Author Topic: Expedition 24 thread (June 2 - September 24, 2010) - Includes ETCS Updates  (Read 181835 times)

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Landing should have occurred (my feed is a little behind). 
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They're on the ground! :D

And with that, I seriously need some sleep! ;)
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Yay! Nicely done!

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TMA-18 vehicle is upright. 
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Hi-res landing photos from Bill Ingalls should be uploaded here shortly.

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Not exactly packed at MCC-H FCR.


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Soyuz landed vertically.

Yeah!

I'm glad Tracy's flight ended on a nominal result! ;D
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NASA PAO Rob Navias reporting landing coordinates.  Reports landing was very close to the prediction. 
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« Last Edit: 09/25/2010 05:43 AM by GoForTLI »
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TMA-18 CDR Skvortsov out first:
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FE Tracy Caldwell-Dyson out next:
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There's a smile. :)
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Expedition 24 crew is out of the TMA-18 vehicle. 
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Right, going to finish off a STS-133 article. Thanks to GoforTLI for the excellent coverage.

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Anyone know if they will try to locate the heat shield which was released after parachute opening?  How about the pilot chute or drogue chute?

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RELEASE: 10-231

INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION EXPEDITION 24 CREW LANDS SAFELY

WASHINGTON -- Expedition 24 Commander Alexander Skvortsov and Flight
Engineers Tracy Caldwell Dyson and Mikhail Kornienko landed their
Soyuz TMA-18 spacecraft in Kazakhstan on Saturday, Sept. 25, wrapping
up a six-month stay aboard the International Space Station.

Skvortsov, the Soyuz commander, was at the controls of the spacecraft
as it undocked at 10:02 p.m. EDT Friday from the Poisk module's
docking port on the station's Zvezda module. The undocking and
landing occurred a day later than planned because of a hatch sensor
problem Thursday night. That problem prevented hooks on the Poisk
side of the docking mechanism from opening. Station crew members
installed a series of jumper cables, bypassing the sensor, and the
Poisk module hooks retracted.

Following undocking and a normal descent, the crew landed at 1:23 a.m.
near Arkalyk, Kazakhstan.

Russian recovery teams were on hand to help the crew exit the Soyuz
vehicle and adjust to gravity after 176 days in space. Skvortsov and
Kornienko will return Saturday to the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training
Center in Star City, outside of Moscow.


The trio launched aboard the Soyuz TMA-18 spacecraft from the Baikonur
Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan in April. As members of the Expedition 23
and 24 crews, they spent 174 days on the station. Caldwell Dyson and
Expedition 25 Commander Doug Wheelock conducted three spacewalks to
replace a faulty cooling pump module on the station's backbone, known
as the truss. Kornienko conducted one spacewalk to prepare the
recently delivered Russian Rassvet Module for future automated
dockings by Russian spacecraft.

The station is occupied by Wheelock, who assumed command of the
station Wednesday, NASA Flight Engineer Shannon Walker, and Russian
Flight Engineer Fyodor Yurchikhin, who arrived in mid-June.

A new trio of Expedition 25 crew members - NASA astronaut Scott Kelly
and Russian cosmonauts Alexander Kaleri and Oleg Skripochka - will
launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome on Oct. 7 (Oct. 8 in Kazakhstan)
and arrive on the station about 48 hours later.

For more information about the space station, visit:



http://www.nasa.gov/station

To follow Twitter updates from Expedition 24/25 crew member Wheelock
and Exp. 26 Commander Kelly, visit:

http://twitter.com/Astro_Wheels

http://twitter.com/StationCDRkelly


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