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August 11, 2015

International ISS crew for the first time tasted lettuce grown onboard the station.

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July 16, 2015

On June 15, 2015, Baikonur saw “Mass Media day” taking place in GCTC test and training center of #17 launchpad. Soyuz TMA-17M spacecraft main (Oleg Kononenko, Kimiya Yui and Kjell Lindgren) and back-up (Yuri Malenchenko, Timothy Kopra, Timohy Peake) crews arranged open training for mass media representative.

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July 8, 2015

On July 8, 2015, in GCTC Interdepartmental Commission approved next ISS crew to go to the station onboard Soyuz TMA-17M spacecraft.

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July 7, 2015

GCTC saw official presentation of ISS-51/52 mission program. The crew comprises Roscosmos cosmonauts Alexander Misurkin and Nicolay Tikhonov and NASA astronaut Mark T. Vande Hai.

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June 30, 2015

Stock of food and water stored onboard the ISS will enable the crew to wait for the next Progress M-28M cargo vehicle arriving on July 5, - Russian ISS segment flight director Vladimir Solovyov said.

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June 18, 2015

Scheduled ISS orbit adjustment aimed to create optimal ballistic conditions for Soyuz TMA-17M spacecraft docking with the station will be accomplished on Thursda, - Mission Conrol Centre representative reported.

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June 17, 2015

On Monday, June 15, NASA astronaut Peggy Witson training program was presented to GCTC. Woman-astronaut will be passing trainings together with Roscosmos cosmonaut Oleg Novitsky and ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet as a part of ISS-50/51 mission crew going to the ISS in November 2016. Preflight training will end up by examination session and complex examination training.

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June 11, 2015

The descent module of Soyuz TMA-15M spacecraft carrying the International Space Station (ISS) Expedition 42/43 crew made a successful landing 148 km to the South East of Dzhezkazgan (Kazakhstan).

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June 10, 2015

Unexpected Soyuz TMA-15M thrusters igniting still has not affected the date of Soyuz landing.

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June 8, 2015

Italian woman-astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti bet continuous space flight duration record among women, - European Space Agency reports.

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