Latest Drew Feustel Stories

2012-02-24 04:15:51

In an exclusive interview with Physics World, astronaut Drew Feustel gives a vivid account of his two missions into space and recalls his determination to make his childhood ambition — space flight — come true. In the video, Feustel discusses his two missions — his maiden flight in 2009, as part of a team sent to repair the Hubble Space telescope, and his return to space in 2011 as the lead spacewalker on Endeavour's final mission to the International Space Station....

2011-05-25 12:30:00

Astronauts on space shuttle Endeavour's final mission completed their third spacewalk on Wednesday. Drew Feustel and Mike Fincke completed an excursion that spanned about seven hours to get the station ready to operate after the shuttle program ends this summer. It was the third of four spacewalks planned during Endeavour's 16-day mission.  The fourth spacewalk is scheduled for Friday. The two astronauts installed a fixture to allow the station's robot crane to move over to the...

2011-05-20 09:05:00

A faulty CO2 sensor has cut short the first spacewalk of the shuttle Endeavour astronauts, Fox News reports. Mission controllers noticed that Gregory Chamitoff's spacesuit sensor wasn't working and, erring on the side of safety, NASA had the astronauts return to the station until the issue could be assessed. Feustel and Chamitoff spent early Friday on routine chores outside the ISS, installing a light fixture here, covering something there, picking some stuff up. Chamitoff and spacewalking...

2009-05-18 18:40:00

STS-125 mission specialists John Grunsfeld and Drew Feustel completed the fifth and final spacewalk on the Hubble Space Telescope Monday at 3:22 p.m. EDT. Outside the airlock hatch, Grunsfeld said, "This is a really tremendous adventure that we've been on, a very challenging mission. Hubble isn't just a satellite- it's about humanity's quest for knowledge." He also thanked several people who contributed to Hubble and the servicing mission, then went on to say, "A tour de force of tools and...

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