NASA, ISS Partners Announce Future Mission Crew Members

Posted: May 7 2016, 7:58am CDT | by , Updated: May 7 2016, 8:31am CDT, in Latest Science News


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NASA Announces New Astronauts for ISS Future Missions
NASA astronaut Randy Bresnik, STS-129 mission specialist, participates in the mission's third and final session of extravehicular activity in November 2009, as construction and maintenance continued on the International Space Station. Credits: NASA
  • NASA Announces New Astronauts for ISS Future Missions

NASA has announced the new bunch of astronauts for the ISS in the future.

The next batch of astronauts who will step on board the ISS has been announced by NASA. This will occur in 2017. Scott Tingle and Randy Bresnik will be among the posse.

A lot is taking place on the ISS. From space experiments to technological breakthroughs, it is a virtual cornucopia of activities that go on aboard the ISS.

While both Scott and Randy have been briefed about the roles they will play in the context of outer space, they will do all they can to excel at the tasks they are given by the administration at NASA.

Tingle belonged to the 2009 batch of astronauts at NASA. He will be entering space this time around alongside cosmonauts Alexander Skvortsov and Ivan Vagner. September 2017 is to be the launch period.

These astronauts and cosmonauts will be joined by Jack Fischer, Paolo Nespoli and Fyodor Yurchikhin. Tingle is quite a competent person. As a naval officer he proved his mettle. With over 4000 hours aboard all sorts of aircraft, he is a very space-worthy person.

Tingle is a bachelors degree holder in mechanical engineering. He also has a masters degree in the same field of endeavor. Bresnik and another of his crewmates named Sergey Ryazansky will join Tingle aboard the ISS in 2017.

Bresnik is a retired colonel in the Marines. He has 6000 hours of aircraft time under his belt. The total list of crew who will be aboard the ISS is a long one.

There will be two expeditions. One will be Expedition 53 and the other one will be Expedition 54. The ISS is a wonderful piece of technology that has really helped the cause of science.

The crew comprising Expedition 53 will be:

  • Jack Fischer, NASA
  • Paolo Nespoli, ESA
  • Fyodor Yurchikin, Roscosmos
  • Scott Tingle, NASA
  • Alexander Skvortsov, Roscosmos
  • Ivan Vagner, Roscosmos

The crew comprising Expedition 54 will be:

  • Scott Tingle, NASA
  • Alexander Skvortsov, Roscosmos
  • Ivan Vagner, Roscosmos
  • Randy Bresnik, NASA
  • Sergey Ryazansky, Roscosmos
  • Norishige Kanai, JAXA

Human creativity and ingenuity knows no bounds among the astronauts and cosmonauts that will embark on a journey aboard the ISS. Up until now over 200 spacemen have ventured onto the ISS.

The crew keeps rotating with the times. The next step that NASA will be taking is the entry into deep space. Landings on asteroids and Mars will be the wave of the future soon if the current trends persist. That will usher in a new age of science and technology that will be a harbinger of a progress and innovation.

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