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Sunita Williams And Her Expedition 33 Crew Land In Kazakhstan Safely
2012-11-19 08:02:27

[WATCH VIDEO: Expedition 33 Crew Returns] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online After spending 127 days in space and 125 days aboard the International Space Station, the three members of Expedition 33 have landed safely in their Soyuz TMA-05M spacecraft north of Arkalyk, Kazakhstan at 7:56 a.m. Kazakhstan time on November 19 (7:56 p.m. EST Nov. 18). Commander Sunita Williams, and Flight Engineers Akihiko Hoshide and Yuri Malenchenko, wrapped up their 4-month...

2011-11-10 04:42:54

Two NASA astronauts soon will be aboard the International Space Station and available for regularly scheduled interview opportunities with accredited news media. Daniel Burbank, a veteran of two space shuttle missions to assemble the station, will launch with Russian crewmates on a Soyuz spacecraft from Kazakhstan on Sunday, Nov. 13. Arriving at the complex on Nov. 16 for a four-month mission, Burbank will command the Expedition 30 crew through mid-March. Donald Pettit will join Burbank...

2009-09-30 10:11:00

HOUSTON, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bill McArthur was born to become a soldier and eventually his country sent him 220 miles above Earth where he spent half a year living in space on board the International Space Station. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) The West Point alumnus and NASA astronaut will be honored by the U.S. Military Academy during its homecoming football game Oct. 3 at Michie Stadium in West Point, N.Y. Kickoff is set for noon....

2006-04-08 17:34:25

KOROLYOV, Russia -- A capsule carrying Brazil's first astronaut, along with a Russian and an American, separated early Sunday from the international space station and began hurtling toward Earth. American astronaut Bill McArthur, Russian cosmonaut Valery Tokarev and Brazilian Marcos Pontes were strapped tightly into a Soyuz TMA-7 capsule for the bone-jarring journey home. They were set to touch down in the steppes of Kazakhstan early Sunday. Space officials at Russia's Mission Control...

2005-11-23 16:45:22

"Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire," the new blockbuster movie based on the series of books by J.K. Rowling, is having its space premiere. The movie was transmitted from Mission Control in Houston Tuesday to NASA astronaut and International Space Station Commander Bill McArthur, who asked to see the movie. As part of NASA's regular assistance to crew members on long-duration space flights, NASA contacted the maker of the Harry Potter movies, Warner Bros. Pictures, in the hopes that they...

2005-11-10 15:09:07

LONDON (Reuters) - Former Beatle Paul McCartney is to broadcast live into space from a U.S. concert to two astronauts circling the globe. He will play "Good Day Sunshine" and one of his latest songs, "English Tea," to NASA astronaut Bill McArthur and Russian cosmonaut Valery Tokarev who are on an international space station 220 miles above the earth. McCartney, who will be singing into space Saturday from Anaheim, California via NASA television, got the idea when he discovered that...

2005-11-10 10:46:00

LONDON (Reuters) - Former Beatle Paul McCartney is to broadcast live into space from a U.S. concert to two astronauts circling the globe. He will play "Good Day Sunshine" and one of his latest songs, "English Tea," to NASA astronaut Bill McArthur and Russian cosmonaut Valery Tokarev who are on an international space station 220 miles above the earth. McCartney, who will be singing into space on Saturday from Anaheim, California via NASA television, got the idea when he discovered...

2005-10-03 06:07:19

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian-U.S. two-man crew and the world's third space tourist boarded the International Space Station safely on Monday, two days after they blasted off from the Central Asian steppe. The new arrivals, who traveled to the orbiting station on a Russian Soyuz spacecraft, were U.S. Commander William McArthur, Russian Flight Engineer Valery Tokarev, and American scientist and entrepreneur Gregory Olsen. Russian television showed them drifting weightlessly through...

2005-10-03 01:04:00

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian-U.S. two-man crew and the world's third space tourist safely reached the International Space Station, Moscow mission control said on Monday, two days after they blasted off from the Central Asian steppe. On board the Russian Soyuz spacecraft were U.S. Commander William McArthur, Russian Flight Engineer Valery Tokarev, and American scientist and entrepreneur Gregory Olsen. "The docking has taken place ... Now they will start preparing to open the airlocks...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.