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Expedition-51 thread (April - June 2017)
« on: 07/06/2015 05:59 PM »
The main crew of the ISS 51/52 starts training in Yu.A.  Gagarin

July 6, 2015

The Cosmonaut Training Center Yuri Gagarin took place presentation of the program of training of the crew of the main long-term ISS-51/52 in the composition of Roscosmos cosmonauts Alexander Misurkin , Nikolai Tikhonov and NASA astronaut Mark T. Vande Haya .

 The backup crew of the ISS long-49/50 and the main crew of the ISS long-51/52 was approved by the held June 22, 2015 meeting of the Interdepartmental Commission for Selecting Cosmonauts and their Enlistment in Crews of Manned Space Vehicles and stations.

 "I am delighted that we have appointed a crew, - said Alexander Misurkin.  - The decision of the commission coincided with the wishes of my intuitive. "

Marc Vande Hai thus expressed his confidence that "the preparation for the next two years in this format will be very interesting."  "I look forward to the start of training," - he added.

Already July 7 crew will start training on actions after landing a spacecraft on the water surface .

The commander of the crew of ISS-51/52 Alexander Misurkin it will be the second expedition.  His first semi space flight he made in 2013 as a flight engineer of the spaceship "Soyuz TMA-08M."  During the previous flight, Alexander Misurkin three spacewalks, having worked in total in the open space of about 20 hours.

For Nikolai Tikhonov, who in summer 2009, was awarded the qualification "test cosmonaut", this will be the first flight.

Astronaut Mark Vande Haya has also no experience of space flight.  In June 2009 Vanda Haya was selected as a candidate for the astronauts and passed training in the twentieth set by NASA.  From June 2012 to May 2013 Vanda Haya served as director of the Office of NASA's Star City.

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Re: Expedition-51 thread (March - May 2017)
« Reply #1 on: 07/18/2015 04:28 PM »
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Our ISS 51/52 crew // Наш экипаж МКС 51/52
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Re: Expedition-51 thread (March - May 2017)
« Reply #2 on: 01/07/2016 08:19 PM »

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Re: Expedition-51 thread (March - May 2017)
« Reply #3 on: 02/26/2016 08:43 AM »
JSC2016e000683 (01/06/2016) --- Official astronaut portrait of Expedition 51 crew member Mark Vande Hei in a spacesuit (EMU).

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Re: Expedition-51 thread (March - May 2017)
« Reply #4 on: 04/20/2016 06:51 PM »
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Официальное фото экипажа... и немного веселья :) //Official crew photo, and a bit fun :)

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Re: Expedition-51 thread (March - May 2017)
« Reply #5 on: 08/16/2016 05:47 PM »
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The Exp. 51 Space Flight Awareness poster was approved today. I am really looking forward to flying with these guys!

Draft version (7/20/2016) below:

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Re: Expedition-51 thread (March - May 2017)
« Reply #6 on: 08/18/2016 09:57 PM »
Draft Expedition 51 crew portrait.
Just it is approved!
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Re: Expedition-51 thread (March - May 2017)
« Reply #7 on: 09/02/2016 08:48 AM »

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Re: Expedition-51 thread (March - May 2017)
« Reply #8 on: 09/05/2016 02:38 PM »
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Thomas Pesquet ‏@Thom_astro 24.08
L-74: whenever there's cake, it's a good day! #Expedition50 #proxima

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Exp. 50/51 crewmembers @Thom_astro, @AstroPeggy & Oleg Novitsky during an cake-cutting ceremony at NASA's JSC

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Staffs of NASA participated in the cake-cutting ceremony at the Jake Garn Simulation and Training Facility (JSC)

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Custom cakes for Expedition 50/51 crewmembers @Thom_astro, @AstroPeggy & Oleg Novitsky
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Re: Expedition-51 thread (March - May 2017)
« Reply #9 on: 10/15/2016 11:31 AM »
Alexander Misurkin:

Expedition 51 crew: it is a pity that due to the decision to reduce the number of Russian cosmonauts on board the ISS, we can not fly in this lineup.
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Re: Expedition-51 thread (March - May 2017)
« Reply #10 on: 10/25/2016 08:07 PM »
Expedition 50-51 Crew Undergoes Final Training Outside Moscow

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Published on Oct 25, 2016
Expedition 50-51 Soyuz Commander Oleg Novitskiy of Roscosmos and Flight Engineers Peggy Whitson of NASA and Thomas Pesquet of the European Space Agency along with their backups, Fyodor Yurchikhin of Roscosmos, Jack Fischer of NASA and Paolo Nespoli of the European Space Agency conducted final qualification training at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia Oct. 24 and 25. Novitskiy, Whitson and Pesquet are scheduled to launch on Nov. 16, Kazakh time, from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan in the Soyuz MS-03 spacecraft for a five-month mission on the International Space Station.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71rTmHwVur8?t=001

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Re: Expedition-51 thread (March - May 2017)
« Reply #11 on: 10/27/2016 01:28 PM »
Alexander Misurkin:

Expedition 51 crew: it is a pity that due to the decision to reduce the number of Russian cosmonauts on board the ISS, we can not fly in this lineup.
As the Soyuz MS-04 crew will now be Yurchikin, Fischer, and a cargo container, maybe the spacecraft processors can lighten the situation with a jest:
Encase the cargo container in a safe-for-work, safe-for-spaceflight dakimakura;D

EDIT November 6: Why not use a dakimakura printed with a full-body, color image of Yuri Gagarin in his SK-1 spacesuit?!
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Re: Expedition-51 thread (March - May 2017)
« Reply #12 on: 11/15/2016 07:31 PM »
Surely today's official announcement is already being discussed somewhere here on NSF, but I can't find it, so here goes.

Long expected reduction in Russian crew launches, and resultant juggling of non-Russian crew.

EDIT: per AnalogMan below, posted in the "General Discussion" forum.  Why not ISS forum or Soyuz forum?  (facepalm)  Thanks for the link.

https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-updates-2017-international-space-station-crew-assignments

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NASA and its international partners have updated the assignments for several crew rotations to the International Space Station in 2017. The changes reflect a switch in assignments for some NASA astronauts, as well as a reduction in the number of Russian cosmonauts on some missions.

Expedition 51/52 crew members NASA astronaut Jack Fischer and cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin of the Russian space agency Roscosmos will launch in March 2017. Yurchikhin will be the Expedition 52 commander.

In May 2017, Expedition 52/53 will launch with NASA astronaut Randy Bresnik, ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut Paolo Nespoli and Russian Cosmonaut Sergey Ryazanskiy. Bresnik will be the Expedition 53 commander.

Expedition 53/54 will launch in September 2017. NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei and Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin will make up that crew, with Misurkin commanding Expedition 54.

Expedition 54/55 will launch with NASA astronaut Scott Tingle, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Norishige Kanai and Russian cosmonaut Alexander Skvortsov in October 2017. Expedition 55 will be commanded by Skvortsov.

The Expedition 50/51 launch of NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson, astronaut Thomas Pesquet of ESA and cosmonaut Oleg Novitskiy is unchanged and on track to launch Nov. 17 from Baikonur, Kazakhstan. They will join Expedition 50 crew members currently on the station, including astronaut Shane Kimbrough of NASA and cosmonauts Sergey Ryzhikov and Andrey Borisenko of Roscosmos. Kimbrough is the commander of Expedition 50 and Whitson will assume command for Expedition 51.
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Re: Expedition-51 thread (March - May 2017)
« Reply #13 on: 11/15/2016 07:47 PM »
Surely today's official announcement is already being discussed somewhere here on NSF, but I can't find it, so here goes.

Long expected reduction in Russian crew launches, and resultant juggling of non-Russian crew.

https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-updates-2017-international-space-station-crew-assignments

No discussion so far, but press release was posted earlier in the Flight Crew Assignments thread:
https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=740.msg1609663#msg1609663
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Re: Expedition-51 thread (March - May 2017)
« Reply #14 on: 11/16/2016 06:17 PM »
ISS Expedition 50 and 51 crew member ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet, left, and his backup ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli are seen wearing the new and updated version of the Expedition 51 crewpatch. Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)

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Re: Expedition-51 thread (March - May 2017)
« Reply #15 on: 11/21/2016 03:22 AM »
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Re: Expedition-51 thread (March - May 2017)
« Reply #16 on: 11/22/2016 06:42 PM »
November 22, 2016
MEDIA ADVISORY M16-135
NASA TV News Conference, Media Availability with Next Space Station Crew
NASA astronaut Jack Fischer and cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, who are targeted to launch to the International Space Station in March, will participate in a news conference at 2 p.m. EST Wednesday, Nov. 30, at the agency’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. The news conference will air live on NASA Television and stream on the agency’s website.

Fischer, a first-time space flyer, and veteran cosmonaut Yurchikhin will launch to the space station in late March from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to round out Expedition 51.

Media who wish to participate by telephone should call Johnson's newsroom at 281-483-5111 no later than 1:45 p.m. Those following the briefing on social media can ask questions using the hashtag #askNASA.

After the news conference, interview opportunities with Fischer are available in person or by phone. To request credentials to attend in person, or to reserve an interview opportunity, media must contact Johnson's newsroom by 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28.

Fischer, a colonel in the U.S. Air Force, was selected in July 2009 as a member of the 20th NASA astronaut class and completed astronaut training in 2011. Prior to becoming an astronaut, the Colorado native graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science in Astronautical Engineering. He went on to receive a Master of Science in Aeronautics and Astronautics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1998. He has been a Capsule Communicator (CAPCOM) and worked in the International Space Station Operations, International Space Station Integration, Soyuz and Exploration branches of the Astronaut Office.

During their planned five-month mission, Fischer and Yurchikhin will take part in approximately 250 research investigations and technology demonstrations not possible on Earth in order to advance scientific knowledge of Earth, space, physical, and biological sciences. Science conducted on the space station continues to yield benefits for humanity and will enable future long-duration human and robotic exploration into deep space, including the agency’s Journey to Mars.

The Expedition 51 crew members will share their flight experiences on Instagram at:

http://instagram.com/iss

To follow Fischer on Twitter:

http://www.twitter.com/Astro2Fish

For NASA TV streaming video, schedule and downlink information, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/nasatv

For more information about the International Space Station and its crews, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/station

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Re: Expedition-51 thread (March - May 2017)
« Reply #17 on: 02/03/2017 06:02 PM »
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The Exp. 51 Space Flight Awareness poster was approved today. I am really looking forward to flying with these guys!

Draft version (7/20/2016) below:

New version Exp 51 crew poster!
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Re: Expedition-51 thread (March - May 2017)
« Reply #18 on: 04/03/2017 08:31 PM »
The five-member Expedition 51 crew consists of (from left) Jack Fischer, Fyodor Yurchikhin, Thomas Pesquet, Peggy Whitson and Oleg Novitskiy.
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Re: Expedition-51 thread (March - May 2017)
« Reply #19 on: 04/05/2017 09:21 PM »
ISS Expedition 51-52 Pre Flight Training Footage



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Footage contains training activities of the International Space Station’s Expedition 51-52 crew, including NASA astronaut Jack Fischer. Fischer and Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin of Roscosmos are scheduled to launch April 20 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan in the Soyuz MS-04 spacecraft for a four and a half month mission.
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