|Soyuz TMA-M undocked from the ISS.
On March 16, 2011 at 04:27 UTC the Soyuz TMA-M spacecraft with 3 cosmonauts aboard undocked form the ISS. Russian cosmonauts Aleksandr Kaleri, Oleg Skripochka and Ametican astronaut Scott Kelly began their way back to Earth.
|HTV-2 relocated to another ISS port.
In the evening of March 10, 2011 the HTV-2 Japanese cargo spacecraft was relocated to another ISS port.
Working from the station's windowed cupola, Expedition 26 crew members Scott Kelly, Cady Coleman and Paolo Nespoli maneuvered the station's 58-foot robotic arm to return the HTV-2 spacecraft from the space-facing to Earth-facing port on the Harmony node.
The Japanese spacecraft is scheduled to depart the station March 28 and burn up in the atmosphere.
|Discovery (STS-133) landed.
On March 9, 2011 at 16:57 UTC American Space Shuttle Discovery (STS-133 flight) landed at the Kennedy Space Center, Florida completing its 39th and final flight.
The crew of 6 astronauts (Steven Lindsey, Eric Boe, Benjamin Drew, Michael Barratt, Stephen Bowen, Nicole Stott) spent in space 12 days, 19 hours, 03 minutes and 53 seconds.
With only two more missions left on NASA's shuttle manifest -- a flight by Endeavour in April and a final voyage by Atlantis in late June -- Discovery's landing marked the beginning of the end for the world's most complex -- and expensive to operate -- manned space vehicle.
The STS-133mission was the 39th and final flight for Discovery, which
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On March 07, 2011 at 12:00 UTC American Space Shuttle Discovery (STS-133 flight) undocked from the ISS. The astronauts plan to pack up and test Discovery's re-entry systems on March 8 before dropping out of orbit and landing back at the Kennedy Space Center around noon March 9.
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|STS-133 / ISS – the 2nd EVA.
On March 2, 2011 American astronauts S. Bowen and A. Drew performed a spacewalk. This was the final STS-133 spacewalk. The astronaut performed all EVA’s tasks. The EVA lasted 6 hours and 14 minutes.
|“Leonardo” became a part of the ISS.
On March 01, 2011 an Italian-made module was successfully installed and became a part of the ISS.
The vessel is the modified "Leonardo” reusable cargo van that had visited the station seven times, but now it's a permanent fixture. The Leonardo Permanent Multipurpose Module (or PMM) was delivered by Discovery (STS-133). It was attached to the central Unity module. The Permanent Multipurpose Module was pulled from shuttle Discovery's cargo bay by American astronauts M.Barratt and N.Stott, operating the space station's robot arm, then maneuvered the module into position for attachment to Unity's Earth-facing port. After a careful alignment, four latches pulled the module snugly into place and 16 motorized bolts then were driven to firmly lock it to the station.
The PMM originally was built to carry supplies and e
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|STS-133/ISS – the 1st EVA.
On February 28, 2011 American astronauts Stephen Bowen and Benjamin Drew performed EVA (extra vehicle activity). They left the station via the American "Quest” module at 15:47 UTC.
The space walkers accomplished last summer's leftover work of packing away a failed cooling pump and routing a power extension cable. Everything planned was accomplished during the 6-hour and 34-minute EVA.
Astronaut Drew became the 200th Earth’s inhabitant performed EVA.
|Discovery docked to the ISS.
On February 26, 2011 at 19:14 UTC American Space Shuttle "Discovery” (STS-133) docked to the ISS. Discovery’s crew of Steven Lindsey, Eric Boe, Benjamin Drew, Michael Barratt, Stephen Bowen and Nicole Stott joined the Expedition 26 crew of Scott Kelly, Oleg Skripochka, Alexander Kaleri, Dmitry Kondratyev, Paolo Nespoli, and Cady Coleman.
On February 24, 2011 at 21:53 UTC the American Space Shuttle"Discovery” (STS-133) was launched from Kennedy Space Center (LC39A), Florida, USA.
The crew consists of 6 American astronauts: Steven Lindsey, Eric Boe, Benjamin Drew, Michael Barratt, Stephen Bowen, Nicole Stott.
The Shuttle is to deliver to the ISS the Permanent Multipurpose Module, with extra storage space and an area for experiments, as well as some spare parts and the Express Logistic Carrier, an external platform for large equi
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|ATV-2 docked with the ISS.
On February 24, 2011 at 15:59 UTC the European ATV-2 "Johannes Kepler” unmanned supply spacecraft docked to the ISS.
The approach and docking were performed in automatic regime closely monitored by ESA and French space agency (CNES) teams at the ATV Control Centre in Toulouse, France, as well as the Russian Mission Control Centre and the cosmonauts aboard the Station.
The spacecraft docked with the Russian "Zvezda” module. ATV-2 will remain docked with the Station until June 2011. "Johannes Kepler” delivered to the ISS 1760 kg of cargo, including food, clothes and equipment; 860 kg of propellant and 100 kg of oxygen.
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