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  • ISS Progress 49 launch

    Cargo Craft Launches, Docks Within Six Hours

    10.31.12 - Expedition 33 welcomed a special Halloween visitor to the space station Wednesday in the form of a Russian space freighter loaded with 2.9 tons of cargo.

  • SpaceX Dragon unberthing

    Dragon Returns to Earth

    10.28.12 - The SpaceX Dragon cargo craft splashed down Sunday, marking a successful conclusion to the first contracted resupply mission to the International Space Station.

  • Soyuz TMA-06M spacecraft

    New Trio Joins Expedition 33

    10.26.12 - Three new crew members joined their Expedition 33 crewmates after docking the Soyuz TMA-06M spacecraft to the Poisk module at 8:29 a.m. EDT Thursday.

  • SpaceX Dragon and International Space Station

    Station Welcomes First Commercial Resupply Mission

    10.10.12 - SpaceX Dragon arrived Oct. 10 to the International Space Station, becoming the first commercial resupply mission to reach the orbital outpost.

  • Spacewalkers Aki Hoshide and Suni Williams

    Williams, Hoshide Complete MBSU Installation

    09.06.12 - Flight Engineers Suni Williams and Aki Hoshide completed their second spacewalk in less than a week at 1:34 p.m. EDT Wednesday, Sept. 5.

  • Aki Hoshide

    Astronauts Complete Second Expedition 32 Spacewalk

    08.30.12 - Flight Engineers Suni Williams and Aki Hoshide completed the second spacewalk of the Expedition 32 mission at 4:33 p.m. EDT Thursday, Aug. 30.

  • Spacewalkers Gennady Padalka and Yuri Malenchenko

    Cosmonauts Complete First Expedition 32 Spacewalk

    08.20.12 - Commander Gennady Padalka and Flight Engineer Yuri Malenchenko completed the first spacewalk of the Expedition 32 mission at 5:28 p.m. EDT Monday, Aug. 20.

  • ISS Progress 48

    New Cargo Craft Docks after Just Four Orbits

    08.01.12 - The Russian Progress 48 docked to the Pirs docking compartment at 9:18p.m. EDT Wednesday after just four orbits.

  • Kounotori3 berthed to International Space Station

    Japanese Cargo Spacecraft Berthed to Station

    07.27.12 - Using the International Space Station's robotic arm, the Expedition 32 crew captured and berthed the Kounotori3 H-II Transfer Vehicle on July 27.

  • H-II Transfer Vehicle-3 launch

    Station-Bound Cargo Craft Launches from Japan

    07.20.12 - The Kounotori3 cargo craft launched from Japan to begin a weeklong journey to the International Space Station.

  • Expedition 32

    Expedition 32 Crew Expands to Six

    07.17.12 - Expedition 32 Flight Engineers Suni Williams, Yuri Malenchenko and Aki Hoshide arrived at the International Space Station on July 17.

  • 201207150014hq -- Expedition 32 launches

    Expedition 32 Crew Launches to Station

    07.14.12 - Three new Expedition 32 crew members launched aboard a Soyuz spacecraft July 14, beginning a two-day flight to the International Space Station.

  • Expedition 31 landing

    Expedition 31 Crew Returns to Earth

    07.01.12 - Three Expedition 31 crew members returned to Earth after more than six months aboard the International Space Station.

  • Expedition 31 crew members

    Expedition 31 Welcomes Three New Crewmates

    05.17.12 - Expedition 31 crew members Gennady Padalka, Joe Acaba and Sergei Revin entered the International Space Station Thursday at 4:10 a.m. EDT.

  • 201205150006hq: Soyuz TMA-04M launch

    Expedition 31 Crew Launches to Station

    05.14.12 - Three new Expedition 31 crew members launched aboard a Soyuz spacecraft May 14, beginning a two-day flight to the International Space Station.

  • Expedition 30 Flight Engineer Don Pettit

    The Tyranny of the Rocket Equation

    05.01.12 - If we want to expand into the solar system, this tyranny must somehow be deposed.

  • 201204270005hq -- Expedition 30 crew

    Expedition 30 Lands in Kazakhstan

    04.27.12 - The Soyuz TMA-22 spacecraft carrying Expedition 30 Commander Dan Burbank and Flight Engineers Anton Shkaplerov and Anatoly Ivanishin landed in Kazakhstan April 27, 2012 at 7:45 a.m. EDT.

  • The ATV-3 approaches the station.

    ATV-3 Arrives at Station

    03.29.12 - The “Edoardo Amaldi” Automated Transfer Vehicle-3 (ATV-3) docked automatically to the aft port of the Zvezda service module at 6:31 p.m. EDT Wednesday March 28, 2012.

  • The Edoardo Amaldi Automated Transfer Vehicle-3 launches

    European Cargo Ship Launches to Space Station

    03.23.12 - The European Space Agency's third Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV-3) launched atop an Ariane 5 rocket from the European space port in Kourou, French Guiana, at 12:34 a.m. EDT Friday, beginning a six-day journey to the International Space Station.

  • Russian spacewalk

    Spacewalkers Move Crane, Install Experiment

    02.16.12 - International Space Station Expedition 30 Flight Engineers Oleg Kononenko and Anton Shkaplerov wrapped up a six-hour, 15-minute spacewalk Thursday.