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2010-10-08 06:15:00

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonauts Alexander Kaleri and Oleg Skripochka launched to the International Space Station aboard their Soyuz TMA-01M spacecraft at 6:10 p.m. CDT, Thursday, (5:10 a.m. Friday local time) from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Kelly, Soyuz commander Kaleri and Skripochka are scheduled to dock with their new home at 7:02 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 9. They will join Expedition 25 crewmates Doug Wheelock, a NASA astronaut and the station's commander, NASA...

2010-08-15 14:55:00

After completing several days of analysis and refining procedures, International Space Station managers and mission operations personnel met Sunday and gave final approval for a third spacewalk Monday by Expedition 24 Flight Engineers Doug Wheelock and Tracy Caldwell Dyson to install a spare ammonia pump in the station's starboard truss as well as approval to restart and activate half of the station's cooling system that became inoperable two weeks ago due to a failure of the pump in the...

2010-08-11 14:40:00

Astronauts completed a successful spacewalk on Wednesday to remove a broken coolant pump on the International Space Station (ISS). Their previous spacewalk on Saturday to restore full cooling to the ISS was foiled by a large ammonia leak. Wednesday's spacewalk succeeded with no burst of toxic ammonia from a stubborn connector. The ISS has been operating with only half its usual cooling capability since an ammonia coolant pump failed a week and a half ago. Just five hours into the...

2010-08-11 06:00:00

A second spacewalk to help repair a failed ammonia coolant Pump Module onboard the International Space Station (ISS) will take place on Wednesday morning, according to NASA reports. "Expedition 24 Flight Engineers Doug Wheelock and Tracy Caldwell Dyson spent Tuesday completing preparations for their second spacewalk Wednesday out of the Quest airlock to replace the failed ammonia coolant Pump Module on the S1 truss of the complex while the International Space Station Mission Management Team...

2010-08-09 08:35:00

The longest expedition crew spacewalk in NASA history still wasn't enough to complete repairs on a damaged cooling system at the International Space Station (ISS), and an additional extra vehicular activity (EVA) will be needed to finish the job, the space agency reported over the weekend. Two spacewalks had already been scheduled, with the second set to take place as early as Wednesday. According to NASA's official ISS website, Expedition 24 Flight Engineers Doug Wheelock and Tracy Caldwell...

2010-06-18 06:35:00

Expedition 24 Flight Engineers Doug Wheelock, Shannon Walker and Fyodor Yurchikhin docked with the International Space Station at 6:21 p.m. EDT Thursday. The trio began the journey to their new home when they launched aboard the Soyuz TMA-19 spacecraft at 5:35 p.m. Tuesday from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. From inside the station, Expedition 24 Commander Alexander Skvortsov and Flight Engineers Tracy Caldwell Dyson and Mikhail Kornienko monitored the approach of the Russian...

2010-06-15 17:40:00

The Russian Soyuz TMA-19 spacecraft lifted off without incident at 5:35 pm EDT Tuesday, carrying three new Expedition 24 flight engineers bound for the International Space Station. NASA astronauts Doug Wheelock and Shannon Walker and Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin were aboard the spacecraft for the pre-dawn launch at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. They will now begin their two-day journey to catch up with the ISS that is currently orbiting 220 miles above Earth. The new flight...

Word of the Day
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  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.