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Expedition 63 Thread
« on: 10/23/2019 03:55 pm »
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November 7, Thursday
2 p.m. – International Space Station Expedition 63-64 Crew News Conference (All Channels)
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Re: Expedition 63 Thread
« Reply #3 on: 10/30/2019 08:11 pm »
https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-assigns-chris-cassidy-to-next-space-station-crew-holds-media-briefing


Oct. 30, 2019
MEDIA ADVISORY M19-124
NASA Assigns Chris Cassidy to Next Space Station Crew, Holds Media Briefing

NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy will return to the International Space Station next April. Cassidy will join his crewmates – Russian space agency Roscosmos cosmonauts Nikolai Tikhonov and Andrei Babkin – to discuss their upcoming mission during a news conference at 2 p.m. EST Thursday, Nov. 7, at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.

The briefing will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website. The crew will be available for in person and remote media interviews following the news conference.

To request credentials to participate in person or to reserve an interview opportunity, U.S. reporters must contact Johnson's newsroom at 281-483-5111 by 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6. Media who wish to participate in the news conference by telephone must call Johnson's newsroom no later than 1:45 p.m. Nov. 6. Those following the briefing on social media may ask questions using #AskNASA.

Cassidy, Babkin and Tikhonov will arrive at the station as NASA flight engineers Jessica Meir and Drew Morgan, along with Expedition 62 commander Oleg Skripochka of Roscosmos, wrap up Expedition 62. When Meir, Morgan and Skripochka depart the orbital outpost, Cassidy will become commander of Expedition 63. He and his crewmates are expected to remain aboard the station until October 2020.

This will be the third spaceflight for Cassidy, who considers York, Maine, to be his hometown. He earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the U.S. Naval Academy and a master’s degree in ocean engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Before NASA selected him as an astronaut in 2004, he spent 11 years as a member of the U.S. Navy SEAL Team and deployed to the Afghanistan region two weeks after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. He achieved the rank of Navy captain in 2014 and remains on active duty.

Cassidy’s first spaceflight was as a mission specialist aboard space shuttle Endeavour for the STS-127 mission in 2009, when he became the 500th person to fly in space. During the 16-day mission, Cassidy participated in three spacewalks to help install the Japanese Kibo laboratory’s exposed facility and replace solar array batteries on the Port 6 truss of the space station.

His first long-duration mission was in 2013 as part of Expeditions 35 and 36. He took part in three more spacewalks during his six-month stay. He has spent 182 days in space, and 31 hours and 14 minutes spacewalking.

This is the first flight for both Tikhonov and Babkin.

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https://www.instagram.com/astro_seal

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Re: Expedition 63 Thread
« Reply #4 on: 10/30/2019 08:52 pm »
NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy will return to the space station in April. Cassidy will join his crewmates — @Roscosmos cosmonauts Nikolai Tikhonov & Andrei Babkin – to discuss their mission in a news conference at 2 p.m. EST Nov. 7, at @NASA_Johnson.

https://twitter.com/Space_Station/status/1189656702263726080

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Re: Expedition 63 Thread
« Reply #5 on: 10/31/2019 07:05 am »
So Tikhonov, Babkin and Cassidy will be second half of Expedition 62 until undocking of Soyuz MS-15. Correct?

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Re: Expedition 63 Thread
« Reply #6 on: 10/31/2019 07:30 am »
https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-assigns-chris-cassidy-to-next-space-station-crew-holds-media-briefing
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Cassidy, Babkin and Tikhonov will arrive at the station as NASA flight engineers Jessica Meir and Drew Morgan, along with Expedition 62 commander Oleg Skripochka of Roscosmos, wrap up Expedition 62. When Meir, Morgan and Skripochka depart the orbital outpost, Cassidy will become commander of Expedition 63. He and his crewmates are expected to remain aboard the station until October 2020.

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Re: Expedition 63 Thread
« Reply #7 on: 10/31/2019 11:44 am »
I asked Rob Navias. His answer was
"They (Cassidy, Tikhonov and Babkin) will be part of Exp. 62 for 8 days (launching on April 9) until Skripochka, Meir and Morgan undock on April 17 at which point they become 63."

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Re: Expedition 63 Thread
« Reply #8 on: 10/31/2019 04:44 pm »
Who is the backup of Cassidy ?

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Re: Expedition 63 Thread
« Reply #9 on: 10/31/2019 05:17 pm »
Who is the backup of Cassidy ?
Most likely Stephen Bowen

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Re: Expedition 63 Thread
« Reply #10 on: 11/01/2019 12:23 am »
I asked Rob Navias. His answer was
"They (Cassidy, Tikhonov and Babkin) will be part of Exp. 62 for 8 days (launching on April 9) until Skripochka, Meir and Morgan undock on April 17 at which point they become 63."

So will they officially be the Expedition 62/63 crew or will they transfer over to Expedition 64 later in their mission.

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Re: Expedition 63 Thread
« Reply #11 on: 11/01/2019 10:36 am »
So will they officially be the Expedition 62/63 crew or will they transfer over to Expedition 64 later in their mission.
If the USCV-1 will launch after Soyuz MS-17, and it looks like, they cannot become EC 64.

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Re: Expedition 63 Thread
« Reply #12 on: 11/06/2019 08:57 pm »
We'll answer your #AskNASA questions live on @NASA TV Thursday at 2pm ET  when astronaut Chris Cassidy and two cosmonauts discuss their April mission to the station .

https://twitter.com/Space_Station/status/1192195877890330624

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Re: Expedition 63 Thread
« Reply #13 on: 11/07/2019 03:34 pm »
Today at 2pm ET live on @NASA TV, veteran station astronaut Chris Cassidy and two cosmonauts talk about their April 2020 mission to the orbiting lab. We'll take your #AskNASA questions too!

https://twitter.com/Space_Station/status/1192473644804530177

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Re: Expedition 63 Thread
« Reply #14 on: 11/07/2019 06:11 pm »
So will they officially be the Expedition 62/63 crew or will they transfer over to Expedition 64 later in their mission.
Here we can read:  Expedition 62 Flight Engineer / Expedition 63 ISS Commander

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Re: Expedition 63 Thread
« Reply #15 on: 11/07/2019 10:33 pm »

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Re: Expedition 63 Thread
« Reply #16 on: 11/09/2019 05:24 pm »
Interesting, Chris Cassidy, Nikolai Tikhonov and Andrei Babkin has trained for a (initially) 3 man crew on the ISS.
Nikolai Tikhonov and Andrei Babkin will support Chris Cassidy in the US segment if necessary.
So the Nasa does not expect that astronauts with Dragon or Starliner arrive at the ISS until April 2020.

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Re: Expedition 63 Thread
« Reply #17 on: 11/09/2019 06:38 pm »
So the Nasa does not expect that astronauts with Dragon or Starliner arrive at the ISS until April 2020.
Robert Cabana has said on the NAC meeting 6-8 months until the first launch. That means end of April - end of June, so June is a good option.

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Expedition 63 Insignia
« Reply #18 on: 01/02/2020 06:34 pm »
ISS Expedition 63 mission insignia, incorporating a multitude of elements, such as a stylized 63 in the orbit traces, a boot print on the lunar surface, and the initials of the 3 crewmen:  АБ НТ CC



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