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Budarin, Nikolai Mikhailovich
Budarin
Budarin
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Russian engineer cosmonaut 1989-2004. 444 cumulative days in space. Civilian Engineer, Energia NPO

Status: Inactive; Active 1989-2004. Born: 1953-04-29. Spaceflights: 3 . Total time in space: 444.06 days. Birth Place: Kirya, Chuvashia.

Educated MAI, served in NPO Energia prior to cosmonaut selection.

Official NASA Biography as of June 2016:NIKOLAI MIKHAILOVICH BUDARIN
TEST COSMONAUT OF THE RSC ENERGIA

PERSONAL DATA: Born April 29, 1953, in Kirya, Chuvashia (Russia). Married to Marina Lvovna Budarina (nee Sidorenko). There are two sons in the family, Dmitry and Vladislav. His hobbies include fishing, skiing, picking mushrooms. His father, Mikhail Romanovich Budarin, died in 1984. His mother, Alexandra Mikhailovna Budarina, died in 1986.

EDUCATION: Graduated from the S.Ordzhonikidze Moscow Aviation Institute in 1979 with a mechanical engineering diploma.

SPECIAL HONORS: Awarded the titles of Hero of Russia, and a Pilot-Cosmonaut of the Russian Federation.

EXPERIENCE: Since 1976 Budarin has occupied the positions of engineer and leading engineer at the RSC ENERGIA. In February 1989 he was enrolled in the ENERGIA cosmonaut detachment as a candidate test cosmonaut.

From September 1989 to January 1991, he underwent a complete basic space training course at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center and passed a State examination. Budarin is qualified as a Test Cosmonaut.

From February 1991 to December 1993, he took an advanced training course for the Soyuz-TM transport vehicle and the Mir Station flight.

From June 27 to September 11, 1995, Budarin participated in a space mission as a board engineer of the 19th long-term expedition launched by the Space Shuttle and landed by the Soyuz TM-21 transport vehicle.

From January 28 to August 25, 1998, he participated in a space mission as a board engineer of the 25th long-term expedition aboard the Mir Orbital Station.

From Nov. 23, 2002 to May 3, 2003, Budarin logged over 161 days in space as Expedition-6 Flight Engineer aboard the International Space Station. The Expedition-6 crew launched on STS-113 Space Shuttle Endeavour and returned to Earth on Soyuz TMA-1.

MAY 2003

Official NASA Biography - 1997

NAME: Nikolai Mikhailovich Budarin
Test cosmonaut of NPO "Energiya." Resides in Kaliningrad. Moscow region.

BIRTHPLACE AND DATE:
Born April 29, 1953, at Kirya settlement, Chuvashia, Russia.

PARENTS:
Mikhail Romanovich Budarin, father, deceased in 1984. Alexandra Mikhailovna Budarin, mother, deceased in 1986.

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION:
Black hair; gray eyes; 5 feet 8 inches; 164 pounds.

EDUCATION:
Graduated from the S. Ordzhonikidze Moscow Aviation Institute in 1979, with a mechanical engineering diploma.

MARITAL STATUS:
Married to Marina Lvovna Budalina, (nee Sidorenko).

CHILDREN:
Two sons, Dmitri, 1977, and Vladislav, 1983.

EXPERIENCE:
After graduation from the S. Ordzhonikidze Moscow Aviation Institute, he occupied various engineering positions at NPO "Energiya," where he was involved in experimental investigations and testing of space technology. In February 1989, N.M. Budarin was enrolled in a cosmonaut detachment as a candidate test cosmonaut. In the period from September 1989 to January 1991, he underwent a complete course of general space training and passed a State examination. He is qualified as a test cosmonaut. From February 1991 until December 1993, he prepared for a flight aboard the Soyuz-TM transport vehicle and the Mir Station as a member of a group. He has experience working in the primary operations group for space mission control. In January 1991, he began training to be the flight engineer of the back-up crew for the Soyuz-TM-21 transport vehicle.


More at: Budarin.

Family: Cosmonaut, Energia Engineer Group 10 - 1989. Country: Russia. Spacecraft: ISS, Mir. Flights: Soyuz TM-21, STS-71 Mir EO-19, Soyuz TM-25, Soyuz TM-27, Soyuz TM-27 Mir Pegase, Soyuz TMA-1 ISS EP-4, STS-113 ISS EO-6. Agency: Korolev bureau. Bibliography: 12, 5216.

1953 April 29 - .
  • Birth of Nikolai Mikhailovich Budarin - . Nation: Russia. Related Persons: Budarin. Russian engineer cosmonaut. Flew on Mir EO-19, Mir EO-25, ISS EO-6. Made nine spacewalks. 444 cumulative days in space. Civilian Engineer, Energia NPO.

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1994 October 3 - . 22:42 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC1. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz-U2.
  • Soyuz TM-20 - . Call Sign: Vityaz (Knight ). Crew: Kondakova, Merbold, Viktorenko. Backup Crew: Budarin, Reiter, Solovyov. Payload: Soyuz TM s/n 69. Mass: 7,150 kg (15,760 lb). Nation: Russia. Related Persons: Budarin, Kondakova, Merbold, Reiter, Solovyov, Viktorenko. Agency: MOM. Program: Mir. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spacecraft. Flight: Soyuz TM-18 Mir LD-4, Soyuz TM-19, Soyuz TM-20, Soyuz TM-20 Euromir 94. Spacecraft Bus: Soyuz. Spacecraft: Soyuz TM. Duration: 169.22 days. Decay Date: 1995-03-02 . USAF Sat Cat: 23288 . COSPAR: 1994-063A. Apogee: 395 km (245 mi). Perigee: 392 km (243 mi). Inclination: 51.6000 deg. Period: 92.43 min.

    Mir Expedition EO-17. Docked at the Mir forward port at 00:28 on 1994 October 6. The Mir crew of Viktorenko, Kondakova and Polyakov boarded Soyuz TM-20 on January 11, and undocked from Mir's front port at 09:00 GMT. The spacecraft withdrew to about two hundred metres from Mir and then redocked in a test of the automatic Kurs system, which had failed in Progress M-24's attempted docking. Redocking came at 09:25 GMT.


1995 June 27 - . 19:32 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC39A. Launch Platform: MLP3. LV Family: Shuttle. Launch Vehicle: Space Shuttle.
  • STS-71 - . Call Sign: Atlantis. Crew: Baker, Budarin, Dunbar, Gibson, Harbaugh, Precourt, Solovyov. Backup Crew: Onufrienko, Usachyov. Payload: Atlantis F14 / Spacelab-Mir LM. Mass: 12,191 kg (26,876 lb). Nation: USA. Related Persons: Baker, Budarin, Dunbar, Gibson, Harbaugh, Onufrienko, Precourt, Solovyov, Usachyov. Agency: NASA Houston. Program: Mir. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spaceplane. Flight: Soyuz TM-21, STS-71, STS-71 Mir EO-19. Spacecraft Bus: Shuttle. Spacecraft: Atlantis. Duration: 9.81 days. Decay Date: 1995-07-06 . USAF Sat Cat: 23600 . COSPAR: 1995-030A. Apogee: 342 km (212 mi). Perigee: 342 km (212 mi). Inclination: 51.6000 deg. Period: 88.90 min.

    Mir Expedition EO-19. Transferred Budarin, Solovyov to Mir, returned Soyuz TM-21 crew to Earth. After undocking from Mir on July 4, Atlantis spent several days on orbit, carrying out medical research work with the Spacelab-Mir module in the cargo bay. Payloads: Shuttle/Mir Mission 1, Spacelab-Mir, IMAX camera, Shuttle Amateur Radio Experiment (SAREX).


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1998 January 29 - . 16:33 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC1. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz-U-PVB.
  • Soyuz TM-27 - . Call Sign: Kristall. Crew: Budarin, Eyharts, Musabayev. Backup Crew: Afanasyev, Haignere, Treshchev. Payload: Soyuz TM s/n 76. Mass: 7,250 kg (15,980 lb). Nation: Russia. Related Persons: Afanasyev, Budarin, Eyharts, Haignere, Musabayev, Treshchev. Agency: RAKA. Manufacturer: Korolev bureau. Program: Mir. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spacecraft. Flight: Soyuz TM-26, Soyuz TM-27, Soyuz TM-27 Mir Pegase, STS-86 Mir NASA-5, STS-89, STS-89 Mir NASA-6. Spacecraft Bus: Soyuz. Spacecraft: Soyuz TM. Duration: 207.53 days. Decay Date: 1998-08-25 . USAF Sat Cat: 25146 . COSPAR: 1998-004A. Apogee: 373 km (231 mi). Perigee: 363 km (225 mi). Inclination: 51.7000 deg. Period: 91.90 min.

    Soyuz TM-27 carried the Mir EO-25 crew and French astronaut Leopold Eyharts. NASA and the Russian Space Agency had hoped Soyuz TM-27 could dock with Mir while Endeavour was still there, resulting in an on-board crew of 13, a record which would have stood for years or decades. But the French vetoed this, saying the commotion and time wasted would ruin Eyharts Pegase experimental programme. Soyuz TM-27 docked at the Kvant module port at 17:54 GMT on January 31, 1998, less than five hours before Endeavour landed in Florida.

    Solovyov handed over command of Mir to EO-25 commander Musabayev, and the Mir EO-24 crew and Eyharts undocked from the forward port of Mir at 05:52 GMT on February 19 aboard the Soyuz TM-26 for their return home. On February 20, the EO-25 crew and Andy Thomas of the NASA-7 mission boarded Soyuz TM-27 and undocked from the Kvant port at 08:48 GMT. They redocked with the forward port on Mir at 09:32 GMT. This freed up the Kvant port for a test redocking of the Progress M-37 cargo ship, parked in a following orbit with Mir during the crew transfer.


1998 March 3 - .
  • EVA Mir EO-25-1 - . Crew: Budarin, Musabayev. EVA Duration: 0.0658 days. Nation: Russia. Related Persons: Budarin, Musabayev. Program: Mir. Class: Manned. Type: Manned space station. Flight: Soyuz TM-27, STS-89 Mir NASA-6. Spacecraft: Mir. Internal Vehicular Activity. Inner and outer airlocks of Kvant-2 module were depressurised for EVA. However the crew could not open the outer hatch, repaired on 2 January 1998 by Solovyov and Vinogradov. The planned EVA was cancelled..

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  • EVA Mir EO-25-2 - . Crew: Budarin, Musabayev. EVA Duration: 0.28 days. Nation: Russia. Related Persons: Budarin, Musabayev. Program: Mir. Class: Manned. Type: Manned space station. Flight: Soyuz TM-27, STS-89 Mir NASA-6. Spacecraft: Mir. The Kvant-2 hatch had been fixed from within and was used for the EVA. Objective was to repair the damaged Spektr solar panel. Handrails were installed near the panel but the crew could not complete the work before the scheduled time ran out..

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  • EVA Mir EO-25-3 - . Crew: Budarin, Musabayev. EVA Duration: 0.18 days. Nation: Russia. Related Persons: Budarin, Musabayev. Program: Mir. Class: Manned. Type: Manned space station. Flight: Soyuz TM-27, STS-89 Mir NASA-6. Spacecraft: Mir.

    The crew succeeded in completing repair of the damaged Spektr solar panel. However the EVA was cut short when Mission Control in error commanded the Mir to drift. This was then misdiagnosed as a depletion of fuel of the VDU orientation engine, and the crew was ordered back into the station.


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  • EVA Mir EO-25-4 - . Crew: Budarin, Musabayev. EVA Duration: 0.27 days. Nation: Russia. Related Persons: Budarin, Musabayev. Program: Mir. Class: Manned. Type: Manned space station. Flight: Soyuz TM-27, STS-89 Mir NASA-6. Spacecraft: Mir. The cosmonauts began a series of three EVA's to install the new VDU station orientation engine (delivered by Progress M-38) into the Sofora boom. On this first spacewalk they disconnected the old engine (in use for six years) and pushed it into space..

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  • STS-113 MCC Status Report #01 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Bowersox, Budarin, Herrington, Korzun, Lockhart, Lopez-Alegria, Pettit, Wetherbee, Whitson. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-111 ISS EO-5.

    Endeavour lifted off from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 6:50 p.m. CST today, carrying three new residents and a 14-ton truss segment to the International Space Station. At the time of Endeavour's launch, the International Space Station was orbiting 240 statute miles over Southern Austria. Additional Details: here....


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2002 November 24 - . 00:49 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC39A. LV Family: Shuttle. Launch Vehicle: Space Shuttle.
  • STS-113 - . Call Sign: Endeavour. Crew: Bowersox, Budarin, Herrington, Lockhart, Lopez-Alegria, Pettit, Wetherbee. Payload: Endeavour F19 / P1. Mass: 115,000 kg (253,000 lb). Nation: USA. Related Persons: Bowersox, Budarin, Herrington, Lockhart, Lopez-Alegria, Pettit, Wetherbee. Agency: NASA. Manufacturer: Boeing. Program: ISS. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spaceplane. Flight: STS-113, STS-113 ISS EO-6. Spacecraft Bus: Shuttle. Spacecraft: Endeavour. Duration: 13.78 days. Decay Date: 2002-12-07 . USAF Sat Cat: 27556 . COSPAR: 2002-052A. Apogee: 397 km (246 mi). Perigee: 379 km (235 mi). Inclination: 51.6000 deg. Period: 92.30 min.

    ISS assembly mission ISS-11A delayed from August 22, September 6, 19, October 6, November 2, 10, 11, 19 and 23 due to SSME problems and then damage to the Shuttle's manipulator arm. Shuttle mission STS-113 carried a crew of seven astronauts (six American and one Russian) and a 13.7-m truss of 12.5 tons to the International Space Station (ISS). During several hours of EVA, the crew installed and secured the truss assembly. The truss was to provide structural support for the station's thermal control radiators, and brought the total mass of the ISS to over 200 tons. Prior to leaving the ISS, the shuttle released a pair of tethered (15-m long) picosatellites. It was to leave the ISS on December 2.


2002 November 25 - .
  • STS-113 MCC Status Report #04 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Bowersox, Budarin, Herrington, Korzun, Lockhart, Lopez-Alegria, Pettit, Wetherbee, Whitson. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-111 ISS EO-5, STS-113, STS-113 ISS EO-6.

    The crew of Endeavour awakened at 7:29 a.m. to begin final preparations for this afternoon's docking with the International Space Station. Endeavour is now 350 miles behind the space station closing the distance between them at the rate of about 130 miles every orbit. Docking is slated to occur at 3:26 p.m. central time today with the two spacecraft high over the Kazakh/Uzbekistan border. Additional Details: here....


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  • STS-113 MCC Status Report #08 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Bowersox, Budarin, Herrington, Korzun, Lockhart, Lopez-Alegria, Pettit, Wetherbee, Whitson. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-111 ISS EO-5, STS-113, STS-113 ISS EO-6.

    Endeavour's crew today will focus its efforts on transferring supplies and equipment to the International Space Station that will be used by the station's Expedition Six crew during their four-month stay aboard the complex. The station and shuttle crew members also will move supplies, equipment and completed experiments that were used by the Expedition Five crew to the shuttle for return to Earth. Additional Details: here....


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  • STS-113 MCC Status Report #15 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Bowersox, Budarin, Herrington, Korzun, Lockhart, Lopez-Alegria. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-111 ISS EO-5, STS-113, STS-113 ISS EO-6.

    The third and final spacewalk of STS-113 ended at 8:25 p.m. central time today, as Mission Specialists Mike Lopez-Alegria and John Herrington climbed back inside the Quest Airlock. The two spacewalkers spent seven hours outside the International Space Station today, continuing the outfitting of the newly-installed P1 truss segment. Additional Details: here....


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  • International Space Station Status Report #02-53 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Bowersox, Budarin, Korzun, Pettit, Whitson. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-113 ISS EO-6. Nearing the end of their third week on orbit, the crewmembers of the sixth expedition to the International Space Station have dug in to the agenda of scientific research laid out for their four-month tour of duty.. Additional Details: here....

2002 December 20 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #02-54 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Bowersox, Budarin, Pettit. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-113 ISS EO-6.

    After almost a month on the International Space Station, crewmembers were literally bouncing off the walls of the orbiting laboratory on Monday. They wound up the week with extensive and successful robotic arm operations on Thursday and on Friday worked with setup of the High Rate Communications Outage Recorder (HCOR). Additional Details: here....


2002 December 27 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #02-55 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Bowersox, Budarin, Pettit. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-113 ISS EO-6.

    International Space Station Expedition 6 crewmembers, Commander Ken Bowersox, Flight Engineer Nikolai Budarin, and NASA ISS Science Officer Don Pettit, began their second month aboard the orbiting laboratory on Christmas Day. While they had some duties to attend to - checking the environmental control system and the status of payloads aboard the U.S. laboratory Destiny - it was basically a day off. Additional Details: here....


2003 January 3 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #03-1 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Bowersox, Budarin, Pettit, Ross. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-113 ISS EO-6.

    The Year 2003 began quietly for the International Space Station Expedition 6 crew. Commander Ken Bowersox, Flight Engineer Nikolai Budarin, and NASA ISS Science Officer Don Pettit crossed the international date line 15 times during the last day of 2002, officially greeting the new year at midnight Greenwich Mean Time during their sleep shift. The first day of the new year involved only a few routine maintenance tasks, exercise and time off for the crew. Additional Details: here....


2003 January 10 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #03-2 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Bowersox, Budarin, Pettit. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-113 ISS EO-6. Preparations continue in orbit for the 50th spacewalk dedicated to assembly and maintenance of the International Space Station. Commander Ken Bowersox and NASA ISS Science Officer Don Pettit are scheduled to step outside Wednesday about 6:30 a.m. CST.. Additional Details: here....

2003 January 15 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #03-3 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Bowersox, Budarin, Pettit. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-113 ISS EO-6.

    Expedition 6 Commander Ken Bowersox and NASA Science Officer Don Pettit continued the assembly of the International Space Station today and set the stage for a series of complex shuttle construction flights to the complex later this year during a 6-hour, 51-minute spacewalk staged out of the Quest Airlock. Additional Details: here....


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  • International Space Station Status Report #03-4 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Bowersox, Budarin, Pettit. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-107, STS-113 ISS EO-6. A Russian Progress 10 resupply craft lifted off today from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, carrying supplies and new scientific systems hardware to the International Space Station.. Additional Details: here....

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  • International Space Station Status Report #03-5 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Bowersox, Budarin, Pettit. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-113 ISS EO-6. A Russian Progress 10 resupply craft successfully docked to the International Space Station today, two days after it was launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.. Additional Details: here....

2003 February 4 - .
  • STS-107 MCC Status Report #22 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Anderson, Bowersox, Brown, David, Budarin, Chawla, Clark, Husband, McCool, Pettit, Ramon. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-113 ISS EO-6.

    As NASA paused to pay tribute to Columbia's astronauts, the agency reported making "considerable progress" in recovering debris from the Space Shuttle and analyzing data in the search for clues to what caused the orbiter to breakup 16 minutes before its landing last Saturday. Additional Details: here....


2003 February 5 - .
  • STS-107 MCC Status Report #23 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Bowersox, Budarin, Pettit. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-113 ISS EO-6. The search for clues about what caused Columbia's breakup during reentry Saturday, and the hunt for key debris from the orbiter, expanded today with recovery teams deployed in California and Arizona.. Additional Details: here....

2003 February 6 - .
  • STS-107 MCC Status Report #24 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Bowersox, Budarin, Pettit. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-113 ISS EO-6.

    The independent board charged with determining what caused the destruction of the Space Shuttle Columbia and the loss of its seven astronauts began its work today at the Johnson Space Center, Houston. Recovery teams continued to search for debris from California to Louisiana. Additional Details: here....


2003 February 7 - .
  • STS-107 MCC Status Report #25 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Bowersox, Budarin, Pettit. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-113 ISS EO-6.

    The independent board charged with determining what caused the destruction of Columbia met with NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe at the Johnson Space Center (JSC), Houston. Space Shuttle Program Manager Ron Dittemore flew to the External Tank manufacturer in Michoud, La. to discuss processing of the tank with engineers. Recovery teams continued to search for debris. Additional Details: here....


2003 February 7 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #03-6 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Bowersox, Budarin, Pettit. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-113 ISS EO-6. As they complete their eleventh week on orbit, the International Space Station's Expedition 6 crewmembers are unpacking a new shipment of supplies while helping mission managers plan for the remainder of their time in space.. Additional Details: here....

2003 February 10 - .
  • STS-107 MCC Status Report #26 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Bowersox, Budarin, Pettit. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-113 ISS EO-6.

    NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe reported today approximately 12,000 pieces of debris from the Space Shuttle Columbia have been collected along a 500-mile swath between Ft. Worth, Texas, and the Louisiana-Texas border. The debris is being tagged for identification and transported to the Kennedy Space Center (KSC), Fla., for use in the on-going investigation. Additional Details: here....


2003 February 11 - .
  • STS-107 MCC Status Report #27 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Bowersox, Budarin, Pettit. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-113 ISS EO-6.

    Columbia debris recovery efforts continued today centered in areas of eastern Texas and western Louisiana. More than 1,600 recovered items are at Barksdale Air Force Base, Shreveport, La. Barksdale is the central field collection point for debris being shipped to the Kennedy Space Center (KSC), Fla., to begin Shuttle Columbia reconstruction. Additional Details: here....


2003 February 14 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #03-7 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Bowersox, Budarin, Pettit, Ross. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-113 ISS EO-6.

    Approaching three months into their stay in space aboard the International Space Station, the Expedition 6 crewmembers continued unpacking newly arrived supplies this week, watched their home's altitude rise, held a news conference and operated the station's robotic arm. Additional Details: here....


2003 February 21 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #03-8 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Bowersox, Budarin, Pettit. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-113 ISS EO-6. The Expedition 6 crew marked its 90th day in orbit today. Commander Ken Bowersox, Flight Engineer Nikolai Budarin and NASA ISS Science Officer Don Pettit have been in orbit since their launch from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Nov. 23.. Additional Details: here....

2003 February 28 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #03-9 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Bowersox, Budarin, Foale, Kaleri, Malenchenko, Pettit. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-113 ISS EO-6.

    Approaching their 100th day in orbit, the International Space Station's Expedition 6 crewmembers completed an important test of on-orbit spacewalk preparation this week, while program managers cleared the way for a crew rotation scenario that will bring the three-man crew back to Earth in Kazakhstan in May. Additional Details: here....


2003 March 7 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #03-10 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Bowersox, Budarin, Pettit. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-113 ISS EO-6. The crew of the International Space Station's sixth expedition passed the benchmark of 100 days in space this week while focusing on routine maintenance of station systems and a survey of the station using the Canadarm2 robotic arm.. Additional Details: here....

2003 March 14 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #03-11 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Bowersox, Budarin, Pettit. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-113 ISS EO-6.

    The Expedition 6 crew aboard the International Space Station, Commander Ken Bowersox, Flight Engineer Nikolai Budarin and NASA ISS Science Officer Don Pettit, spent their week doing routine maintenance, completing the troubleshooting of the Microgravity Science Glovebox and continuing a survey of the outside of the station using the Canadarm2 robotic arm. Additional Details: here....


2003 March 21 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #03-12 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Bowersox, Budarin, Pettit. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-113 ISS EO-6. Expedition 6 crewmembers on the International Space Station this week continued science investigations and made repairs and upgrades to their orbital home. They also studied plans for the second spacewalk of their mission.. Additional Details: here....

2003 March 28 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #03-13 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Bowersox, Budarin, Pettit. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-113 ISS EO-6.

    Expedition 6 crewmembers are finishing their 18th week on the International Space Station, preparing for a second spacewalk and for their return to Earth in a Russian spacecraft in May. Commander Ken Bowersox, Flight Engineer Nikolai Budarin and NASA ISS Science Officer Don Pettit spent the week advancing their science agenda and getting a major experiment apparatus, the Microgravity Sciences Glovebox (MSG), working again after weeks of troubleshooting an electrical problem. Additional Details: here....


2003 April 4 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #03-14 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Bowersox, Budarin, Lu, Malenchenko, Pettit. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-113 ISS EO-6.

    International Space Station crewmembers, Commander Ken Bowersox, Flight Engineer Nikolai Budarin and NASA ISS Science Officer Don Pettit, spent much of this week preparing for their spacewalk next Tuesday. The 61/2-hour spacewalk is scheduled to begin about 7:30 a.m. CDT, with NASA Television coverage slated to start at 6 a.m. Additional Details: here....


2003 April 8 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #03-15 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Bowersox, Budarin, Lu, Malenchenko, Pettit. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-113 ISS EO-6.

    Expedition 6 Commander Ken Bowersox and NASA Science Officer Don Pettit reconfigured critical power cables and continued the external outfitting of the International Space Station today during a 6 hour, 26 minute spacewalk designed to complete a number of get-ahead tasks for future ISS assembly. Additional Details: here....


2003 April 11 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #03-16 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Bowersox, Budarin, Lu, Malenchenko, Pettit. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-113 ISS EO-6. A remarkable week of spacewalk and science activities is winding down for the International Space Station's Expedition 6 crew, Commander Ken Bowersox, Flight Engineer Nikolai Budarin and NASA ISS Science Officer Don Pettit.. Additional Details: here....

2003 April 18 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #03-17 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Bowersox, Budarin, Lu, Malenchenko, Pettit. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-113 ISS EO-6.

    The Expedition 6 crewmembers on board the International Space Station stepped up their preparations for returning to Earth this week, while the next permanent crew for the station received its final certification for a launch scheduled for the end of next week. Additional Details: here....


2003 April 25 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #03-18 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Bowersox, Budarin, Lu, Malenchenko, Pettit. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-113 ISS EO-6. A major step in assuring the continued permanent human presence in space aboard the International Space Station was realized tonight with the flawless launch of a cosmonaut and astronaut aboard a Russian rocket.. Additional Details: here....

2003 April 28 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #03-19 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Bowersox, Budarin, Lu, Malenchenko, Pettit. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-2, STS-113 ISS EO-6. New residents arrived aboard the International Space Station today to take over occupancy of the orbital outpost from the crew that has been aloft for more than five months.. Additional Details: here....

2003 May 2 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #03-20 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Bowersox, Budarin, Lu, Malenchenko, Pettit. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-2, STS-113 ISS EO-6.

    International Space Station crewmembers are wrapping up a week largely devoted to handover briefings and activities for the Expedition 7 crew and their Expedition 6 predecessors. The week will culminate with the undocking of the Soyuz TMA-1 from the station at 5:40 p.m. CDT on Saturday. Additional Details: here....


2003 May 4 - .
  • Landing of Soyuz TMA-1 - . Return Crew: Bowersox, Budarin, Pettit. Nation: Russia. Related Persons: Bowersox, Budarin, Pettit. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-113 ISS EO-6.

    The loss of the shuttle Columbia on the STS-107 mission grounded the shuttle fleet and meant that the Soyuz TMA-1 attached to the ISS would be used in its lifeboat role for the first time. Soyuz TMA-2 carried the EO-7 skeleton crew to the ISS with the mission of keeping the station in operation until shuttle flights could resume. This allowed the EO-6 crew, after their extended stay aboard the ISS, to finally return home. They readied the TMA-1 for landing and then undocked from the ISS at 22:40 GMT on 2 May. This marked the first return of American astronauts in a Soyuz capsule (though several had ridden Soyuz capsules to the Mir station). During the re-entry, the first for the Soyuz TMA-1 model, the guidance failed and the capsule reverted to a rolling ballistic re-entry. This subjected the crew to over 8 G's, as opposed to under 3 G's for a normal Soyuz lifting re-entry. It also resulted in a landing 460 km short of the target. Soyuz TMA-1 landed at 2:07 GMT, but htere was a delay of over two hours before recovery forces arrived at the capsule.


2003 May 4 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #03-21 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Bowersox, Budarin, Lu, Malenchenko, Pettit. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-2, STS-113 ISS EO-6.

    The Expedition 6 crew touched down in northern Kazakhstan in its Soyuz spacecraft at 9:07 p.m. CDT Saturday, after an undocking from the International Space Station. The Soyuz landed well short of the predicted site and it took almost three hours for a search plane to find the capsule and report that all appeared well. Additional Details: here....


2003 May 9 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #03-22 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Bowersox, Budarin, Lu, Malenchenko, Pettit. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-2.

    Expedition 7 Commander Yuri Malenchenko and NASA ISS Science Officer Ed Lu are wrapping up their first week of independent operations aboard the International Space Station after departure of their Expedition 6 predecessors on May 3. A Russian holiday gave them some time off today. Additional Details: here....


2003 May 16 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #03-23 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Bowersox, Budarin, Lu, Malenchenko, Pettit. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-2. Expedition 7 Commander Yuri Malenchenko and NASA ISS Science Officer Ed Lu have completed their two weeks of orientation on the International Space Station and are ready to start regular operations in earnest.. Additional Details: here....


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