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Re: Expedition 65 Thread
« Reply #40 on: 02/14/2021 12:30 pm »
Two rooms, two atmospheres today either Valentine's Day either the rugby match France in Dublin. We see the
@avivastadium sparkle on this photo from May 2017.

Who cares about Valentine's Day, Today is Ireland vs. France. The @AVIVAstadium for the match can be seen gleaming in the Sun, hope the weather will be as good as it was when I took this picture in 2017. Bon match!

https://twitter.com/Thom_astro/status/1360876676062867457
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Re: Expedition 65 Thread
« Reply #41 on: 02/16/2021 04:19 pm »
Registering for a selection of astronauts does not mean that you are better than others. It's trying your luck, doing your best, and not regretting having missed an opportunity!

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Re: Expedition 65 Thread
« Reply #42 on: 02/21/2021 09:58 pm »
The #Etna is erupting in Sicily, near Catania. It does this often and also during my first flight to the @Space_Station, it could be seen at night – even from 400 km altitude!

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Re: Expedition 65 Thread
« Reply #43 on: 02/23/2021 04:23 am »
Crew-2, we are ready for you!

On Mon., March 1, we'll highlight the second crew rotation flight of a U.S. commercial spacecraft with astronauts to the @Space_Station! Get the latest on NASA's @SpaceX Crew-2 mission beginning at 12:30pm ET:

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Re: Expedition 65 Thread
« Reply #44 on: 02/24/2021 10:53 am »
The #Sahara desert is one of the most beautiful places in the world, with unbelievable colours and shapes.

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Re: Expedition 65 Thread
« Reply #45 on: 02/24/2021 03:46 pm »
The ISS-65 crew has passed the examination on manual telecontrol of the "Science" module

02.24.2021 16:15

At the Yu.A. Gagarin, on February 24, 2021, an examination training was held on the teleoperator mode of control of the "Science" module, which is planned to be put into near-earth orbit this year. The commander of the ISS-65 prime crew, cosmonaut of Roscosmos Oleg Novitsky and flight engineer, cosmonaut of Roscosmos Pyotr Dubrov performed tasks to switch from automatic to manual mode of module control.

During the exam, they alternately acted as operators. While one cosmonaut operated the spacecraft on a specialized Teleoperator simulator, the other monitored the systems and actions of his partner. Oleg Novitsky worked out four emergency situations. In the exam ticket, the description of the situation looked something like this: in automatic mode - the image of the International Space Station leaves the field of view of the module's TV camera, in the TORU - a short-term disappearance of the TV image (interference). A similar task was completed by Peter Dubrov, but in his ticket the sequence of emergency situations was different, and such an introductory one as the cut-off situation was changed. Each cosmonaut was given two hours to complete the assignments.

The exam was preceded by nine trainings on manual control of the Science module. In addition, last week the prime crew successfully demonstrated the skills of manual telecontrol of the Progress cargo ship during the examination training.

“It is more difficult to operate the Nauka module - you cannot stop the image that the operator sees on the screen,” explained Yury Klyuev, crew instructor for manual modes, leading engineer of the CTC . "The image is constantly moving across the screen, this is due to the features of the stabilization circuit of the module, and it itself is in a mobile state."

The astronauts coped with the assigned tasks perfectly. So decided the examination committee, chaired by the head of the 1st department of the CTC, pilot-cosmonaut, Hero of Russia Valery Korzun. The ISS-65 prime crew backup, Roscosmos cosmonauts Anton Shkaplerov and Oleg Artemyev have yet to demonstrate the skills of manual telecontrol of the Nauka module, but they have already passed the exam on manual approach of the Soyuz MS manned spacecraft with the station on the specialized Don-Soyuz simulator ... Both crews began exam training in February and will complete them in the third decade of March 2021.

https://www.roscosmos.ru/30065/

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Re: Expedition 65 Thread
« Reply #46 on: 02/24/2021 06:46 pm »
24 FEB, 08:59

First crewed launch to orbital outpost in 2021 scheduled for April 9

The liftoff will take place on the eve of the jubilee of Cosmonautics Day

MOSCOW, February 24. /TASS/. An international crew will travel aboard a manned Soyuz MS-18 spacecraft to the International Space Station (ISS) on April 9, Roscosmos Chief Dmitry Rogozin said on Wednesday.

"We will have the next launch on the eve of the jubilee of Cosmonautics Day. This will take place on April 9. We are sending an international crew," Rogozin said in a new edition of the General Line program posted on Roscosmos’ YouTube channel.

Russia’s inter-agency commission earlier approved the basic crew of the Soyuz MS-18 spacecraft for a flight to the orbital outpost. It comprises Roscosmos cosmonauts Oleg Novitsky, Pyotr Dubrov and Sergei Korsakov.

The commission also approved the backup crew that consists of Roscosmos cosmonauts Anton Shkaplerov, Oleg Artemyev and Dmitry Petelin.

NASA earlier reported it was considering getting an additional seat for a US astronaut aboard a Russian Soyuz manned spacecraft to fly to the International Space Station in spring. Roscosmos said at the time it was expecting specific proposals on the flight.

https://tass.com/science/1259939

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Re: Expedition 65 Thread
« Reply #47 on: 02/27/2021 11:31 am »
#HappyBirthday to #ESA's @Thom_astro Pesquet (27 February 1978)! In 2016 Thomas flew on a 6-month mission to @Space_Station & is now in training for his 2nd mission to the station later this year.

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Re: Expedition 65 Thread
« Reply #48 on: 02/28/2021 11:32 am »
The capital of #Algeria and its main airport Houari Boumediene #airportsfromspace #ProximArchives

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Re: Expedition 65 Thread
« Reply #49 on: 02/28/2021 11:33 am »
To chase away winter, let's travel (virtually) the Mediterranean. Welcome to Algiers la blanche and its magnificent bay.

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Re: Expedition 65 Thread
« Reply #50 on: 03/01/2021 02:55 pm »
The next @SpaceX crew to visit the station speaks live on @NASA TV today. Learn more about the upcoming mission starting at 12:30pm ET.

https://twitter.com/Space_Station/status/1366411518284337154

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Re: Expedition 65 Thread
« Reply #51 on: 03/02/2021 12:05 am »
LIVE NOW: NASA’s @SpaceX Crew-2 astronauts discuss their upcoming mission. Tune in to hear from @NASA_Astronauts Shane Kimbrough & Megan McArthur, Akihiko Hoshide of @JAXA_en, & Thomas Pesquet of @ESA.

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Re: Expedition 65 Thread
« Reply #52 on: 03/05/2021 07:13 am »
ISS-65 prime and backup crews continue to pass exams

03/05/2021 08:15

The ISS-65 prime crew commander, Roscosmos cosmonaut Oleg Novitsky, flight engineer, Roscosmos cosmonaut Pyotr Dubrov, passed the exam on manual docking and re-docking of the Soyuz MS transport manned spacecraft on the Don-Soyuz simulator, followed by their understudy, Roscosmos cosmonauts Shkaplerov and Oleg Artemiev.

During the examination training, the cosmonauts performed four modes, the first of which was re-docking from one docking station of the Russian segment of the International Space Station to another.

“In the first mode, there were no emergency situations - it was a regular re-docking, it is not carried out automatically at all,” explained Yuri Klyuev, lead engineer of the Cosmonaut Training Center . when the cosmonauts have flown around the station, they are opposite the docking station and are already starting to dock. During the exam, it is necessary to recognize an abnormal situation and demonstrate to the commission an algorithm of actions to get out of it. "

According to Yuri Klyuev, exam training is directly related to flight programs.

“The change of crews at the International Space Station, the launch of the Nauka module - all this is accompanied by re-docking and other processes that the cosmonauts must control in different modes,” stressed the CTC engineer.

The main and backup crews of ISS-65 successfully coped with the assigned tasks. Ahead of them are examinations on manual controlled descent of the Soyuz MS spacecraft, a typical flight day on the ISS Russian Segment simulator and other tests. The launch of the Soyuz MS-18 manned transport vehicle with the crew of the 65th long-term expedition is scheduled for April 2021 from the Baikonur cosmodrome.

https://www.roscosmos.ru/30148/

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Re: Expedition 65 Thread
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Re: Expedition 65 Thread
« Reply #54 on: 03/05/2021 08:49 pm »
NASA's @SpaceX Crew-2 mission is now targeted for no earlier than April 22.

This mission will be the second crew rotation flight with astronauts on the Crew Dragon & the first launch with two international partners as part of the Commercial Crew Program: http://go.nasa.gov/2OsiZGw

https://twitter.com/Commercial_Crew/status/1367941762002673664

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Re: Expedition 65 Thread
« Reply #55 on: 03/07/2021 11:24 pm »
During the #MissionAlpha ,Thom_astrowill operate several experiments for CNES, half of which will be used to validate technologies to go to the Moon and Mars. In particular a fiber optic dosimeter and a virtual reality headset.

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Re: Expedition 65 Thread
« Reply #56 on: 03/10/2021 08:33 am »
Rob Navias wrote me yesterday:
Things have changed. Ryzhikov will hand off command to Shannon Walker at the time of 63S departure. She will be ISS Commander until Crew-1 departs.

Rob added: Expeditions still run from Soyuz departure to Soyuz departure.

So Expedition 65 will conclude with undocking of Soyuz MS-18.
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Re: Expedition 65 Thread
« Reply #57 on: 03/10/2021 12:18 pm »
NASA astronaut appointed to the crew of the Soyuz MS-18 spacecraft

03/10/2021 01:05

State Corporation Roscosmos is returning to the practice of international launches, and the next flight will take place on April 9, 2021. Together with Roscosmos cosmonauts Oleg Novitsky and Pyotr Dubrov, NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hai will go to the International Space Station.

Interdepartmental Commission for the selection of cosmonauts and their appointment to the crews of manned spacecraft and stations, based on the existing obligations of the State Corporation Roscosmos under the Agreement with Axiom Space, Inc. on the implementation of the space flight of an American professional astronaut on board the Soyuz MS-18 spacecraft, made a decision to withdraw the cosmonaut of Roscosmos Sergei Korsakov from the main composition of the ISS-65 long-term expedition. Instead, NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hai was included in the prime crew as Flight Engineer-2.

The change in the composition of the crew was carried out at the urgent request of the American side. NASA voiced its wishes only at the end of 2020, and therefore the Russian side had to change the already agreed flight program. Roscosmos agrees to this decision, reaffirming its commitment to joint agreements and the spirit of joint use of the International Space Station.

The replacement was also carried out in the backup crews of the ISS-65 Expedition. By the same decision, Roskosmos cosmonaut Dmitry Petelin was removed from the backup, and NASA astronaut Anne McClain will take his place. The flight of the Russian manned spacecraft Soyuz MS-18 under the ISS program is scheduled for April 9, 2021. The tradition of international crews, which has existed for more than twenty years, will be continued again.

https://www.roscosmos.ru/30252/

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Re: Expedition 65 Thread
« Reply #58 on: 03/10/2021 12:21 pm »
The flight scheme of the Soyuz MS-18 spacecraft to the ISS was approved

03/10/2021 13:04

In accordance with the Russian flight program of the International Space Station, on April 9, 2021, the launch of the Soyuz-2.1a launch vehicle with the Soyuz MS-18 manned transport vehicle and the crew of the new 65th long-term expedition on board is planned from the Baikonur cosmodrome.

The State Commission made a decision on the flight and further docking of the spacecraft with the Russian segment of the International Space Station according to the "ultra-short" (two-turn) scheme. The corresponding technical solution has now been signed at the head organization for manned cosmonautics of the State Corporation "Roscosmos" - the Rocket and Space Corporation "Energia" named after S.P. Queen.

The prime crew includes Roscosmos cosmonauts Oleg Novitsky, Petr Dubrov and NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hai, their stand-ins are Roscosmos cosmonauts Anton Shkaplerov, Oleg Artemiev and NASA astronaut Anne McClain. Specialists of the State Corporation "Roscosmos" are currently carrying out routine work to prepare the crew and the spacecraft for launch and docking according to a two-turn scheme.

https://www.roscosmos.ru/30258/


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Re: Expedition 65 Thread
« Reply #59 on: 03/10/2021 12:37 pm »
22 April: new target launch date for the #Crew2 launch with @Thom_astro. Set your clocks, we've updated our countdown timer...

https://twitter.com/esaspaceflight/status/1369312347551129601

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