Author Archives: Nadjejda

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Science and art on a Dragon

The Dragon awaits its liftoff encapsulated in the world’s most powerful rocket. SpaceX spacecraft’s belly is packed with more than 2600 kg of research and supplies for the crew, and the first experiment cubes born from Europe’s...

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Soyuz launch from liftoff to orbit

This unique video shows a full launch of the Soyuz MS-09: from liftoff to orbit. Watch the launch from inside the crew capsule with first-ever shots from outside the spacecraft recorded by cameras fixed to the exterior...

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Horizons docking and hatch opening

After orbiting Earth 34 times to catch up to the International Space Station, the car-sized spacecraft carrying ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst, NASA astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor and Roscosmos commander Sergei Prokopyev, arrived at the Station two days after...

Second Space Station mission for Alexander Gerst begins

ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst arrived at the International Space Station this morning together with NASA astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor and Roscosmos commander Sergei Prokopyev, marking the start of Alexander’s Horizons mission. The Soyuz MS-09 spacecraft arrived at the...

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The road to rendezvous

Commander Sergei Prokopyev, Alexander Gerst and Serena Auñón-Chancellor are on their way to the International Space Station. A series of burns will take their Soyuz MS-09 spacecraft to their new home in space after the automated rendezvous sequence is started...

Our Soyuz ready for action tomorrow.
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Launch timeline

Horizons launch day is set for 6 June 2018. For ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst, NASA astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor and Roscosmos commander Sergei Prokopyev it will be a long day with an early start. Below is a detailed timeline...

Tree planting revisited

Tradition has it that all astronauts plant a tree before their first flight to space from the world’s first and largest spaceport in Baikonur, Kazakhstan. ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst had the opportunity to revisit the Cosmonauts Alley,...