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Posted 07 November 2013 - 11:45 AM

Sochi Olympic torch reaches space station

A Soyuz rocket carrying the torch for the Sochi Winter Olympics has docked with the International Space Station, as part of efforts to showcase next year's games in Russia.

On Saturday, two Russian cosmonauts will take it on a historic first spacewalk. The torch will not be lit. (kinda obvious really!!)

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Posted 07 November 2013 - 11:46 AM

New Crew Launches to Space Station with Olympic Torch Aboard


www.nasa.gov said:

Three crew members representing the United States, Russia and Japan are on their way to the International Space Station after launching from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 11:14 p.m. EST Wednesday, 10:14 a.m. Nov. 7, Kazakh time.

NASA Flight Engineer Rick Mastracchio, Soyuz Commander Mikhail Tyurin of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) and Flight Engineer Koichi Wakata of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency took with them the Olympic torch that will be used to light the Olympic flame at Fisht Stadium in Sochi, Russia, to mark the start of the 2014 Winter Games.

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Posted 07 November 2013 - 11:49 AM


Expedition 38 Launches to Join Six-Member Station Crew

A new trio of Expedition 38 flight engineers lifted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, at 11:14 p.m. EST Wednesday aboard a Soyuz TMA-11M spacecraft. They are on a trip to the International Space Station that will take just over six hours.

After four orbits they will dock to the Rassvet docking compartment at 5:31 a.m. Wednesday. The Soyuz and station hatches will open about two hours later when they will be greeted by six station crew members. New station crew members Mikhail Tyurin, Koichi Wakata and Rick Mastracchio will join Expedition 37 Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin and Flight Engineers Karen Nyberg, Luca Parmitano, Oleg Kotov, Mike Hopkins and Sergey Ryazanskiy.

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Posted 07 November 2013 - 11:53 AM

Station Home to Nine Residents


www.nasa.gov said:

A new trio of Expedition 38 flight engineers docked to the Rassvet docking compartment at 5:27 a.m. Thursday. They lifted off about six hours earlier from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, at 11:14 p.m. EST Tuesday aboard a Soyuz TMA-11M spacecraft.

They will open the Soyuz and station hatches in a couple of hours to be greeted by six station crew members. New station crew members Mikhail Tyurin, Koichi Wakata and Rick Mastracchio will join Expedition 37 Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin and Flight Engineers Karen Nyberg, Luca Parmitano, Oleg Kotov, Mike Hopkins and Sergey Ryazanskiy.

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Posted 07 November 2013 - 12:23 PM


Soyuz hooks up to the station

After launching earlier in the day in their Soyuz spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 38/39 Soyuz Commander Mikhail Tyurin of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos), Flight Engineer Rick Mastracchio of NASA and Flight Engineer Koichi Wakata of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency arrived at the International Space Station on Nov. 7; docking their craft to the Rassvet module on the Russian segment of the complex.

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Posted 07 November 2013 - 06:30 PM


Welcome Aboard!

Soyuz Commander Mikhail Tyurin and Flight Engineers Rick Mastracchio and Koichi Wakata are welcomed aboard the International Space Station by the crew of Expedition 37.

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