Monday, May 16, 2011

May 16, 2011

12 people:

Crew of STS-134 Endeavour (6):
Mark Kelly, Gregory H. Johnson, Michael Fincke, Roberto Vittori, Andrew J. Feustel, Gregory Chamitoff.
Also 6 kinds of microscopic life in an experiment by the Planetary Society!
And a bobtail squid Euprymna scolopes (with Vibrio fischeri microbes in its organs).
(Landing June 1st?)

Aboard the ISS (6):
Dmitri Kondratyev, Catherine Coleman, Paulo A. Nespoli. Returning on Soyuz TMA-20 May 23rd?

Aleksandr Samokutyayev, Andrei Borisenko, Ronald J. Garan, Jr.

NASA's ISS page.


WhoIsInSpaceRightNow said...

Endeavour has docked with the ISS (

WhoIsInSpaceRightNow said...

Soyuz TMA-20 (Dmitri Kondratyev, Cady Coleman, Paolo Nespoli), which launched into orbit on December 15th, has safely landed in Kazakhstan (

This leaves 9 people on the ISS, 3 from Soyuz TMA-21, and the 6 from STS-134 Endeavour (Landing June 1st).

WhoIsInSpaceRightNow said...

Along with the microbes and the squid, Esmerelda the spider went up on the shuttle, and her habitat has been transferred to the space station. Here's a YouTube video:

Esmerelda catching flies in space.

WhoIsInSpaceRightNow said...

STS-134 Endeavour has undocked from the ISS, scheduled to land at 2:35 AM ET tomorrow, June 1st.

WhoIsInSpaceRightNow said...

STS-134 Endeavour lands, 25th & final voyage.

Leaving 3 on ISS: Soyuz-TMA21: Aleksandr Samokutyayev, Andrei Borisenko, Ronald J. Garan, Jr. (Launched April, landing September).

Next up: Soyuz TMA-02M June 7th.

STS-135 Atlantis July 8th.