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2013-07-11 15:58:48

NASA is inviting news media representatives to a discussion with astronaut Tom Marshburn from 8:00-9:30 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, July 16 at the Newseum in Washington. Marshburn will appear in person to answer Newseum visitors' questions while astronauts Chris Cassidy of NASA and Luca Parmitano of the European Space Agency are conducting a planned 6 1/2-hour spacewalk outside the International Space Station in Earth orbit. Gene Policinski, chief operating officer of the Newseum Institute, will...

NASA Says Ammonia Leak All Plugged Up
2013-05-17 11:44:30

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online According to the Associated Press, NASA confirmed on Thursday that the ammonia leak its astronauts fixed on the International Space Station last week is officially plugged up. Astronauts aboard the space station had to quickly repair the leaky pump during an impromptu spacewalk over the weekend. The leak forced one of the station's seven power channels to go offline. "Right now, we're feeling pretty good. We definitely got...

Expedition 35 Crew Lands Safely In Kazakhstan
2013-05-14 03:36:01

[ Watch the Video: Expedition 35 Crew Lands Safely in Kazakhstan ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Expedition 35 crew members landed safely in southern Kazakhstan Monday evening after spending 146 days in space. Expedition 35 Commander Chris Hadfield and Flight Engineers Tom Marshburn and Roman Romanenko safely landed in Russia at 10:31 pm EDT after a job well done aboard the International Space Station (ISS). They undocked from the space station at 7:08 pm...

ISS Astronauts Successfully Replace Leaky Pump During Saturday Spacewalk
2013-05-12 08:05:47

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online A pump controller box on the International Space Station´s far port truss (P6) believed to have been leaking ammonia coolant was inspected and replaced during a five-hour, 30-minute spacewalk on Saturday afternoon. According to NASA, Expedition 35 Flight Engineers Chris Cassidy and Tom Marshburn successfully completed the spacewalk at 1:14 pm CDT. They set out at 7:44 am CDT, and slightly over two and one-half hours...

NASA Approves Saturday Spacewalk To Repair ISS Ammonia Leak
2013-05-11 07:58:33

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online A spacewalk to inspect and possibly replace a pump controller box believed to be the source of an ammonia leak on the International Space Station´s (ISS) external cooling system has been approved and will take place on Saturday, NASA officials have confirmed. The decision to go ahead with the spacewalk, which will be conducted by Expedition 35 crewmembers Chris Cassidy and Tom Marshburn, was made by the ISS managers...

2013-03-04 23:15:11

Students in California will speak with Expedition 34 astronauts aboard the International Space Station Tuesday, March 5, at Monrovia High School near Los Angeles. News media representatives are invited to attend. The Earth-to-space call will take place from 1:25-1:45 p.m. EST (10:25-10:45 a.m. PST) and will be carried live on NASA Television and the agency's website. Students will ask NASA astronauts Kevin Ford, Tom Marshburn, and Canadian Space Agency astronaut Chris Hadfield questions...

2013-02-08 10:35:56

NASA will host its first Google+ Hangout live with the International Space Station from 11 a.m. to noon EST, Friday, Feb. 22. This event will connect NASA's social media followers with astronauts on the ground and living and working aboard the laboratory orbiting 240 miles above Earth. Google+ Hangouts allow as many as 10 people to chat face-to-face, while thousands more can tune in to watch the conversation live on Google+ or YouTube. NASA's social media followers may submit video...

Long-Distance Google+ Hangout With Space Station Hosted By NASA
2013-02-08 10:30:54

NASA Have you ever asked a question to someone in space? No? Well now´s your chance. In a first for the agency, NASA will host a Google+ Hangout live with the International Space Station on Feb. 22. Google+ Hangouts allow people to chat face-to-face while thousands more can tune in to watch the conversation live on Google+ or YouTube. This unique opportunity will connect you, our fans, with astronauts living and working on the orbiting laboratory 240 miles above the Earth. You are...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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