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Crew killed in US Navy plane crash in Alabama

The turboprop plane crashed in Foley, about 30 miles from Mobile, around 5 p.m. CT, Cmdr said. Zach Harrell, a public affairs officer with the Naval Air Forces. Harrell said the names of the deceased would be released after the relatives were notified. The aircraft is usually manned by a student pilot and an instructor. “It is with a heavy …

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Soyuz MS-16 manned crew successfully lands in Kazakhstan after 196 days in space – RT World News

A NASA astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts on board a Soyuz MS-16 spacecraft landed smoothly in the Kazakh steppe after more than six months in orbit on the International Space Station. NASA astronaut and expedition commander 63, Chris Cassidy, and two Russian cosmonauts, Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner, landed about 150 km southeast of Zhezqazghan, a city in the Karaganda …

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The crew of the space station is returning to Earth after a 196-day mission

A week after two cosmonauts and one NASA astronaut reached the International Space Station, the three crew members who replaced them buckled into their Soyuz spacecraft and made a fiery leap back to Earth on Wednesday to complete a 196-day mission. NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy, the outgoing commander of Expedition 63, handed the station over to cosmonaut Sergey Ryzhikov on …

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The first crew of a space station to take off during a pandemic comes home

The occupation started just weeks after the World Health Organization declared Covid-19 a pandemic. This made it the first crew to take off into space under such conditions. Cassidy, the current mission commander of Expedition 63, handed over command of the space station to the newly arrived Russian cosmonaut Sergey Ryzhikov during a change of command ceremony on Tuesday. The …

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The ISS crew just delivered the latest Soyuz launch in 3 hours! It used to take days

A crew of three successfully reached the International Space Station on Wednesday aboard a Russian rocket after the fastest journey from Earth of just over three hours. The Soyuz spacecraft mission with two Russian cosmonauts and one NASA astronaut was of immense importance to the Russian space agency Roscosmos as the SpaceX program restarted manned space travel from the US …

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The crew of the Soyuz MS-17 takes off on an ultra-fast, two-orbit flight to the space station

October 14, 2020 – An American astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts took off just before and around 20 years of uninterrupted human presence in Earth orbit for the International Space Station. NASA’s Kate Rubins took off on Wednesday (October 14) with Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov from Roscosmos on the Russian spacecraft Soyuz MS-17 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. …

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SpaceX crew launch delayed to assess Merlin engine concerns – Spaceflight Now

NASA SpaceX Crew 1 crew members sit in the company’s Crew Dragon spacecraft during crew equipment interface training. Left to right are NASA astronauts Shannon Walker, mission specialist; Victor Oliver, pilot; and Mike Hopkins, Crew Dragon Commander; and JAXA astronaut Soichi Noguchi, mission specialist. Image Credit: SpaceX NASA announced on Saturday that the launch of four astronauts on SpaceX’s first …

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