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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2600 on: 03/14/2017 10:21 AM »
ROSKOSMOS ANNOUNCES AN OPEN KIT FOR THE COSMONAUTS

 03/14/2012 14:17

 The campaign for the selection of astronauts will start on March 14, 2017 - Interdepartmental Commission decided to hold FGBU "NII TsPK named after Yu.A.  Gagarin "(CPC) contest for the selection of candidates for the cosmonaut squad of Roscosmos in 2017.


 The goal is to select the best specialists who, having the skills of working with space and / or aircraft equipment, will become the first pilots of the new Russian spacecraft Federation, will work on the program of the International Space Station (ISS), and will be the first Russians to fly to The Moon.


 According to the terms of the competition, it is planned to select six to eight people, who will supplement the detachment of cosmonauts ROSKOSMOSA.


 Contestants have to go through several stages.  Selection for compliance with the requirements for education and professional fitness provides for applicants for candidates for cosmonauts a body of knowledge necessary for the successful completion of training programs for cosmonauts.  The complex of medical examinations will allow to conduct the next stage of selection of applicants.  Successful completion of a set of activities that allow assessing the psychological qualities of applicants is a prerequisite for winning a contest.  Also, candidates will have to undergo testing for compliance with the requirements for physical fitness.


 GENERAL REQUIREMENTS:
 Applicant candidates for cosmonauts of the Russian Federation may be a citizen of the Russian Federation.
 Age of applicants should not exceed 35 years.
 Applicants must have a higher education in engineering, scientific or flight specialties and have work experience.  Priority for selection is enjoyed by persons who have experience in the aviation and rocket and space industry of the Russian Federation.
 Applicants must comply with the following requirements necessary for the subsequent preparation for a space flight, in particular:  Have the ability to study space technology (demonstrate the ability to understand the basics and principles of building technical systems, understanding their physical nature, the ability to memorize technical information, terminology and technical characteristics);
 Have knowledge of interaction with computer equipment;
 To know a foreign language (English) within the requirements of programs of non-linguistic high schools of the Russian Federation, etc.


 A full list of requirements for candidates and a list of necessary documents can be found on the website of the State Corporation "ROSCOSMOS" and the CPC ( https://www.roscosmos.ru/media/files/docs/2017/prikaz.244.pdf ).


 The main stages of the selection of candidates for cosmonauts of ROSKOSMOSA will be held on the basis of the TsKK them.  Yu.A.  Gagarin.


 The documents are sent by mail with a notification or delivered by the applicant personally to the address: 141160, Moscow region, Star City, Head of FGBU "NII TsPK named after Yu.A.  Gagarin "with a note" To the commission for the selection of candidates for cosmonauts. "

https://www.roscosmos.ru/23316/

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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2601 on: 03/25/2017 05:25 PM »
According to his Twitter account https://twitter.com/Astro_Wheels Mr. Wheelock is (again) the
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NASA Director of Operations - Star City, Russia.
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Any information who is now working in Star City.
https://www.nasa.gov/astronauts/biographies/joseph-m-acaba/biography
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Acaba recently served as Director of Operations Russia in Star City supporting crew training in Soyuz and Russian Segment systems. He is currently training to be a Flight Engineer for Expedition 53/54.

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« Reply #2602 on: 03/28/2017 08:40 PM »
March 28, 2017
RELEASE 17-017
NASA Announces Upcoming International Space Station Crew Assignments

Five NASA astronauts have been assigned to upcoming spaceflights. Joe Acaba, Ricky Arnold, Nick Hague, Serena Auñón-Chancellor and Shannon Walker all have begun training for missions launching later this year and throughout 2018.

Acaba will be the first to launch, assigned to the Expedition 53 and 54 crews that already include Mark Vande Hei of NASA, and Alexander Misurkin of the Russian space agency Roscosmos. They will launch aboard a Soyuz spacecraft in September. Walker will train as a dedicated backup for Acaba.

Arnold will join NASA’s Drew Feustel and a Russian cosmonaut for Expeditions 55 and 56 to launch in March 2018. Arnold and Acaba’s assignments were enabled by the recent agreement to add additional crew members in 2017 and 2018 to boost space station science and research.

First-time fliers Hague and Auñón-Chancellor will fall into the standard rotation for NASA astronauts. Hague will launch in September 2018 on Expeditions 57 and 58 with two Russian cosmonauts. Auñón-Chancellor will join the Expedition 58 and 59 crews in November 2018, along with Canadian Space Agency astronaut David Saint-Jacques and a Russian cosmonaut.

“It’s great to get to announce so many assignments at once,” said Chris Cassidy, chief of the Astronaut Office at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. “There’s plenty of work to be done at the space station, and the research opportunities are almost limitless. These folks are all going to do great work and bring a lot of value to their crewmates.”

Between now and their launches, each of the astronauts will undergo a busy regimen of training on space station systems and the experiments they’ll work with while in space.

“The addition of these extra crew members will be a boon to the entire scientific community doing research on station, and especially those who have been waiting for access to the platform” said Julie Robinson, NASA’s chief scientist for the International Space Station. “We’ll be capable of undertaking more complex research activities, which will in turn prepare NASA for the journey to Mars, unearth new markets for research in microgravity and deliver benefits back to Earth.”

This will be Acaba’s third trip to the space station and his second long-duration mission. He was selected as an astronaut in 2004, and flew on space shuttle Discovery’s STS-119 station assembly mission in 2009, before returning for a longer stay in 2012, as part of the Expedition 31 and 32 crews.

Born in Inglewood, California, and raised in Anaheim, California, Acaba earned a bachelors’ degree in geology at University of California in Santa Barbara, one master’s in geology from the University of Arizona, and one in education, curriculum and instruction from Texas Tech University. Before coming to NASA, he spent time in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves and the Peace Corps, worked as a hydro-geologist and taught high school and middle school.

Arnold will be visiting the space station for the second time, but this trip will be much longer than his last. He also was selected in the 2004 class and flew with Acaba on STS-119. On that mission, he conducted two spacewalks, spending 12 hours and 34 minutes outside the space station.

Arnold was raised in Bowie, Maryland. He earned a bachelo’s in science from Frostburg State University, and a master’s in marine, estuarine and environmental science from the University of Maryland. He has taught school in Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia and Romania. He also served as an oceanographic technician for the U.S. Naval Academy and a marine scientist at the Cape Cod National Seashore.

Selected as a member of the 2013 astronaut class, Hague is a native of Hoxie, Kansas, and a colonel in the U.S. Air Force. Prior to his selection, he was part of the Air Force Fellows program in Washington, where he worked as an adviser to the U.S. Senate on matters of national defense and foreign policy.

Hague earned a bachelor’s degree in astronautical engineering from the U.S. Air Force Academy and a master’s in aeronautical and astronautical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Auñón-Chancellor, from Fort Collins, Colorado, joined the astronaut corps in 2009, and has been at NASA since 2006, when she became a flight surgeon. She also served as the deputy lead for medical operations for NASA’s Orion spacecraft before being selected as an astronaut.

In addition to a bachelor’s in electrical engineering from George Washington University, Auñón-Chancellor holds a doctorate in medicine from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, and is board certified in internal and aerospace medicine.

She also earned a master’s in public health from the University of Texas Medical Branch.

Walker spent 163 days as a flight engineer for Expedition 24 and 25 in 2010. She was born in Houston and began her career at NASA’s Johnson Space Center as a robotics flight controller for the space station with Rockwell Space Operations Co. in 1987. In 1995, she became a NASA employee, working on robotics and hardware for the station with the program’s international partners. She also coordinated on-orbit problem resolution in the Mission Evaluation Room at Johnson and in Moscow, and served as deputy manager of the On-Orbit Engineering Office before being selected for the 2004 astronaut class.

Walker earned a bachelor’s in physics, a master’s in science and a doctorate in space physics, all from Rice University.

These astronauts will join a long and distinguished line of astronauts who have crewed the International Space Station since November 2000. With the help of the more than 200 astronauts who have visited, the space station enables us to demonstrate new technologies and make research breakthroughs not possible on Earth. Its convergence of science, technology and human innovation provide a springboard to NASA's next giant leap in exploration.

Follow Ricky Arnold on Twitter at:

https://twitter.com/astro_ricky

Follow Serena Auñón-Chancellor on Twitter at:

http://www.twitter.com/AstroSerena

Follow Joe Acaba on Twitter at:

https://twitter.com/astroacaba

Nick Hague and Shannon Walker will post social media updates on Twitter at:

http://www.twitter.com/NASA_Astronauts

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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2603 on: 03/31/2017 04:44 PM »
According to his Twitter account https://twitter.com/Astro_Wheels Mr. Wheelock is (again) the
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NASA Director of Operations - Star City, Russia.
This entry has been removed now.
Any information who is now working in Star City.
https://www.nasa.gov/astronauts/biographies/joseph-m-acaba/biography
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Acaba recently served as Director of Operations Russia in Star City supporting crew training in Soyuz and Russian Segment systems. He is currently training to be a Flight Engineer for Expedition 53/54.
To continue this topic, Mr. Wheelock seems back to StarCity in his previous function.
https://twitter.com/Astro_Wheels
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NASA Director of Operations - Russia

This is the conformation by himself.
https://twitter.com/Astro_Wheels/status/848165918102478850
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They affectionately call me the 'Boomerang DOR'!
« Last Edit: 04/01/2017 06:18 PM by Olaf »

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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2604 on: 04/05/2017 08:21 PM »
CONFIRMED:  Dr. Peggy Whitson will remain aboard the ISS for three additional months.
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April 05, 2017
 
RELEASE 17-038

NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson Adds Three Months to Record-Breaking Mission

NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson is set to extend her mission with an additional three months at the International Space Station.

Already poised to break the record for cumulative time spent in space by a U.S. astronaut, Peggy Whitson is set to extend her mission with an additional three months at the International Space Station.

NASA and the Russian space agency Roscosmos, signed an agreement to extend Peggy Whitson’s stay on the space station into Expedition 52. Rather than returning to Earth with her Expedition 51 crew mates Oleg Novitsky of Roscosmos and Thomas Pesquet of ESA (European Space Agency), in June as originally planned, Whitson will remain on the space station and return home with NASA’s Jack Fischer and Roscosmos’ Fyodor Yurchikhin. That landing is targeted for September.

“This is great news,” Whitson said. “I love being up here. Living and working aboard the space station is where I feel like I make the greatest contribution, so I am constantly trying to squeeze every drop out of my time here. Having three more months to squeeze is just what I would wish for.”

The arrangement takes advantage of a Soyuz seat left empty by the Roscosmos decision to temporarily reduce their crew complement to two cosmonauts. Whitson’s extension will ensure a full complement of six astronauts on board the station and increase the amount of valuable astronaut time available for experiments on board the station.

“Peggy’s skill and experience makes her an incredible asset aboard the space station,” said Kirk Shireman, NASA’s International Space Station Program Manager. “By extending the stay of one of NASA’s most veteran astronauts, our research, our technology development, our commercial and our international partner communities will all benefit."

This is Whitson’s third long-duration stay onboard the space station. She launched on Nov. 17 with 377 days in space already under her belt, and on April 24 will break Jeff Williams’ standing United States record of 534 cumulative days in space. In 2008, Whitson became the first woman to command the space station, and on April 9 will become the first woman to command it twice. In addition, she holds the record for most spacewalks by a female.
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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2605 on: 04/05/2017 08:43 PM »
Excellent news! :)

This allows for an increase to a 4-crew USOS from August onwards, avoids a lengthy 2-crew ISS period throughout June and July, and also has additional benefits in terms of gathering data on longer duration stays.

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Here's how the updated crew schedule looks for 2017:
« Last Edit: 04/05/2017 10:56 PM by Space Pete »
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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2606 on: 04/19/2017 01:48 PM »
https://www.facebook.com/DieAstronautin/?hc_ref=NEWSFEED
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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2607 on: 04/21/2017 06:23 PM »
There is a report on the NK forum, that G. Padalka will leave the Cosmonaut Group on April, 28th.

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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2608 on: 04/21/2017 07:24 PM »
I thought Padalka was assigned to a sixth spaceflight.

Did that just change?
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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2609 on: 04/21/2017 10:50 PM »
https://www.facebook.com/DieAstronautin/?hc_ref=NEWSFEED
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Unsere zwei Astronautin-Trainees sind #NicolaBaumann und #InsaThieleEich


IMHO, the chances that one these women will fly eventually into space is about zero - sadly. It appears to me, that is merely (at best) a PR-show. Currently they have raised only about 34000 € - about 0.085% of the needed ca. 40 million €.

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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2610 on: 04/22/2017 04:10 AM »
I thought Padalka was assigned to a sixth spaceflight.

Did that just change?
There was no assigment, only rumors.

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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2611 on: 04/22/2017 09:44 AM »
https://www.canada.ca/en/space-agency/news/2017/04/minister_bains_tounveiltheidentityofthetopastronautcandidates.html

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Minister Bains to unveil the identity of the top astronaut candidates

Toronto, Ontario, April 20, 2017 — On April 24, Minister Bains will introduce the final candidates to undergo the last rounds of assessments as part of the Canadian Space Agency’s astronaut recruitment campaign.

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April 24, 2017

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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2612 on: 04/23/2017 04:38 AM »
There is a report on the NK forum, that G. Padalka will leave the Cosmonaut Group on April, 28th.
There is also a report, that A. Samokutyayev and S. Revin will leave the Cosmonaut Group.
They expect a decision by the MWK in the next two weeks.
CDR of Soyuz MS-08 in March 2018 could be O. Artemyev. At the moment he is on training in Houston.

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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2613 on: 04/23/2017 01:10 PM »
There is a report on the NK forum, that G. Padalka will leave the Cosmonaut Group on April, 28th.

The Russian Embassy in South Africa on Twitter:
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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2614 on: 04/24/2017 07:01 AM »
CDR of Soyuz MS-08 in March 2018 could be O. Artemyev. At the moment he is on training in Houston.
In Houston he joined for training with S. Prokopyev. This suggest, that we will see them 2018 in the ISS.

The link to the site of O. Artemyev doesn´t work, but you can find it here.
http://novosti-kosmonavtiki.ru/forum/messages/forum10/topic9135/message1639773/#message1639773
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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2615 on: 04/24/2017 11:17 AM »
IMHO, the chances that one these women will fly eventually into space is about zero - sadly. It appears to me, that is merely (at best) a PR-show. Currently they have raised only about 34000 € - about 0.085% of the needed ca. 40 million €.
They say, the need only 50000 € from the Crowdfunding campaign.
https://www.facebook.com/DieAstronautin/?hc_ref=NEWSFEED

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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2616 on: 04/24/2017 01:11 PM »
IMHO, the chances that one these women will fly eventually into space is about zero - sadly. It appears to me, that is merely (at best) a PR-show. Currently they have raised only about 34000 € - about 0.085% of the needed ca. 40 million €.
They say, the need only 50000 € from the Crowdfunding campaign.
https://www.facebook.com/DieAstronautin/?hc_ref=NEWSFEED

I highly doubt that - according to their crowd funding page (https://www.startnext.com/dieastronautin), the 50 k€ will be used for
* diving licences 10.400 Euro
* basic space station training 19.600 Euro
* survival training 19.600 Euro

They are faaaaar away from financing an actual space flight.

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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2617 on: 04/24/2017 02:43 PM »
Top 17 Canadian astronaut candidates

http://www.asc-csa.gc.ca/eng/astronauts/recruitment/map.asp#tab3

5 women & 12 men
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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2618 on: 04/24/2017 05:41 PM »
The link to the site of O. Artemyev doesn´t work, but you can find it here.
http://novosti-kosmonavtiki.ru/forum/messages/forum10/topic9135/message1639773/#message1639773

There is his official webpage: http://www.artemjew.ru/en/ (English version) or http://www.artemjew.ru/ (Russian version).
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« Reply #2619 on: 04/24/2017 06:12 PM »
There is his official webpage: http://www.artemjew.ru/en/ (English version) or http://www.artemjew.ru/ (Russian version).
But on this sites are no information about his latest activities.

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