On October 30, 2009 H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV-1) Japanese unmanned supply spacecraft left the ISS. American astronaut Nicole Stott separated off the HTV-1 from the station by using Canadarm-2 robotic arm.
On October 18, 2009 at the Russian Progress M-03M unmanned supply spacecraft docked with the ISS. The spacecraft delivered more than 2400 kg of cargo to the station, including propellant, oxygen, food, scientific equipment, crew parcels.
The Russian postal stationery is devoted to the 80th birthday anniversary of Russian cosmonaut A.Nikolaev (Vostok-3, Soyuz-9). The cover was postmarked in Zvyozdny gorodok (Star town) on September 05, A.Nikolaev’s birthday. A.Nikolaev lived there more than 40 years as well as he trained for his space flights there too.
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.
In September 2009 Mr. Igor Rodin, Chairman of the FIP Section for Astrophilately addressed to Mr. Aleksander Kiselev, the General Director of the Russian Post, with the request to clarify the status of the board mark delivered to the ISS in October 2008.