Results tagged “Expedition 40”

Today: Resist Tubule: Yesterday, Commander (CDR) Swanson removed the Resist Tubule samples from the +2 Celsius Minus Eighty Degree Celsius Laboratory Freezer for ISS (MELFI), inserted the samples into Measurement Experiment Unit B and attached the unit inside the Cell Biology Experiment Facility (CBEF) micro-gravity Incubator Unit (IU).

SpaceX-3 Release: Today ISS CDR Swanson completed closeout of the Node 2 nadir vestibule, removed the final power jumpers and closed the Node 2 nadir hatch. He then depressed the vestibule and demated the Common Berthing Mechanism (CMB) bolts and latches.

Today: Double Cold Bag (DCB) Packing: ISS CDR Swanson and FE-1 Skvortsov packed six DCBs with conditioned science samples for return on SpaceX-3.

Today: SpaceX-3 Dragon Cargo Packing: ISS CDR Swanson & FE-1 Skvortsov completed several cargo transfer activities today, including the transfer of all powered payloads for return.

Today: SpX-3 Dragon Departure Preps: Yesterday during during the crew day off, the SpX team performed a computer reboot to clear some error flags.

Today: 37 Soyuz (37S) Undock and Landing: Expedition 39 Commander (CDR) Wakata, Flight Engineer (FE)-4 Tyurin and FE-5 Mastracchio closed the hatches to the 37S vehicle and undocked their spacecraft from the ISS today at 5:36 p.m. CDT, marking the start of Expedition 40.

Change of Command Ceremony: The Change of Command Ceremony was completed at the end of the crew day today in preparation for return of the 37S crew tomorrow. ISS CDR Wakata, handed over to Expedition 40 CDR Swanson. Undock tomorrow is scheduled at 5:36pm CDT with landing at 8:58pm CDT.

Three Expedition 39 Flight Engineers, Soyuz Commander Alexander Skvortsov of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos), Flight Engineer Steve Swanson of NASA and Flight Engineer Oleg Artemyev of Roscosmos, enter the International Space Station for a welcoming ceremony after a two-day mission to the orbital laboratory.

With the move of its Soyuz spacecraft and booster to the launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on March 23, the Expedition 39/40 crew is a step closer to a March 25 Eastern Daylight Time (March 26, Kazakhstan time) launch to The International Space Station. NASA Astronaut Steve Swanson and Russian cosmonauts Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Artemyev are headed to the space station for a six month mission.

NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman, Russian cosmonaut Maxim Suraev and European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst will launch aboard a Soyuz spacecraft in May 2014 to begin a 6-month mission aboard the International Space Station.

This image compresses the Vela movie sequence into a single snapshot by merging pie-slice sections from eight individual frames.

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