Friday, 22 November, 2019

First Female Astronaut From Maine Docks At International Space Station

NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei snapped his own portrait better known as a “space-selfie,” during the first spacewalk of the year 2018. He and another astronaut were performing maintenance on the Canadian robotic arm. Image credit NASA Maine native Jessica Meir tweeted about arriving in space — and it has all the good feels
Sandra Phillips | 03 October, 2019, 18:21

Commander Alexey Ovchinin handed over control of the International Space Station (ISS) to astronaut Luca Parmitano of ESA (European Space Agency) in the change of command ceremony, the Russian space agency Roscosmos said in a statement on Wednesday. The crew landed safely at 6:59 a.m. EDT in Kazakhstan. She is expected to return to Earth in February 2020, nearly a year after her launch.

Although Mansoori's mission was a short one, it has still been the source of great pride in the UAE, a newcomer to the world of space with ambitions to send an unmanned probe to orbit Mars by 2021. From there, Hague will board a NASA plane to return to Houston, while Almansoori and Ovchinin will go back to their training base in Star City, Russia.

The Expedition 60 crew contributed to hundreds of experiments in biology, biotechnology, physical science and Earth science, including investigations into devices that mimic the structure and function of human organs, free-flying robots, and an instrument to measure Earths distribution of carbon dioxide.

The existing nickel-hydrogen batteries will be upgraded with newer, more powerful lithium-ion batteries transported to the station aboard the Japanese H-II Transfer Vehicle, which arrived on September 28.

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- "Call to mother" - Mansoori has been active on Twitter where he posted photos of the UAE and Mecca - Islam's holiest site - from the space station.

The trio is scheduled to lock transition hatches between Soyuz MS-12 and the ISS at 7.20 a.m. Moscow time on October 3, to undock from the station at 10.37 a.m. Moscow time.

The return from space of Ovchinin and Hague a year on from a catastrophic launch failure will also be watched closely.

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