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« Reply #2340 on: 04/05/2022 04:13 pm »
Vande Hai said that the situation in Ukraine did not quarrel the crew of the ISS.

Astronaut Vande Hei called Russian cosmonauts close friends and wonderful people.

04/05/2022 17:59 (updated: 04/05/2022 18:08)

WASHINGTON, April 5 - RIA Novosti. The situation in Ukraine did not affect relations within the international crew of the ISS, although it was discussed, NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hay, who returned from the International Space Station (ISS) last week, said at a briefing on Tuesday.

ďI did not hide from this topic with my colleagues, there were no very long discussions, but I asked about their feelings and sometimes asked sharp questions, but our joint work remained the main thing,Ē the astronaut said.

Vande Hay has spent 355 days in orbit, setting a new US record for the longest stay in orbit, and returned to Earth last week on the Russian Soyuz spacecraft, along with Russians Anton Shkaplerov and Pyotr Dubrov .

According to the astronaut, his Russian colleagues "were, will be and remain his close friends." "We supported each other in everything, and I never had any concerns about the opportunity to work with them," said Vande Hay. "They are very good professionals with excellent technical training and wonderful people. I will always be happy that I could be on the space station with them," the American admitted.

Russia launched a military operation in Ukraine on February 24. President Vladimir Putin called its goal "the protection of people who have been subjected to bullying and genocide by the Kiev regime for eight years." For this, according to him, it is planned to carry out "demilitarization and denazification of Ukraine", to bring to justice all war criminals responsible for "bloody crimes against civilians" in Donbass .

According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, the Armed Forces strike only at the military infrastructure and Ukrainian troops and, as of March 25, they have completed the main tasks of the first stage - they have significantly reduced the combat potential of Ukraine. The main goal in the Russian military department was called the liberation of Donbass.

https://ria.ru/20220405/kosmos-1781952101.html

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Re: Expedition 66 Thread
« Reply #2341 on: 04/05/2022 09:52 pm »
Record-Breaking Astronaut Discusses Mission with Media


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« Reply #2342 on: 04/07/2022 11:24 pm »
This #WorldHealthDay, donít forget to look to space!

Thanks to missions like @Astro_Sabotís 355 days on @space_station, NASA can peek into how low gravity & other factors could affect human health on long-term space missions.

https://twitter.com/NASA_Johnson/status/1512107069909909505

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« Reply #2343 on: 04/09/2022 12:57 am »
Reflecting on a Record-Setting Spaceflight on This Week @NASA Ė April 8, 2022


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« Reply #2344 on: 04/11/2022 04:05 pm »
#DidYouKnow? @Astro_Sabot is the first astronaut on an extended mission to help @NASA researchers conduct a unique study on space food.

Scientists are curious: Can an enhanced diet help humans adapt to space travel? Learn more about the study:

https://twitter.com/ISS_Research/status/1513530445023039488

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« Reply #2345 on: 04/20/2022 01:40 am »
#DidYouKnow @Astro_Sabotís record-breaking mission is paving the way for future @NASAArtemis missions to the Moon & on to Mars? His work on the Spaceflight Standard Measures study helps NASA learn how humans adapt to space.

https://twitter.com/ISS_Research/status/1516490257935613959

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« Reply #2346 on: 04/20/2022 07:55 am »
Is it normal for Progress cargo ships to spend two days in orbit before docking? The crewed missions go up and dock so fast, it raised my question.
Two days is normal.  If the phasing is exactly right, they can rendezvous in a few hours and then an hour or so to dock.
A lot of the crewed missions use a 4 hour launch to docking because they deliberately wait on the ground for a quick opportunity and sometimes adjust the orbit of the station to make one possible.  If they miss the launch window (for example, due to weather or technical problems), they usually won't have another quick docking opportunity for several weeks, so they launch as soon as possible on a 2-day docking.

The quick docking is especially good for the Soyuz because of very limited supplies and fuel.  I'm not sure, but they might have to load more fuel, food, water and oxygen for a 2-day flight and leave some station supplies on the ground to make up for it.

Progress (and other cargo ships) don't have any people on board consuming supplies, so the constraints are much looser.  They have launched Progresses on 4-hour docking flights, but I think that was mostly to test out the techniques before trying it with people, and they don't do that anymore.

In principle, they could adjust the station phasing to allow quick dockings for other visiting vessels (shuttles, Cygnus, both crewed and cargo Dragons, etc.) but they all have much larger time, fuel and mass margins and don't really need it.  Also, the Russians supply the fuel for station orbit adjustments, so they are more inclined to do it for their own benefit versus the benefit of station partners.  I think some quick dockings have been done by other visitors, but that may have just been due to chance alignments that allowed it, and did not require any special station maneuvers.


No, there is no difference between 'fast Soyuz' and 'slow Soyuz' in terms of cargo, mainly because 2-day rendez-vous is always the back-up to 6-hour rendez-vous. It happened for example to Soyuz TMA-14M in 2014 and Soyuz TMA-16M in 2015, when their solar arrays didn't open.

The advantage of doing fast rendez-vous is mainly medical. Studies demonstrated that zero-G adaptation is quite more difficult in a Soyuz than in the ISS. So, there is no need for that in an unmanned ship like Progress.
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« Reply #2347 on: 04/25/2022 05:32 pm »
After the longest single spaceflight in American history, @Astro_Sabot took a call from @VP Kamala Harris, and talked about how his work in space benefits life on Earth. Learn more about Celestial Immunity, @ISS_Research that may help us treat diseases:

https://twitter.com/NASA/status/1518636543749013506

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Re: Expedition 66 Thread
« Reply #2348 on: 04/25/2022 05:36 pm »
Vice President Kamala Harris Speaks to NASA Astronaut Mark Vande Hei


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« Reply #2349 on: 04/30/2022 01:19 am »
Having recently spent a record-breaking 355 days aboard the @Space_Station, @Asto_Sabot contributed to Spaceflight Standard Measures, which will help us better understand how to mitigate the hazards astronauts will encounter on future #Artemis missions:

https://twitter.com/NASAArtemis/status/1520068672487833600

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« Reply #2350 on: 05/15/2022 12:26 am »
The four #Crew2 astronauts will share highlights from their mission with the public at 5:30pm CT on Monday, May 16 at Space Center Houstonís visitor center.

https://twitter.com/Space_Station/status/1525543969349718016

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« Reply #2351 on: 06/12/2022 10:33 am »
NASA's SpaceX #Crew2 astronauts @Astro_Megan, @Astro_kimbrough, @JAXA_en astronaut @Aki_Hoshide and @esa astronaut
@Thom_Astro spent the week in the DC area sharing their experiences about spaceflight and living on the @Space_Station.

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Re: Expedition 66 Thread
« Reply #2352 on: 06/12/2022 12:25 pm »
https://twitter.com/tass_agency/status/1535588922784366592?s=20&t=HvmvdNX02r6vYjkxhQ3MWw
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The Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft landed in the steppes of Kazakhstan on March 30
MOSCOW, 11 June. /TASS/. The American company Axiom Space paid in rubles for the flight of NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hay on the Russian Soyuz. This was announced on Saturday by the Director General of Roscosmos Dmitry Rogozin.

"They were exactly a month late. There was a delay in payment, but nevertheless the funds came in full," Rogozin said on the air of the Rossiya-24 TV channel .

To a clarifying question whether the amount was transferred in rubles, the head of Roscosmos answered in the affirmative. "We agreed that we only accept rubles," he said.

In April, Rogozin said on Channel One that the American company Axiom Space, due to logistical problems, had not yet paid 2 billion rubles for the flight of NASA astronaut Vande Hai.

The descent vehicle of the Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft carrying cosmonauts Anton Shkaplerov, Pyotr Dubrov and astronaut Mark Vande Hai landed in the steppes of Kazakhstan on March 30. Prior to their return to Earth, a number of American media outlets stated that Russia might leave Vande Hay on the ISS due to sanctions imposed over the situation in Ukraine.

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« Reply #2353 on: 06/12/2022 10:28 pm »
#Savethedate for this event not to be missed: ESA astronaut @Thom_astro will be in #Guyana on June 15 and 16!

https://twitter.com/SpaceGirlLina/status/1536042761119338496

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« Reply #2354 on: 06/22/2022 12:20 am »
JAXA astronaut @Aki_Hoshide took this photograph from aboard the @Space_Station. Scientists on the ground help astronauts take pictures of Earth that are of the greatest value to scientists and the public.

https://twitter.com/ISS_Research/status/1539292210579091456

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« Reply #2355 on: 07/28/2022 01:32 am »
After 22 years of service,  Astronaut Shane Kimbrough is retiring from NASA. Logging 388 days in space, completing 9 spacewalks, and flying on 3 different spacecraft, Kimbrough has made significant contributions to human space exploration.

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« Reply #2356 on: 11/11/2022 10:55 pm »
From space, @Thom_astro could realize how much our planet🌍 is in danger.

Tune in on 7 December to listen to this @esa @FAO Goodwill Ambassador talking about science, young people & the environment.

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