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Expedition 57 Thread
« on: 09/29/2017 02:07 PM »

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Re: Expedition 57 Thread
« Reply #1 on: 09/29/2017 03:42 PM »
Tikhonov is among the names. So maybe he will fly on Soyuz MS-10 (and not a second US astronaut).

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Re: Expedition 57 Thread
« Reply #2 on: 10/17/2017 10:40 PM »
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Alexander Gerst ‏Verified account @Astro_Alex 26m26 minutes ago

My crew mate @Astro_Jeanette getting ready for her space suit checkout in the vacuum chamber today #Exp57

https://twitter.com/Astro_Alex/status/920412325701709824

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Re: Expedition 57 Thread
« Reply #3 on: 11/09/2017 07:18 PM »
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Alexander Gerst‏ @Astro_Alex

Nothing like sitting in your own #spaceship for the very first time. Today @Astro_Jeanette, Sergey and I had our first fitcheck at the Energia factory in Moscow. Love the “new-spacecraft-smell” #Soyuz-MS09


https://twitter.com/Astro_Alex/status/928555572970041344
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Re: Expedition 57 Thread
« Reply #4 on: 11/09/2017 08:01 PM »
Horizons logo

ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst is returning to the International Space Station next year and today he revealed his mission name and logo: Horizons.

Alexander is the first of ESA’s class of 2009 astronauts who will be sent into space for a second time, launching on Soyuz MS-09 together with NASA astronaut Jeanette Epps and Russian spacecraft commander Sergei Prokopyev in May 2018. His first mission, Blue Dot, in 2014, lasted from May to November 2014.

The logo was designed to be timeless and shows a face gazing into the horizon above a blue band that symbolises the atmosphere, but also the Blue Dot mission. The new mission goes beyond Blue Dot and extends into infinity symbolised by the white arc. To the right of the mission name is a stylised International Space Station.

http://www.esa.int/spaceinimages/Images/2017/05/Horizons_logo

Image credit: ESA/Steinbeis Beratungszentrum/Hochschule Darmstadt

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Re: Expedition 57 Thread
« Reply #5 on: 11/11/2017 10:09 PM »
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Re: Expedition 57 Thread
« Reply #6 on: 11/15/2017 05:46 PM »
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[email protected]_Alex spacesuit portrait for his mission to @Space_Station next year. Credits @NASA_Johnson
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Re: Expedition 57 Thread
« Reply #7 on: 01/19/2018 02:09 PM »
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-42747272

Jeannette Epps removed from the crew...


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Re: Expedition 57 Thread
« Reply #8 on: 01/19/2018 09:45 PM »
Though we don't know the circumstances, and I won't speculate, that must be devastating for Jeannette to be cycled out after all the time she had trained for the mission. Hope she catches another flight soon.

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Re: Expedition 57 Thread
« Reply #9 on: 01/20/2018 08:33 AM »
Though we don't know the circumstances, and I won't speculate, that must be devastating for Jeannette to be cycled out after all the time she had trained for the mission. Hope she catches another flight soon.

This sounds to me very much like what happened when Karen Nyberg was replaced on STS-132 due to a "temporary medical condition". She eventually got to fly again on Expedition 36/37, so I wouldn't worry too much.
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Re: Expedition 57 Thread
« Reply #10 on: 01/22/2018 05:20 PM »
Uh oh:

https://www.theroot.com/why-was-nasa-astronaut-jeanette-epps-removed-from-inter-1822295566

And NASA can't respond to it to refute it because of the shutdown.

I don't believe what he alleges is true at all, but it doesn't help that NASA can't make any public statements about such an incendiary accusation.
« Last Edit: 01/22/2018 05:28 PM by Riley1066 »
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Re: Expedition 57 Thread
« Reply #11 on: 01/22/2018 07:08 PM »
I'm not sure NASA would even respond to it if they weren't shut down, other than to say, more or less, "we do not discuss personnel matters."

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Expedition 57 Thread
« Reply #12 on: 01/22/2018 08:34 PM »
NASA has now responded to some degree in this article .

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NASA likewise declined to comment about Henry Epps's post but provided a statement saying, “Diversity and inclusion are integral to mission success at NASA and we have a diverse astronaut corps reflective of that approach.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2018/01/22/nasa-pulled-this-astronaut-from-a-space-station-crew-her-brother-blames-racism/
« Last Edit: 01/22/2018 08:34 PM by Star One »

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Re: Expedition 57 Thread
« Reply #13 on: 01/22/2018 08:53 PM »
NASA has now responded to some degree in this article.

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NASA likewise declined to comment about Henry Epps's post but provided a statement saying, “Diversity and inclusion are integral to mission success at NASA and we have a diverse astronaut corps reflective of that approach.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2018/01/22/nasa-pulled-this-astronaut-from-a-space-station-crew-her-brother-blames-racism/
There is a quote from Dr. Epps in that article that does rule out medical or family reasons.
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Epps said that she did not have a medical condition or family problem that would have prevented her from participating in the mission and that her overseas training in Russia and Kazakhstan had been successful.

Also, there was earlier discussion of this in the Flight Crew Assignments thread.
Are there any information about a crew change on Soyuz MS-09?
According to the pictures and the text in this pages http://www.gctc.ru/main.php?id=4060 and http://www.gctc.ru/main.php?id=4064 it looks like Serena Auñón-Chancellor is the third member of this crew instead of Jeanette Epps.

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Re: Expedition 57 Thread
« Reply #14 on: 01/23/2018 09:36 PM »
Updated 57 patch


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Re: Expedition 57 Thread
« Reply #15 on: 02/01/2018 08:00 PM »
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https://twitter.com/AstroSerena/status/959161288881508352

Getting ready for Expedtion 57! Our crew after an afternoon of emergency simulations @Astro_Alex @AstroHague @spacetihon

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Re: Expedition 57 Thread
« Reply #16 on: 02/08/2018 10:21 PM »
February 08, 2018
MEDIA ADVISORY M18-026
NASA Hosts News Conference, Interviews with Crew Launching to Space Station in June
 
NASA astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor, along with Alexander Gerst of ESA (European Space Agency), and Sergey Prokopyev of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, will participate in a news conference at 2 p.m. EST Wednesday, Feb. 14, at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. The news conference will air live on NASA Television and stream on the agency’s website.

Following the news conference, interview opportunities are available with all crew members, in person or by phone.

The trio is scheduled to launch to the International Space Station in June and will be part of Expeditions 56 and 57. This will be the first trip to the space station for Auñón-Chancellor and Prokopyev, and the second for Gerst.

Media who would like to participate in person or reserve an interview opportunity must contact Johnson's newsroom at 281-483-5111 by 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12. Because the deadline for international media accreditation has passed, only U.S. media will receive credentials to participate in person. Media who wish to participate in the news conference by telephone must call Johnson's newsroom no later than 1:45 p.m. Feb. 14. Those following the briefing on social media may submit questions via Twitter using #askNASA.

During her upcoming mission aboard the orbiting laboratory, Auñón-Chancellor and her crewmates will facilitate more than 250 research investigations and technology demonstrations not possible on Earth. The experiments yield benefits for all of humanity and will enable future long-duration human and robotic exploration into deep space.

Originally from Fort Collins, Colorado, Auñón-Chancellor earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C, and a doctorate in medicine from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston’s McGovern Medical School. She was selected as an astronaut by NASA in 2009, after coming to NASA in 2006 as a flight surgeon.

Follow Auñón-Chancellor on social media at:

www.twitter.com/AstroSerena
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Re: Expedition 57 Thread
« Reply #17 on: 02/14/2018 10:15 PM »


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NASA Hosts News Conference with Crew Launching to Space Station in June

NASA astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor, along with Alexander Gerst of ESA (European Space Agency), and Sergey Prokopyev of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, participated in a news conference Feb. 14, at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. The trio is scheduled to launch to the International Space Station in June and will be part of Expeditions 56 and 57. This will be the first trip to the space station for Auñón-Chancellor and Prokopyev, and the second for Gerst.

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Re: Expedition 57 Thread
« Reply #18 on: 02/15/2018 11:05 AM »
http://www.americaspace.com/2018/02/14/former-bomber-commander-second-european-iss-skipper-and-cuban-american-flight-surgeon-prepare-for-june-launch-to-space-station/

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Former Bomber Commander, Second European ISS Skipper and Cuban-American Flight Surgeon Prepare for June Launch to Space Station
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Re: Expedition 57 Thread
« Reply #19 on: 02/15/2018 08:41 PM »
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Alexander Gerst @Astro_Alex

Sergey und @AstroSerena üben schonmal, mich bei Bedarf vor die Tür zu schicken (erinnert mich an meine Schulzeit;) —
Sergey and @AstroSerena practicing to send me out to open space for a while.

https://twitter.com/Astro_Alex/status/964251139658145792
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