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ISS Expedition 44

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Expedition 44 begins this month when Soyuz 41 undocks from the ISS. The final three Expedition 43 crew members will arrive on Soyuz 43.

The technical complement of Expedition 44 will be...
*Commander Gennady Padalka
*Flight Engineer Scott Kelly
*Flight Engineer Oleg Kononenko
*Flight Engineer Mikhail Kornienko
*Flight Engineer Kjell Lindgren
*Flight Engineer Kimiya Yui

Video footage of the qualification training simulation runs (which took place at Star City) will be broadcast at 9am CDT on Thursday the 7th. Interested viewers can see the footage on NASA-TV1 and NASA-TV3. A replay of the latest Expedition 44 news conference will air Friday the 8th, 2pm CDT on all three NASA-TVs. Video footage of the crew's cermonial visit to the Gagarin Museum , Red Square and the Kremlin will air Friday the 8th, 2:50pm CDT on all three NASA-TVs.

Video footage of Lindgren's training will air Tuesday 12 May, 6:30am CDT on all three NASA-TVs. A live interview with Lindgren will air Tuesday 12 May, 7am CDT on all three NASA-TVs.

And of course there is the all-important Change of Command Ceremony, when Terry Virts hands over command to Padalka. This live broadcast will air Tuesday 12 May, 1:15pm CDT on all three NASA-TVs.

More information:
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/stati ... index.html

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Re: ISS Expedition 44

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Tomorrow at 10am there will be an edition of "Space Station Live". It is scheduled to include an on-console interview with Flight Engineer Scott Kelly; the interview begins at ten after the hour. The program will air on all three NASA-TVs.

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Re: ISS Expedition 44

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Tonight at 11:30pm CDT all three NASA-TVs will broadcast live coverage of the launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome of the Progress 60 cargo craft, which will head to ISS. It is scheduled for an 11:55pm liftoff, and a docking with the Pirs docking compartment on Sunday at 2:13am.

Last Sunday morning a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and its cargo were lost in a launch mishap. The ISS is well-stocked at this time.

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Re: ISS Expedition 44

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All three NASA-TVs will replay a recent Expedition 44 news conference at 10pm CDT tonight, and at 5am CDT and 8pm CDT tomorrow. The Expedition 44 Crew resumed its regular schedule Thursday after taking shelter from a piece of old weather satellite that passed by the ISS that morning...
https://blogs.nasa.gov/spacestation/201 ... ecautions/

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Re: ISS Expedition 44

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Any interested parties can see a rebroadcast of both the recent Russian State Commission Meeting Expedition 44 Pre-Launch News Conference, beginning tomorrow at 2pm CDT on all three NASA-TVs. The launch is slated for Wednesday at 4:02pm CDT.

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Re: ISS Expedition 44

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Some recorded footage of the pre-launch and launch (together with selected interviews) will be seen on all three NASA-TVs tomorrow at 5:30pm CDT. The docking coverage begins at 9pm, with the actual docking slated for 9:46pm CDT; the hatch opening is slated for 11:25pm CDT.

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Re: ISS Expedition 44

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On 30 June Dylan O'Donnell of New South Wales got the ISS passing in front of the almost-Blue Moon. Very high-speed photography (the transit lasted less than a half-second) and a good amount of luck combined for this image!

The image:
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap150731.html
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Re: ISS Expedition 44

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Wednesday at 7:35am CDT WNYW of New York will conduct an in-flight interview with Expedition 44. This interview can be seen on all three NASA-TVs. The Expedition 44 crew should completely vacant the ISS on Friday.

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Re: ISS Expedition 44

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Hatch closure! Expedition 44 and the visiting crew are leaving the International Space Station.

Coverage of the farewell begins on all three NASA-TVs at 12:45pm CDT. The hatch closure is at 1pm. Later today, the Soyuz TMA-16M will undock from the ISS at 4:29pm. The deorbit burn is planned at 6:59pm and the returning human beings will last near Dzhezkazgan at 7:51pm.

Beginning at 9pm there will be broadcast some video file of the post-landing activities.

More information:
https://blogs.nasa.gov/spacestation/201 ... w-members/

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Re: ISS Expedition 44

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Beginning at 9am CDT tomorrow on all three NASA-TVs, video file of the Soyuz TMA-16M landing will be shown. Afterward, the videos continue with post-landing activities, an Earth-based interview with visiting crew member Andreas Mogensen of the ESA, and a mention of the return of Gennady Padalka.

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