Next Station Crew Launch Postponed

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Expedition 49-50 Crew Members

Expedition 49-50 crew members (from left) Shane Kimbrough, Sergey Ryzhikov and Andrey Borisenko.

Roscosmos decided to postpone the planned September 23, 2016 launch of the spacecraft “Soyuz MS – 02” for technical reasons after routine tests at the Baikonur Cosmodrome. The launch date of the spacecraft will be announced later.

Please visit the Roscosmos website for the latest information.

6 thoughts on “Next Station Crew Launch Postponed

  1. Brenda L. Bell

    ..God bless you all! Now after ALL these years (since our moon was visited on my birth year) I wished I pursued a career w NASA. I even wrote a poem about the Challenger (required element in school) that I would like to publish some day called God Bless The Seven-
    You make our experiences in life so enriching with all the studies you do and the sacrifices you make for US+A..we love you and your efforts are priceless

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    1. Clean Perth

      Hope you will be able to realize your dream in pursuing a career with NASA 🙂 And I look forward to reading your book/ article, I believe you will be the next successful NASA crew! All the best and way to go! Also pray that our USA heroes will be able to launch of the spacecraft “Soyuz MS – 02” safely.

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  2. Angie

    Any news on a new date for launch? I believe the current 3 crew members are supposed to come home on October 30 but Expedition 50 does not launch until November 15.

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    1. Mark Garcia Post author

      Hi Angie — This is the official word from our Russian partners… “ROSCOSMOS decided to postpone the planned September 23, 2016 launch of the manned spacecraft Soyuz MS-02 for technical reasons after tests at the BAIKONUR Space Center. The launch date of the spacecraft will be announced later.”

      http://en.roscosmos.ru/20645/

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      1. Angie

        Mark,

        I had read that statement but it has been over two weeks without further news. Why the long silence, no explanation of what the technical problems are and how serious they may be. I was hoping NASA would have more information.

        Angie

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