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MIT Team Develops New Tool To Expedite Astronaut Training
2013-10-18 15:35:06

[ Watch the Video: Astronaut Training The MIT Way ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers at MIT have found a new way to train astronauts extensively that could streamline the lengthy training process. Scientists in the Man Vehicle Laboratory (MVL) administered standard cognitive spatial tests to 50 astronauts and compared the results with the astronauts' performance in NASA's 30-hour Generic Robotics Training (GRT) course. All incoming astronauts must...

Japan To Send Robot On Mission To International Space Station
2013-06-26 14:31:55

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Japan's pint-sized KIROBO will be going on a new mission this summer, making its way towards the International Space Station (ISS). KIROBO is a humanoid robot that will be accompanying Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata on a flight to the space station in August. The robot will be able to remember Wakata's face so it can recognize him when they reunite up in space. The 13-inch tall robot is programmed to communicate in Japanese...

Human And Humanoid Perform First Handshake In Space
2012-02-16 12:22:26

[ Watch the Video ] Daniel Burbank, current commander of the International Space Station crew, has taken a new step in orbit by becoming the first human to shake hands with a humanoid robot in space. Burbank shook hands with Robonaut after ground controllers activated computer software that enabled the robot to extend its right hand, fingers outstretched. "The first human-humanoid handshake in space," Burbank said as the months of testing the Robonaut finally came to an end....

2012-02-10 04:11:05

Students at Crayton Middle School in Columbia, S.C., will speak with NASA's Expedition 30 Commander Dan Burbank and Flight Engineer Don Pettit aboard the International Space Station at 9:55 a.m. EST on Wednesday, Feb. 15. Reporters are invited to attend. The event will be broadcast live on NASA Television. During the question-and-answer session, students will ask Burbank and Pettit about living and working on the space station. To attend, media representatives must contact Edith Caudle at...

2012-02-02 05:00:47

Students participating in a U.S. Coast Guard Academy mentoring program will speak with Expedition 30 Commander Dan Burbank aboard the International Space Station at 11:15 EST on Thursday, Feb. 2. Burbank, a NASA astronaut and retired Coast Guard captain, will talk to kindergarten through 12th-grade students about life on the space station. The event, hosted by the academy, will be broadcast live on NASA Television and include video of Burbank in the live question-and-answer session. The...

2011-12-07 08:31:25

Students at the Westchester Intermediate School in Chesterton, Ind., will speak with Expedition 30 Commander Dan Burbank aboard the International Space Station at approximately 11:35 a.m. EST on Friday, Dec. 9. Media representatives are invited to attend. The event will be broadcast live on NASA Television. Fifth- and sixth-grade students will ask Burbank questions about living and working in space aboard the orbiting laboratory. The students will take part in a series of activities...


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2010-12-03 14:11:14

Daniel Burbank is an American astronaut and a Captain in the United States Coast Guard. He was born Daniel Christopher Burbank on July 27, 1961 in Manchester, Connecticut. In 1979, he graduated from Tolland High School in Tolland, Connecticut. He then attended Fairfield University for his first year of college, but soon transferred to the United States Coast Guard Academy, where he earned his commission in 1985. Two years later, he completed flight training and became an instructor pilot. He...

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Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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