Feeds

ISS crew don festive hats

Soyuz crew arrive aboard orbiting outpost

Bridging the IT gap between rising business demands and ageing tools

The crew of the International Space Station have posed with festive hats following a successful docking of the Soyuz TMA-17 spacecraft with the orbiting outpost yesterday.

The Expedition 22 crew pose in festive hats. Pic: NASA

The Soyuz launched on Sunday from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, carrying Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kotov, NASA astronaut TJ Creamer and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Soichi Noguchi (pictured back row, L-R)

The trio's vehicle mated with the ISS at 22:48 GMT, and they were greeted by Expedition 22 Commander Jeff Williams and Flight Engineer Maxim Suraev (front row, L and R).

Creamer is on his first space jaunt, having been selected as an astronaut in 1998. Kotov and Noguchi are both on their second spaceflights: the former "previously served six months aboard the station as an Expedition 15 flight engineer in 2007", while the latter "flew on the STS-114 return-to-flight mission of Discovery in 2005 and conducted three spacewalks, totalling more than 20 hours".

The three new arrivals will spend five months aboard the ISS. Suraev and Williams - who arrived in October aboard the Soyuz TMA-16 - will return to Earth in March 2010.

NASA has full Expedition 22 details here. ®

Mobile application security vulnerability report

More from The Register

next story
Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 claimed lives of HIV/AIDS cure scientists
Researchers, advocates, health workers among those on shot-down plane
Mwa-ha-ha-ha! Eccentric billionaire Musk gets his PRIVATE SPACEPORT
In the Lone Star State, perhaps appropriately enough
All those new '5G standards'? Here's the science they rely on
Radio professor tells us how wireless will get faster in the real world
The Sun took a day off last week and made NO sunspots
Someone needs to get that lazy star cooking again before things get cold around here
Diary note: Pluto's close-up is a year from … now!
New Horizons is less than a year from the dwarf planet
Boffins discuss AI space program at hush-hush IARPA confab
IBM, MIT, plenty of others invited to fill Uncle Sam's spy toolchest, but where's Google?
prev story

Whitepapers

Designing a Defense for Mobile Applications
Learn about the various considerations for defending mobile applications - from the application architecture itself to the myriad testing technologies.
How modern custom applications can spur business growth
Learn how to create, deploy and manage custom applications without consuming or expanding the need for scarce, expensive IT resources.
Reducing security risks from open source software
Follow a few strategies and your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Consolidation: the foundation for IT and business transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.