First, a request from Caitlynn S., a long time Space Center volunteer in need of your eyes and a couple minutes of your time. Let's see what we can do for her.
"Hey! I am trying to win this contest to potentially go on a trip to some different countries with Education First. :) I made a video for it and the more votes I can get, the higher my chances of getting to the interview stage of the process will be. It would really mean a lot of if you could help me out!"
Bill Nye and the Journey of Discovery
Thank you Science. Miracles in Our Day.
Soyuz Arrives Late but Safe to ISS
The second half of Expedition 39 arrived at the International Space Station yesterday, a little late from having to endure the two day voyage instead of the planned six hour shortcut. A missed thruster firing had resulted Tuesday when the spacecraft computers deemed the craft was out of correct position.
The crew of TMA-12M. L to R: astronaut Steve Swanson, Soyuz Commander cosmonaut Alexander Skvortsov, cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev.
Automatic computer maneuvering docked the Soyuz spacecraft at a few minutes shy of 6 pm MDT. The Soyuz is docked to the Russian-built Polsk docking compartment. After equalizing air pressures and docking safety checks, the crew opened the hatches at 8:35 MDT and the crew escaped the cramped confines of the Soyuz capsule to enter the wide open spaces of the ISS. After a welcoming ceremony, the crew was given a safety tour of the station. The entire crew will have Friday "off" as the new crew accommodates to the new routines.
Broadcast of the Welcome ceremony. The new crewmembers are in front. In back are (L-R) Station Commander Koichi Wakat of Japan, Flight Engineer Rick Mastracchio, and Roscosmos cosmonaut Mikhail Tyurin of Russia.
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