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.
On March 8, 2019 at 07:31 UTC, the unpiloted “Crew Dragon” (or “Dragon-2”) spacecraft (Mission Demo-1 or SpX-X-DM1) undocked from the International Space Station. It was the 1st flight of the “Dragon-2” spacecraft to the ISS with docking.
On March 3, 2019 at 10:51 UTC, the unpiloted “Crew Dragon” (or “Dragon-2”) spacecraft (Mission Demo-1 or SpX-X-DM1) successfully docked to the International Space Station. It is the first docking of the “Crew Dragon” (“Dragon-2”) with the ISS. The “Crew Dragon” docked to the forward port of the “Harmony” module, which had been fitted with an International Docking Adaptor (IDA). The IDA was delivered to the Station by the “Dragon-1” spacecraft (SpaceX CRS-9 mission) in July 2016. The Demo-1 mission marks the first flight of the new and improved “Dragon-2” spacecraft, which is longer and more massive than its “Dragon-1” predecessor.
On March 2, 2019 at 07:49 UTC the "Falcon 9” rocket-carrier was launched from Kennedy Space Center (LC39A), Florida, USA. The launch was performed by the "SpaceX” private company supported by the 45th Space Wing of US Air Force. The rocket orbited the “Crew Dragon” (or “Dragon-2”) unpiloted spacecraft (Mission Demo-1 or SpX-X-DM1). It is the first demonstration test flight of the “Crew Dragon”. Crew Dragon – which is also known as “Dragon-2” – is an evolution of the current “Dragon” spacecraft used for cargo and logistics missions to the International Space Station under Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) contracts. The “Dragon-2” (DM-1 mis
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On February 25, 2019 the US "Cygnus” (CRS NG-10 “S.S. John Young”) unmanned supply spacecraft was deorbited. Non-burnt fragments of the spacecraft drowned in the remote area of the Pacific at 09:05 UTC.
On February 8, 2019 the US "Cygnus” (CRS NG-10 “S.S. John Young”) unmanned supply spacecraft was undocked from the Harmony module of the International Space Station. After that, the spacecraft, was released by US astronaut Anne McClain aboard the station using the “Canadarm-2” orbiting complex's huge robotic arm at 16:16 UTC. It was the 10th successful flight of "Cygnus” to the ISS.