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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
- Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
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