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Soyuz to Station in record time – it’s ISS Expedition 35

Published on March 29, 2013 By SpaceKate

TMA-08M took the latest ISS crew members up to the space station in record time. Usually it takes a couple of days before the small cramped Soyuz capsule is able to dock with the International Space Station. 28th March 2013 saw the launch of Expedition 35 from Baikonur, which was able to dock with the […]

A day for travelling

Published on December 19, 2012 By SpaceKate

I didn’t sleep too well last night, partly nerves about getting everything done in time, partly excitement at the idea of seeing granny today. Also, I had a quiet, but quite intense moment thinking about my friend Chris. Sorry, I mean, commander Chris Hadfield, Canadian astronaut and all round talented guy. He’s also going on […]

Welcome home!

Published on April 27, 2012 By SpaceKate

I’m letting out a big sigh of relief. There’s a tear in my eye. I’m an emotional wreck! Anton is home. Back on Earth. I watched his and his Soyuz crew undock from the international space station this morning, conduct their deorbit burn a couple of hours later, and just over half an hour ago, […]

Space is real

Published on April 27, 2012 By SpaceKate

So here’s a sentence I never thought I’d honestly be able to write, and it’s not meant to sound boastful or anything, but… I know a cosmonaut, and he’s currently in space. I am even lucky enough to be on his “friends and family” list, which means that while he’s been in space, I’ve been […]