On April 04, 2010 at 05:24 UTC the Soyuz TMA-18 spacecraft completed a smooth docking with the International Space Station boosting the station's crew from three to six.
With commander Alexander Skvortsov monitoring a problem-free, automated approach, the Soyuz TMA-18 docked to the Station's new Poisk module.
After extensive leak checks, hatches were opened at 3:19 a.m. and Skvortsov, flight engineer Mikhail Kornienko and NASA astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson were welcomed aboard by Expedition 23 commander Oleg Kotov, Soichi Noguchi and Timothy Creamer. All six then gathered in the Zvezda command module for a traditional call fro
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On March 18, 2010 the Soyuz TMA-16spacecraft carrying two cosmonauts undocked from the International Space station at 08:03 UTC.
The space capsule carrying Maxim Surayev of Russia and Jeff Williams of the United States from the ISS Expedition 22 is scheduled to land in central Kazakhstan at approximately 14:23 Moscow time (11:23 UTC).
Work at the ISS will be continued by Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kotov, Japanese astronaut Soichi Noguchi and American astronaut Timothy Creamer, until they are joined by Russians Alexander Skvortsov and Mikhail Kornienko
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On March 5, 2010 China successfully put into orbit another remote-sensing satellite, "Yaogan IX" at 04:55 UTC (12:55 p.m. Beijing Time) from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwestern Gansu Province.
The satellite was sent into space aboard a Long March 4C (Chang Zheng-4C) rocket-carrier and will be used to conduct scientific experiment, carry out surveys on land resources, forecast grain output and help with natural disaster-reduction and prevention endeavor.