Author Topic: Expedition 29 thread (September 16 - November 22, 2011)  (Read 60019 times)

Offline Space Pete

From ISS On-Orbit Status Report for 21/11/2011.

Conjunction Advisory:
NASA/MCC-H is tracking a conjunction with Object 31907 (Fengyun 1C satellite debris) with TCA (Time of Closest Approach) tomorrow (11/22) at 7:17 PM GMT, about 20 hours after today's scheduled undocking of Soyuz TMA-02M/27S. The conjunction is currently classified as Low Concern, primarily because this object has not been seen for the last ~15 days.
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Re: Expedition 29 thread (September 16 - November 22, 2011)
« Reply #141 on: 11/28/2011 12:51 am »
Satoshi Furukawa has been tweeting his MDs perspective on the return to gravity:
Right after landing, I felt great, but my body was like a jellyfish. My body’s center of gravity was not clear to me. Hard to stand & walk.

Not sure if this belongs here or in the landing thread, but I thought it was interesting to read a first hand account.

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Re: Expedition 29 thread (September 16 - November 22, 2011)
« Reply #142 on: 11/28/2011 05:15 pm »


HOUSTON -- Just back from his command of the International Space
Station, NASA astronaut Mike Fossum will be available for live
satellite interviews from 6 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. CST on Thursday, Dec.

Fossum completed 167 days in space as a member of the Expedition 28
and 29 crews during his third space flight. Altogether, Fossum has
spent 194 days in space and performed seven spacewalks. He ranks
seventh on the all-time list for cumulative spacewalking time.
Fossum and his crewmates, Expedition 29 Flight Engineers Sergei Volkov
of the Russian Space Agency and Satoshi Furukawa of the Japan
Aerospace Exploration Agency, returned to Earth in their Soyuz
TMA-02M spacecraft at 8:26 p.m. on Nov. 21. The three were aboard the
station during the final space shuttle mission, STS-135, which
delivered supplies and equipment to the outpost. The crew members
spent the majority of their time aboard the complex performing
science experiments and routine maintenance.

Fossum is a native of McAllen, Texas, and a graduate of Texas A&M
University in College Station. He received master's degrees from the
Air Force Institute of Technology in Ohio and the University of
Houston-Clear Lake.

To arrange an interview, news media representatives must contact Karen
Svetaka at 281-483-8684 or [email protected] by 2 p.m. on
Wednesday, Nov. 30.

The interviews will be preceded by a feed of video b-roll material of
Fossum and his mission at 5:30 a.m.

Fossum and the b-roll feed will appear on NASA's Live Interview Media
Outlet channel, which is located on satellite SES-2, transponder 9C,
located at 87 degrees west, downlink frequency 3865.5 MHz based on a
standard C-band, horizontal downlink polarity. FED is ¾, data rate is
6.0 Mbps, symbol rate is 4.3404 Msps, transmission DVB-S, 4:2:0.

For NASA Television streaming video, downlink and scheduling
information, visit:

Fossum provided updates throughout his mission through social media


For Fossum's complete biography, visit:

For more information about the International Space Station, visit:

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Re: Expedition 29 thread (September 16 - November 22, 2011)
« Reply #143 on: 01/16/2012 04:20 am »
「Debrief Meeting on Astronaut Furukawa’s Long-Stay Mission in the ISS」
The debrief meeting on the long-stay mission in the International Space Station (ISS) by the astronauts,
 Satoshi Furukawa(JAXA), Michael Fossum(NASA) and a cosmonaut Sergey Volkov (FSA), who stayed onboard the ISS for about 6-month as the Expedition 28/29 crew, will be held.
This debrief meeting dubbed in English will be broadcast live.

Debrief Meeting and Symposium
- Organizer: Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
- Date and Time: January 16, 2012, 18:00 to 20:30 (Japanese Standard time)
  January 16, 2012 9:00 to 11:30 (GMT)