Space capsule blasts off with American, Russian (page 2)

In the wee hours of Thursday morning, a pair of astronauts are scheduled to launch to the International Space Station on a Russian Soyuz rocket. NASA astronaut Jack Fischer and Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin are on the docket for this flight, scheduled for take off at 3:13AM ET from Baikonur, Kazakhstan. Once they arrive at the station, they’ll join the three astronauts already living in the orbiting lab and will become part of Expedition 51. This is the the first crewed launch in years that will only include two passengers, as Soyuz rockets always go to the station with a crew of three. The reason for the vacant seat has to do with Russia’s desire to reduce the number of cosmonauts on the station this year. Russia’s Federal Agency,... Continue reading…

U.S.-Russian crew blasts off for space station with one empty seat

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - A scaled-down, two-man U.S.-Russian crew blasted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Thursday for a six-hour ride to the International Space Station, ...

Thu 20 Apr 17 from Reuters

Astronaut and Cosmonaut Launch to Space Station on Russian Soyuz

NASA astronaut Jack Fischer and cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin launched on the first two-person spaceflight in almost 15 years, lifting off aboard a Soyuz spacecraft on a fast-track trip to the ...

Thu 20 Apr 17 from SPACE.com

President Trump to Call NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson in Space Monday

President Donald Trump will make an out-of-this-world call Monday (April 24) to congratulate NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson on her record-breaking mission to the International Space Station.

Wed 19 Apr 17 from SPACE.com

New US-Russian Space Station Crew Launching Early Thursday: Watch It Live

An American astronaut and Russian cosmonaut will launch on a fast-track mission to the International Space Station early Thursday (April 20) and you can watch the action live online.

Wed 19 Apr 17 from SPACE.com

A rare two-person crew will launch to the International Space Station tomorrow morning

In the wee hours of Thursday morning, a pair of astronauts are scheduled to launch to the International Space Station on a Russian Soyuz rocket. NASA astronaut Jack Fischer and Russian ...

Wed 19 Apr 17 from The Verge

NASA astronaut: Space toilet inspires 'sheer terror' - CNET

Forget motion sickness and adjusting to microgravity. Astronaut Jack Fischer is most worried about facing the space station's intimidating bathroom facilities.

Mon 17 Apr 17 from CNET Cutting Edge

Astronaut breaks US space record, gets call from Trump

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- Astronaut Peggy Whitson broke the U.S. record Monday for most time in space and talked up Mars during a congratulatory call from President Donald Trump....

Mon 24 Apr 17 from AP

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