05/04/2003 Korolev, Moscow region
The crew of Expedition Six to the International Space Station
- NASA astronauts Kenneth Bowersox (Commander), Donald Pettit
(Flight Engineer) and Russian cosmonaut Nikolai Budarin
(Flight Engineer, test cosmonaut of RSC Energia) - returned
to Earth in the Descent Vehicle of Soyuz TMA-1 spacecraft
upon completion of a 161-day mission plan.
02/04/2003 Korolev, Moscow Area
The Russian cargo vehicle Progress M-47 launched from the
Cosmodrome Baikonur on 2nd of February, 2003 docked today
to the International Space Station (ISS) after the 2 days
autonomous flight on the near-earth orbit.
The vehicle approached to the free longitudinal docking
port of the Service Module Zvezda of ISS. The berth touch
occurred at 17:49 in Moscow time. The approach of vehicle
with the ISS Orbital Complex, its fly-about and docking
were made in automatic mode. On the final phase of vehicle/Station
docking during vehicle's fly-about and berthing they were
within the zone of vision of the Russian Ground Measurement
02/02/2003 Baikonur cosmodrome
cargo vehicle Progress M-47 is launched into the low earth
The launch was performed in accordance with the Russian
party responsibilities under the International Space Station
Project and its Flight Program.
Launch goal - delivery of cargoes required to support functioning
of the orbit system and provide living and operational conditions
for the crew.
01/31/2003 Baikonur cosmodrome
processing activities to launch Progress M-47 cargo vehicle
to the International Space Station are in progress at Baikonur
At 5:00 a.m. Moscow time launch vehicle with the Progress
M-47 spacecraft was transferred from Assembly and Testing
Facility to launch site. The Soyuz-U - Progress M-47 system
was erected on the launcher.
01/30/2003 Baikonur cosmodrome
In the LV processing facility, the orbital module was integrated
with the launch vehicle. A meeting of the State Board and
the Technical Management was held where a decision was made
to roll out the launch vehicle carrying the Progress M-47
to the launch pad.
01/29/2003 Baikonur cosmodrome
Orbital module of a Soyuz launch vehicle, containing the
Progress M-47 cargo vehicle was delivered from the spacecraft
processing facility to the launch vehicle processing facility
01/28/2003 Baikonur cosmodrome
Designers inspection of the Progress M-47 spacecraft was
Payload shroud roll on to the Progress M-47 spacecraft was
01/27/2003 Baikonur cosmodrome
Fuelled Progress M-47 was delivered to the Spacecraft Assembly
and Testing Facility for final processing operations.
01/26/2003 Baikonur cosmodrome
Progress M-47 filling was completed.
01/25/2003 Baikonur cosmodrome
A meeting of the Technical Management was held which made
a decision to proceed with Progress M-47 filling.
05/30/2002 Korolev, Moscow region
S.P.Korolev RSC Energia hosted one more of the regular training
sessions for the main and backup crews of the sixth Expedition
to the International Space Station (ISS-6).
In the course of the session, K.Bowersox, D.Thomas and N.Budarin
(main crew), as well as M.Fincke, D.Pettit and S.Sharipov
(backup crew) were practicing, under the guidance of Corporation
specialists, techniques of working with the maintenance
and repair equipment of the ISS Russian Segment.
05/28/2002 Korolev, Moscow region
The training of crews for the sixth Expedition to the International
Space Station (ISS-6) continues.
S.P.Korolev RSC Energia hosted training session for the
crews. The main crew - K.Bowersox (commander), D.Thomas
(flight engineer) and N.Budarin (flight engineer and pilot),
as well as members of the backup crew - D.Pettit (flight
engineer) and S.Sharipov (flight engineer and pilot) acquainted
themselves with video and photographic equipment included
into the on-board equipment of the ISS Russian Segment,
and had training sessions in inter-computer data exchanges
via on-board communications systems.