

Liftoff! Soyuz rocket launches new crew

A Russian Soyuz rocket carrying three cosmonauts to the International Space Station lifts off from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan on March 18, 2022.

A Russian Soyuz rocket carrying three cosmonauts to the Worldwide House Station lifts off from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan on March 18, 2022. (Picture credit score: NASA TV)

Liftoff! Russia’s Soyuz MS-21 spacecraft and rocket have launched towards house on time at 11:55 a.m. EDT. 

All programs are nominal because it heads to house. 

Russia launching 3 cosmonauts to house station

Soyuz MS-21 crew members (from left) Sergey Korsakov, Oleg Artemyev, and Denis Matveev pose for a portrait at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Russia. They will serve aboard the International Space Station as Expedition 66/67 crew members

Soyuz MS-21 crew members (from left) Sergey Korsakov, Oleg Artemyev, and Denis Matveev pose for a portrait on the Gagarin Cosmonaut Coaching Middle in Russia. They may serve aboard the Worldwide House Station as Expedition 66/67 crew members (Picture credit score: Andrey Shelepin through NASA)

Three Russian cosmonauts will launch towards the Worldwide House Station on Friday (March 18), and you’ll watch the motion reside.

A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying Oleg Artemyev, Denis Matveev and Sergey Korsakov is scheduled to carry off atop a Soyuz rocket from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan Friday at 11:55 a.m. EDT (1555 GMT). 

You may watch it reside right here at House.com courtesy of NASA, or straight through the house company (opens in new tab). Protection will begin at 11:15 a.m. EDT (1515 GMT). You can even see a Roscosmos feed right here

Here is a schedule of ISS docking and crew arrival occasions for later at the moment after liftoff (All instances in EDT):

  • 11:15 a.m. – Protection of the launch of the Soyuz MS-21 crew to the ISS (Launch scheduled at 11:55 a.m. EDT; Artemyev, Matveev, Korsakov)
  • 2:15 p.m. – Protection of the rendezvous and docking of the Soyuz MS-21 crew to the ISS (Docking to the Prichal module scheduled at 3:05 p.m. EDT; Artemyev, Matveev, Korsakov)
  • 5:15 p.m. – Protection of the Soyuz MS-21 hatch opening on the ISS (Hatch opening for Artemyev, Matveev and Korsakov scheduled at appx. 5:30 p.m. EDT)
  • 8:30 p.m. – Video File of the Soyuz MS-21 launch, docking and hatch opening on the ISS (streamed on NASA TV’s media channel)

Spacewalk at the moment! 2 NASA astronauts working exterior ISS

SpaceX Crew-3 commander Raja Chari and mission specialist Kayla Barron are the first two members of NASA's 22nd class of astronauts, nicknamed "The Turtles," to fly into space.

(Picture credit score: SpaceX)

Two NASA astronauts will spend hours working exterior the Worldwide House Station at the moment to improve the orbiting lab’s programs. 

Astronauts Kayla Barron and Raja Chari are scheduled to step exterior the orbiting lab Tuesday at 8:05 a.m. EDT (1205 GMT), kicking off a deliberate 6.5-hour spacewalk aimed toward making ready for upcoming photo voltaic array upgrades. 

You may watch the spacewalk reside within the video on the high of this web page, courtesy of NASA TV. The reside webcast started at 6:30 a.m. EDT (1030 GMT).

Spacecraft Separation for ISS cargo ship

Spacecraft separation! Northrop Grumman’s Cygnus NG-17 cargo ship is formally in orbit and chasing the Worldwide House Station on a 2-day rendezvous monitor.

LIFTOFF for Antares rocket carrying Cygnus NG-17 to ISS

Liftoff! Northrop Grumman has launched its Antares rocket carrying the Cygnus NG-17 cargo ship towards the Worldwide House Station.

All programs are working nominally after the on-time liftoff. 

Go for launch

Northrop Grumman is go for launch at the moment after a ultimate mission ballot. Climate and the Antares rocket carrying the Cygnus NG-17 spacecraft don’t have any points for flight. 

Northrop Grumman launching cargo ship at the moment

An Antares rocket stands poised to launch Northrop Grumman's NG-17 robotic resupply mission from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. Liftoff is scheduled for 12:39 p.m. EST (1739 GMT) on Feb. 19, 2022.

(Picture credit score: NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility through Twitter)

A Northrop Grumman Antares rocket will launch the business cargo ship Cygnus NG-17 at the moment at 12:40 p.m. EST (1740 GMT) and you can watch it reside right here and on our mission overview web page, courtesy of NASA TV. The reside webcast will start at 12:15 p.m. EST (1715 GMT)

The Cygnus NG-17 cargo ship, named the S.S. Piers Sellers in honor of the late astronaut who died in December 2016, will launch from Pad 0A of NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Virginia. It’s carrying greater than 8,300 kilos of provides and different gear for the Expedition 66 crew on the Worldwide House station. 

«The launch vary forecast stays 75% favorable, with floor winds being the first concern,» NASA officers wrote in an replace at the moment (opens in new tab).

Here is a take a look at the science aboard: 

Progress cargo ship docks early Thursday

Russia’s Progress 80 cargo resupply ship, which launched on Monday (Feb. 14), will arrive on the Worldwide House Station early Thursday (Feb. 17). 

The uncrewed cargo freighter is scheduled to dock with the orbiting laboratory at 2:06 a.m. EST (0706 GMT). You may watch the docking reside within the window above, courtesy of NASA TV, or straight through NASA’s web site (opens in new tab)

Undocking!

SpaceX’s Dragon CRS-24 cargo ship has efficiently undocked itself from the Worldwide House Station’s Concord module and is backing away from the orbiting lab.

Undocking occurred on time at 10:40 a.m. EST (1540 GMT) as each spacecraft sailed excessive over the South Pacific Ocean. On the time of undocking, NASA and SpaceX didn’t have reside video protection from the Worldwide House Station, however did seize views of it backing away after its departure. 

You may learn our full story about at the moment’s Dragon undocking right here.

Dragon undocking webcast underway

NASA’s reside webcast for at the moment’s SpaceX Dragon CRS-24 undocking on the Worldwide House Station is underway. 

Dragon is on monitor to undock from the station’s zenith port on its Concord module at 10:40 a.m. EST (1540 GMT). The command to undock might be despatched by SpaceX at 10:35 a.m. EST, NASA says.

If all goes nicely, Dragon will carry out two brief departure burns and finally return to Earth on Monday afternoon at 4:05 p.m. EST (2105 GMT) off the coast of Panama Metropolis, Florida.

Undocking day for SpaceX Dragon CRS-24

The SpaceX Dragon CRS-24 cargo ship will undock from the International Space Station's space-facing docking port on the Harmony module on Jan. 22, 2021.

(Picture credit score: NASA)

It is undocking day (once more) for SpaceX’s Dragon CRS-24 cargo ship on the Worldwide House Station. 

After a 24-hour delay resulting from unfavorable climate at its splashdown website within the Gulf of Mexico, the Dragon cargo ship is as soon as once more anticipated to solid off from the house station’s space-facing docking port atop NASA’s Concord module and start its journey again to Earth. Undocking is scheduled for 10:40 a.m. EST (1540 GMT) and you’ll watch it reside on this web page starting at 10:15 a.m. EST (1515 GMT), courtesy of NASA TV. 

The Dragon cargo ship launched to the station on Dec. 21 and has spent simply over a month on the orbiting lab. For its return journey, will probably be carrying practically 5,000 kilos (2,267 kilograms) of science experiment outcomes and different gear again to Earth. 

SpaceX’s Dragon is presently the one cargo ship able to returning cargo, tools and different gadgets again to Earth. 

Dragon undocking delayed by dangerous climate

NASA and SpaceX have delayed the undocking of of the Dragon CRS-24 cargo ship by one other 24 hours resulting from excessive winds at its splashdown website within the Atlantic Ocean. The spacecraft will now undock Sunday, Jan. 23, at 10:40 a.m. EST (1540 GMT).

«As a consequence of unfavorable climate within the splashdown areas off the coast of Florida, now focusing on Sunday, January 23 at 10:40 a.m. EST for Dragon’s departure from the house station,» SpaceX wrote in a Twitter replace (opens in new tab) this morning.

That is the second undocking delay for the Dragon CRS-24 spacecraft, which was initially scheduled to depart from the house station on Friday, Jan. 21. That undocking was additionally delayed by dangerous climate on the splashdown websites. 

SpaceX now goals to undock the Dragon CRS-24 capsule from the house station’s space-facing Concord module on Sunday at 10:40 a.m. EST (1540 GMT). NASA’s reside webcast will start at 10:15 a.m. EST (1515 GMT)

SpaceX Dragon CRS-24 undocking at the moment

The SpaceX CRS-24 Dragon cargo ship is seen approaching the Worldwide House Station to ship tons of provides together with Christmas items and meals for astronauts as a part of NASA’s CRS-24 cargo mission on Dec. 22, 2021. (Picture credit score: NASA TV)

A SpaceX Dragon cargo ship will undock from the Worldwide House Station at the moment and you can watch it reside on-line. Undocking is about for 10:40 a.m. EST (1540 GMT). Learn our full undocking preview right here.

NASA’s webcast of the Dragon CRS-24 departure will start at 10:15 a.m. EST (1515 GMT). You may watch it reside within the NASA TV video feed on the high of this web page. 

SpaceX launched the Dragon CRS-24 cargo ship to the house station in December to ship 6,500 kilos (2,900 kilograms) of science gear and provides to astronauts on the orbiting lab. For its return to Earth, the spacecraft is carrying practically 5,000 kilos (2,267 kilograms) of science experiments and different gear aboard. 

The Dragon CRS-24 cargo ship will return to Earth on Monday, Jan. 24, at 12:44 a.m. EST (0544 GMT) with a splashdown within the Atlantic Ocean off the Florida coast. SpaceX and NASA is not going to present a reside webcast of the splashdown, however updates are anticipated to be shared on Twitter by SpaceX and on NASA’s house station weblog (opens in new tab).

Cosmonauts to take spacewalk exterior ISS at the moment

Expedition 65 Flight Engineer Pyotr Dubrov from Roscosmos is pictured during a spacewalk on Sept. 3, 2021.

Expedition 66 Flight Engineer Pyotr Dubrov from Roscosmos is pictured throughout a spacewalk on Sept. 3, 2021. (Picture credit score: NASA/Roscosmos)

Two Russian cosmonauts will take a spacewalk exterior the Worldwide House Station at the moment to outfit the orbiting lab’s new Prichal module. You may watch the spacewalk reside within the video feed on the high of this web page. Learn our preview story on the spacewalk right here.

Expedition 66 commander Anton Shkaplerov and flight engineer Pyotr Dubrov, each of the Russian house company Roscosmos, will spend the day working so as to add new handrails, antennas, a tv digital camera and docking targets to Prichal, permitting the docking module to just accept its first visiting spacecraft in March.

Through the spacewalk, you’ll be able to spot Shkaplerov in a Russian Orlan spacesuit with purple stripes, distinguishing him because the lead spacewalker. Dubrov’s spacesuit may have blue stripes. 

Docking! SpaceX Dragon CRS-24 cargo ship reaches ISS

SpaceX’s Dragon CRS-24 cargo ship efficiently docked with the Worldwide House Station at 3:41 a.m. EST (0841 GMT), linking up with the orbiting lab practically an hour sooner than deliberate as each spacecraft sailed 265 miles above the South Pacific Ocean. 

A sequence of hooks and hatches will safe the Dragon to the station forward of leak checks to create a safe seal between the 2 spacecraft. The station’s crew will then open the hatches between the 2 craft to start unpacking the spacecraft. 

SpaceX Dragon CRS-24 cargo ship arriving at ISS

It is docking day for SpaceX’s Dragon CRS-24 cargo ship. 

After a day’s flight in orbit, SpaceX’s Dragon cargo ship is closing in on the Worldwide House Station and is scheduled to hyperlink up with the orbiting lab at 3:41 a.m. EST (0841 GMT). You may watch its strategy and docking reside within the NASA TV video feed on the high of this web page. 

The Dragon CRS-24 resupply ship is carrying 6,500 kilos of provides and experiment gear to the Worldwide House Station. The spacecraft was initially scheduled to dock at 4:30 a.m. EST however is working forward of schedule.

Dragon CRS-24 efficiently in orbit

SpaceX’s Dragon CRS-24 cargo ship has efficiently opened its nostril cone to uncover its docking port, the ultimate step in at the moment’s launch towards the Worldwide House Station. Learn our recap of the predawn liftoff.

The spacecraft, which has visited the house station earlier than, is scheduled to dock on the orbiting laboratory on Wednesday, Dec. 22, at 4:30 a.m. EST (0930 GMT)

NASA will present reside protection of the Dragon spacecraft’s autonomous docking, starting at 3 a.m. EST (0800 GMT). You may watch that docking reside on this web page through the NASA TV feed on the high of this web page.

Landing! SpaceX rocket lands as Dragon reaches orbit

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket stands atop the drone touchdown ship Simply Learn The Directions after a profitable touchdown following the launch of the CRS-24 Dragon cargo ship for NASA from Pad 39A of the Kennedy House Middle in Florida on Dec. 21, 2021. (Picture credit score: SpaceX)

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 1st stage has landed efficiently after launching Dragon CRS-24 cargo mission for NASA. That is touchdown no. 100 for SpaceX.

In the meantime, the Dragon CRS-24 cargo ship has reached orbit and separated from its Falcon 9 higher stage. Nostril cone deployment is predicted quickly.

Stage Separation for Falcon 9 rocket

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket first stage has separated from its higher stage and is starting its return to Earth for a touchdown on the drone ship Simply Learn The Directions within the Atlantic Ocean.

The higher stage carrying the Dragon CRS-24 cargo ship is continuous its ascent to orbit.

LIFTOFF! SpaceX launches Dragon CRS-24

LIFTOFF! SpaceX launches a brand new Falcon 9 rocket carrying the Dragon CRS-24 cargo ship for NASA. Subsequent cease, Worldwide House Station.

T-5 minutes to launch

SpaceX’s CRS-24 Dragon cargo mission is 5 minutes from launch and the climate appears to be like like it could clear in time for at the moment’s launch, SpaceX reviews. 

Fueling is underway for the Falcon 9 rocket and ought to be accomplished about 2 minutes earlier than liftoff. 

SpaceX CRS-24 launch webcast begins

SpaceX’s launch webcast for at the moment’s CRS-24 Dragon cargo resupply mission has begun. You may watch it reside within the window above or straight from NASA right here (opens in new tab) and from SpaceX (opens in new tab). Liftoff is now focused for five:07 a.m. EST (1007 GMT), a minute later than earlier introduced.

The climate forecast is dismal for at the moment’s launch try, with only a 30% of excellent climate at NASA’s Pad 39A for at the moment’s launch. 

SpaceX to launch NASA CRS-24 cargo mission

A brand new SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and a beforehand flown Cargo Dragon spacecraft stand atop Pad 39B of NASA’s Kennedy House Middle in Florida forward of a deliberate Dec. 21, 2021 launch to the Worldwide House Station. (Picture credit score: SpaceX)

SpaceX is counting all the way down to launch a brand new Falcon 9 rocket carrying the CRS-24 cargo mission to the Worldwide House Station for NASA at the moment (Dec. 21) and you’ll watch it reside on the high of this web page. Liftoff is at 5:06 a.m. EST (1006 GMT)

NASA and SpaceX will start webcasting at the moment’s launch at 4:45 a.m. EST (0945 GMT)

SpaceX is utilizing a uncommon new Falcon 9 rocket for at the moment’s launch. Its Cargo Dragon spacecraft beforehand flew to the house station. The mission will ship about 6,500 kilos of provides and experiment gear to the Worldwide House Station for its Expedition 66 crew. 

NASA, SpaceX press briefing at the moment on CRS-24 cargo aunch

NASA and SpaceX are counting all the way down to launch a brand new cargo ship to the Worldwide House Station on Tuesday, Dec. 21, and can maintain a prelaunch press convention at the moment at 12 p.m. EST (1700 GMT). You may watch the prelaunch briefing reside on this web page, courtesy of NASA, within the window above.

The climate forecast is presently dismal, with solely a 30% likelihood of excellent launch situations. 

 

Soyuz MS-20 crew is secure on Earth

Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa, his videographer Yozo Hirano and Russian cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin have exited the Soyuz capsule and are headed to the Karaganda airport to start their journeys dwelling.

After a 12-day spaceflight, the trio touched down at about 10:13 p.m. EST (0313 GMT or 9:13 a.m. native time on Dec. 20) on the steppe of Kazakhstan, southeast of the city of Dzhezkazgan.

You may see video of the crew rising from the Soyuz capsule above, and learn our full story about at the moment’s Soyuz touchdown right here

1st view of the Soyuz!

NASA TV lastly has reside video footage from the touchdown website. Right here is the primary view of the charred Soyuz MS-20 spacecraft that landed at the moment!

(Picture credit score: NASA TV)

Restoration crew is on website

The crew is reportedly secure and in good well being as search and restoration groups are serving to them out of the capsule. 

The Soyuz landed upright and didn’t tip over after the impression, which might assist velocity up the restoration course of. 

Roscosmos confirms Soyuz touchdown

The Soyuz MS-20 has efficiently touched down, Dmitry Rogozin, director basic of Russia’s house company Roscosmos, introduced on Twitter (opens in new tab)

NASA TV commentator Brandi Dean stated that dangerous climate in Kazakhstan has considerably hindered the restoration effort, however there’s «no motive to suspect that something is flawed.» 

Restoration groups «had visuals of the Soyuz descending below parachutes, however due to the visibility points with the climate there on the touchdown website [they] didn’t see the precise landing,» Dean stated. «So that they’re engaged on attending to the Soyuz at this level and we’re standing by for affirmation that they’re there with the crew.»

Landing?

The Soyuz MS-20 spacecraft ought to have touched down on time at 10:13 p.m. EST (0313 GMT), however NASA and Roscosmos haven’t but confirmed the touchdown, and we’re nonetheless ready on the primary video footage from the touchdown website. There aren’t any indications that something went flawed with the touchdown, in accordance with NASA TV commentator Brandi Dean. 

Deorbit burn full

The Soyuz MS-20 has efficiently accomplished a deorbit burn after firing its engines for 4 minutes and 39 seconds. The spacecraft is on monitor for an on-time touchdown in Kazakhstan at 10:13 p.m. EST (0313 GMT).

The Soyuz is on its method to Earth

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A view of the Soyuz MS-20 spacecraft departing the International Space Station on Dec. 19, 2021.

A view of the Soyuz MS-20 spacecraft departing the Worldwide House Station on Dec. 19, 2021. (Picture credit score: NASA TV)
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A view of the Soyuz MS-20 spacecraft departing the International Space Station on Dec. 19, 2021.

A view of the Soyuz MS-20 spacecraft departing the Worldwide House Station on Dec. 19, 2021. (Picture credit score: NASA TV)

The Soyuz MS-20 spacecraft efficiently separated from the Worldwide House Station at 6:50 p.m. EST (2350 GMT) and is now on its method to Earth with Maezawa, Hirano and Misurkin on board. The house station was orbiting 263 miles (423) kilometers above Mongolia on the time of undocking. 

NASA TV’s reside protection of their return to Earth will resume at 9 p.m. EST (0200 GMT), 18 minutes earlier than the deliberate deorbit burn. After the deorbit burn, the Soyuz spacecraft will spend just below an hour descending to Earth. The crew is predicted to the touch down in Kazakhstan at 10:13 p.m. EST (0313 GMT).

NASA TV’s undocking protection has begun

Alexander Misurkin, Yusaku Maezawa and Yozo Hirano are contained in the Soyuz MS-20 spacecraft and making ready for an on-time departure from the Worldwide House Station. The Soyuz MS-20 spacecraft is scheduled to undock at 6:50 p.m. EST (2350 GMT) and land in Kazakhstan at 10:13 p.m. EST (0313 Dec. 20 GMT). You may watch it reside now within the window above. Learn extra

Touchdown day for Japanese house vacationers

Billionaire entrepreneur Yusaku Maezawa (left), cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin (center) and video producer Yozo Hirano (right) are scheduled to launch toward the International Space Station on Dec. 8, 2021. Hirano will participate in health-related research during and after the mission.

Billionaire entrepreneur Yusaku Maezawa (left), cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin (heart) and video producer Yozo Hirano (proper) are scheduled to launch towards the Worldwide House Station on Dec. 8, 2021. Hirano will take part in health-related analysis throughout and after the mission. (Picture credit score: CPK/Roscosmos)

It is touchdown day for Japanese billionaire house vacationer Yusaku Maezawa, his video producer Yozo Hirano and Russian cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin.

The trio will return to Earth tonight, Dec. 19, of their Soyuz spacecraft with a touchdown on the steppes of Kazakhstan scheduled for 10:18 p.m. EST (0318 GMT on Dec. 20). You may watch it reside on this web page within the NASA TV video feed on the high. 

NASA will broadcast a number of occasions at the moment main as much as tonight’s touchdown. Here is a schedule to plan your afternoon and night:

  • 3 p.m. EST / 2000 GMT — NASA TV protection begins for hatch closing at 3:32 p.m. EST (2032 GMT)
  • 6:30 p.m. EST / 2300 GMT — NASA TV protection begins for undocking at 6:54 p.m. EST (2354 GMT)
  • 9 p.m. EST / 0200 GMT Dec. 20 — NASA TV protection begins for deorbit and touchdown. Touchdown is focused for 10:18 p.m. EST / 0318 GMT Dec. 20.

Maezawa, Hirano and Misurkin launched to the house station on Dec. 8 on a mission brokered for Maezawa by the U.S. house tourism firm House Adventures. Maezawa is financing all the journey for an undisclosed sum, although previous vacationer flights to the station have price extra as much as $35 million for one particular person primarily based on reviews from Cirque du Soliel founder Man Laliberte’s flight in 2009. Maezawa has paid for 2 folks, suggesting an excellent greater charge. 

Maezawa and Hirano have spent their time in house recording movies of Maezawa showcasing the spaceflight expertise. Additionally they delivered the primary Uber Eats meal in house and Hirano is taking part in some medical experiments to review the consequences of spaceflight on the human physique.

Watch NASA TV tonight to see the trio return to Earth.

Postcard from the house station

Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa has found out the right way to float. Two days into his keep aboard the Worldwide House Station, Maezawa on Twitter (opens in new tab) shared a picture of him seated cross-legged and waving on the digital camera with the caption, «Hello from house.» 

Japanese billionaire

Japanese entrepreneur Yusaku Maezawa enters the Worldwide House Station to start a 12-day house vacationer journey following a Soyuz launch and docking on Dec. 8, 2021. (Picture credit score: NASA TV)

Japanese house vacationers Yusakuy Maezawa and Yozo Hirano have begun their 12-day keep aboard the Worldwide House Station after getting into the orbiting laboratory at 11:11 a.m. EST (1611 GMT) with veteran Russian cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin. 

The 2 house vacationers, whose flight was organized by the Virginia-based firm House Adventures with Russia’s house company Roscosmos, are resulting from return to Earth on Dec. 19 at 9 p.m. EST (0200 GMT Dec. 20) on the distant steppes of Kazakhstan.

Japanese house vacationers, cosmonaut to enter ISS

A view of the Soyuz MS-20 capsule flying close to the Worldwide House Station earlier than docking on Dec. 8, 2021. (Picture credit score: NASA TV)

Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa, video producer Yozo Hirano and Russian cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin have climbed out of their Sokol launch stress fits and are making ready to enter the Worldwide House Station after their profitable docking earlier at the moment. The Soyuz MS-20 crew are conducting ultimate leak checks between their Soyuz and the house station earlier than opening the hatches between their two spacecraft. 

NASA is broadcasting reside views of at the moment’s hatch opening ceremony, which you’ll be able to watch within the video feed on the high of this web page.

Docking full!

The Soyuz capsule carrying Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa, his video producer Yozo Hirano and Russian cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin docked to the Worldwide House Station at 8:40 a.m. EST (1340 GMT) after 4 orbits round Earth and about six hours after launch. Learn the total story (opens in new tab).

The trio are scheduled to enter the house station at about 10:35 a.m. EST (1535 GMT), with a reside webcast starting about 20 minutes prior.

Watch Japanese house vacationers dock at house station

Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa and his video producer Yozo Hirano will dock on the Worldwide House Station at the moment at 8:41 a.m. EST (1341 GMT) with Russian cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin and you’ll watch it reside right here. The reside webcast will start at 8 a.m. EST (1300 GMT) from NASA. 

Maezawa and his crewmates launched to the house station early Wednesday and can spend 12 days on the house station. Maezawa purchased the flight with House Adventures, which has organized a number of house tourism flights to the Worldwide House Station with Russia’s Roscosmos house company. 

Maezawa, Hirano and Misurkin are scheduled to enter the house station at 10:35 a.m. EST (1535 GMT). A hatch opening ceremony webcast will start at 10:15 a.m. EST (1515 GMT).

Billionaire Yusaku Maezawa, two others launch towards house station

Billionaire Japanese entrepreneur Yusaku Maezawa and his two crewmates are on their method to the Worldwide House Station.

A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying Maezawa, fellow house vacationer Yozo Hirano and cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin launched atop a Soyuz rocket from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan Wednesday (Dec. 8) at 2:38 a.m. EST (0738 GMT). [Full story.]

The trio is predicted to reach on the house station round 8:41 a.m. EST (1341 GMT) on Wednesday. The spaceflyers will stay in orbit for practically 12 days, returning to Earth on Dec. 19.

Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa launching to house station early Wednesday

Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa and two crewmates will launch towards the Worldwide House Station early Wednesday morning (Dec. 8), and you’ll watch the motion reside.

A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying Maezawa, video producer Yozo Hirano and cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin is scheduled to carry off from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan Wednesday at 2:38 a.m. EST (0738 GMT). Watch it reside at House.com’s homepage courtesy of NASA, or straight through the house company (opens in new tab).

Maezawa paid for his seat and that of Hirano, who will doc the mission. Their flight was organized by Virginia firm House Adventures, which has despatched eight different folks on seven journeys to the orbiting lab over time.

Prepare for tomorrow’s spacewalk!

At 2 p.m. EDT (1900 GMT) at the moment (Nov. 29), NASA might be internet hosting a information convention detailing what they count on to occur throughout tomorrow’s upcoming spacewalk.

The information convention will embody three consultants who will focus on the spacewalk and reply questions with a Q&A. These consultants embody Dana Weigel, NASA’s deputy supervisor of the Worldwide House Station Program, Vincent LaCourt, NASA’s spacewalk flight director and Artwork Thomason, NASA’s spacewalk officer. 

Take a look at the NASA TV reside video above to catch the press convention.

The spacewalk being mentioned will see NASA astronauts Thomas Marshburn and Kayla Barron, who lately arrived on the orbiting lab aboard SpaceX’s Crew-3 mission. They may exit the station’s Quest airlock round 7:10 a.m. EDT (1210 GMT) tomorrow (Nov. 30) to switch a defective antenna system. Stay protection for the spacewalk itself is about to start at 5:30 a.m. EDT (1030 GMT). 

DOCKING! Progress 79 at house station

The uncrewed Progress 79 cargo ship approaches the International Space Station's Zvezda service module during docking operations in orbit on Oct. 29, 2021.

The uncrewed Progress 79 cargo ship approaches the Worldwide House Station’s Zvezda service module throughout docking operations in orbit on Oct. 29, 2021. (Picture credit score: NASA TV)

Progress 79 has efficiently docked on the Worldwide House Station, linking up with the orbiting lab’s Russian-built Zvezda service module at 9:31 p.m. EDT (0131 GMT) as the 2 ships sailed 258 miles over Argentina, simply south of Buenos Aires. 

«It does not get a lot smoother than that,» NASA spokesperson Rob Navias stated of the docking throughout reside commentary. «A flawless experience from the launch pad at Baikonur to docking on the Worldwide House Station.»

That can wrap our protection of Roscosmos’ Progress 79 cargo ship docking on the Worldwide House Station. Keep tuned for extra updates from the station as they arrive up!

Progress 79 on ultimate strategy to ISS

The Progress 79 cargo ship is now on ultimate strategy to its docking port on the Zvezda service module of the Worldwide House Station. 

The berth is on the aft finish of the station’s Russian section. 

Progress 79 flyaround underway

Progress 79 is now flying across the Worldwide House Station to succeed in some extent about 150 meters from the station’s Russian-built Zvezda service module, its vacation spot for at the moment’s cargo supply. 

Docking nonetheless set for 9:34 pm EDT (0134 GMT). 

Progress 79 in sight of house station

The Russian cargo ship Progress 79 is visible is a small object at the left in this video still from a camera on the International Space Station during its docking approach on Oct. 29, 2021.

The Russian cargo ship Progress 79 is seen on this video nonetheless from a digital camera on the Worldwide House Station throughout its docking strategy on Oct. 29, 2021.  (Picture credit score: NASA TV)

Progress 79 is now lower than 1 kilometers from the Worldwide House Station because it nears the house station. Cameras on the station are displaying gorgeous views of the approaching spacecraft.

Right now’s docking strategy is on monitor with no points. 

The Russian cargo ship Progress 79 is visible is a small object at the left in this video still from a camera on the International Space Station during its docking approach on Oct. 29, 2021.

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NASA livestream underway for Progress 79 docking

NASA’s webcast for tonight’s Progress 79 cargo ship docking on the Worldwide House Station has start. 

The Russian constructed Progress 79 cargo ship will dock on the Zvezda service module on the house station at 9:34 p.m. EDT (0134 GMT). The spacecraft is carrying greater than 5,600 kilos of provides and kit — 2.8 tons in all —  for the station’s seven-astronaut crew. 

You may watch the docking reside above on the high of this web page. 

Progress 79 is presently about 7 kilometers away from the house station because it approaches  a flyaround level to succeed in its docking port.  

Progress 79 cargo ship to dock tonight

The uncrewed Russian cargo ship Progress 79, which launched into orbit late Wednesday (Oct. 27), is because of dock on the Worldwide House Station tonight and you’ll watch it reside right here. 

Progress 79, which is hauling practically 3 tons of meals, clothes, propellant and different provides, will hyperlink as much as the station’s Russian-built Zvezda service module at 9:34 p.m. EDT (0134 GMT). NASA’s reside webcast of the rendezvous will start at 8:45 p.m. EDT (0045 GMT)

You may watch the occasions reside within the window on the high of this web page. At 10 p.m. EDT (0200 GMT), NASA and SpaceX will even conduct a launch readiness evaluate press convention for the Crew-3 SpaceX astronaut mission, resulting from launch on Oct. 31. 

Progress 79 launches to house station

A Russian Soyuz 2.1a rocket carrying the uncrewed Progress 79 cargo ship launches into orbit from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan within the pre-dawn hours of Oct. 28, 2021 (late Oct. 27 EDT).  (Picture credit score: Glavkosmos/Roscosmos)

Russia’s house company Roscosmos efficiently launched the Progress 79 cargo ship to the Worldwide House Station tonight at 8 p.m. EDT (0000 GMT) from Pad 6 of Web site 31 at Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. It was 5 a.m. native time on the launch website. 

NASA spokesman Rob Navias stated throughout reside commentary that the Soyuz 2.1a rocket’s liftoff was a «excellent launch.»

The Progress 79 cargo ship is now making its uncrewed flight to the station, the place it’s going to dock late Friday night time on the aft finish of the station’s Russian-built Zvezda service module. 

Docking is about for 9:34 p.m. EDT, Friday, Oct. 29 (0134 GMT Saturday, Oct. 30).

Russian Progress 79 cargo ship able to launch

A Russian Soyuz rocket carrying the Progress 79 cargo ship stands poised to launch toward the International Space Station from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan on Oct. 27, 2021.

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A Russian Soyuz rocket is poised to launch a brand new Progress cargo ship to the Worldwide House Station tonight and you’ll watch it reside right here on the high of this web page. 

The Progress 79 cargo ship will launch about 3 tons of provides to the house station from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The ship will dock on the station on Friday, Oct. 29. 

You may watch the launch reside above, or from our launch preview web page right here

Progress 78 efficiently docks at Nauka

The uncrewed Progress 78 cargo resupply ship has efficiently docked with the Russian Multipurpose Laboratory module, or Nauka, practically 29 hours after undocking from Russia’s Poisk module. The time of seize was 12:21 a.m. EDT (0421 GMT).

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Watch Progress 78 dock with the house station

Russia’s Progress 78 cargo resupply spacecraft efficiently undocked from the house station’s Poisk module late Wednesday (Oct. 20) and is presently scheduled to dock on the Nauka module at 12:24 a.m. EDT (0424 GMT) on Friday (Oct. 22). You may watch a reside webcast of the docking within the window above. 

Learn the total story: Russian cargo ship strikes to new parking spot at house station

That is a wrap!

Russian actress Yulia Peresild and producer Klim Shipenko landed with cosmonaut Oleg Novitskiy Sunday (Oct. 17) at 12:35 a.m. EDT (0435 GMT or 10:35 a.m. native time) on the steppe of Kazakhstan. Learn the total story

Soyuz undocking full

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Cosmonaut Oleg Novitsky, actor Yulia Peresild and director Klim Shipenko are on their manner again to Earth after undocking from the Worldwide House Station of their Soyuz spacecraft.

NASA TV’s reside protection of the deorbit burn and touchdown will resume tonight (Oct. 16) at 11:15 p.m. EDT (0315 GMT); the touchdown in Kazakhstan is scheduled for about 12:36 a.m. (0436 GMT; 10:36 a.m. Kazakhstan time) on Sunday, Oct. 17.

It is touchdown day!

The ten folks residing and dealing on the Worldwide House Station share dinner in {a photograph} shared by cosmonaut Oleg Novitsky on Oct. 14, 2021. (Picture credit score: Roscosmos/NASA)

It is touchdown day! Cosmonaut Oleg Novitsky, who’s wrapping up a six-month keep in house, and a Russian actor Yulia Peresild and director Klim Shipenko, who’ve spent lower than two weeks in orbit, are headed again to Earth.

If you happen to’re pondering of tuning in, take a look at our full information to at the moment’s touchdown webcasts.

The trio will say their goodbyes at about 4:15 p.m. EDT (2015 GMT) earlier than climbing into the Soyuz MS-18 capsule, which is able to undock from Russia’s Nauka module of the Worldwide House Station on Saturday (Oct. 16) at 9:14 p.m. EDT (0114 GMT on Oct. 17) for the journey dwelling.

The capsule, slowed by parachutes, will land in Kazakhstan on Sunday (Oct. 17) at 12:36 a.m. EDT (0436 GMT; 10:36 a.m. native time).

NASA TV and House.com will supply reside protection of all three milestones, so keep tuned!

Megan McArthur shares gorgeous Earth timelapse

Lightning storms, auroras and metropolis lights glow throughout planet Earth on this beautiful new timelapse video captured by NASA astronaut Megan McArther on the Worldwide House Station. 

«Friday Evening Lightning!» McArthur tweeted (opens in new tab). «Checkout this time lapse taken over Africa from our cupola. Along with thunderstorms, you’ll be able to see metropolis lights, the Milky Means, satellites, and even a little bit of aurora on the finish.» 

Russian movie crew boards house station

Russian actress Yulia Peresild and producer-director Klim Shipenko have entered the Worldwide House Station with their cosmonaut information Anton Shkaplerov to start their 12-day film shoot in orbit.

The trio entered the station’s Rassvet module at about 11 a.m. EDT (1500 GMT), jus about 6 hours after launching into orbit on their Soyuz rocket. They joined seven different crewmembers already aboard the station, together with Expedition 65 cosmonaut Oleg Novitskiy, who will seem within the movie Peresild and Shipenko are capturing. It is referred to as «The Problem,» with Peresild portraying a surgeon despatched into orbit to assist a cosmonaut (Novitskiy) in medical misery. 

«I nonetheless really feel that it is all a dream and I am nonetheless asleep,» Peresild, 37, advised Russia’s Channel One throughout a welcome ceremony on the station. 

Shipenko agreed. 

«Sure, it is nearly inconceivable to assume that this all got here to actuality,» the 38-year-old director stated.

Through the welcome ceremony, Peresild obtained a congratulatory name from Valentina Tereshkova, who grew to become the primary lady in house in 1963 on the Vostok 6 mission. 

«It was extraordinarily emotional for everybody, from unhappiness to happiness,» Tereshkova stated of the launch in Russian, which was translated on NASA TV. «We’re very pleased with you,» she added, saying she had just one want for the crew.

«Every little thing ought to go nominal, that is our greatest want,» Tereshkova stated. «We wish all of your desires to return true and we’ll be ready for you again right here on Earth.»

Hatch Opening Underway

Astronauts on the Worldwide House Station are actually working to open the hatches between the station and the Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft, permitting the Russian movie crew to enter the orbiting lab.

House station hatch opening delayed

Russian mission management officers have advised the station and Soyuz crews that hatch opening will happen in about an hour, a bit later than deliberate.

We’re awaiting a brand new hatch opening goal time from NASA.

Russian movie crew to enter house station

The Russian movie crew that launched to the Worldwide House Station at the moment on a Soyuz spacecraft is making ready to enter the orbiting laboratory for the primary time. Hatches between the house station and their Soyuz MS-19 are resulting from be opened at 10:05 a.m. EDT (1405 GMT). 

You may watch the hatch opening and a welcome ceremony reside within the NASA TV video feed on the high of this web page.

Superb views of Soyuz docking with Russian movie crew

Right now’s profitable docking of a Russian movie crew on the Worldwide House Station had some star high quality of its personal. Because the Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft carrying Russian actress Yulia Peresild, director Klim Shipenko and cosmonaut Anton Shklaperov neared the station, a digital camera on the orbiting lab captured spectacular views of the approaching spacecraft. 

Take a look at the views within the video above!

Docking! Soyuz delivers Russian movie crew to house station

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The Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft carrying Russian actress Yulia Peresild, producer-director Klim Shipenko and cosmonaut Anton Shklaperov approaches the International Space Station on Oct. 5, 2021 in this still from station cameras captured during docking operations.

The Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft carrying Russian actress Yulia Peresild, producer-director Klim Shipenko and cosmonaut Anton Shklaperov approaches the Worldwide House Station on Oct. 5, 2021 on this nonetheless from station cameras captured throughout docking operations. (Picture credit score: NASA TV)
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The Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft carrying Russian actress Yulia Peresild, producer-director Klim Shipenko and cosmonaut Anton Shklaperov approaches the International Space Station on Oct. 5, 2021 in this still from station cameras captured during docking operations.

The Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft carrying Russian actress Yulia Peresild, producer-director Klim Shipenko and cosmonaut Anton Shklaperov approaches the Worldwide House Station on Oct. 5, 2021 on this nonetheless from station cameras captured throughout docking operations. (Picture credit score: NASA TV)
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The Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft carrying Russian actress Yulia Peresild, producer-director Klim Shipenko and cosmonaut Anton Shklaperov approaches the International Space Station on Oct. 5, 2021 in this still from station cameras captured during docking operations.

The Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft carrying Russian actress Yulia Peresild, producer-director Klim Shipenko and cosmonaut Anton Shklaperov approaches the Worldwide House Station on Oct. 5, 2021 on this nonetheless from station cameras captured throughout docking operations. (Picture credit score: NASA TV)

The Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft carrying a Russian actress and her producer/director has efficiently docked on the Worldwide House Station. It linked up with a port on the station’s Rassvet module at 8:22 a.m. EDT (1222 GMT), about 10 minutes later than deliberate after communications points pressured cosmonaut Anton Shklaperov to take guide management of the Soyuz for the docking. 

Regardless of the communications difficulty, Shklaperov docked the Soyuz at its port to ship Russian actress Yulia Peresild and producer-director Klim Shipenko to the station. The duo will movie scenes for an upcoming house movie referred to as «The Problem,» with Peresild portraying a surgeon launched into house to assist an ailing cosmonaut, to be portrayed by cosmonaut Oleg Novitskiy, who’s already aboard the house station.

«So the Soyuz MS-19’s safely at port, and a Russian actress and her producer-director are on set on the Worldwide House Station for 12 days of film making,» NASA spokesperson Rob Navias stated throughout reside commentary.

Peresild, Shipenko and Shklaperov will enter the house station at 10:05 a.m. EDT (1405 GMT) when the hatches are resulting from open between the Soyuz and station. NASA’s reside protection will resume at 9:30 a.m. EDT (1330 GMT). 

Stay docking protection has begun

NASA’s webcast for at the moment’s Soyuz docking on the Worldwide House Station has begun. The Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft will dock its Russian movie crew and cosmonaut commander on the station at 8:12 a.m. EDT (1212 GMT).

Soyuz reaches orbit with Russian movie crew

A view of Earth from Russia’s Soyuz MS-18 spacecraft after it reached orbit with a movie crew on a mission to the Worldwide House Station on Oct. 5, 2021. (Picture credit score: NASA TV)

Spacecraft separation! The Soyuz spacecraft carrying cosmonaut Anton Shklaperov, actress Yulia Peresild and director Klim Shipenko has efficiently reached orbit after separating from its third stage and deploying photo voltaic arrays. 

‘We’re feeling nice, every thing’s working nominally’ Soyuz commander Shklaperov reviews.

The three house vacationers are on a two-orbit journey to the Worldwide House Station and can arrive at 8:12 a.m. EDT (1212 GMT). NASA’s docking protection will start at 7:30 a.m. EDT (1130 GMT). You may watch that within the window on the high of this web page at begin time.

LIFTOFF! Russian movie crew launches to house station

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A Russian Soyuz rocket and Soyuz MS-18 spacecraft launch a film crew toward the International Space Station from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan on Oct. 5, 2021.

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A Russian Soyuz rocket and Soyuz MS-18 spacecraft launch a film crew toward the International Space Station from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan on Oct. 5, 2021.

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A Russian Soyuz rocket and Soyuz MS-18 spacecraft launch a film crew toward the International Space Station from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan on Oct. 5, 2021.

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Liftoff! The Soyuz rocket carrying a Russian movie crew to the Worldwide House Station lifted off on time at 4:55 a.m. EDT (0855 GMT). 

Russian movie crew earlier than launch

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NASA TV still images from the pre-launch activities of the Soyuz MS-18 launch to the International Space Station on Oct. 5, 2021.

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Yulia Peresild inside the Soyuz MS-18 spacecraft.

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NASA TV still images from the pre-launch activities of the Soyuz MS-18 launch to the International Space Station on Oct. 5, 2021.

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NASA TV still images from the pre-launch activities of the Soyuz MS-18 launch to the International Space Station on Oct. 5, 2021.

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NASA TV still images from the pre-launch activities of the Soyuz MS-18 launch to the International Space Station on Oct. 5, 2021.

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NASA TV still images from the pre-launch activities of the Soyuz MS-18 launch to the International Space Station on Oct. 5, 2021.

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NASA TV still images from the pre-launch activities of the Soyuz MS-18 launch to the International Space Station on Oct. 5, 2021.

The zero-g indicators for the launch. (Picture credit score: NASA TV)

Listed here are just a few views of the Soyuz MS-18 crew taken within the hours earlier than launch. NASA TV is showcasing their pre-flight actions with a sequence of video clips as we close to the T-10 minute mark for launch. 

Russia launching movie crew to Worldwide House Station

Actor Yulia Peresild (left), cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov (heart) and director Klim Shipenko (proper) are scheduled to launch towards the Worldwide House Station on Oct. 5, 2021. (Picture credit score: Roscosmos through Twitter)

Russia is counting all the way down to launching the world’s first movie crew to the Worldwide House Station on a Soyuz spacecraft. Liftoff is about for 4:55 a.m. EDT (0855 GMT) from Launch Web site 31 at Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. 

The Soyuz is carrying Russian actress Yulia Perselid and director Klim Shipenko alongside veteran cosmonaut Anton Shklaperov. Perselid and Shipenko will spend 12 days in house filming scenes for a function movie referred to as «The Problem» whereas Shklaperov will start a months-long keep on the house station. 

The trio are presently tucked inside their Soyuz spacecraft and rocket as they await launch.