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2014-04-24 12:27:04

TORONTO, April 24, 2014 /CNW/ - Random House Canada is pleased to announce that it has acquired rights to publish a new book by former astronaut Chris Hadfield featuring photographs from the International Space Station. YOU ARE HERE: Around the World in 92 Minutes will be in bookstores this fall. Literary agent Rick Broadhead of Rick Broadhead and Associates completed the deal. "Chris Hadfield's new book shows us our home--our city, country, continent, our whole planet--from a unique...

scott and mark kelly
2014-04-12 06:53:26

[Watch The Video: NASA To Study Twins On Earth And In Space ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The world’s only twin astronauts will take center stage in an upcoming NASA experiment that will analyze whether or not identical siblings remain the same biologically if one travels to outer space while the other remains on Earth. According to the US space agency, astronaut Scott Kelly will be participating in a one-year mission to the International Space Station...

2014-03-19 16:20:36

WASHINGTON, March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two astronauts recently returned from the International Space Station will be in Washington for a series of events, which are open to the media, March 24-26. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Karen Nyberg of NASA and Luca Parmitano of the European Space Agency served as flight engineers aboard the space station during Expeditions 36 and 37, from May to November 2013. At 3 p.m. EDT on Monday, March 24,...

Expedition 38 Trio Prepares To Depart International Space Station
2014-03-10 12:54:02

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Crewmembers on board the International Space Station (ISS) conduct a change of command ceremony and prepare to leave the orbiting laboratory and head back to Earth after their nearly six-month stint in space. Commander Oleg Kotov and Flight Engineers Mike Hopkins and Sergey Ryazanskiy will be leaving behind their crewmates and boarding their Soyuz spacecraft on Monday evening after spending 166 days in space. The men practiced...

NASA Congratulates Crew Involved With Producing The Movie 'Gravity' On Academy Award Wins
2014-03-03 11:21:41

[ Watch The Video: NASA Astronaut “Cady” Colemen on “Gravity” Oscar Win ] NASA NASA congratulates everyone involved with producing the movie "Gravity" for all of the Oscar wins, especially Alfonso Cuarón for winning "Best Director" at the 86th Academy Awards Ceremony held on March 2, 2014. In the Warner Bros. movie "Gravity," two astronauts find themselves adrift in space and struggling for survival after their spacecraft is destroyed by space debris. Although this...

2014-02-28 20:20:33

WASHINGTON, Feb. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA astronaut Steve Swanson, who is making final preparations for a March launch to the International Space Station, is available for live satellite interviews from 8 -9 a.m. EST Friday, March 7. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Swanson, who hails from Steamboat Springs, Colo., will participate in the interviews live from the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia. The interviews will...

2014-01-06 16:21:11

WASHINGTON, Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Media and public are invited to attend events hosted by NASA and the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum (NASM), in Washington, to commemorate 10 years of roving across Mars. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Anniversary activities will showcase the images and achievements of the Mars rovers Spirit and Opportunity, both launched by NASA in the summer of 2003. Activities also will highlight how Mars...

Expedition 38 Crew To Help Ring In The New Year At Times Square
2013-12-31 06:08:32

[ Watch the Video: Tune In For New Year's Greetings From NASA Astronauts ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Three astronauts currently serving on board the International Space Station (ISS) will help NASA send New Year’s greetings to those attending Tuesday evening’s festivities at Times Square in New York, the US space agency has announced. NASA's Rick Mastracchio and Mike Hopkins, as well as Expedition 38 crewmate Koichi Wakata of the Japan Aerospace...

2013-12-30 12:20:19

WASHINGTON, Dec. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA astronauts will help ring in 2014 by sending greetings from space and from Earth to the crowd gathered in New York's Times Square on New Year's Eve. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Astronaut Mike Massimino will participate in the New Year's Eve Countdown event on Tuesday evening, Dec. 31. He also will introduce a video greeting from Expedition 36 flight engineer Karen Nyberg, who returned from...

2013-11-21 16:21:19

WASHINGTON, Nov. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA astronaut Tom Marshburn and Vickie Kloeris, the agency's manager of the International Space Station food system, will discuss the space station's Thanksgiving menus in live satellite interviews from 7- 8:30 a.m. EST Wednesday, Nov. 27. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The interviews will be carried on NASA Television. Six crew members will enjoy a Thanksgiving dinner floating aboard the...


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Sunita Williams
2012-10-29 09:16:39

Sunita Williams is an American astronaut and a United States Navy officer who holds the record for the longest space flight by a woman. She was born Sunita Pandya Krishna on September 19, 1965 in Euclid, Ohio to parents of Indian and Slovenian decent. She graduated from Needham High School in Needham, Massachusetts in 1983, and then went on to receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical science from the United States Naval Academy in 1987. She was immediately commissioned as an Ensign in...

Peggy Whitson
2012-10-27 13:45:00

Peggy Whitson is an American biochemistry researcher and one of NASA’s most experienced female astronauts after having spent a total of over 365 days in space. She was born Peggy Annette Whitson on February 9, 1960 in Mount Ayr, Iowa, and grew up on a farm outside Beaconsfield. She graduated from Mount Ayr Community High School in 1978 and went on to attend Iowa Wesleyan College, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in biology and chemistry in 1981. She then went on to receive...

Rex Walheim
2012-10-27 13:23:11

Rex Walheim is a United States Air Force officer and a NASA astronaut. He was born Rex Joseph Walheim on October 10, 1962 in Redwood City, California. He graduated from San Carlos High School in 1980 and went on to receive a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley in 1984. Upon his graduation, he was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Air Force. The following April, he was assigned to work as a missile warning operations crew...

Douglas Wheelock
2012-10-22 12:06:23

Douglas Wheelock is an American astronaut. He was born Douglas Harry "Wheels" Wheelock on May 5, 1960 in Binghamton, New York. The Apollo 11 moon landing in July 1969 is said to have inspired him to pursue astronautics. He graduated from Windsor Central High School in Windsor, New York in 1978 and immediately went on to attend the United States Military Academy at West Point. After four years as a cadet, he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Science and Engineering. After...

Shannon Walker
2012-10-22 11:37:57

Shannon Walker  is an American scientist and a NASA astronaut. She was born on June 4, 1965 in Houston, Texas. She graduated from Westbury High School in Houston in 1983, and then received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Physics from Rice University in 1987. Walker began her career in 1987 with the Rockwell Space Operations Company at the Johnson Space Center as a robotics flight controller for the Space Shuttle Program. She served as a flight controller in the Mission Control Center for...

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