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First Soyuz sim as part of expedition 42/43


We took a moment to take a picture this morning in front of the Soyuz simulator with Soyuz commander Anton Shkaplerov.
We just had had our first four-hour simulation, going over prelaunch ops, nominal ascent and the first operations after orbital injection. Those include leak checks, extension of the docking probe and an extensive test of the motion control systems and of the manual controls.
« Last Edit: 11/23/2014 12:27 PM by Space Pete »

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Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-15M - November, 2014
« Reply #1 on: 03/20/2013 02:45 PM »
Terry W. Virts‏@AstroTerry

These are Russian provided crew personal items- clothes, toothbrush, flight suits, towels, etc. pic.twitter.com/Op3nmrAPcA

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Terry W. Virts‏@AstroTerry
Now THIS is "Vozdukh," scrubbing CO2 from the air, since we don't have trees on the #ISS! pic.twitter.com/3Q9twXpA7r

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This is "Elektron" which converts water into O2 (for breathing) and H2 (vented to space). Recycling on #ISS! pic.twitter.com/0lNFOn9ETO

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We took a moment to take a picture this morning in front of the Soyuz simulator with Soyuz commander Anton Shaklerov.
Sorry, his name is Anton Shkaplerov ;).

« Last Edit: 03/20/2013 03:20 PM by jacqmans »
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Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-15M - November, 2014
« Reply #3 on: 03/20/2013 03:20 PM »
We took a moment to take a picture this morning in front of the Soyuz simulator with Soyuz commander Anton Shaklerov.
Sorry, his name is Anton Shkaplerov ;).



You have to tweet that to https://twitter.com/astrosamantha

(she is the one who wrote the text)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/astrosamantha/

 

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Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-15M - November, 2014
« Reply #4 on: 03/23/2013 09:22 AM »
Coming to ISS soon... the European Robotic Arm

ERA will be launched together with the Russian Module MLM (Mini Laboratory Module).
Launch is currently set for the end of 2013.

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Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-15M - November, 2014
« Reply #5 on: 03/26/2013 08:55 PM »
Terry W. Virts‏@AstroTerry

Our first #41S / Exp-42/43 Soyuz simulator today, with crew picture. pic.twitter.com/8Rh9AoiiAS

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The most important piece of equipment on the #ISS. Can anybody guess what it is? pic.twitter.com/978pszOF3m
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Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-15M - November, 2014
« Reply #6 on: 07/02/2013 09:19 AM »

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Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-15M - November 24, 2014
« Reply #7 on: 01/22/2014 03:19 PM »
Title Soyuz TMA-15M, Futura mission patch, 2014

Released 20/01/2014 2:41 pm

Copyright ESA

Description
ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti (IT) is assigned to fly on the Soyuz TMA-15M spacecraft to the International Space Station, scheduled for December 2014 and as part of Expedition 42/43. Expedition 42 begins with the scheduled undocking of Soyuz TMA-13M in November 2014. Three new Soyuz TMA-15M crew members, Samantha, cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov and NASA astronaut Terry Virts, will be launched shortly after. They join cosmonauts Alexandr Samokutyayev and Yelena Serova, and NASA astronaut Barry Wilmore, who will be already on the Station.

http://www.esa.int/spaceinimages/Images/2014/01/Soyuz_TMA-15M_Futura_mission_patch_2014

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Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-15M - November, 2014
« Reply #8 on: 02/04/2014 03:19 PM »
Terry W. Virts ‏@AstroTerry 
Doing a 2 hr pressurized fit check in my actual spacesuit.  Very cool!  It's getting more and more real... pic.twitter.com/cFBeIcgAco


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Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-15M - November, 2014
« Reply #9 on: 02/04/2014 03:22 PM »
Sam Cristoforetti ‏@AstroSamantha 
L-293: Logbook. Welcome back @AstroTerry to the #Soyuz simulator!  https://plus.google.com/u/0/+SamanthaCristoforetti/posts/6SQJq9cTKqE Ö #SamLogbook #Futura pic.twitter.com/YKmG4xre5a


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Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-15M - November, 2014
« Reply #10 on: 02/11/2014 09:36 AM »

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Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-15M - November, 2014
« Reply #11 on: 02/11/2014 09:39 AM »
Terry W. Virts ‏@AstroTerry 
The #Soyuz 41S (#ISS Expedition 42/43) crew! pic.twitter.com/U59KvCfGIT


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Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-15M - November, 2014
« Reply #12 on: 02/11/2014 09:41 AM »
Anton Shkaplerov ‏@AntonAstrey 
My crewmate @AstroTerry on his sisth day of Russian food tasting. pic.twitter.com/pvE0SquekE


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Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-15M - November, 2014
« Reply #13 on: 07/07/2014 07:58 PM »
Designed by the commander of Soyuz TMA-15M, Anton Shkaplerov with an unidentified candidate cosmonaut, scheduled for launch to the International Space Station on November 24, 2014. Copyright Roscosmos/Spacepatches.nl

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Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-15M - November, 2014
« Reply #14 on: 07/07/2014 08:13 PM »
What "60" and "70" mean ?
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Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-15M - November, 2014
« Reply #15 on: 07/08/2014 02:53 AM »

What "60" and "70" mean ?
That does look like an attitude indicator on a HUD.

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Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-15M - November, 2014
« Reply #16 on: 07/08/2014 03:17 AM »

What "60" and "70" mean ?
That does look like an attitude indicator on a HUD.
yep from the center seat

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Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-15M - November, 2014
« Reply #17 on: 07/08/2014 11:59 AM »

What "60" and "70" mean ?
That does look like an attitude indicator on a HUD.
yep from the center seat

The design is based on the picture of the avia-horizont device existing aboard every plane. Itís to stress the fact the crewmembers are pilots.

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Soyuz TMA-15M has been delivered to Baikonur.

http://www.federalspace.ru/20841/  (in Russian)
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Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-15M - November, 2014
« Reply #19 on: 09/08/2014 04:45 PM »
September 8, 2014

Next Space Station Crew to Participate in NASA TV Briefing, Media Interviews


The next crew to launch to the International Space Station, including NASA astronaut Terry Virts, will participate in a news conference and media interviews Thursday, Sept. 18, at the agency's Johnson Space Center in Houston. The news conference will air live on NASA Television at 2 p.m. EDT.

Virts, Samantha Cristoforetti of the European Space Agency, and Anton Shkaplerov of the Russian Federal Space Agency will launch to the space station Nov. 23 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan aboard a Soyuz spacecraft.

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

Video of the crew training will air before the news conference at 1:30 p.m.

After the news conference, interview opportunities with individual crew members will be available for media participating in person, by phone or online. To request credentials to attend in person, or to reserve an interview opportunity, media must contact Johnson's newsroom at 281-483-5111 by 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16.

Virts, Cristoforetti and Shkaplerov will serve as flight engineers for Expedition 42 until March, at which time Virts will assume command of Expedition 43. The trio is scheduled to return to Earth in May 2015.

A colonel in the U.S. Air Force, Virts grew up in Baltimore. He is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and Harvard Business School. As an Air Force pilot, Virts flew the F-16 aircraft, and served as an experimental test pilot at Edwards Air Force Base in Edwards, California. He has accumulated 4,300 flight hours in more than 40 different aircraft.

Virts joined NASA in 2000 and served as pilot for space shuttle Endeavour's STS-130 mission to the space station in February 2010. The flight delivered the Tranquility module and the cupola to the station. Tranquility now is the life-support hub of the space station, containing exercise equipment, and water recycling and environmental control systems, while the cupola provides a panoramic view of our planet and affords crews a direct view of station robotic operations. To date, Virts has logged 13 days and 18 hours of spaceflight.

The Expedition 42 crew members will share their flight experiences on Instagram. Those interested can follow along at:

http://instagram.com/iss

Follow the crew members on Twitter at:

http://www.twitter.com/AstroTerry

http://www.twitter.com/AstroSamantha

http://www.twitter.com/AntonAstrey

For Virts' full biography, visit:

http://go.nasa.gov/w1eH1s

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

http://www.nasa.gov/nasatv

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

http://www.nasa.gov/station

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