On June 17, 2010 at 22:21 UTC (June 18 at 02:21 Moscow time) the Russian "Soyuz TMA-19” spacecraft with three crewmembers on board docked with the International Space Station (ISS), to the aft end docking port of the "Zvezda” service module.
The crew consisted of Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchihin and American astronauts Douglas Wheelock and Shannon Walker.
When the hatches between the spacecraft and the ISS were opened, the three new crewmembers were welcomed by Russian cosmonauts Alexander Skvortsov and Mikhail Korniyenko as well as by U.S. astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson who had been aboard the station since April 2010.
On June 2, 2010 at 03:24 UTC the Russian "Soyuz TMA-17” recovery capsule landed on the territory of Kazakhstan in a distance of 148 kilometers to South-East from the city of Dzhezkazgan.
Soyuz TMA-17 Commander, Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kotov; flight-engineer, American astronaut Timothy Creamer and flight-engineer, Japanese astronaut Soichi Noguchi returned to Earth after performing their mission aboard the ISS.
They spent in space 163 days, 5 hours and 32 minutes.
On June 2, 2010 at 00:04 UTC the "Soyuz TMA-17” spacecraft undocked from the ISS. There are 3 cosmonauts aboard the spacecraft: Commander, Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kotov; flight-engineer, American astronaut Timothy Creamer and flight-engineer, Japanese astronaut Soichi Noguchi.
The spacecraft is to land today at 03:24 UTC on the territory of Kazakhstan.
On May 26, 2010 at 11:42 UTC the space shuttle "Atlantis” (STS-132 flight) with a crew of six landed at runway 15, Kennedy Space Centre, Florida, USA.
Atlantis delivered the Russian "Rassvet” (MRM-1) research module and spare parts to the International Space Station . During the 12-day mission, the astronauts made three spacewalks and replaced some equipment, including batteries.
Six astronauts returned to Earth: Kenneth Ham, Dominic Antonnelli, Garrett Reisman, Michael Good, Stephen Bowen and Piers Sellers.
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On January 21, 2010 Russian cosmonaut Maksim Suraev performed a complex task of moving a spacecraft from one docking port to another on the International Space Station.
Maxim Surayev has manually piloted the Soyuz TMA-16 from its usual docking port on the ISS to the new Poisk module. He was assisted by U.S. astronaut Jeff Williams who was also on board the Soyuz spacecraft during the 25-minute operation.
The task has been carried out to free up a docking port on the Russian Zvezda module and to test for the first time the performance of a docking port on the new scientific Poisk module that arrived on the ISS in November last year.
The docking port on the Poisk will be frequently used in the future to receive Russiaan Soyuz and Progress spacecraf
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The Russian SoyuzTMA-14 spacecraft with Russian cosmonaut Gennady Padalka, NASA astronaut Michael Barratt and space tourist Guy Laliberte aboard undocked from the International Space Station at on October 11, 2009.