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U.S. military's experimental spaceplane launch.
On April 22, 2010 an Atlas 5 / 501 (AV-012) rocket was launched from Cape Canaveral at 23:52 UTC to propel into orbit the U.S. military's experimental X-37B spaceplane (Orbital Test Vehicle), the prototype for an unmanned reusable space shuttle.
It was the 603rd launch of the Atlas family rocket-carries since 1957, the 21st launch of Atlas 5 and the 1st launch of Atlas 5 in the "501” configuration.
Looking through: 1218 | Date: 23.04.2010 | Rating: 0.0/0

Progress M-03M / ISS undocking.
On April 22, 2010 the "Progress M-03M” unmanned supply spacecraft undocked from the ISS at 16:29 UTC.
The space vehicle is to be deorbited on April 27, 2010.
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STS-131 landing.
On April 20, 2010 at 17:08 UTC the American Space Shuttle "Discovery” (STS-131 mission) landed at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

The STS-131 crew members concluded their successful mission to the International Space Station, having spent in space 15 days, 06 hours, 47 minutes and 10 seconds.
Looking through: 1354 | Date: 21.04.2010 | Rating: 0.0/0

STS-131 / ISS undocking.
On April 17, 2010 at 12:52 UTC the American Space Shuttle "Discovery” (STS-131 mission) undocked from the ISS.
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Russian military satellite is in orbit.
On April 16, 2010 the Russian "Soyuz-U” rocket-carrier was launched from Russian Plesetsk Cosmodrome at 15:00 UTC.
The rocket delivered to orbit the Russian "Kosmos-2462” military satellite.
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STS-131 / ISS - the 3rd EVA.
On April 13, 2010 American astronauts STS-131 Mission Specialists Richard Mastracchio and Clayton Anderson completed a six-hour and 24-minute spacewalk.
Activities included finishing the complicated change out of the large ammonia tank assembly and retrieving micrometeoroid shields from outside the airlock.
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Administrator of this website and the Chairman of the FIP Section for Astrophilately would like to congratulate all Astrophilately-collectors and space thematic collector with the Cosmonautics Day.

49 years ago on April 12, 1961 Yuri Gagarin performed the first world manned space flight.
Cosmonautics Day is a holiday celebrated (mainly in Russia) every April 12 to commemorate the first manned spaceflight.
It was established by the Pre ... Read more »
Looking through: 1642 | Date: 12.04.2010 | Rating: 4.0/1

STS-131 / ISS - the 2nd EVA.
On April 11, 2010 American astronauts STS-131 Mission Specialists Richard Mastracchio and Clayton Anderson completed a seven-hour and 26-minute spacewalk.
In the NASA photo: astronaut Richard Mastracchio participates in the spacewalk.
Using a combination of robotics and spacewalking expertise, Discovery’s crew members installed a new Ammonia Tank Assembly (ATA) on the International Space Station’s Starboard 1 truss. Mission Control verified that electrical connections with the ATA are working. Because of a troublesome bolt, the spacewalkers fell behind the timeline and wer ... Read more »
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STS-131 / ISS the 1st EVA.
On April 09, 2010 American astronauts Clayton Anderson and Richard Mastracchio performed the first of three planned spacewalks.
They configured an old Ammonia Tank Assembly (ATA) for removal and prepared a new ATA for installation. On the center-most portion of the station’s backbone, they replaced a Rate Gyro Assembly, part of the station’s navigation system.
The spacewalk lasted 6 hours and 27 minutes.
Looking through: 1259 | Date: 10.04.2010 | Rating: 0.0/0

CryoSat-2 satellite launch.
On April 09, 2010 at 13:57 UTC a Russian "Dnepr” rocket-carrier orbited the "CryoSat-2” European Space Agency's satellite.
The satellite will monitor the effects of global warming on polar glaciers. The 140 million euro satellite, CryoSat-1, was built by the space company EADS Astrium for the European Space Agency.
Looking through: 1318 | Date: 09.04.2010 | Rating: 0.0/0

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