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2008-09-30 21:00:12

By Catherine Edman cedman@@dailyherald.com Carefully outstretching their right hands - as if they'd just been consecrated - two girls excitedly walked away from their brush with celebrity. Will those hands ever get a washing, a reporter asked one of the teens. "Eventually," 15-year-old Andrea Sperry said, flashing an ear- to- ear smile. The pair emerged from a group of Glenbard East High School students who encircled astronaut Dan Tani after his visit Tuesday to the Lombard school to...

2008-09-29 21:00:10

By Catherine Edman cedman@@dailyherald.com Back home for the first time since concluding a fourth-month space mission, Lombard astronaut Dan Tani thanked those who sought to lessen the tragedy of his mother's death. One Lombard police officer in particular, someone whose name Tani never learned, went above and beyond what was required upon learning Rose Tani was the driver of a car killed last December in a collision with a train. Tani said the officer located the astronaut's office...

2008-07-29 21:00:17

By Catherine Edman cedman@@dailyherald.com On what would have been his mother's 91st birthday, Lombard astronaut Dan Tani finally returned to Earth. "We know she was here with us," his sister, Christine Tani, said Wednesday after watching her little brother's space shuttle landing at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Rose Tani died in an accident shortly before Christmas - in the middle of her son's extended stay in orbit. After four months on the International Space Station, the...

2008-07-19 12:00:14

By Deborah Bulkeley Deseret News When kids ask Dan Tani what it takes to be an astronaut, he smiles and says good grades are a plus, but even more important, "you have to be nice enough that someone would want to live with you in a tin can for six months." Speaking Friday to a roomful of children at the Salt Lake Main Library, Tani described his latest mission to space -- a four-month stay on the International Space Station. "You can tell which one I am in space, because I am the one with...

2008-07-19 06:00:00

By Elizabeth Miller, The Salt Lake Tribune Jul. 19--It was that call in the middle of the night everyone fears. NASA astronaut Dan Tani celebrated Christmas and his 47th birthday in the four months he spent late last year as a flight specialist on Expedition 16 on the international space station. But while there, he also became the first astronaut to lose a family member while in orbit. Tani's mother, Rose, died in a car crash last December. "The distance wasn't the problem; it was...

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2008-02-14 08:30:16

HOUSTON "“ After a busy day of spacewalking on Wednesday, the space shuttle Atlantis and International Space Station crews have a light day ahead of them, with off-duty time, interviews and preparations for Friday. The shuttle crew woke up at 2:45 a.m. to "Consider Yourself at Home." The song, which is from the musical "Oliver!", was played for Mission Specialist Stanley Love. The first major event of the day will begin at 8:55 a.m., when shuttle Commander Steve Frick, Mission...

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2008-01-30 08:55:29

Expedition 16 Commander Peggy Whitson and Flight Engineer Dan Tani are replacing a motor at the base of one of the International Space Station's solar wings during a spacewalk that began at 4:56 a.m. EST Wednesday. Whitson is wearing the spacesuit with red stripes as the lead spacewalker, while Tani is wearing the spacesuit with broken stripes. The spacewalk, in U.S. suits, began from the station's Quest airlock. Most of the spacewalk focuses on replacement of the motor, called the Bearing...

2008-01-29 08:18:59

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) are preparing for a Wednesday spacewalk to restore some of the power-generating ability of the orbiting laboratory's expansive solar wings. ISS Expedition 16 commander Peggy Whitson and flight engineer Dan Tani will replace a broken joint motor at the base of the station's two starboard solar wings during a planned six-hour spacewalk. The solar wing has been unable to track the sun continuously since early December,...

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2007-12-18 19:05:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- NASA on Tuesday traced fuel gauge failures in shuttle Atlantis' tank to a bad connector, and a top manager said he did not know how long it would take to replace the part or when the spaceship might fly. The erratic shuttle fuel gauges - part of a critical safety system - forced back-to-back launch delays this month. Until Tuesday's tanking test, NASA had been aiming for a Jan. 10 liftoff of Atlantis with a European space station lab. "We're going to follow this trail...

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2007-11-20 07:35:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Two astronauts went out on a spacewalk Tuesday to wire up the international space station's newest room and keep the next shuttle visit on track for early December. Commander Peggy Whitson and Daniel Tani needed to hook up power and heater cables and fluid lines between the space station and the Harmony compartment that was delivered by the shuttle last month. The fluid lines - for carrying ammonia, a coolant - were in an 18 1/2-foot, 300-pound tray. The spacewalkers...


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Daniel M. Tani
2012-09-17 10:41:06

On February 1st, 1961, Daniel Tani was born to Rose and Henry N. Tani of Ridley Park, Pennsylvania. He and his family later moved to Lombard, Illinois where he graduated high school from Glenbard East High School. In 1979, Tani started his studies at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). In 1984 he received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and his master’s, specializing in human factors and group decision making, in 1988. During his time at MIT, Tani was a Brother of...

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