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Offline Space Pete

Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2000 on: 02/07/2012 05:45 pm »
Worth mentioning here: Astronaut Janice Voss passed away today.

Please post your condolences in the dedicated thread:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=27975
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Offline Jason Sole

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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2001 on: 02/10/2012 10:48 pm »
That is very sad news.

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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2002 on: 02/12/2012 12:00 am »
Any word on who may command TMA-13M?

According to the Novosti Kosmonavtiki forum, it will be Sergei Zalyotin. He left the cosmonaut core in 2004 and then returned last year. He is distinguished by commanding the last Mir expedition and Soyuz TMA-1 to ISS.

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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2003 on: 02/12/2012 10:12 am »
According to the Novosti Kosmonavtiki forum, it will be Sergei Zalyotin.

Important addition: According to an anonymous post on that forum by a non registered member.
« Last Edit: 02/12/2012 10:17 am by soyuzfan »

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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2004 on: 02/16/2012 07:41 am »
Sergey Shamsutdinov from Novosti kosmonavtiki magazine has told that GCTC has offered to include Maksim Surayev in ISS-40/41 crew and Yuriy Lonchakov - in ISS-42/43 crew.

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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2005 on: 02/16/2012 12:46 pm »
Will Surayev get a later flight opportunity?

No.

I read somewhere that Suraev will become a member of the Duma

No.

Any light about this change of mind with Surayev's assignment?  Thanks

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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2006 on: 02/17/2012 06:44 pm »
Any light about this change of mind with Surayev's assignment?

Sure. Maksim Surayev has wanted to be a member of the Duma. When the time was too close to elections Sergey Krikalyov has told to Surayev that he should choose - ISS crew or the Duma. Surayev has told that he wants to try to become a member of the Duma, but he wants to be in the crew just in case. Krikalyov has said "no", and Surayev was replaced by Fyodor Yurchikhin. When Surayev has not become a member of the Duma, GCTC has tried to include his to another crew, but the head of Roskosmos Vladimir Popovkin has said "no". It is the second try to include Surayev into the crew, but Roskosmos has the last word.
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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2007 on: 02/17/2012 09:30 pm »
Any light about this change of mind with Surayev's assignment?

Sure. Maksim Surayev has wanted to be a member of the Duma. When the time was too close to elections Sergey Krikalyov has told to Surayev that he should choose - ISS crew or the Duma. Surayev has told that he wants to try to become a member of the Duma, but he wants to be in the crew just in case. Krikalyov has said "no", and Surayev was replaced by Fyodor Yurchikhin. When Surayev has not become a member of the Duma, GCTC has tried to include his to another crew, but the head of Roskosmos Vladimir Popovkin has said "no". It is the second try to include Surayev into the crew, but Roskosmos has the last word.
Andrey, many thanks for this insider information.

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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2008 on: 02/17/2012 09:33 pm »
Another question.
According to this release http://www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2011/dec/HQ_11-396_Grunsfeld.html John Grunsfeld is back in NASA.
In this case should he be counted as Management astronaut?

Grunsfeld is back in NASA, however he is no longer an astronaut. He left NASA and the astronaut office, and then a while later was hired back into NASA, but this time in a non-astronaut position (SMD AA).
Now Mr. Grunsfeld is listed as a management astronaut.
http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/astrobio_mgmt.html

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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2009 on: 02/20/2012 10:08 pm »
I'm searching for NASA press releases for the ISS Expedition crew assignments and wondered if anyone can help?

I'm aware that the Expedition 1 crew was named sometime in early 1996, but can't pinpoint the exact date or find the press release. And what of the expeditions since then?

Any pointers would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2010 on: 02/20/2012 11:18 pm »
I'm searching for NASA press releases for the ISS Expedition crew assignments and wondered if anyone can help?

I'm aware that the Expedition 1 crew was named sometime in early 1996, but can't pinpoint the exact date or find the press release. And what of the expeditions since then?

Any pointers would be greatly appreciated.
Here's one:
http://www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/1996/96-18.txt
« Last Edit: 02/20/2012 11:19 pm by psloss »

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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2011 on: 02/20/2012 11:23 pm »
I'm searching for NASA press releases for the ISS Expedition crew assignments and wondered if anyone can help?

I'm aware that the Expedition 1 crew was named sometime in early 1996, but can't pinpoint the exact date or find the press release. And what of the expeditions since then?

Any pointers would be greatly appreciated.

I did a quick search of JSC press releases.

Early press releases mentioning first crew (not necessarily first naming of full crew though):

Release: 97-98  May 15, 1997
Space Station Control Board Approves New Assembly Schedule
http://www.nasa.gov/centers/johnson/news/releases/1996_1998/97-98.html

Press Conference With International Space Station Crew Set
Release: N97-35 May 19, 1997
http://www.nasa.gov/centers/johnson/news/releases/1996_1998/n97-35.html

First four crews named:

Release: H97-269  November 17, 1997
U.S., Russia Name International Space Station Crews
http://www.nasa.gov/centers/johnson/news/releases/1996_1998/h97-269.html

JSC press release archive is here:
http://www.nasa.gov/centers/johnson/news/releases/archives.html

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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2012 on: 02/21/2012 10:58 am »
Many thanks, both, for your help!

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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2013 on: 02/21/2012 12:29 pm »
Forgot to mention that I also found this snippet yesterday when I was having a look around for Expedition 1 crew.

Up until early March 1996 it appears Yuri Gidzenko was still not named as the third and final member of Expedition 1 crew.  An article in NASA's Space News Roundup dated March 8, 1996 noted the following:

Article: Phasing Future Foundations - Phase 1-a building block for space station technology
(Page 3, penultimate paragraph)

"Launch of the first component of the International Space Station is 20 months away.  Astronaut Bill Shepherd and Krikalev will make up two thirds of the first team to occupy the International Space Station six months later. They will be launched aboard a Soyuz rocket from the Baikonur launch site in Kazakhstan."

http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/history/roundups/issues/96-03-08.pdf

Note: At the time of this article Space News Roundup was published weekly
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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2014 on: 02/21/2012 01:51 pm »
Forgot to mention that I also found this snippet yesterday when I was having a look around for Expedition 1 crew.

Up until early March 1996 it appears Yuri Gidzenko was still not named as the third and final member of Expedition 1 crew. 

Yes, and its a potential indicator of how Anatoli Solovyev, was first assigned to the Expedition 1 crew, but pulled out when he realized he wasn't going to be Commander. Maybe once the public announcement was set to be made, that Bill Shepherd would be CDR, he realized there was no chance of taking that position and turned down the assignment - leaving the PR people to announce only two crew members.

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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2015 on: 03/06/2012 09:53 am »
Brian K. Kelly is deputy director of FCOD. I don't think the position has to be taken by an astronaut.

What is Sturckow's status, now that he is no longer deputy chief?

And what of the other astronauts, eg Arnold, Virts, Bresnik, Metcalf-Lindenburger, Antonelli etc?

Has Kopra recovered from his injury? Is he back on flight status?

Many thanks.

Kopra has totally recovered from his injury and can join a week later his doctor said.


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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2016 on: 03/07/2012 07:18 pm »
Many thanks for the update on Kopra. Do you know if he is in line for a future expedition?

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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2017 on: 03/10/2012 06:37 am »
According to the new ESA Bulletin, there will be ESA astronaut in ISS Expedition 44/45 (May - November 2015).

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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2018 on: 03/10/2012 11:23 am »
According to the new ESA Bulletin, there will be ESA astronaut in ISS Expedition 44/45 (May - November 2015).
Probably Samantha Cristoforetti

Offline Space Pete

Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2019 on: 03/10/2012 05:54 pm »
According to the new ESA Bulletin, there will be ESA astronaut in ISS Expedition 44/45 (May - November 2015).
Probably Samantha Cristoforetti

I can confirm this.
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