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2013-09-27 12:27:59

Astronaut Donald Pettit, Celebrity Shooter (and Musician) Mark Seliger, and Industry Icon Rick Smolan Share a World of Knowledge and Experience with PhotoPlus Expo Attendees October 24-26, 2013 at the Javits Convention Center in New York City NEW YORK, Sept. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- For 30 years PhotoPlus Expo has brought the world's most renowned and successful photographers, educators, and leaders in imaging to the annual show that has come to be known as the "largest photography classroom...

Drinking Coffee In Space
2013-07-15 12:26:22

[Watch the video: The Zero Gravity Coffee Cup] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists are conducting experiments aboard the International Space Station (ISS) to better understand how coffee behaves in microgravity. On Earth, liquid coffee depends on gravity for its brewing process. Hot water drips onto fresh grinds, which strips the oil from the beans to create the cup of joe you rely on for that early-morning pick-me-up. Without gravity, however, brewing a...

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...

What’s That Smell? Space of Course!
2012-07-23 14:53:15

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While most of us on Earth are more curious about what it´s like working in an environment without gravity, a new curious element of the abyss has risen up.  What is that smell? As astronauts return from spacewalks, they enter the airlock, remove their helmets, and are overwhelmed by a peculiar smell. According to the account of a few astronauts who have experienced this, space apparently smells.  The aroma space...

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 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...

2012-05-04 13:39:48

Expedition 31 Flight Engineer Don Pettit of NASA has taught more than half a million internet viewers how microgravity affects scientific principles by using everyday objects on the International Space Station. In the latest video, Pettit takes his demonstrations to the next level by using sound to oscillate water placed on a speaker and letting the droplets fly. The investigation is part of "Science off the Sphere," a video series featuring experiments of Pettit's own design intended to...