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What expedition is currently occupying the ISS?
Expedition 62 to the International Space Station (ISS) began on Feb. 6, 2020, with the departure of the Soyuz MS-13 spacecraft. The Expedition currently consists of three crewmembers: Cmdr. Oleg Skripochka of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, as well as two NASA astronauts, Jessica Meir and Andrew Morgan.
What is the current ISS Expedition number?
Expedition 64 was the 64th long-duration expedition to the International Space Station (ISS), that began on 21 October 2020 with the undocking and departure of Soyuz MS-16….Expedition 64.
|Began||21 October 2020, 23:32:09 UTC|
|Ended||17 April 2021, 01:34:04 UTC|
|Arrived aboard||Soyuz MS-17 SpaceX Crew-1 Soyuz MS-18|
What was the name of Kalpana Chawla?
Kalpana Chawla (March 17, 1962 – February 1, 2003) was an American astronaut and engineer who was the first woman of Indian origin to go to space….
|Born||March 17, 1962 Karnal, Haryana, India|
|Died||February 1, 2003 (aged 40) Aboard Space Shuttle Columbia over Texas, U.S.|
How many astronauts are lost in space?
As of 2020, there have been 15 astronaut and 4 cosmonaut fatalities during spaceflight. Astronauts have also died while training for space missions, such as the Apollo 1 launch pad fire which killed an entire crew of three. There have also been some non-astronaut fatalities during spaceflight-related activities.
How often does a spacecraft orbit the Earth?
A low-Earth orbit (LEO) is the lowest altitude a spacecraft must achieve to orbit the Earth – at least 160 km. Spacecraft in these orbits circle our planet once every ninety minutes or so. The International Space Station and the Hubble Space Telescope are both in LEO.
Can a spacecraft go into orbit around the Sun?
Spacecraft can enter orbit around Earth, its Moon, other planets in the Solar System, or the Sun, to provide in-depth studies of the object of interest.
What kind of orbit is a polar orbit?
A polar orbit is any orbit in which the spacecraft passes over the rotation poles of the planet. In a polar orbit, the spacecraft can be made to follow any line of longitude. As the Earth rotates below the satellite, the satellite passes over a different region of the planet with each orbit.
What’s the difference between an eccentric orbit and an elliptical orbit?
Eccentricity refers to the shape of the orbit. A satellite with a low eccentricity orbit moves in a near circle around the Earth. An eccentric orbit is elliptical, with the satellite’s distance from Earth changing depending on where it is in its orbit.