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Expedition-48 thread (June - September 2016)
« on: 08/10/2015 06:36 PM »
« Last Edit: 06/19/2016 12:52 PM by jacqmans »

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Re: Expedition-48 thread (May - September 2016)
« Reply #1 on: 09/30/2015 07:07 PM »
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Re: Expedition-48 thread (May - September 2016)
« Reply #2 on: 01/19/2016 07:50 PM »
"cake ceremony" at JSC, Houston with Jeff Williams, Aleksey Ovchinin, Оleg Skripochka, Kathleen Rubins, Anatoly Ivanishin and Takuya Оnishi.
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Re: Expedition-48 thread (May - September 2016)
« Reply #3 on: 02/12/2016 08:27 AM »

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Re: Expedition-48 thread (May - September 2016)
« Reply #4 on: 02/16/2016 08:18 PM »
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Re: Expedition-48 thread (May - September 2016)
« Reply #5 on: 02/27/2016 11:18 AM »
February 26, 2016
MEDIA ADVISORY M16-018

Media Accreditation Open for Space Station Crew News Conference, Interviews

NASA will host a news conference with a team of astronauts who will launch to the International Space Station this summer, including NASA’s Kate Rubins, at 2 p.m. EST Wednesday, March 9, at the agency’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. The event will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website following a 30-minute video of crew training.

Rubins will be joined by her Expedition 48/49 crewmates, cosmonaut Anatoly Ivanishin of the Russian space agency Roscosmos and astronaut Takuya Onishi of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency. All three crew members will be available for individual media interviews, in person or by phone, following the news conference.

To request credentials to attend, or reserve an interview opportunity, U.S. media must contact the Johnson newsroom at 281-483-5111 by 6 p.m. Monday, March 7. International media must submit credentials to the Johnson newsroom by 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26.

Reporters who wish to participate in the news conference by telephone must contact the newsroom at least 10 minutes prior to its start. Those following the briefing on social media may ask questions using the hashtag #askNASA.

Rubins, Ivanishin and Onishi will launch to the space station aboard the Soyuz MS-01 spacecraft Thursday, June 21, from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The trio will join Expedition 48 Commander Jeff Williams of NASA, and cosmonauts Oleg Skripochka and Alexey Ovchinin of Roscosmos, already on the station conducting research.

During their four-month mission, the station crew members will facilitate 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 crew members are expected to be on the station for the arrivals of American cargo spacecraft the SpaceX Dragon and Orbital ATK Cygnus. The Dragon will deliver the station’s first International docking adapter to accommodate the future arrival of U.S. commercial crew spacecraft. A Japanese cargo craft also is planned to launch to the station carrying lithium ion batteries to replace the nickel-hydrogen batteries currently used on station to store electrical energy generated by the station’s solar arrays.

During her time at the space station, Rubins will participate in several science experiments. Along with physical science, Earth and space science, and technology development work, Kate will conduct several biological and human research investigations. Research into how the microbiome of a human body changes during space travel, and performing the first genetic sequencing in space are just two examples of the hundreds of experiments in which Rubins plans to take part.

Rubins was born in Farmington, Connecticut, and raised in Napa, California. She received a bachelor’s degree in molecular biology from the University of California, San Diego, and a doctorate in cancer biology from Stanford University. Before joining the astronaut corps in 2009, she worked with the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, where she helped develop the first model of smallpox infection. She also headed a laboratory of 14 researchers studying viral diseases that affect Central and West Africa. As part of that work, she researched the DNA sequencing of diseases, such as Ebola.

Follow the space station crew and mission on Instagram at:

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

http://www.nasa.gov/station

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Re: Expedition-48 thread (May - September 2016)
« Reply #6 on: 03/10/2016 07:05 AM »
Preflight crew news conference took place at JSC on Mar 9.
For more news: see article from Ben Evans here: http://www.americaspace.com/?p=92173
Launch seems to have slipped to June 21.

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Re: Expedition-48 thread (May - September 2016)
« Reply #7 on: 03/10/2016 07:28 AM »
Video of crew training



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Re: Expedition-48 thread (May - September 2016)
« Reply #8 on: 03/10/2016 05:25 PM »
Regarding the mission patch, does anyone know why Onishi's name is written with English characters rather than with Japanese?

I notice the Russian names are written with Cyrillic characters.
"One bit of advice: it is important to view knowledge as sort of a semantic tree -- make sure you understand the fundamental principles, ie the trunk and big branches, before you get into the leaves/details or there is nothing for them to hang on to." - Elon Musk
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Re: Expedition-48 thread (June - September 2016)
« Reply #9 on: 03/10/2016 06:06 PM »
It seems that all NASA mission patches for Shuttle flights use romanized names for Japanese astronauts, most Soyuz mission patches do as well (like Soyuz TMA-11M, TMA-17), and for the ISS mission patches, most use Japanese characters for their names (like Expedition 20), but apparently not all.

Satoshi Furukawa even has his name done differently for two different ISS expeditions, the Expedition 28 mission patch is romanized, Expedition 29 is in Japanese characters.

I would guess, then, that other than for the NASA shuttle mission patches, it's a personal preference, rather than some institutional rule.

Does anyone know for sure?
« Last Edit: 03/11/2016 07:05 AM by jacqmans »
"One bit of advice: it is important to view knowledge as sort of a semantic tree -- make sure you understand the fundamental principles, ie the trunk and big branches, before you get into the leaves/details or there is nothing for them to hang on to." - Elon Musk
"There are lies, damned lies, and launch schedules." - Larry J

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Re: Expedition-48 thread (June - September 2016)
« Reply #10 on: 03/16/2016 10:38 AM »
HR crew photo

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Re: Expedition-48 thread (June - September 2016)
« Reply #11 on: 03/18/2016 09:51 AM »
I've noticed the date of birth is not available anywhere for Takuya Onishi - all sources I've found online only puts him as born 1975 - even in the official NASA biography.

Any particular reason for this lack of info?

The same also appears to be the case for Norishige Kania.

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Re: Expedition-48 thread (June - September 2016)
« Reply #12 on: 04/27/2016 03:32 AM »
AXA astronaut Takuya Onishi, ISS approaching long-term stay start. A-confidence, even stronger. It may not be only in Japan. ~

Published on Apr 26, 2016
2016 summer, the International Space Station long-term stay mission of JAXA astronaut Takuya Onishi begins. As a new generation of astronauts took over the baton from both active and oil wells, Onishi aim the universe. "This can not be only in Japan what is and"? It connects the sash to the Japanese space development in the first.

Takuya Onishi astronaut ISS 48th / 49th long-term stay Overview http://iss.jaxa.jp/iss/jaxa_exp/onishi/overview/

ISS long-term stay by Takuya Onishi astronaut JAXA astronaut http://iss.jaxa.jp/iss/jaxa_exp/onishi/

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Re: Expedition-48 thread (June - October 2016)
« Reply #13 on: 05/24/2016 08:42 PM »
May 24, 2016
MEDIA ADVISORY M16-058

NASA Astronaut Kate Rubins Available for Interviews Before Space Station Launch

NASA astronaut Kate Rubins will be available for live satellite interviews from Moscow on Wednesday, June 1, before her launch to the International Space Station. She will answer questions about her upcoming mission aboard the world’s only orbiting laboratory from 9-10 a.m. EDT, airing live on NASA Television and streaming on the agency’s website.

Rubins, who was born in Farmington, Connecticut, and raised in Napa, California, is in Moscow for final preparations prior to her launch on June 24. The interviews will be preceded at 8:30 a.m. by 30 minutes of video clips highlighting her training.

To schedule an interview, media must contact Thomas Gerczak at 281-792-7515 or thomas.j.gerczak@nasa.gov no later than 4 p.m. on Friday, May 27. Media participating in the live shots must tune to NTV-3. Satellite tuning information is available at:

http://go.nasa.gov/1pOWUhR

Rubins will launch to the space station aboard a Soyuz spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, along with her Expedition 48/49 crewmates, cosmonaut Anatoly Ivanishin of the Russian space agency Roscosmos and astronaut Takuya Onishi of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency.

Rubins was selected as an astronaut in 2009, and this will be her first spaceflight.

During her time at the space station, Rubins will participate in several science experiments. Along with physical science, Earth and space science and technology development work, she will conduct biological and human research investigations. Research into sequencing the first genome in microgravity and how the human body’s bone mass and cardiovascular systems are changed by living in space are just two examples of the many experiments in which Rubins may take part.

Rubins received a bachelor’s degree in molecular biology from the University of California, San Diego, and a doctorate in cancer biology from Stanford University. Before joining the astronaut corps in 2009, she worked with the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, where she helped develop the first model of smallpox infection. She also headed a laboratory of 14 researchers studying viral diseases that affect Central and West Africa. As part of that work, she researched the gene expression responses of diseases, such as monkeypox and Ebola.

After arriving at the station on June 26, Rubins, Ivanishin and Onishi will join Expedition 48 NASA astronaut Jeff Williams, and Roscosmos cosmonauts Alexey Ovchinin and Oleg Skripochka. They are expected to be at the station for the delivery of the station’s first international docking adapter, which will accommodate the future arrival of U.S. commercial crew spacecraft. A Japanese cargo craft also is planned to launch to the station carrying lithium ion batteries to replace the nickel-hydrogen batteries currently used on the station to store electrical energy generated by the station’s solar arrays.

Rubins is scheduled to return to Earth with Ivanishin and Onishi in October.

Get the latest NASA TV schedule and video streaming information at:

http://www.nasa.gov/nasatv

Follow the space station crew and mission on social media at:

http://twitter.com/space_station

http://instagram.com/iss

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Re: Expedition-48 thread (June - October 2016)
« Reply #14 on: 05/27/2016 09:45 AM »
Head of Cosmonaut Training Center Yuri Lonchakov preparing ISS-48/49

Cosmonaut Training Center Yuri Gagarin

Published on May 27, 2016
"The crew will fly the new ship -" MS Union ", which will work out the latest traffic management and navigation systems, television systems, on-board radio system", - said the head of the CPC, the Hero of Russia, cosmonaut Yuri Lonchakov a briefing to journalists. Source : press service of the CPC Gagarin Video: CPC Gagarin www.gctc.ru

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

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Re: Expedition-48 thread (June - October 2016)
« Reply #15 on: 05/27/2016 04:44 PM »
Expedition 48-49 - Crew Qualification Training at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia
http://www.space-multimedia.nl.eu.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9857

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Re: Expedition-48 thread (June - October 2016)
« Reply #16 on: 05/30/2016 09:29 PM »
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Re: Expedition-48 thread (June - October 2016)
« Reply #17 on: 05/30/2016 10:37 PM »
It seems that all NASA mission patches for Shuttle flights use romanized names for Japanese astronauts, most Soyuz mission patches do as well (like Soyuz TMA-11M, TMA-17), and for the ISS mission patches, most use Japanese characters for their names (like Expedition 20), but apparently not all.

Satoshi Furukawa even has his name done differently for two different ISS expeditions, the Expedition 28 mission patch is romanized, Expedition 29 is in Japanese characters.

I would guess, then, that other than for the NASA shuttle mission patches, it's a personal preference, rather than some institutional rule.

Does anyone know for sure?
I thought the same thing. Maybe it's like that joke about a German pilot getting annoyed about having to speak English to ATC despite being at a German airport.

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Re: Expedition-48 thread (June - October 2016)
« Reply #18 on: 06/01/2016 05:17 PM »
The following was posted on Novosti-Kosmonavtiki on the delay in the launch of Expedition-48
    
01.06.2016
Launch of the next expedition to the ISS rescheduled

 For technical reasons the launch space ship Soyuz MS "with the next expedition to the ISS moved with 24 June to 8 July.

 Accordingly, the launch date shifts and another cargo vessel progress MS-7 on 17 July.

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Re: Expedition-48 thread (June - October 2016)
« Reply #19 on: 06/01/2016 09:11 PM »
http://tass.ru/en/science/879543


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MOSCOW, June 1. /TASS/. Launch of Soyuz MS manned spacecraft, which is due to take a new expedition to the International Space Station, has been rescheduled for July 7 from June 24 due to control system flaws that may disrupt the ship's docking with the ISS, a source in the Russian aerospace industry told TASS on Wednesday.

"The launch has been rescheduled for July 7," he said. "The crew is expected to come to Baikonur (the Russian space center located is Kazakhstan TASS) on June 24."
"Experts have established the ship will be rolling as it docks the ISS and they are unable to stop this rolling motion so far," the source said.

The rescheduling of the Soyuz MS launch has necessitated postponement of the launch of the Progress MS cargo spacecraft, initially planned for July 7. Under the new schedule, it may take place on July 17, the source said.


More detail in this TASS report in Russian :
http://tass.ru/kosmos/3331715

A recommendation to delay the launch will be made on Thursday to the State Commission in charge of the launch and a final decision could follow the same day. The uncontrolled rolling motion was first believed to have been caused by a software glitch, but when the software was updated and tested in the simulator, the problem repeated itself.

http://ria.ru/space/20160601/1441714340.html

This RIA report claims the launch will be rescheduled for July 8 and says the return to Earth of Malenchenko, Peake and Kopra will also be delayed.

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