On November 15, 2019, American astronaut Andrew Morgan and Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano performed a spacewalk. It was the first of four spacewalks to repair the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer, also designated AMS-02AMS-02 (a cosmic ray detector), breezing through work to prep the device for invasive surgery to splice in new coolant pumps and extend the instrument’s life probing the composition of the universe. The EVA (extravehicular activity) lasted 6 hours and 39 minutes. This was the third spacewalk for Luca Parmitano and the fourth for Andrew Morgan.
On November 4, 2019, the American "Cygnus” CRS-12 (NG-12 “S.S. Alan Bean”) private unmanned supply spacecraft was docked to the International Space Station (ISS). The Cygnus spacecraft was grappled by a robotic arm operated by American astronaut Jessica Meir inside the space station at 09:10 UTC. The cargo spacecraft was docked to the station’s "Unity” module at 11:21 UTC. The spacecraft delivered about 3705 kilograms of supplies to the Space Station. It was the 12th docking of a "Cygnus” spacecraft with the ISS.
On November 3, 2019, the Japanese HTV "Kounotori-8” unmanned supply spacecraft was deorbited. The spacecraft reentered Earth's atmosphere at 02:09 UTC. Non-burnt fragments of the spacecraft sank in the Pacific.
On November 2, 2019 at 13:59 UTC the "Cygnus” privately owned U.S. unmanned supply spacecraft was launched from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS), a commercial space launch facility located at the southern tip of NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Virginia, USA. The spacecraft was orbited by the “Antares-230” rocket-carrier. The "Cygnus” NG-12 (previously known as CRS OA-12) unmanned supply spacecraft, built by U.S. space firm Orbital Sciences Corp., was orbited on its cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station. CRS means Commercial Resupply Services. The "Cygnus” NG-12 is the 12th successful flight of the Orbital ATK uncrewed resupply spacecraft Cygnus.
On November 1, 2019, the Japanese "HTV Kounotori-8” unmanned supply spacecraft departed the International Space Station. First HTV-8 was disengaged with the space station's robotic arm from a docking port on the Harmony module. At 17:20 UTC the spacecraft was released by American astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir.
On October 18, 2019 American astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir performed the first all-female spacewalk to install a replacement battery charger in the Station’s solar power system. The EVA lasted 7 hours and 13 minutes. It was the 4th spacewalk for Christina Koch and the first one for Jessica Meir.
On October 11, 2019 American astronauts Christina Koch and Andrew Morgan performed the spacewalk to continue battery replacement work. The EVA lasted 6 hours and 45 minutes. It was the 3rd spacewalk for both Christina Koch and Andrew Morgan.
On October 11, 2019, legendary cosmonaut Alexei Leonov passed away after a long illness. He was 85 years old. In March 1965 he became the first human to conduct a spacewalk. In July 1975, Leonov commanded the “Soyuz-19” spacecraft during the Soyuz–Apollo mission.
On October 6, 2019 American astronauts Christina Koch and Andrew Morgan performed the spacewalk to begin replacing batteries on the far left side of the Station’s solar array truss. The EVA lasted 7 hours and 1 minute. It was the second spacewalk for both Christina Koch and Andrew Morgan.
On October 3, 2019 at 11:00 UTC the Russian “Soyuz MS-12” landing capsule landed safely in Kazakhstan.
The spacecraft delivered to Earth the 2 members of Expedition 60 – Russian cosmonaut Aleksey Ovchinin and American astronauts Tyler «Nick» Hague as well as the “flight participant” Hazza Al Mansouri, the first cosmonaut of the United Arab Emirates. Ovchinin and Hague spent in space 203 days, Hazza Al Mansouri – 8 days. Six other ISS crew members – Russian cosmonauts Aleksandr Skvortsov and Oleg Skripochka; Italian astronaut Luca Pa
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