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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2801 on: 06/29/2018 05:14 PM »
June 29, 2018
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Astronaut Dan Burbank Retires from NASA

NASA Astronaut Dan Burbank, who spent 188 days in space over three missions, is retiring from the agency. Friday, June 29, will be his last day with NASA.

“Dan has been a good friend since we began astronaut candidate training together,” said Pat Forrester, chief of the Astronaut Office at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. “He’s done extraordinary work for the agency and has been a valuable member of the NASA team for more than 20 years. He will be missed and we wish him all the best moving forward.”

Burbank began his career in the U.S. Coast Guard, where he achieved the rank of captain and logged more than 4,000 flight hours, primarily in Coast Guard helicopters. He flew more than 2,000 missions – including more than 300 search and rescue missions – before being selected as an astronaut candidate in 1996.

After becoming an astronaut, Burbank flew his first mission aboard space shuttle Atlantis in 2000, a mission specialist on STS-106. He and his crewmates prepared the then-fledgling International Space Station for its first crew, which would arrive two months later. They stayed 12 days and delivered more than three tons of supplies.

He returned to the space station, again aboard Atlantis, for the STS-115 mission in 2006. On that mission, which also lasted 12 days, he and his crewmates delivered a set of electricity-generating solar arrays, which Burbank helped to install during a 7-hour and 11-minute spacewalk.

Burbank’s final trip to the space station lasted more than five months. In November 2011, Burbank launched aboard Soyuz TMA-22 from Baikonur, Kazakhstan, and served as a flight engineer for Expedition 29 and commander of Expedition 30. He and his crew completed 23 major hardware upgrades and six major software upgrades to the command and data handling system, hosted five visiting spacecraft and took part in nearly 200 science experiments before returning to Earth in April 2012.

Between his space missions, Burbank served in a number of technical and managerial positions, most recently as chief of the vehicle integration and test office in the Flight Operations Directorate at NASA Johnson.

Burbank was born in Manchester, Connecticut, but considers Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts, to be his home. He earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in 1985, and a master’s degree in Aeronautical Science from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in 1990.

Burbank’s complete biography is available at:

https://www.nasa.gov/astronauts/biographies/daniel-c-burbank/biography
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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2802 on: 07/01/2018 07:31 AM »
Tim Kopra and Rex Walheim are now listed as a management astronaut (from June 28th, 2018)
at: https://www.nasa.gov/astronauts/biographies/management.
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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2803 on: 07/01/2018 02:23 PM »
Tim Kopra and Rex Walheim are now listed as a management astronaut (from June 28th, 2018)
at: https://www.nasa.gov/astronauts/biographies/management.

Which means that Kopra and Walheim are not eligible for spaceflight for the time being.
Because the Falcon Heavy Test Flight was successful, it has inspired thousands of people to consider changing the future of space travel.

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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2804 on: 07/05/2018 11:53 AM »
http://russianspacenews.com/gctc-water-survival-starts/

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GCTC. “Water survival” starts.

On July 2, 2018 a series of training sessions on the actions after landing of the spacecraft on the water surface starts and will last until July 20, 2018.

Six crews will participate in the “water survival”, including seven Russian cosmonauts, six NASA astronauts, one JAXA astronaut.

The trainings are providing by the training and testing team, which includes instructors, doctors, psychologists, divers, translators and other specialists of the GCTC, as well as representatives of NASA and JAXA.

Before the stage of practical training, which will take place in Noginsk rescue center EMERCOM of Russia, the crew will listen to the theoretical course of disciplines.

https://twitter.com/ShuttleAlmanac/status/1014618968026312704

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First crew to begin this years Cosmonaut Water Survival Training at Star City - L-R Babkin, Tikhonov & Cassidy
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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2805 on: 07/06/2018 06:37 AM »
http://www.gctc.ru/main.php?id=4279
Sergey Ryazanski will leave the TsPK on July, 16.

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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2806 on: 07/06/2018 03:43 PM »
http://www.gctc.ru/main.php?id=4279
Sergey Ryazanski will leave the TsPK on July, 16.

Roscosmos Facebook post

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Космонавт Сергей Рязанский принял решение об уходе из Центра подготовки космонавтов в связи с переходом на другую работу. С 2015 года по настоящее время Сергей Рязанский совмещал свою деятельность в ЦПК с руководством общероссийской детско-юношеской организацией «Российское движение школьников».

В 2017 году Герой России Сергей Рязанский блестяще выполнил свой второй космический полет в качестве командира пилотируемого корабля «Союз МС-05» и бортинженера экипажа МКС-52/53.

По возвращении из экспедиции и после прохождения полного курса реабилитации Сергей Николаевич принял решение завершить карьеру космонавта, чтобы полноценно применить свой организаторский опыт на посту Председателя Российского движения школьников. Трудовой договор ФГБУ «НИИ ЦПК имени Ю.А. Гагарина» с инструктором-космонавтом-испытателем 1 класса будет прекращен 16 июля.

«Я благодарен Центру подготовки космонавтов за совместную работу, доверие и возможность реализовывать масштабные проекты», - отметил Сергей Николаевич.

В Роскосмосе и ЦПК уверены, что Сергей Рязанский сможет с полной самоотдачей вывести на новый уровень возглавляемую им общественную организацию, и быть полезным в области развития лидерского потенциала. При этом не исключается возможность возвращения космонавта в ЦПК для возобновления подготовки по новым космическим программам.
Космонавт Sergej Râzanskij has made a decision to leave the cosmonaut training center in connection with the transition to another job. From 2015 to the present, Sergei Ryazan has co-hosted his activities in CPC with the leadership of the Russian children's movement "Russian movement of schoolchildren".

In 2017, the hero of Russia Sergey Ryazan brilliantly performed his second space flight as commander of the manned ship "Union Ms-05" and engineer crew of iss-52/53.

On his return from the expedition and after passing the full course of rehabilitation, Sergei Nikolayevich decided to complete the career of the cosmonaut to fully apply his organizatorskij experience as chairman of the Russian school of schoolchildren. The work contract of the fgbu "NIA CPC NAME I.A. GAGARIN" with the instructor-Astronaut-Test 1 class will be terminated on 16 July.

"I am grateful to the centre for the preparation of cosmonauts for joint work, trust and opportunity to implement large-scale projects",-noted by Sergei Nikolayevich

In Roskosmose and CPC, it is confident that Sergei Ryazan will be able to take a new level to the new level of his public organization, and to be useful in the development of leadership capacity. The possibility of returning an astronaut to CPC to resume training on new space programmes is not excluded.
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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2807 on: 07/09/2018 10:58 AM »
The second crew on survival training
http://www.gctc.ru/main.php?id=4281
translation from facebook
Last week, two full-time crew of the iss   …   cosmonauts " Roskosmos " Anatoly Ivanishin, Ivan Wagner, NASA Astronaut Stephen Bowen

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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2808 on: 07/11/2018 05:02 PM »
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Six crews will participate in the “water survival”, including seven Russian cosmonauts, six NASA astronauts, one JAXA astronaut.

1) crew: Nikolai Tikhonov, Andrei Babkin, Christopher Cassidy;
2) crew: Anatoli Ivanishin, Ivan Vagner, Stephen Bowen;
3) crew: Oleg Skripochka, Christina Hammock Koch;
4) crew: Andrei Borisenko, Jessica Meir;
5) crew: Sergei Ryzhikov, Thomas Marshburn, Soichi Noguchi (JAXA);
6) crew: 1 GCTC instructor, Drew Morgan;
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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2809 on: 07/13/2018 03:15 PM »
3) crew portrait
4) crew portrait
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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2810 on: 07/19/2018 07:41 AM »
https://twitter.com/Astro_Soichi/status/1019808797894815744
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Meat new #Soyuz 59S backup crew! Water survival training in #Russia

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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2811 on: 07/24/2018 05:26 PM »
https://twitter.com/BoeingSpace/status/1021761282377113600
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An exciting day for the entire #Starliner and @BoeingSpace team! Let's get ready to fly! Learn more about #Boeing test pilot @Astro_Ferg via @washingtonpost and @wapodavenport.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/business/wp/2018/07/24/feature/nasa-trained-boeing-employed-chris-ferguson-hopes-to-make-history-as-a-company-astronaut/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.c4f991ffff52

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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2812 on: 07/25/2018 07:06 AM »
https://twitter.com/ShuttleAlmanac/status/1021944263796383745
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So its official @Astro_Ferg will be flying the first @BoeingSpace #CST100 Starliner as a company Test pilot along with two yet to be named @NASA_Astronauts from the @Commercial_Crew group of four. The @NASA crew will be named Aug. 7.

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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2813 on: 07/25/2018 05:54 PM »
Gregory C. "Ray J" Johnson is now listed on the former astronaut page at: (https://www.nasa.gov/astronauts/biographies/former) from July 24th, 2018.
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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2814 on: 07/25/2018 09:18 PM »
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July 25, 2018
MEDIA ADVISORY M18-111
NASA to Name Astronauts Assigned to First Boeing, SpaceX Flights

NASA will announce on Friday, Aug. 3, the astronauts assigned to crew the first flight tests and missions of the Boeing CST-100 Starliner and SpaceX Crew Dragon, and begin a new era in American spaceflight. NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine will preside over the event, which will begin at 11 a.m. EDT on NASA Television and the agency’s website.

NASA will announce the crew assignments for the crew flight tests and the first post-certification mission for both Boeing and SpaceX. NASA partnered with Boeing and SpaceX to develop the Starliner spacecraft to launch atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket and the Crew Dragon launching atop the Falcon 9 rocket, respectively.

U.S. media are invited to attend the event at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston and, afterward, speak with the astronauts about their assignments. Media wishing to attend must contact Johnson's newsroom at 281-483-5111 by 4 p.m. CDT Wednesday, Aug. 1.

Johnson Space Center Director Mark Geyer and Kennedy Space Center Director Bob Cabana will join Bridenstine and representatives from Boeing and SpaceX to introduce the crews.

NASA’s Commercial Crew Program is working with the American aerospace industry as companies develop and operate a new generation of spacecraft and launch systems designed to carry crews safely to and from low-Earth orbit. The Starliner and Crew Dragon will launch American astronauts on American-made spacecraft from American soil to the International Space Station for the first time since NASA retired its Space Shuttle Program in 2011.

Commercial transportation to and from the space station will enable expanded station use, additional research time and broader opportunities of discovery aboard the orbiting laboratory. The station is critical for NASA to understand and overcome the challenges of long-duration spaceflight, and necessary for a sustainable presence on the Moon and missions deeper into the solar system, including Mars.

Following the announcement, the astronauts will participate in a Reddit Ask Me Anything at 12:30 p.m. at:

https://www.reddit.com/r/AMA/

Images and video highlights from the announcement will be available at:

https://images.nasa.gov


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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2815 on: 07/26/2018 09:33 PM »
6) crew: 1 GCTC instructor, Drew Morgan;
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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2816 on: 07/29/2018 03:27 PM »
Koichi Wakata now works as
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Japanese space agency’s vice president and director general for human spaceflight Technology.
https://spacenews.com/jaxa-astronaut-charts-future/

Is also mentioned here http://global.jaxa.jp/about/director/index.html

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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2817 on: 08/02/2018 04:57 AM »

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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2818 on: 08/02/2018 12:05 PM »
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July 25, 2018
MEDIA ADVISORY M18-111
NASA to Name Astronauts Assigned to First Boeing, SpaceX Flights

NASA will announce on Friday, Aug. 3, the astronauts assigned to crew the first flight tests and missions of the Boeing CST-100 Starliner and SpaceX Crew Dragon, and begin a new era in American spaceflight. NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine will preside over the event, which will begin at 11 a.m. EDT on NASA Television and the agency’s website.

NASA will announce the crew assignments for the crew flight tests and the first post-certification mission for both Boeing and SpaceX. NASA partnered with Boeing and SpaceX to develop the Starliner spacecraft to launch atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket and the Crew Dragon launching atop the Falcon 9 rocket, respectively.

U.S. media are invited to attend the event at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston and, afterward, speak with the astronauts about their assignments. Media wishing to attend must contact Johnson's newsroom at 281-483-5111 by 4 p.m. CDT Wednesday, Aug. 1.

Johnson Space Center Director Mark Geyer and Kennedy Space Center Director Bob Cabana will join Bridenstine and representatives from Boeing and SpaceX to introduce the crews.

NASA’s Commercial Crew Program is working with the American aerospace industry as companies develop and operate a new generation of spacecraft and launch systems designed to carry crews safely to and from low-Earth orbit. The Starliner and Crew Dragon will launch American astronauts on American-made spacecraft from American soil to the International Space Station for the first time since NASA retired its Space Shuttle Program in 2011.

Commercial transportation to and from the space station will enable expanded station use, additional research time and broader opportunities of discovery aboard the orbiting laboratory. The station is critical for NASA to understand and overcome the challenges of long-duration spaceflight, and necessary for a sustainable presence on the Moon and missions deeper into the solar system, including Mars.

Following the announcement, the astronauts will participate in a Reddit Ask Me Anything at 12:30 p.m. at:

https://www.reddit.com/r/AMA/

Images and video highlights from the announcement will be available at:

https://images.nasa.gov


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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2819 on: 08/02/2018 12:17 PM »
I think at least 1 or 2 of the unassigned rookies from Group 21 will be included. Josh Cassada, Victor Glover, Nicole Mann. Jessica Meir is assigned to a Soyuz backup crew but will likely make her first flight on a CCV. I think Doug Wheelock is a good possibility. Akihido Hoshide has been assigned to expeditions 64/65. Jeanette Epps?

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