spacetoday.net: space news from around the webin association with SpaceNews


Soyuz launches additional ISS crew
Posted: Wed, May 27, 2009, 8:50 AM ET (1250 GMT)
Soyuz TMA-15 launch (ESA) A Soyuz rocket launched a spacecraft Wednesday carrying three new crewmembers for the International Space Station as the outpost expands its crew to six people for the first time. The Soyuz rocket lifted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 6:34 am EDT (1034 GMT) and placed the Soyuz TMA-15 spacecraft into orbit nine minutes later. The spacecraft is scheduled to dock with the ISS on Friday. On board the spacecraft is Russian cosmonaut Roman Romanenko, ESA astronaut Frank De Winne, and Canadian astronaut Bob Thirsk. The three will join the three current members of the ISS crew, Gennady Padalka, Michael Barratt, and Koichi Wakata. This will mark the first time the ISS will have a six-person permanent crew.
<<previous article   next article>>
news in brief
Blue Origin conducts New Shepard test flight
Posted: Tue, Jun 21 9:40 AM ET (1340 GMT)

Ariane 5 launches communications satellites
Posted: Tue, Jun 21 9:38 AM ET (1338 GMT)

Soyuz returns three ISS crew to Earth
Posted: Tue, Jun 21 9:36 AM ET (1336 GMT)

news links
Friday, July 29
Louisville-born Dream Chaser spacecraft heading west for flight tests
Boulder Daily Camera — 5:38 am ET (0938 GMT)
Newly completed Colorado spacecraft unveiled
KUSA-TV Denver — 5:37 am ET (0937 GMT)
Candidates' lack of space talk concerns former astronauts
My News 13 Orlando — 5:34 am ET (0934 GMT)


about spacetoday.net   ·   info@spacetoday.net   ·   mailing list