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2009-08-31 13:40:08

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station have begun a week's work of joint operations that will include three spacewalks, NASA said. Space shuttle Discovery docked with the space station at 8:54 p.m. EDT Saturday, delivering more than seven tons of cargo and a new crew member for the station and its Expedition 20 crew. The space agency said the astronauts will, among other things, transfer 15,000 pounds of supplies to sustain the six-person crew on the station. NASA said the...

2006-09-11 12:25:00

On July 6th, 2006, European astronaut Thomas Reiter joined the International Space Station Expedition 13 crew. His mission: Astrolab, Europe's first long-duration mission to the ISS. Astrolab is deeply embedded in the effort to prepare humans for safe long-duration space travel in the future. Bringing the permanent ISS crew up to three for the first time in three years, Reiter will increase the time that can be devoted to scientific research on the station. His scientific programme has been...

2006-08-07 16:40:00

ESA astronaut and International Space Station (ISS) Expedition 13 crew member Thomas Reiter set a new record for the number of days spent in space by a European astronaut last week when he completed a total of over 209 days in orbit. On the morning of Friday 4 August, just over 30 days after arriving at the Station on board Space Shuttle Discovery as a member of the STS-121 crew, Reiter broke the previous record of 209 days 12 hours 25 minutes and 11 seconds, which was held by his ESA...

2006-06-27 07:35:00

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida -- While the upcoming flight of space shuttle Discovery marks a critical test for the U.S. space agency NASA, Europe will have a lot riding aboard the shuttle too. German-born Thomas Reiter, 48, will be one of Discovery's seven crewmembers when it makes its planned liftoff on July 1. And his presence goes beyond mere symbolism since the flight, in many ways, is key to the future of Europe's manned space program. Reiter will be returning to space after a...

2006-06-01 18:52:12

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - The two astronauts aboard the International Space Station ventured out of the orbital complex on Thursday to begin a spacewalk aimed at conducting nearly six hours of repairs and maintenance. In the first of two spacewalks planned during their six-month stay in space, station commander Pavel Vinogradov and flight engineer Jeffrey Williams planned to set up a new vent for a balky Russian oxygen generator, replace a camera needed for...

2006-06-01 14:18:06

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- The two crewmen aboard the international space station planned to venture outside Thursday night on a nearly six-hour spacewalk filled with maintenance tasks, with no time left for a little golf. A publicity stunt in which one of the men was supposed to whack a golf ball into orbit for the longest drive in history was scratched. Instead, Russian commander Pavel Vinogradov and U.S. flight engineer Jeff Williams were scheduled, among other things, to repair an...

2006-01-06 12:43:51

NASA -- NASA and its international partners have selected astronaut Jeffrey Williams and Russian cosmonaut Pavel Vinogradov as the next crew for the International Space Station, designated as Expedition 13. Williams is a U.S. Army colonel and veteran of one space flight. He will serve as Expedition 13 flight engineer and NASA science officer. He flew aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis as a mission specialist in May 2000 on a 10-day space station assembly mission. During that mission, he...

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Michael Fincke
2012-09-19 14:10:13

Michael Fincke is a United States Air Force officer and a NASA astronaut who holds the record for the most time spent in space. He was born Edward Michael Fincke on March 14, 1967 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; however, he grew up in its suburb, Emsworth. Fincke graduated from Sewickley Academy in Sewickley, Pennsylvania in 1985, and subsequently attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on an Air Force ROTC scholarship. He graduated in 1989 as a double major and earned both a Bachelor...

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