|Soyuz TMA-17 landing.
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.
|Soyuz TMA-17 undocked from the ISS.
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.
|Atlantis (STS-132) landing.
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.
They spent in space 11 days, 18 hours, 28 minutes and 2 seconds.
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|The last launch of Atlantis.
On May 14, 2010 at 18:20 UTC the American "Atlantis” Space Shuttle (STS-132 flight) was launched from launch pad 39A of NASA Kennedy Space Center, Florida, USA.
The primary goals of the 132nd shuttle mission are to deliver the Russian
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|Soyuz TMA-16 redocking.
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 SoyuzTMA-14 redocking.
At night from July 2 to July 3 the redocking of the SoyuzTMA-14 spacecraft was performed. The spacecraft was undocked from the docking port of the Zvezda module and was docked to the docking port of the Pirs module.
On July 2 at 21.29 UTC SoyuzTMA-14 with the cosmonauts Gennadiy Padalka, Michael Barrat, Koichi Wakata on board undocked from the ISS moved away from the station at the distance of 30 metres and at 21.55 UTC docked to the ISS again.
The other members of Expedition 20 crew cosmonauts Romanenko, De Winne and Thirsk were aboard the station during the redocking of the SoyuzTMA-14.
May 27, 2009.SoyuzTMA-15 launch.
On May 27, 2009 at 10.34 GMT the Russian SoyuzTMA-15 spacecraft was launched from Baykonur Cosmodrome.
Russian cosmonaut Roman Romanenko, SoyuzTMA-15 Commander;
European Space Agency astronaut Frank De Winne (Belgium), flight-engineer;
Canadian Space Agency astronaut Robert Thirsk, flight-engineer.
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