On April 08, 2019, American astronaut Anne McClain and Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques performed a spacewalk to continue the ongoing program to replace the station’s aging batteries and upgrade power systems. The main task was to establish a redundant path of power to the Canadian-built robotic arm, known as “Canadarm-2”. The EVA (extravehicular activity) lasted 6 hours and 15 minutes. This was the first spacewalk for David Saint-Jacques and the 2nd for Anne McClain.
On April 4, 2019 at 14:22 UTC the Russian “Progress MS-11” unmanned supply spacecraft docked to the International Space Station in about 3 hours and 20 minutes after blastoff from Baykonur Cosmodrome. The spacecraft was docked to the Russian “Pirs” (SO-1) module. The spacecraft delivered about 2500 kilograms of cargo for the ISS crew. The Progress spacecraft completed fastest-ever trip to the International Space Station. The previous fastest-ever trip to the ISS was performed by the Russian “Progress MS-09” unmanned supply spacecraft on 10 July 2018.
On April 4, 2019 at 11:01 UTC the “Progress MS-11” unmanned supply spacecraft was launched from Baykonur Cosmodrome to the International Space Station. The spacecraft was orbited by the “Soyuz-2.1a” rocket-carrier.
On March 29, 2019, American astronauts Christina Koch and Nick Hague performed a spacewalk to help fix a solar array battery problem and to connect a second set of replacement batteries as originally planned. The EVA (extravehicular activity) lasted 6 hours and 45 minutes. This was the first spacewalk for Christina Koch and the 2nd for Nick Hague. Christina Koch became the 14th women to walk in space.
Valeriy Bykovskiy, number 5 Soviet cosmonaut, passed away on 27 March 2019 at the age of 84. Valery Bykovsky was one of the first men to enter cosmonaut training in the Soviet Union. He had performed three space flights and set a world solo flight record which remains unbeaten.
On March 22, 2019, American astronauts Anne McClain and Nick Hague performed a spacewalk to complete the installation of powerful new batteries, a complex task that began in 2017. Another set of batteries will be installed during another spacewalk on March 29. The EVA (extravehicular activity) lasted 6 hours and 39 minutes. This was the first spacewalk for both Anne McClain and Nick Hague. Anne McClain became the 13th women to walk in space.
On March 15, 2019 at 01:02 UTC the Russian "Soyuz MS-12” spacecraft docked with the Russian “Rassvet” (MIM-1) module of the International Space Station.
The spacecraft delivered 3 members of Expedition 59 to the ISS, Russian cosmonaut Aleksey Ovchinin, American astronauts Tyler «Nick» Hague and Christina Koch. The new comers joined current ISS Expedition 58 members – Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko, Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques and American astronaut Anne McClain. The docking of “Soyuz MS-12” marked the s
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On March 14, 2019 at 19:14 UTC the Russian “Soyuz MS-12” spacecraft was launched from Baykonur Cosmodrome. The space vehicle was orbited by the Russian “Soyuz-FG” rocket-carrier. The spacecraft is piloted by 3 cosmonauts: Commander, Russian cosmonaut Aleksey Ovchinin (center), American astronauts Tyler «Nick» Hague (right) and Christina Koch (left).
Photo by Russian Cosmonaut training center.
The “Soyuz MS-12” space vehicle is to dock with the International Space Station in about 6 hours after the launch. Aleksey Ovchinin, Tyler Hague, Chr
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On March 8, 2019 at 13:45 UTC, the unpiloted “Crew Dragon” (or “Dragon-2”) capsule (Mission Demo-1 or SpX-X-DM1) splashed down in the Atlantic east of Florida. Around an hour after splashdown, ground personal loaded the landing capsule onto the “Go Searcher” recovery vessel for the trip back to the Florida coast. It was the 1st flight of the “Dragon-2” spacecraft to the ISS with docking.