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The expedition to the ISS

This spring, the spacecraft “Soyuz TMA-09M”, launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, successfully docked with the ISS, and thus gave rise to the 36 th in a row space mission. During the expedition (166 days) ISS flew around the world 2,500 times! Inside you’ll see footage from the ISS, photos from space and of course the descent.

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At the traditional press conference, Baikonur, May 27, 2013. Went into orbit, Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin (center) and NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg (right) and European Space Agency astronaut Luca Parmitano. Fedor Jurchihin – the most experienced member of the team, this flight was for him his fourth.

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Transport spacecraft “Soyuz” to the launch pad at Baikonur, May 26, 2013.

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Flight engineer Rick Mastracchio of NASA looks like “Soyuz TMA-09M” arrives at the launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome train

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A fun tradition – the consecration of a spacecraft on the launch pad at Baikonur, May 27, 2013.

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No less funny – the blessing of astronauts. Baikonur, Kazakhstan, May 28, 2013.

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Let’s go! Launch of the “Soyuz TMA-09M” from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, May 29, 2013.

Launch took place from the platform number 1, or “Gagarin’s start.” Docking of spacecraft “Soyuz TMA-09M” to the ISS on May 29 at 06:16 MSK in full automatic mode.

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Preparing for the spacewalk. Left – cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin, dons the suit. ISS, June 21, 2013.

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Italian ESA astronaut Luca Salvo Parmitano within the “Dome” (Italian cupola) – module of the International Space Station, which is a panoramic overview dome, consisting of seven transparent windows. Designed to monitor the Earth’s surface, outer space and working in space by people or equipment.

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ISS flies at an altitude of 257 km above the Indian Ocean, June 2, 2013.

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The program was about 50 experiments, most of which started in the previous expeditions. Among them, for example, the experiment “Endurance” – the astronauts are studying the impact of space on the mechanical properties of materials. Also astronauts explore immune responses in humans during space flight.

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Guadeloupe island in the Pacific Ocean (left center), August 24, 2013.

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Go to the ISS is the “Albert Einstein” – the European unmanned cargo spacecraft, named after the physicist Albert Einstein. On the board, he delivered more than 6.5 tons of cargo, including: water, oxygen, food, experimental equipment. Docking occurred June 15, 2013.

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And this, by the way, launching the cargo ship “Albert Einstein” June 5, 2013 with the launch vehicle heavy class “Ariane-5ES» from the Guiana Space Centre at Kourou.

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The space freighter “Albert Einstein” is approaching the ISS.

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Night Sicily and much of Italy, July 29, 2013.

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Robonavt – a humanoid robot developed by NASA and General Motors. The robot is a legless humanoid figure whose head is painted with gold paint, and torso – white. In the hands of robonavta five fingers with joints like a human. The machine is able to write, capture and add items to hold heavy things, like a dumbbell weight of 9 kg. The robot does not yet have the lower half of the body.

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Red Sea, Egypt (left) and Saudi Arabia (right), June 22, 2013.

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Japanese space vehicle HTV-4 “Konotori-4” is coming to the International Space Station, August 9, 2013.

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Japanese space vehicle HTV-4 “Konotori-4”, August 9, 2013.

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Italian ESA astronaut Luca Salvo Parmitano in open space, July 9, 2013.

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Stationary cameras on board the ISS photographed Japanese HTV-4 truck when he entered the Earth’s atmosphere, September 7, 2013.

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Storm clouds over the Atlantic Ocean near the equator and Brazil, July 4, 2013.

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36th expedition to the ISS is finished. In the photo – the descent module with astronauts, September 11, 2013.

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Russian search-and-rescue helicopters are flying to meet the crew.

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The lander with the astronauts, Kazakhstan, September 11, 2013.

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And that successfully landed in Kazakhstan SpK with members of the 36th expedition to the ISS. Returned to Earth Russian cosmonauts Pavel Vinogradov and Alexander Misurkin and NASA astronaut Christopher Cassidy

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