On February 28, 2018 at 02:31 UTC the Russian “Soyuz MS-06” landing capsule landed safely in Kazakhstan.
The spacecraft delivered to Earth the 3 members of ISS’s Expedition 54 – Russian cosmonaut Aleksandr Misurkin, American astronauts Mark Vande Hei and Joseph Acaba. They spent in space 168 days. Three other ISS crew members – Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov, American astronaut Scott Tingle and Japanese astronaut Norishige Kanai remained in orbit aboard the International Space Station as the Expedition 55 crew. The undocking of Soyuz MS-06 marked the e
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On February 27, 2018 at 23:08 UTC (on February 28, 2018 at 02:08 Moscow time) the Russian “Soyuz MS-06” spacecraft undocked from the International Space Station to deliver to Earth the 3 members of Expedition 54 – Russian cosmonaut Aleksandr Misurkin, American astronauts Mark Vande Hei and Joseph Acaba.
On February 27, 2018 at 04:34 UTC the H-2A/202 rocket-carrier was launched from Tanegashima Space Center, Japan's primary launching base off the southern coast of the main islands. The rocket orbited the “IGS-Optical-6” (Information Gathering Satellite-Optical-6, 情報収集衛星光学6) spy satellite.
On February 22, 2018 at 14:17 UTC the "Falcon-9” rocket-carrier was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, USA. The launch was performed by Space X company supported by the 30th Space Wing of US Air Force. The rocket orbited three satellites: the “Paz” Spanish military radar observation craft and two (Microsat-2a and Microsat-2b) experimental satellites for SpaceX’s planned global broadband network.
On February 16, 2018, American astronaut Mark Vande Hei and Japanese astronaut Norishige Kanai performed a spacewalk. The astronauts repositioned two robot arm grapple mechanisms following repair work last month. The non-working mechanical manipulator gripper will eventually be returned to Earth aboard a SpaceX Dragon cargo ship, refurbished and re-launched. The EVA (extravehicular activity) lasted 5 hours and 57 minutes. This was the fourth spacewalk for Mark Vande Hei and the first for Norishige Kanai, who is the fourth Japanese astronaut to walk in space.
On February 15, 2018 at 10:38 UTC the Russian “Progress MS-08” unmanned supply spacecraft docked to the International Space Station. The spacecraft was docked to the Russian “Zvezda” (“Star”) module. The spacecraft delivered about 2500 kilograms of cargo for the ISS crew.
On February 13, 2017 at 08:13 UTC the “Progress MS-08” unmanned supply spacecraft was launched from Baykonur Cosmodrome to the International Space Station. The spacecraft was orbited by the “Soyuz-2.1A” rocket-carrier.
On February 12, 2018 at 05:03 UTC the Chang Zheng-3B/YZ-1 (Long March-3B/YZ-1) rocket-carrier was launched from Xichang Cosmodrome, Sichuan province, southwestern China. The rocket orbited the “Beidou-28” and “Beidou-29” navigation satellites.
These twin postage stamp and card of Åland were presented by Swedish musician and ABBA superstar Björn Ulvaeus. The items were issued by Åland post in 2016. ÅLANDSPOSTEN magazine says: “BJÖRN ULVAEUS was proud and honoured to be asked to design a stamp featuring his personal image of Åland. He is familiar with Åland, having played here with his first band the Hootenanny Singers as early as the 1960s. Lately, he has visited Åland by yacht and, therefore, an image featuring the Åland archipelago was his obvious choice for a stamp motif. Kökar is one of the locations that have made an impression on Björn. The stamp shows the picturesque approach to Brudhäll guest harbour and Karlby village in the morning haze”.
First the letter was sent via the “Peterspost” private company from the “Finlandia-2017” FEPA exhibition in Tampere to Moscow. Then the letter was delivered to the ISS by the Russian "Soyuz MS-05” spacecraft. To document the delivery, on board the station the letter was marked with all proper board seals including the Russian official “Russian Post. ISS. Russian Segment” round board post mark dated July 29, 2017, the day when the “Soyuz MS-05” spacecraft docked with the ISS.
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