|STS-134. The 3rd EVA.
On May 25, 2011 American astronauts of the STS-134 crew Andrew Feustel and Michael Fincke performed a six-hour, 54-minute spacewalk.
STS-134 Mission Specialists Andrew Feustel and Michael Fincke participate in the mission's third spacewalk as construction and maintenance continue on the ISS. Photo NASA.
The space walkers completed all planned tasks: installing cables to increase redundancy for the power system on the Russian segment of the station; completing the external wireless antenna system and installing a power and data grapple fixture to the "Zarya” module. The fixture will allow the station's robotic arm to "walk" to the Russian segment, e
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|Soyuz TMA-20 landing.
On May 24, 2011 at 02:27 UTC the Russian "Soyuz TMA-20” landing capsule landed safely in 147 kilometers to East from the city of Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan. Having spent in space 159 days, 7 hours and 16 minutes, Russian cosmonaut Dmitriy Kondratjev, Italian astronaut Paolo Nespoli and American astronaut Catherine Coleman returned to Earth.
From left to right: Catherine Coleman, Dmitriy Kondratjev, Paolo Nespoli (photo NASA).
The crew is in good condition after the landing. The search for the reentry capsule was conducted by 17 aircraft (three planes and fourteen Mi-8
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|Soyuz TMA-20 undocked from the ISS.
On May 23, 2011 at 21:35 UTC (on May 24 at 01:35 Moscow time) the Soyuz TMA-20 spacecraft undocked from the ISS.
The Soyuz Commander, Russian cosmonaut Dmitriy Kondratjev, Italian astronaut Paolo Nespoli and American astronaut Catherine Coleman were aboard the Soyuz TMA-20 to return to Earth.
Russian cosmonaut Kondratjev, the Soyuz commander, was at the controls of the spacecraft. He backed the Soyuz TMA-20 away from the station and halted it about 600 feet away. From there, Nespoli took still photographs and video of the complex with space shuttle Endeavour attached. The station slowly rotated 130 degrees to provide Nespoli with the best lighting and views during his photo opportunity.
|STS-134. The 2nd EVA.
On May 22, 2011 American astronauts of the STS-134 crew Andrew Feustel and Michael Fincke performed a spacewalk.
The astronauts from the space shuttle Endeavour completed the sixth-longest spacewalk in history on Sunday after needing extra time to finish maintenance work on the International Space Station.
The EVA lasted 8 hours and 7 minutes.
The spacewalkers worked on the station's cooling system and lubricating elements of the solar array. During the lubrication work, a bolt and washer from a protect
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|STS-134. The1st EVA.
On May 20, 2011 American astronauts of the STS-134 crew Andrew Feustel and Gregory Chamitoff performed a spacewalk.
The astronauts retrieved and replaced materials exposure experiment packages, conditioned coolant lines in preparation for flowing ammonia during Sunday's EVA and installed two wireless communications antennas. But a malfunctioning carbon dioxide sensor in Chamitoff's spacesuit prompted an early end to the spacewalk before the crew could connect and route a large bundle of wiring for those new antennas. The EVA lasted 6 hours and 19 minutes.
|STS-134 docked to the ISS.
On May 18, 2011 at 10:14 UTC the "Endeavour” American Space Shuttle docked to the International Space Station. As usual with shuttle-station linkups, it took most of an orbit to lock the two spacecraft together and complete leak checks before hatches were opened.
The STS-134 crew of Mark Kelly, Gregory Johnson, Andrew Feustel, Edward Michael Fincke, Gregory Chamitoff and Roberto Vittori, was welcomed aboard by Expedition 27 commander Dmitry Kondratyev and his five crewmates, Andrey Borisenko, Aleksandr Samokutyaev, Ronald Garan, Catherine Coleman and Paolo Nespoli.
On May 16, 2011 at 12:56 UTC the American Space Shuttle " Endeavour” (STS-134) was launched from Kennedy Space Center (LC39A), Florida, USA.
The crew consists of 5 American and an Italian astronauts: Mark Kelly, Gregory Johnson, Andrew Feustel, Edward Michael Fincke, Gregory Chamitoff, Roberto Vittori (Italy).
During Endeavour's final 14 days in space it will deliver the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) and spare parts including two S-band communications antennas and a high-pressure gas tank to the International Space Station (ISS.) The End
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|Progress M-10M docked to ISS.
On April 29, 2011 at 14:28 UTC the Progress M-10M unmanned supply spacecraft docked to the ISS. The spacecraft docked to the "Pirs” module. The spacecraft delivered more than 2645 kilograms of cargo, including oxygen, water, food and medical equipment, to the International Space Station. Aboard the spacecraft there were several letters addressed to the ISS crew members.
|Progress M-10M launch.
On April 27, 2011 at 13:05 UTC the Progress M-10M unmanned supply spacecraft was launched from Baykonur Cosmodrome. The spacecraft is to deliver more than 2.5 tons of cargoes, including oxygen, water, food and medical equipment, to the International Space Station. The Progress M-10M is to dock with the ISS on April 29 at 14:29 UTC.
|Progress M-09M undocked from the ISS.
On April 22, 2011 at 11:41 UTC the Progress M-09M unmanned supply spacecraft undocked from the Pirs module of the ISS. The spacecraft 09M will continue its autonomous flight till April 26 to be used for Radar-Progress scientific experiment to investigate reflection feature of the plasma generated by operations of the Progress propulsion. On April 26, it will be deorbited and drowned in the remote area of the Pacific.
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