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Re: LIVE: Soyuz MS-04 launch - April 20, 2017 (07:13 UTC)
« Reply #240 on: 04/20/2017 03:25 PM »
Hatch opened and promptly closed until MCC-M gives the GO to transfer.
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Re: LIVE: Soyuz MS-04 launch - April 20, 2017 (07:13 UTC)
« Reply #241 on: 04/20/2017 03:27 PM »
-DaviD-

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Re: LIVE: Soyuz MS-04 launch - April 20, 2017 (07:13 UTC)
« Reply #242 on: 04/20/2017 03:28 PM »
Crew ingress!

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Re: LIVE: Soyuz MS-04 launch - April 20, 2017 (07:13 UTC)
« Reply #243 on: 04/20/2017 03:28 PM »
Both welcomed, Yurchikhin has gone back inside Soyuz MS-04 to close out a few things.
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Re: LIVE: Soyuz MS-04 launch - April 20, 2017 (07:13 UTC)
« Reply #244 on: 04/20/2017 03:29 PM »
Camera off in Poisk while the newcomers receive the safety briefing and head to Zvezda. Welcome to Expedition 51!
« Last Edit: 04/20/2017 03:31 PM by eeergo »
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Re: LIVE: Soyuz MS-04 launch - April 20, 2017 (07:13 UTC)
« Reply #245 on: 04/20/2017 03:35 PM »
Wow. Fyodor's wife is very emotional. Fyodor: "My sweetie. You know I love you" *blows kisses* (Awwww!)

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Re: LIVE: Soyuz MS-04 launch - April 20, 2017 (07:13 UTC)
« Reply #246 on: 04/20/2017 03:39 PM »
This is crazy emotional stuff. Even I was watering up a bit...and I'm a Yorkshireman ;D

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Re: LIVE: Soyuz MS-04 launch - April 20, 2017 (07:13 UTC)
« Reply #247 on: 04/20/2017 03:43 PM »
"Jack, you're living my dream" - His Dad. Tells his Mum he can always call her from space, "no need to miss me". #Emotionaloverload

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Re: LIVE: Soyuz MS-04 launch - April 20, 2017 (07:13 UTC)
« Reply #248 on: 04/20/2017 03:43 PM »
Peggy breaks the emotion by doing the traditional micro-G party trick.

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Re: LIVE: Soyuz MS-04 launch - April 20, 2017 (07:13 UTC)
« Reply #249 on: 04/20/2017 03:46 PM »
 Well, congrats to Roscosmos and all concerned on a perfect launch and docking

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Re: LIVE: Soyuz MS-04 launch - April 20, 2017 (07:13 UTC)
« Reply #250 on: 04/20/2017 03:51 PM »
Thanks to everyone for the  awesome coverage. Congrats to Roscosmos on a successful launch and docking to ISS.

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Re: LIVE: Soyuz MS-04 launch - April 20, 2017 (07:13 UTC)
« Reply #251 on: 04/20/2017 04:18 PM »
Jack Fischer's sideways smile and easy manner remind me of Neil Armstrong.  Glad to see a Fischer on the ISS.
Eric Fischer (no relation). :)

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Re: LIVE: Soyuz MS-04 launch - April 20, 2017 (07:13 UTC)
« Reply #252 on: 04/20/2017 04:54 PM »
Service structure opening, what is that Russian song they always play? I've definitely heard it before.
  Answering that one for myself (and if anyone else cares) it was Trava U Doma by Zemlyane, kind of a neat song actually
 

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Re: LIVE: Soyuz MS-04 launch - April 20, 2017 (07:13 UTC)
« Reply #253 on: 04/20/2017 05:42 PM »
Expedition 51-52 - Soyuz MS-04 Hatch Opening and Welcoming Ceremony
http://www.space-multimedia.nl.eu.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=10038

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Re: LIVE: Soyuz MS-04 launch - April 20, 2017 (07:13 UTC)
« Reply #254 on: 04/20/2017 10:40 PM »
April 20, 2017
RELEASE 17-044

Two New Crew Members Arrive at International Space Station

After a six-hour flight, NASA astronaut Jack Fischer and cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin of the Russian space agency Roscosmos arrived at the International Space Station at 9:18 a.m. EDT Thursday where they will continue important scientific research.

The two launched aboard a Soyuz MS-04 spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 3:13 a.m. (1:13 p.m. Baikonur time), orbited Earth four times, and docked at the space station.

The arrival of Fischer and Yurchikhin increased the station's crew complement to five. The two join Expedition 51 Commander Peggy Whitson of NASA and Flight Engineers Oleg Novitskiy of Roscosmos and Thomas Pesquet of ESA (European Space Agency). The Expedition 51 crew members will spend more than four months conducting approximately 250 science investigations in fields such as biology, Earth science, human research, physical sciences and technology development.

Novitskiy and Pesquet will remain aboard the station until early June. Fischer and Yurchikhin are scheduled to remain aboard the station until September, along with Whitson, whose stay aboard the station was extended into Expedition 52 by an agreement recently signed between NASA and Roscosmos.

The expanded Expedition 51 crew soon will conduct new science investigations arriving on Orbital ATKís seventh NASA-contracted commercial resupply mission Saturday, April 22. Investigations arriving will include an antibody investigation that could increase the effectiveness of chemotherapy drugs for cancer treatment and an advanced plant habitat for studying plant physiology and growth of fresh food in space. Another new investigation bound for the U.S. National Laboratory will look at using magnetized cells and tools to make it easier to handle cells and cultures, and improve the reproducibility of experiments. Cygnus also is carrying 38 CubeSats, including many built by university students from around the world, as part of the QB50 program. The CubeSats are scheduled to deploy from either the spacecraft or space station in the coming months.

Fischer and Whitson are scheduled to take part in the fifth spacewalk of the year on May 12. The pairís main task will be to replace an avionics box on the starboard truss called an ExPRESS Logistics Carrier, a storage platform. The box houses electrical, and command and data routing equipment for science experiments and replacement hardware stored outside the station. The new avionics box is arriving aboard Orbital ATKís Cygnus cargo craft on Saturday, April 22.

The crew members also are scheduled to receive one Russian Progress resupply mission delivering several tons of food, fuel, supplies and research.

For more than 16 years, humans have lived and worked continuously aboard the International Space Station, advancing scientific knowledge and demonstrating new technologies, making research breakthroughs not possible on Earth that will enable long-duration human and robotic exploration into deep space. A global endeavor, more than 200 people from 18 countries have visited the unique microgravity laboratory that has hosted more than 1,900 research investigations from researchers in more than 95 countries.

Follow Jack Fischer on his first space mission at:

https://twitter.com/Astro2fish

Get breaking news, images and features from the station on Instagram and Twitter:

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Re: LIVE: Soyuz MS-04 launch - April 20, 2017 (07:13 UTC)
« Reply #255 on: 04/21/2017 01:56 PM »
This is crazy emotional stuff. Even I was watering up a bit...and I'm a Yorkshireman ;D

This is exactly the part about spaceflight that gets my eyes watery too. These families support their loved ones' dreams becoming reality, yet they know the risks they are taking in spaceflight and they must feel a huge amount of fear on the inside.

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Re: LIVE: Soyuz MS-04 launch - April 20, 2017 (07:13 UTC)
« Reply #256 on: 04/21/2017 01:58 PM »
T-6 minutes.

If you look closely at the screenshot that went with Steven's post (first attachment) you can just make out some people towards the left ...

Of course there were 6 mins to go before launch, but second attachment is a launch photo:

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Corrie‏ @WouldntYouToo 15h15 hours ago

What do you think it feels like at this observation point? @torybruno

https://twitter.com/WouldntYouToo/status/855199044376731648

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Re: LIVE: Soyuz MS-04 launch - April 20, 2017 (07:13 UTC)
« Reply #257 on: 04/21/2017 02:21 PM »
Service structure opening, what is that Russian song they always play? I've definitely heard it before.
  Answering that one for myself (and if anyone else cares) it was Trava U Doma by Zemlyane, kind of a neat song actually
 

Russian and English lyrics as found at: http://lyricstranslate.com/en/trava-u-doma-trava-u-doma-grass-outside-our-homes.html

Russian
Trava u doma (Трава у дома)

Земля в иллюминаторе, земля в иллюминаторе,
Земля в иллюминаторе видна...
Как сын грyстит о матери, как сын грyстит о матери,
Грyстим мы о земле - она одна.
 
А звёзды тем не менее, а звёзды тем не менее
чyть ближе, но все также холодны.
И как в часы затмения, и, как в часы затмения
ждем света и земные видим сны.
 
И снится нам не рокот космодрома,
Не эта ледяная синева,
А снится нам трава, трава y дома,
Зелёная, зелёная трава.
 
А мы летим орбитами,
Пyтями неизбитыми,
Прошив метеоритами простор.
Оправдан риск и мyжество,
Космическая мyзыка
Вплывает в деловой наш разговор.
 
В какой-то дымке матовой,
Земля в иллюминаторе -
Вечерне-ранняя зоря.
А сын грyстит о матери,
А сын грyстит о матери,
Ждет сына мать, а сыновей - земля.
 
И сниться нам не рокот космодрома,
Не эта ледяная синева,
А сниться нам трава, трава y дома,
Зелёная, зелёная трава.
 
И сниться нам не рокот космодрома,
Не эта ледяная синева,
А сниться нам трава, трава y дома,
Зелёная, зелёная трава.


English Translation
The Grass Outside Our Homes

The earth in the illuminator, the earth in the illuminator,
The earth in the illuminator is visible...
The way a son would miss his mother, the way a son would miss his mother,
We miss the earth - there is no other.
 
And the stars even so, the stars even so
Are getting closer but remain as cold.
And just like in the time of eclipse, just like in the time of eclipse,
We seek the light and dream earthly dreams.
 
And dream we not of the thundorous spaceport,
Not of this icy azure,
We're dreaming of the grass outside our homes,
The green, green grass.
 
And fly we like orbits,
Through untouched paths,
Embroiding the space with meteors.
The risk and bravery are justified,
The music of the space
Is sipping into our formal chat.
 
In dim smoke,
The earth in the illuminator -
Sun-set mingled with sun-rise.
The son is missing his mother, missing his mother,
And the mother is waiting for her son,
And so is the earth.
 
And dream we not of the thundorous spaceport,
Not of this icy azure,
We're dreaming of the grass outside our homes,
The green, green grass.
 
And dream we not of the thundorous spaceport,
Not of this icy azure,
We're dreaming of the grass outside our homes,
The green, green grass.

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Re: LIVE: Soyuz MS-04 launch - April 20, 2017 (07:13 UTC)
« Reply #258 on: 04/21/2017 02:34 PM »
"Jack, you're living my dream" - His Dad. Tells his Mum he can always call her from space, "no need to miss me". #Emotionaloverload

Might be his step-dad or other relative.  In one of the pre flight interviews Jack stated that his Dad passed away some years ago.  Jack flew home in his Dad's final days and announced he would leave his career to return home and help run the family business.  His Dad said something along the lines of NO WAY.... You should pursue your dreams amongst the stars like you always have.  In the interview Jack said one of the first things he would think about in orbit was his Dad, who was not able to see his son realize this dream. 

How's that for a real life tear inducing story?  Jack also said that Fyodor is his example as a husband and a father.  This is not your average, run of the mill crew.  Of course, average is not usually a word associated with astronauts and cosmonauts. 

EDIT: Found the link to the video referenced above: 
« Last Edit: 04/21/2017 04:19 PM by dawei »

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