Cygnus freighter arrives at space station with bounty of supplies and new science
Video: OA-7 Cygnus freighter arrives at its orbital destination
Live coverage: Cygnus rendezvous and arrival journal and webcast
Two fresh crew members join space station expedition
Live coverage: Yurchikhin, Fischer reach space station after fast-track rendezvous
Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin, on his fifth trip into space, and rookie NASA astronaut Jack Fischer, a Colorado native, blasted off aboard a Soyuz booster at 0713 GMT (3:13 a.m. EDT) Thursday from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, heading for the International Space Station for a four-and-a-half month expedition. The duo docked with the orbiting outpost at 1318 GMT (9:18 a.m. EDT).
Soyuz crew set for Thursday launch to space station
Just 10 days after three space station fliers returned to Earth — and two days after launch of a station-bound supply ship — a veteran four-flight cosmonaut and an enthusiastic NASA rookie were cleared for launch Thursday to boost the lab’s crew up to five — one less than usual because of cost cutting by the Russian space agency.
Soyuz booster moved to launch pad to loft two-man crew
Whitson’s station expedition extended three months
NASA and Roscosmos, the Russian space agency, have agreed to extend astronaut Peggy Whitson’s stay aboard the International Space Station by three months to enable uninterrupted research aboard the orbital laboratory during a period when Russia is temporarily reducing its crew complement, the U.S. space agency said Wednesday.