Category : Spacewalk
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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March 18, 2015

Today on March 18, 2015, we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first spacewalk in the history of mankind performed by Russian cosmonaut Alexey Arkhipovich Leonov.

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March 12, 2015

Today on March 18 ISS-41/42 crew comprising Roscosmos cosmonauts Alexander Samokutyayev and Elena Serova and NASA astronaut Barry Wilmore successfully returned to the Earth onboard Soyuz TMA-14M spacecraft after half a year space mission. Descent module landed 147 km to the southeast of Zhezkazgan town (Kazakhstan) at 05.14, Moscow time.

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March 4, 2015

Today the Head of Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre Yuri Lonchakov celebrates his 50th Birthday. Yuri Lonchakov devoted many years of his life to space exploration. His efforts, courage, sense of purpose and love for his motherland helped him to become the cosmonaut and succeed in this profession.

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October 27, 2014

Zvezda Reseach and Production Enterprise situated in Moscow region has almost completed the testing of new generation reusable EVA spacesuit.

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October 23, 2014

Russian Cosmonauts ISS-41/42 mission commander Maksim Surayev and ISS-41/42 flight engineer Alexander Samokutyayev successfully performed the spacewalk and got beck to the ISS. The spacewalk lasted for 3 hours and 41 minutes. During the spacewalk Roscosmos cosmonauts demounted RK 21-8 radiometric complex , demounted 2ASF1-1 and 2ASF1-2 antennas from Poisk small research module and took samples from Pirs module hatch illuminator in the framework of Test space experiment. Besides the cosmonauts took pictures of the ISS outer surface milti layer isolation. The hatch of Pirs docking compartment was closed on October 22,2014 at 21.05, Moscow time. This spacewalk was the second one in the space career of both cosmonauts. Now Maksim Surayev’s total time of extravehicular activities amounts to 9 hours 25 minutes, while Alexander Samokutyayev’s – 10 hours 04 minutes.

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October 21, 2014

ISS-41/42 mission commander Maksim Surayev and flight engineer Alexander Samokutyayev will perform the spacewalk on October 22, 2014 in accordance with the ISS flight schedule.

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October 13, 2014

Roscosmos developed deep space and particularly Moon exploration program. Russie is to get back to the Moon by 2030.

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October 8, 2014

On October 7, 2014, Reid Wiseman (NASA) and Alexander Gerst (ESA) successfully performed the spacewalk. They finished their EVA activities and returned to the ISS at 18:43 UTC (22:43, Moscow time).

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September 26, 2014

At 06:11, Moscow time, on September 26 Soyuz TMA-14M spacecraft launched from Baikonur spaceport at 00:25, Moscow time, successfully docked with the ISS.

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