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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2620 on: 04/24/2017 06:34 PM »
From http://vk dot com/olegmks (need account to read it):

"21.04.2017: Today I spent a lot of time in the sky - I flew to workout in the USA. I will "catch up" with my colleague and comrade, cosmonaut Sergei Prokopiev. He arrived in Houston a week earlier.

When preparing for a space flight, we are sure to undergo a training course at the Johnson Space Center in Houston to study the American segment of the International Space Station. American colleagues also necessarily train with us at the Cosmonaut Training Center."
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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2621 on: 04/25/2017 04:56 AM »
New info about Samokutyayev, Revin and Volkov (!) resignations.

http://tass.com/science/943001

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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2622 on: 04/27/2017 04:01 PM »
New info about Samokutyayev, Revin and Volkov (!) resignations.

http://tass.com/science/943001
If this is the correct Sergei Volkoff, I remember him being on-orbit when Expedition 28 started on May 23, 2011 when the Expedition 27 Soyuz undocked from ISS. At the same time  STS-134 Endeavour on the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer delivery/installation mission was docked to ISS.  Later that year STS-135 Atlantis was at the ISS during Expedition 28 docking on July 10, 2011m while Volkov was still there.  He left ISS as Expedition ended on November 21, 2011.  Volkoff came back to Earth with Fossum and Satoshi Furukawa.
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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2623 on: 04/28/2017 03:50 PM »
April 28, 2017
RELEASE J17-005
Legendary Astronaut Retires from NASA

Anna Fisher, a member of NASA's first astronaut class to include women and the first mother in space, has retired after more than three decades of service to the agency.

Fisher was a mission specialist on Space Shuttle mission STS-51A, the second flight of the orbiter Discovery, which launched from Kennedy Space Center, on November 8, 1984. Fisher was assigned to her flight two weeks before delivering her daughter and flew in space when her daughter was just fourteen months old, making her the first mother in space. Fisher logged a total of 192 hours in space.


"We appreciate all of the years that Anna has dedicated to our space program," said Chris Cassidy, chief of NASA's Astronaut Office at the Johnson Space Center in Houston. "She has provided insight to many incoming astronauts as well as new programs. Anna, and that first class of astronauts to include women, set the stage for decades of female astronauts after them and provide a tremendous inspiration to young girls."

Fisher was born in New York City, but considers San Pedro, California, to be her hometown. She holds a doctorate in medicine from the University of California, Los Angeles, and was selected by NASA to be an astronaut in 1978. She joined five other women as the agency's first female astronauts.

During her shuttle mission, Fisher and her crew deployed two satellites: Canada’s Anik D-2 (Telesat H) and Hughes’ LEASAT-1 (Syncom IV-1) and operated the Radiation Monitoring Equipment (RME) device and the 3M Company’s Diffusive Mixing of Organic Solutions (DMOS) experiment. As the first space salvage mission, the crew also retrieved the Palapa B-2 and Westar VI satellites for return to Earth.

Fisher was assigned as a mission specialist on STS-61H that was planned in 1986. The mission was cancelled following the Challenger accident, so Fisher resumed technical assignments in the Astronaut Office. She served on the Astronaut Selection Board for the 1987 class of astronauts and in the Space Station Support office, where she worked part time in the Space Station Operations branch. Fisher also was the crew representative supporting space station development in the areas of training, operations concepts and the health maintenance facility.

From 1989 through 1995, Fisher was on a leave of absence from the Astronaut Office to raise her family, returning in January 1996. From 1996 through 2002, during the early phase of building the International Space Station, Fisher was the chief of the Space Station branch. In that capacity, she coordinated inputs to the operations of the space station for the Astronaut Office, working closely with the international partners and supervising assigned astronauts and engineers. Fisher played an important role in building the foundations for the International Space Station Program, which is 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. 

From January 2011 through August 2013, Fisher served as an ISS Capsule Communicator (CAPCOM) working in the Mission Control Center and was the lead CAPCOM for Expedition 33. Most recently, Fisher was a management astronaut, working on display development for Orion, NASA’s new spacecraft which will take astronauts farther into the solar system than ever before.

Fisher is retiring to spend more time with her family, including her daughters, Kristin and Kara Fisher.

See more of Fisher’s historic career at:



Fisher’s complete biography is available at:

https://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/fisher-a.html
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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2624 on: 05/15/2017 08:30 PM »
Sad to see that Padalka and Volkov have left the Cosmonaut group. I thought they'd both receive another assignment. Had been wondering for a while why Revin never got another assignment after his first flight, nor Samokutyayev after his second. Maybe this means that cosmonauts like Evgeny Tarelkin and Andrei Borisenko will get assignments as Soyuz commanders ? It would also appear that Aleksei Ovchinin has received another assignment as CDR of Soyuz MS-10, not long after his first flight on TMA-20M.

With regard to NASA, does anyone think astronauts like Don Pettit, Doug Wheelock and Mike Fincke will get assignments ? I'd like to see Pettit on orbit again as he seems like a great guy and an excellent face for NASAs crews.

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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2625 on: 05/16/2017 01:40 AM »
Yevgeni Tarelkin retired from the cosmonaut corps in June 2015.
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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2626 on: 05/16/2017 07:19 AM »
According to http://www.gctc.ru/main.php?id=3802 Luca Parmitano started his training in Star City.
Are there any information to which flight he could be assigned?

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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2627 on: 05/16/2017 08:50 AM »
According to http://www.gctc.ru/main.php?id=3802 Luca Parmitano started his training in Star City.
Are there any information to which flight he could be assigned?
To answer my own question, I have found this.
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During the annual press briefing on 18 January 2017, ESA Director General Jan Woerner confirmed that Luca has been assigned a second mission to the ISS in 2019.   
http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Human_Spaceflight/Astronauts/Luca_Parmitano

There is also a report on the NK forum, that Luca Parmitano will be the back-up for David Saint-Jaques on EC 58/59.
« Last Edit: 05/16/2017 01:05 PM by Olaf »

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