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Expedition 65 Thread
« on: 04/02/2020 02:25 am »
If the current projected flight crews remain on target, will Michael Hopkins be assigned as Expedition 65 Commander?

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Re: Expedition 65 Thread
« Reply #1 on: 04/02/2020 03:28 am »
Correct me if I'm wrong but wasn't Shanon Walker in line to command Expedition 60 back when she was assigned to fly on Soyuz MS-12? now with her being confirmed to be on USCV-1, it's possible she will be assigned as ISS-CDR for Expedition 65.

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Re: Expedition 65 Thread
« Reply #2 on: 04/02/2020 04:11 am »
When I read the SpaceFlightNow article (link below) my assumption was the title Commander used there referred to Dragon Commander not necessarily  Expedition Commander.  Hopkins is the logical choice for Dragon Commander.   

My guess for Exp Commander would be Noguchi (He has been around longest and this is his 3rd flight)  or Walker.   Both are senior to Hopkins.

https://spaceflightnow.com/tag/shannon-walker/


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Re: Expedition 65 Thread
« Reply #3 on: 04/02/2020 11:12 am »
Rob Navias told me some time ago that none of the early Commercial Crews will serve as ISS-CDR. So I’m guessing that at least the next few station commanders will be drawn from the Soyuz crews? Bowen from October 2020, then perhaps Ryzhikov from April 2021?

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Re: Expedition 65 Thread
« Reply #4 on: 04/02/2020 11:37 am »

Hopkins is the logical choice for Dragon Commander.   




...and I thought that Glover would be assigned CDR of Dragon crew.

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Re: Expedition 65 Thread
« Reply #5 on: 04/02/2020 11:41 am »
Rob Navias told me some time ago that none of the early Commercial Crews will serve as ISS-CDR. So I’m guessing that at least the next few station commanders will be drawn from the Soyuz crews? Bowen from October 2020, then perhaps Ryzhikov from April 2021?
That does make sense...it will also eliminate three U.S. ISS CDR's in a row.

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Re: Expedition 65 Thread
« Reply #6 on: 09/11/2020 04:05 am »
Here's the patch for Expedition 65

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Re: Expedition 65 Thread
« Reply #8 on: 10/08/2020 01:04 pm »
Astronaut Butch Wilmore joins the crew that will launch to the station aboard @BoeingSpace CST-100 Starliner in 2021.

https://twitter.com/Space_Station/status/1313869078323367937

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Re: Expedition 65 Thread
« Reply #9 on: 10/08/2020 01:04 pm »
Veteran @NASA astronaut Barry “Butch” Wilmore will fly on NASA's @BoeingSpace Crew Flight Test, the inaugural crewed flight of the CST-100 Starliner launching to the @Space_Station.

He will join astronauts @AstroIronMike and @AstroDuke on this mission:

https://twitter.com/Commercial_Crew/status/1313864302529449986

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Re: Expedition 65 Thread
« Reply #10 on: 10/08/2020 01:05 pm »
NASA, Boeing Announce Crew Changes for Starliner Crew Flight Test

Oct. 7, 2020 RELEASE 20-096

Veteran NASA astronaut Barry “Butch” Wilmore will join astronauts Mike Fincke and Nicole Mann for NASA’s Boeing Crew Flight Test, the inaugural crewed flight of the CST-100 Starliner launching to the International Space Station in 2021.

Wilmore will take the place of Boeing astronaut Chris Ferguson on the flight test as part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program. Ferguson decided not to fly for personal reasons.

Wilmore has been training side-by-side with the crew since being named the sole backup for all flight positions in July 2018. He now will shift his focus specifically to the spacecraft commander’s duties in preparation for the flight to the space station. The flight is designed to test the end-to-end capabilities of the new Starliner system.

“Butch will be able to step in seamlessly, and his previous experience on both space shuttle and space station missions make him a valuable addition to this flight,” said Kathy Lueders, associate administrator of NASA’s Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate. “Chris has been a talented member of the crew for this mission. The NASA and Boeing Commercial Crew teams sincerely appreciate the invaluable work he has completed and he will continue to lead in the development of Starliner, which will help ensure that the Starliner Crew Flight Test will be a success.”

Wilmore has spent a total of 178 days in space over the course of two missions. In 2009, he served as the pilot of space shuttle Atlantis on STS-129, helping to deliver 14 tons of spare parts for the space station. In 2014, he returned to the space station via a Russian Soyuz spacecraft for a 167-day mission, during which he performed four spacewalks.

A native of Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, Wilmore earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville, and a master’s degree in aviation systems from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. He is a retired captain in the U.S. Navy, with more than 7,800 flight hours and 663 carrier landings in tactical jet aircraft. He was selected as an astronaut in 2000.

“I’m grateful to Chris for his exceptional leadership and insight into this very complex and most capable vehicle,” Wilmore said. “Having had the chance to train alongside and view this outstanding crew as backup has been instrumental in my preparation to assume this position. Stepping down was a difficult decision for Chris, but with his leadership and assistance to this point, this crew is positioned for success. We will move forward in the same professional and dedicated manner that Chris has forged.”

Ferguson will assume the role of director of Mission Integration and Operations, as well as director of Crew Systems for Boeing’s Commercial Crew Program, where he will focus on ensuring the Starliner spacecraft meets the needs of NASA astronauts. In this role, he will be one of the last people the crew sees before leaving Earth and one of the first they see upon their return, as well as supporting them throughout their training and mission.

“I have full confidence in the Starliner vehicle, the men and women building and testing it, and the NASA astronauts who will ultimately fly it,” Ferguson said. “The Boeing team has taken all lessons from our first uncrewed Orbital Flight Test to heart, and is making Starliner one of the safest new crewed spacecraft ever fielded. I will be here on the ground supporting Butch, Nicole, and Mike while they prove it.”

Ferguson has been an integral part of the Starliner program since 2011, after retiring from NASA as a three-time space shuttle veteran, including as commander of STS-135, the final space shuttle flight to the space station.

“My personal thank you to Chris for his leadership. He is putting his family first, which Boeing fully supports,” said Leanne Caret, president and CEO, Boeing Defense, Space & Security. “We are fortunate he will continue to take an active role on the Starliner program and bring his depth and breadth of experience in human spaceflight to the program.”

The development of a safe, reliable and cost-effective solution for crew transportation services to and from the International Space Station remains a priority for NASA and Boeing, allowing the on-orbit research facility to continue to fulfill its promise as a world-class laboratory.

NASA’s Commercial Crew Program is working with the American aerospace industry as companies develop and operate a new generation of spacecraft and launch systems capable of carrying crews to low-Earth orbit and to the space station. Commercial transportation to and from the station will provide expanded utility, additional research time and broader opportunities for discovery on the orbital outpost.

https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-boeing-announce-crew-changes-for-starliner-crew-flight-test

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Re: Expedition 65 Thread
« Reply #11 on: 11/03/2020 12:21 pm »
ISS-65 crews approved

The Interdepartmental Commission for the Selection of Cosmonauts has approved the main and backup crews of the 65th long-term expedition to the International Space Station. The launch of manned spacecraft "Soyuz MS-18" with a crew of this expedition is planned for April 2021 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome.

Commission Decision of the ground crew ISS-65 included:

Oleg Novitsky  - ISS-65 commander, the commander of the ship "MS-18 Alliance" (Roscosmos);
Peter Dubrov  - ISS-65 flight engineer, flight engineer ship "MC-18 Union" (ROSCOSMOS);
Sergey Korsakov  - ISS-65 flight engineer, Soyuz MS-18 spacecraft flight engineer-2 (Roscosmos).

The backup crew included:

Anton Shkaplerov  - ISS-65 commander of the ship "MS Union" (Roscosmos);
Andrey Babkin  - ISS-65 flight engineer of the ship "MS Union" (Roscosmos);
Dmitry Petelin  - ISS-65 Flight Engineer 2 of the ship "MS Union" (Roscosmos).

https://www.roscosmos.ru/29526/

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Re: Expedition 65 Thread
« Reply #12 on: 11/05/2020 01:26 pm »
ISS-65 crew practicing spacewalks

While Roscosmos cosmonauts Sergei Ryzhikov and Sergei Kud-Sverchkov are preparing on board the International Space Station for a spacewalk scheduled for November 18, 2020, their colleagues Oleg Novitsky and Petr Dubrov are working out a cyclogram of extravehicular activity (EVA) on Earth. In the hydro laboratory of the Yu.A. Gagarin, where preliminary tests of the complex are taking place, taking into account the real program of spacewalks, the ISS-65 crew performed underwater operations of the forthcoming EVA-51 and EVA-52 on the model of the new ISS module "Nauka".

“The actions of the cosmonauts on the outer surface of the International Space Station will be associated with the integration of the Nauka module into the Russian segment of the station,” explains Valery Nesmeyanov, instructor of the CTC for extreme training, explaining the tasks of the two planned EVAs. - Directly both outputs are directed to work with the European manipulator ERA [European Robotic Arm], which will need to be transferred from the transport position to the working one.

EVA-51 and EVA-52 are planned for the duration of the crew of the 65th long-term expedition to the ISS. ISS-65 Commander Oleg Novitsky completed two space flights, but working in open space is a new and long-awaited experience for him. You can prepare for challenging tests on the outer surface of the station by gaining basic skills in working in a hydraulic environment, where extravehicular activity is 90 percent simulated. According to Valery Nesmeyanov, this figure is referred to by experienced cosmonauts who worked in outer space, and before that were trained in a hydro laboratory. It should be noted that about 40 people are involved in the provision of test work of the hydro laboratory systems with the participation of cosmonauts: doctors, engineers, operators, the training leader, an underwater team.

In preparation for EVA-51 and EVA-52 in the hydro laboratory of the Cosmonaut Training Center, the cosmonauts have planned three dives. This week Oleg Novitsky and Petr Dubrov have already conducted the second long-term training in Orlan spacesuits under water.

https://www.roscosmos.ru/29532/

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Re: Expedition 65 Thread
« Reply #13 on: 11/09/2020 03:25 pm »
Expedition 64 is scheduled to end when Soyuz MS-17 undocks in mid April 2021. What will be the duration of this mission? Who will be part of the crew? What spacecraft do we expect to be on station or visit during this time?
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Re: Expedition 65 Thread
« Reply #14 on: 12/23/2020 07:41 pm »
Roscosmos cosmonauts completed training in Houston at 18:15:



There were among the training astronauts and cosmonauts:
Oleg Novitsky, Petr Dubrov, Sergei Korsakov (Soyuz MS-18 prime crew) with Mark Vande Hei ?
Anton Shkaplerov, Dmitrii Petelin (Soyuz MS-18 backup crew)
Mike Fincke, Butch Wilmore, Jeanette Epps (Boeing CFT crew)
Shane Kimbrough, Megan McArthur, Akihiko Hoshide, Thomas Pesquet (SpaceX Crew-2).

Any crews changes except Crew-2?
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Re: Expedition 65 Thread
« Reply #15 on: 12/26/2020 03:04 am »
Mike Fincke, Butch Wilmore, Jeanette Epps (Boeing CFT crew)

Did Epps get moved from Suni Williams' crew to the Crewed Flight Test?

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Re: Expedition 65 Thread
« Reply #16 on: 12/26/2020 08:00 am »
Maybe Epps speaks a better russian than Mann ?
It's just a meeting.

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Re: Expedition 65 Thread
« Reply #17 on: 01/11/2021 01:48 pm »
About the ISS-65 backup crew

The Interdepartmental Commission for the selection of cosmonauts and their appointment to the crews of manned spacecraft and stations, based on the order of the Chief Medical Commission, decided to withdraw test cosmonaut Andrei Babkin from the backup crew of the ISS-65 long-term expedition.

Instead, Roskosmos cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev was approved as a flight engineer in the said backup crew, as well as the backup crew of the Soyuz MS manned spacecraft.

The launch of the Soyuz-2.1a carrier rocket with the Soyuz MS-18 manned spacecraft under the International Space Station program is scheduled for April 2021.

https://www.roscosmos.ru/29803/

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Re: Expedition 65 Thread
« Reply #18 on: 01/11/2021 01:50 pm »
Cosmonaut Babkin was excluded from the ISS backup crew

16:40 01/11/2021 (updated: 16:55 01/11/2021)

MOSCOW, January 11 - RIA Novosti. Cosmonaut Andrei Babkin was removed for medical reasons from the backup crew of the Soyuz MS-18 spacecraft flying to the International Space Station in April, a spokesman for the Roscosmos press service told RIA Novosti .

The crews of the Soyuz MS-18, which is scheduled to launch from the Baikonur cosmodrome by the Soyuz-2.1a carrier rocket on April 9, were approved in September. The main one included Oleg Novitsky, Peter Dubrov and Sergey Korsakov, the backup one - Anton Shkaplerov, Andrey Babkin and Dmitry Petelin.

"The interdepartmental commission for the selection of cosmonauts and their appointment to the crews of manned spacecraft and stations, based on the order of the main medical commission, decided to withdraw test cosmonaut Andrey Babkin from the backup crew of the ISS-65 long-term expedition," said a spokesman for the press service. Roscosmos ".

According to him, Oleg Artemiev was appointed to the backup crew instead of Babkin.

https://ria.ru/20210111/mks-1592598898.html

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Re: Expedition 65 Thread
« Reply #19 on: 01/12/2021 03:18 pm »
Russian cosmonauts from Expedition 65 to ISS vaccinated against coronavirus

In early December, the Russian Federal Medical Biological Agency informed TASS that a unit of cosmonauts and a number of Cosmonaut Training Center employees who come in direct contact with them during training would get the COVID jab

MOSCOW, January 12./TASS/. The prime and backup crew members from Expedition 65 to the International Space Station have received the first dose of a coronavirus vaccine, the press service of the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center told TASS on Tuesday.

They "received the first dose," the press service said, specifying that cosmonauts Oleg Novitsky, Pyotr Dubrov, Anton Shkaplerov and Dmitry Petelin were vaccinated. "The second phase of the vaccination is scheduled for Friday, January 15," it specified. Oleg Artemyev, who is part of the backup crew, has already received both doses. "Two cosmonauts have received the full package of two jabs - Oleg Artemyev and Nikolai Chub," the press service said. They received the second doze of the vaccine on January 8, it specified.

In early December, the Russian Federal Medical Biological Agency informed TASS that a unit of cosmonauts and a number of Cosmonaut Training Center employees who come in direct contact with them during training would be vaccinated against COVID-19. The cosmonauts and the center staff will receive the Sputnik V vaccine developed by the Gamaleya Research Center for Epidemiology and Microbiology.

Vaccination began at Star City in December. The first ones to be inoculated were cosmonauts Oleg Artemyev and Nikolai Chub, as well as several employees working with the crews.

Russia registered the first COVID-19 vaccine in the world under the name of Sputnik V on August 11. The vaccine was developed by the Gamaleya Research Center for Epidemiology and Microbiology. Post-registration testing of the vaccine began in Moscow on September 7, with first volunteers getting the first vaccine shot on September 9. Overall, the trials include 40,000 people, 10,000 of whom are to get a placebo dose instead of the vaccine.

In early November, Russia’s inter-agency commission approved the crew of the 65th long-term expedition that will blast off aboard a Soyuz MS-18 crewed spacecraft from the Baikonur spaceport to the International Space Station in April 2021.

https://tass.com/science/1244011

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