A little while ago the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft blasted off atop a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral in its CRS-15 (Cargo Resupply Service 15) mission, also referred to as SPX-15. After just over ten minutes it separated successfully from the rocket’s last stage and went en route. This is the 15th mission for the Dragon spacecraft to resupply the International Space Station with various cargoes and then return to Earth, again with various cargoes.
A little while ago the Soyuz MS-09 spacecraft, which blasted off about two days ago from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, has reached the International Space Station carrying three new crew members. The astronauts Serena Auñón-Chancellor of NASA and Alexander Gerst of ESA and the cosmonaut Sergey Prokopyev of Roscosmos now complete the Expedition 55 crew.
A little while ago the Soyuz MS-09 spacecraft blasted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan with aboard the three new crew members Serena Auñón-Chancellor, Sergey Prokopyev and Alexander Gerst to be transported to the International Space Station carrying three new crew members. The Soyuz traveled on the 2-day path.
A little while while ago the astronauts Scott Tingle and Norishige Kanai and the cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov returned to Earth on the Soyuz MS-07 spacecraft, that landed without problems in Kazakhstan. The three of them spent almost 6 months on the International Space Station, where they arrived on December 19, 2017 as part of Expedition 54.
The Orbital ATK Cygnus spacecraft, launched on May 21, has just reached the International Space Station and was captured by Canadarm2 robotic arm. Astronaut Scott Tingle, assisted by his colleagues Ricky Arnold, and Drew Feustel, will soon begin the slow maneuver to move the Cygnus until it docks with the Station’s Unity node after about two hours.