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2013-04-25 11:20:25

NASA astronaut Don Pettit will conduct three live video chats Thursday, April 25, with 12 student teams whose science experiments won an agency-sponsored contest. Pettit, a veteran of one space shuttle mission and two long-duration expeditions aboard the International Space Station, is known for his "Science off the Sphere" videos, which he recorded while conducting experiments in the microgravity environment aboard the space station. He will speak from Houston via NASA's Digital Learning...

2013-04-24 16:20:29

CLEVELAND, April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA astronaut Don Pettit will conduct three live video chats Thursday, April 25, with 12 student teams whose science experiments won an agency-sponsored contest. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Pettit, a veteran of one space shuttle mission and two long-duration expeditions aboard the International Space Station, is known for his "Science off the Sphere" videos, which he recorded while conducting experiments...

2012-11-07 12:20:37

HOUSTON, Nov. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA astronaut Don Pettit, a veteran of three spaceflights, will discuss life and science aboard the International Space Station at the Arizona Science and Astronomy Expo Saturday, Nov. 10. Pettit's multi-media presentation, which is open to the public, begins at 4:30 p.m. CST at the Tucson Convention Center. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Pettit completed 193 days in space as a member of the Expedition 30 and...

2012-07-05 14:21:14

HOUSTON, July 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Just back from his mission aboard the International Space Station, NASA astronaut Don Pettit will be available for live satellite interviews from 6 to 7 a.m. CDT, Thursday, July 12. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO )Pettit and his crew mates, Expedition 31 Flight Engineers Andre Kuipers of the European Space Agency and Oleg Kononenko of the Russian Federal Space Agency, returned to Earth in their Soyuz...

2012-07-01 02:20:02

HOUSTON, July 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Three members of the Expedition 31 crew undocked from the International Space Station and returned safely to Earth Sunday, July 1, wrapping up a mission that lasted six-and-a-half months. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) Russian Commander Oleg Kononenko, NASA Flight Engineer Don Pettit and European Space Agency Flight Engineer Andre Kuipers landed their Soyuz TMA-03M spacecraft in Kazakhstan at 3:14 a.m. CDT (2:14...

2012-06-04 06:20:45

WASHINGTON, June 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Students at Junction Avenue K-8 School in Livermore, Calif., will speak with Expedition 31 flight engineers Don Pettit, Joseph Acaba and Andre Kuipers aboard the International Space Station at 12:30 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, June 6. Media representatives are invited to attend. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Elementary and middle school students will ask Pettit, Acaba and Kuipers questions about life, work and...

2012-06-04 11:19:51

Students at Junction Avenue K-8 School in Livermore, Calif., will speak with Expedition 31 flight engineers Don Pettit, Joseph Acaba and André Kuipers aboard the International Space Station at 12:30 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, June 6. Media representatives are invited to attend. Elementary and middle school students will ask Pettit, Acaba and Kuipers questions about life, work and research aboard the orbiting space station. The event will be broadcast live on NASA Television and...

Transit Of Venus Only A Day Away...Are You Prepared?
2012-06-04 10:00:17

[ Watch the Video ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com If you aren't looking up towards the sun tomorrow with the proper eye equipment, then a special moment is going to pass you by. The Transit of Venus is taking place on Tuesday, and it will not be seen again until 2117. The transits of Venus occur in pairs once every 100 years, so this upcoming transit is the last until the next generation gets their opportunity. Astronaut Don Pettit is up in the International Space Station armed...

Space And Science Meet Online For Youngsters
2012-05-23 03:28:59

What happens when your experiment gets over 30,000 views online? Tomorrow´s space explorers were awarded an out-of-this-world scientific exchange with astronauts on the International Space Station last Wednesday. Youngsters from Europe, the Middle East and Africa were invited to the European Astronaut Centre in Cologne, Germany, for a live chat with ESA astronaut André Kuipers and NASA astronaut Don Pettit. The prize was well-deserved: only 21 videos out of the 2000...

2012-05-22 12:47:32

International Space Station crew members will answer questions from reporters following the scheduled hatch opening of SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft. Three of the six Expedition 31 station residents will be available during a news conference that will be carried live on NASA Television and streamed on the agency's website at 10:25 a.m. CDT on Saturday, May 26. The news conference is subject to change depending on real-time operational events aboard the space station. Expedition 31 flight...