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Trio welcomed to space station, Hawaiian-style

The orbital welcoming committee wore Hawaiian shirts when three new crew members arrived at the International Space Station today. “We’re really glad to see them, finally,” Russian cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev said. Get the news brief on GeekWire.

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Cool launch video tracks start of space station trip

Three spacefliers from three different countries are on their way to the International Space Station for a nearly six-month tour of duty after today’s launch from Russia’s Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Get the news brief on GeekWire.

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One space trio comes home, another gets set to fly

The hatch to the International Space Station’s Rassvet module has a lot in common with a revolving door this week, due to today’s homecoming for three spacefliers and Wednesday’s launch of a fresh space trio. After spending more than five months in orbit, … Continue reading

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Space station crew returns to full strength

Two days after their launch, a fresh trio of spacefliers floated through the International Space Station’s hatch today to start a five-month tour of duty in orbit. Get the news brief on GeekWire.

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U.S.-Russian crew blasts off for the space station

Russia launched a Soyuz rocket from its Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan today, sending two NASA astronauts and a Russian cosmonaut to the International Space Station. Get the news brief on GeekWire.

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Space station trio comes home amid a big chill

Three spacefliers touched down amid subfreezing temperatures in Kazakhstan tonight, closing out their 168-day mission on the International Space Station. A Russian Soyuz spacecraft brought NASA’s Joe Acaba and Mark Vande Hei, plus Russia’s Alexander Mazurkin, back to Earth at 6:31 p.m. … Continue reading

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New trio settles in on the space station

The International Space Station’s crew is back up to its full complement of six, thanks to today’s arrival of three fresh spacefliers aboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft. NASA’s Scott Tingle, Russia’s Anton Shkaplerov and Japan’s Norishige Kanai were launched into space over … Continue reading

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