|Soyuz TMA-M launch.
On October 08, 2010 at 03:10 Moscow time (October 07 at 23:10 UTC) the upgraded Soyuz TMA-M spacecraft with the crew - commander Alexander Kaleri (Russia), Oleg Skripochka (Russia) and Scott Kelly (USA) was launched from Baykonur Cosmodrome.
The Soyuz is to dock with the International Space Station on October 10. The Soyuz TMA-M crew will join the ISS crew of Expedition 25, D. Wheelock, F.Yurchikhin and S.Walker.
The Soyuz TMA-M spacecraft features a variety of avionics and computer upgrades that are being flown for the first time. The software used to control the spacecraft was tested in unmanned Progress supply ships.
|Soyuz TMA-18 – Landing.
On September 25, 2010 at 05:22 UTC the Soyuz TMA-18 capsule with the crew – Alexander Skvortsov, Mikhail Kornienko, Tracy Caldwell Dyson, landed successfully at a distance of 35 km from the city of Arkalyk, Kazakhstan.
NASA photo: American astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson (left), Expedition 24 flight engineer, with Russian cosmonauts Alexander Skvortsov (center), Commander of Soyuz TMA-18 and Expedition 24 and Mikhail Kornienko, flight engineer, sit in chairs outside the Soyuz capsule just minutes after they landed.
Health status of the crew was fine. All descent operations were nominal.
|Soyuz TMA-18 undocking.
On September 25, 2010 at 02:02 UTC the Soyuz TMA-18 spacecraft with the crew – Alexander Skvortsov, Mikhail Kornienko, Tracy Caldwell Dyson successfully undocked from the ISS.
|Undocking of Soyuz TMA-18 postponed.
On September 24, 2010 the departure of the Russian Soyuz TMA-18 spaceship from the International Space Station was delayed for technical reasons and will be postponed until September 25.
The undocking was to be performed at 01:39 UTC on September 24, 2010.
Russian cosmonauts Aleksander Skvortsov and Mikhail Korniyenko and NASA astronaut Tracy Caldwell-Dyson, who were travelling on board the space ship, returned back to the ISS.
|Progress M-07M Successfully docked to the ISS.
On September 12, 2010 at 11:57 UTC the Progress M-07M unmanned supply spacecraft successfully docked to the ISS.
The vehicle is now attached to the Russian "Zvezda” (Star) instrumentation compartment (module). The spacecraft delivered about 2.5 t of cargo to the station, including propellant, food and water, personal crew parcels, scientific hardware for many Russian biotechnological experiments.
The personal letters addressed to the cosmonauts from their families and friends were also delivered by the Progress M-07M to the station.
|Progress M-07M launch.
On September 10, 2010 at 10:22 UTC the Progress M-07M 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.
|Progress M-06M undocked from the ISS.
On August 31, 2010 at 11:21 UTC the Progress M-06M unmanned supply spacecraft undocked from the International Space Station.
After separation, the Progress will continue flying autonomously for about 1.5 months. Prior to the Progress deorbiting, the "Radar-Progress” experiment is to be carried out.
On September 6, the Progress M-06M will be deorbited over the remote area of the Pacific, following the commands from the Mission control center.
|ISS – EVA.
On August 16, 2010 American astronauts Douglas Wheelock and Tracy Caldwell Dyson completed the third contingency spacewalk to install a spare ammonia pump module on the S1 Truss.
Flight Engineer Shannon Walker assisted the spacewalkers from inside the International Space Station and operated the Canadarm2. Flight Engineers Wheelock and Caldwell Dyson were outside during the third repair spacewalk for 7 hours and 20 minutes.
|NASA astronauts complete 2nd spacewalk to replace ISS coolant pump
On August 11, 2010 American astronauts completed the second of three spacewalks to fix a failed cooling pump on the International Space Station (ISS).
During the spacewalk, which lasted 7 hours and 26 minutes, Expedition 24 Flight Engineers Tracy Caldwell Dyson and Douglas Wheelock removed the failed ammonia coolant pump module.
One of two cooling systems serving the ISS broke down late on July 31, and the crew had shut down several pieces of equipment, including two of the station's four gyroscopes, to cut the heat generated on board.
|ISS – EVA.
On August 07, 2010 American astronauts completed the first of two planned spacewalks to fix a failed cooling pump on the International Space Station (ISS).
It was conducted by Expedition 24 flight engineers Tracy Caldwell Dyson and Douglas Wheelock.
The spacewalk, which lasted for eight hours and three minutes, became the longest ever conducted from the ISS and the sixth longest in human spaceflight history.
One of two cooling systems serving the ISS broke down late on July 31, and the crew had shut down several pieces of equipment, including two of the station's four gyroscopes, to cut th
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