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  • Astronaut Don Pettit with computer card

    Space Station Team Undertakes 'EPIC' Event

    01.04.12 - Working in chorus with the International Space Station team in Mission Control, the Expedition 30 crew is upgrading the primary computers onboard.

  • The six-member Expedition 30 crew

    New Expedition 30 Crew Members Welcomed Aboard Station

    12.23.11 - Expedition 30 Flight Engineers Don Pettit, Oleg Kononenko and Andre Kuipers were welcomed aboard the orbiting complex when the hatches between the station and the Soyuz TMA-03M spacecraft were opened at 12:43 p.m. EST on Friday, Dec. 23.

  • The Soyuz TMA-03M spacecraft launches

    New Expedition 30 Crew Members Launch to Station

    12.21.11 - Expedition 30 Flight Engineers Don Pettit, Oleg Kononenko and Andre Kuipers launched at 8:16 a.m. EST on Wednesday, Dec. 21 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

  • Expedition 29 crew

    Expedition 29 Crew Lands in Kazakhstan

    11.21.11 - The Expedition 29 crew members landed their Soyuz TMA-02M spacecraft on the steppe of Kazakhstan at 9:26 p.m. EST Monday, Nov. 21.

  • Expedition 29

    Expedition 29 Welcomes New Crewmates

    11.16.11 - The Soyuz TMA-22 spacecraft carrying three new Expedition 29 crew members docked to the International Space Station at 12:24 a.m. EST Wednesday.

  • Expedition 29 launches aboard the Soyuz TMA-22

    New Crew Launches to Join Expedition 29

    11.14.11 - The Soyuz TMA-22 spacecraft carrying the new trio launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, at 11:14 p.m. EST Nov. 13, 2011 (10:14 a.m. Baikonur time Nov. 14).

  • ISS028-E-007701 -- Mike Fossum

    Students Speak With Station Crew Using Amateur Radio

    10.27.11 - Children from the Cherry Creek School District in Centennial, Colo. spoke directly with Expedition 29 Commander Mike Fossum aboard the International Space Station on Oct. 27, 2011.

  • 201109160001HQ: Expedition 28 Landing

    Expedition 28 Crew Lands Safely

    09.16.11 - Expedition 28 Commander Andrey Borisenko and Flight Engineers Alexander Samokutyaev and Ron Garan landed their Soyuz TMA-21 spacecraft in Kazakhstan a few seconds before midnight EDT Sept. 16, with an official landing time of 11:59:39 p.m. Sept. 15.

  • Dextre and the Canadarm2

    Dextre, Space Electrician: Canadian Robot Repairs Components on the Space Station

    08.30.11 - Dextre, the Canadian Space Agency’s robotic handyman aboard the International Space Station (ISS), has successfully replaced a faulty circuit-breaker box on the orbiting lab.

  • The ISS Progress 44 resupply craft launches

    Progress Resupply Craft Lost After Launch

    08.24.11 - The ISS Progress 44 launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome at 9 a.m. EDT August 24 on a Soyuz U rocket, bound for the International Space Station. At 5 minutes and 25 seconds into flight, the Soyuz rocket experienced a third-stage engine shutdown due to an anomaly.

  • Spacewalkers Sergei Volkov and Alexander Samokutyaev

    Cosmonauts Wrap Up Spacewalk

    08.04.11 - Flight Engineers Sergei Volkov and Alexander Samokutyaev closed the hatch to the Pirs docking compartment ending their spacewalk Wednesday Aug. 3, at 5:13 p.m. EDT.

  • Expedition 28 crew

    Station Crew Launches Aboard Soyuz

    06.07.11 - Three new Expedition 28 flight engineers bound for the International Space Station launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on June 7.

  • Soyuz TMA-20

    Expedition 27 Crew Returns Home

    05.23.11 - After spending 157 days aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 27 landed May 23, 2011.

  • Greg Johnson and Greg Chamitoff play chess

    Time in Space Runs Out; Earth Claims Chess Victory

    06.08.11 - Astronauts aboard the space shuttle Endeavour wrapped up their Earth vs. Space 2011 chess match as the shuttle touched down at Kennedy Space Center early June 1 without bringing the contest to a checkmate.

  • ISS006-E-22939 -- London at night

    Royal Sighting Opportunities; Station Crew Sends Congratulations

    04.28.11 - Crowds gathering around Buckingham Palace for the Friday wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton may have a special treat this week – royal sightings of the International Space Station, and if it launches, space shuttle Endeavour.

  • Cady Coleman and Ian Anderson

    First Space-Earth Duet

    04.08.11 - Harmony reached new heights recently as NASA Astronaut Cady Coleman, circling Earth aboard the International Space Station, and musician Ian Anderson, founder of the rock band Jethro Tull, joined together for the first space-Earth duet.

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  • Yuri Gagarin

    Yuri Gagarin: 50 Years Later

    04.06.11 - The era of human spaceflight began on April 12, 1961, when Russian Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first man to orbit the Earth. NASA's Alan Shepard followed less than a month later.

  • 201103160005hq -- Expedition 26 crew members

    Expedition 26 Returns Home

    03.16.11 - The Soyuz TMA-01M spacecraft carrying Expedition 26 Commander Scott Kelly and Russian Flight Engineers Alexander Kaleri and Oleg Skripochka landed at 3:54 a.m. EDT Wednesday, March 16 on the steppe of Kazakhstan, near Arkalyk.

  • ISS026-E-029249 -- ATV-2

    European Cargo Craft Docks with Station

    02.24.11 - The European Space Agency’s “Johannes Kepler” Automated Transfer Vehicle-2 (ATV-2) automatically docked with the aft end of the International Space Station's Zvezda service module at 10:59 a.m. EST Feb. 24.

  • Expedition 26 crew members

    Astronaut Cady Coleman Shares Her Love of the Flute from Space

    02.09.11 - Astronaut Cady Coleman took time during an interview with reporters to play her flute onboard the International Space Station.