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#1    Waspie_Dwarf

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Posted 09 May 2014 - 08:52 PM

Soyuz Departure Preps and Dragon Cargo Transfers for Expedition 39


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The Expedition 39 crew is focusing on Soyuz and SpaceX Dragon vehicle departures while also operating ongoing science experiments. On the ground, flight controllers are investigating the 3A power channel that went down Thursday.

Soyuz Commander Mikhail Tyurin, Expedition 39 Commander Koichi Wakata and Flight Engineer Rick Mastracchio are wrapping up their stay on the International Space Station which ends May 13. The trio are packing up gear and personal items and stowing them inside the Soyuz TMA-11M spacecraft. They will land Tuesday night in Kazakhstan at 9:58 p.m. EDT.

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Posted 12 May 2014 - 09:01 PM

Expedition 39 Trio Wrapping Up Six Months on Station


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On the eve of the return to Earth of three crew members after six months in space, the International Space Stationís Expedition 39 crew tackled spacesuit maintenance as well as a full morning of biomedical research for the stationís departing commander on Monday.

Commander Koichi Wakata of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Flight Engineer Rick Mastracchio of NASA and Soyuz commander Mikhail Tyurin of Roscosmos, the Russian Federal Space Agency, will wrap up 188 days in space when they depart Tuesday aboard the Soyuz TMA-11M spacecraft that brought them to the station back in November. The trio will undock their Soyuz from the station at 6:36 p.m. EDT for a landing southeast of the remote town of Dzhezkazgan in Kazakhstan at 9:58 p.m. (7:58 a.m. May 14, Kazakh time).

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Posted 12 May 2014 - 10:05 PM


Expedition 39/40 Change of Command Ceremony

The reins of the International Space Station were passed from Koichi Wakata of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency to NASA's Steve Swanson during a ceremony on the orbital outpost on May 12.

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Posted 13 May 2014 - 10:18 PM

Expedition 39 Trio Bids Farewell to Station Crewmates


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Three Expedition 39 crew members are set to undock their Soyuz spacecraft Tuesday from the International Space Station and return to Earth after 188 days in space.

Expedition 39 Commander Koichi Wakata of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Flight Engineer Rick Mastracchio of NASA and Soyuz Commander Mikhail Tyurin of Roscosmos, the Russian Federal Space Agency, bid farewell to their station crewmates and closed the hatch to their Soyuz TMA-11M spacecraft docked to the Rassvet module at 3:26 p.m. EDT.

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Posted 13 May 2014 - 10:24 PM


Expedition 39 bids farewell to space station

NASA TV captured farewells exchanged on the International Space Station between the departing Expedition 39 crew and the Expedition 40 crew remaining onboard. Koichi Wakata of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, NASA Flight Engineer Rick Mastracchio and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Tyurin. The three remaining occupants, Steve Swanson of NASA and Russian cosmonauts Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Artemyev will be joined by fellow Expedition 40 crew mates Max Suraev of Roscosmos, Reid Wiseman of NASA and Alexander Gerst of the European Space Agency later this month.

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Posted 14 May 2014 - 07:35 AM


Expedition 39 Soyuz Undocks from Station

After spending 188 days aboard the International Space Station, Koichi Wakata, Rick Mastracchio and Mikhail Tyurin undocked from the station's Rassvet module at 6:36 p.m. EDT to begin their voyage home. Tyurin, the Soyuz commander, was at the controls of the Soyuz TMA-11M spacecraft. The crew is scheduled to land at 9:58 p.m. EDT, southeast of Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan.

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Posted 14 May 2014 - 07:38 AM

Expedition 39 Crew Returns to Earth After Six Months on Station


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The Expedition 39 crew returned to Earth Tuesday after 188 days in space, completing a journey of over 79 million miles and more than 3,000 orbits of the Earth since launching to the International Space Station back in November.

The Soyuz TMA-11M spacecraft carrying Expedition 39 Commander Koichi Wakata of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Soyuz Commander Mikhail Tyurin of Roscosmos, the Russian Federal Space Agency and Flight Engineer Rick Mastracchio of NASA landed in the steppe of Kazakhstan southeast of Dzhezkazgan at 9:58 p.m. (7:58 a.m. Wednesday, Kazakh time). Helicopters carrying the Russian recovery teams and NASA personnel reached the landing site shortly afterward to assist the crew and conduct medical examinations.

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Posted 14 May 2014 - 11:26 AM


Expedition 39 back on solid ground

Expedition 39 Commander Koichi Wakata of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, NASA Flight Engineer Rick Mastracchio and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Tyurin are back on solid ground after bidding farewell to the Expedition 40 crew and safely returning to Earth in a Soyuz spacecraft. The trio spent 188 days in space.

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Posted 14 May 2014 - 12:00 PM

Hard work, this being an astronaut, and nowadays without nearly the attention and celebrity.  I was going to put the word "dangerous" in there but thought better of it; let us hope it is not dangerous any more.


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Posted 14 May 2014 - 06:05 PM


Welcome Home Expedition 39!

Expedition 39 Commander Koichi Wakata of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, NASA Flight Engineer Rick Mastracchio and Soyuz Commander Mikhail Tyurin of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) were greeted in a traditional ceremony at the airport in Karaganda, Kazakhstan, on May 14, a few hours after landing in their Soyuz TMA-11M spacecraft in Kazakhstan near the town of Dzhezkazgan. The footage includes interviews conducted with Mastracchio before he began the trip back to Houston.

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