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NASA astronaut Carl Walz is leaving the agency to take a job in the private sector.
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Unlike most travelers, Astronaut Leroy Chiao has come full circle. Orbiting the Earth every 92 minutes onboard the International Space Station, Chiao made his trek from afar capturing more than 24,000 images along the way.
A German will become the first European Space Agency astronaut to spend a full six-month stint on the international space station, the Russian Space Agency said Wednesday.
After traveling more than 78 million miles aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 10 Commander and NASA ISS Science Officer Leroy Chiao and Flight Engineer Salizhan Sharipov returned to Earth today.
Cosmonauts and astronauts exchanged joyful embraces Sunday and began loading the international space station with scientific equipment and fresh vegetables after their successful docking of the Soyuz cargo ship.
A Russian cargo ship blasted off Monday for the international space station, carrying food, equipment and other supplies, Mission Control said.
The Expedition 10 crew is getting set to venture outside the International Space Station for the first of the mission's two spacewalks.
An unpiloted Russian cargo ship got a head start on Santa, lifting off Thursday from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan with 2.5 tons of supplies, equipment and Christmas gifts for Commander Leroy Chiao and Flight Engineer Salizhan Sharipov on the International Space Station.
Roberto Vittori will be the next ESA astronaut to fly to the International Space Station, on the 10-day Italian Soyuz mission, scheduled to be launched on 15 April next year from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
Leroy Chiao is an American engineer, former NASA astronaut, entrepreneur, motivational speaker and engineering consultant. He was born on August 28, 1960 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He was raised in Danville, California and graduated from Monte Vista High School in 1978. Chiao then went on to attend the University of California, Berkeley, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering in 1983. He then went on to the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he earned...
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