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Hurricane Ike has delayed the scheduled Friday arrival of a Russian Progress cargo ship at the International Space Station 220 miles above Earth.
International Space Station Commander Sergei Volkov and Flight Engineer Oleg Kononenko wrapped up a 6-hour, 18-minute spacewalk at 9:06 p.m. EDT Thursday. They inspected their Soyuz TMA-12 spacecraft and retrieved a pyro bolt from it.
This story was updated at 6:05 a.m.
Europe's Jules Verne space freighter docked with the international space station this morning, bringing a successful conclusion to a month-long mission for the first in a new line of unpiloted supply capsules.
Europe's first unmanned space freighter is clear to dock at the International Space Station (ISS) tomorrow after acing two rendezvous tests, mission managers said Wednesday. The European Space Agency (ESA) approved plans to dock the massive automated cargo ship Jules Verne at the station on Thursday at 10:41 a.m.
Astronaut Michael Lopez-Alegria broke the U.S. record of most time walking in space Thursday as he and another astronaut did maintenance work outside the international space station during their third spacewalk in nine days.
Two U.S. astronauts stepped outside the international space station to carry out a series of maintenance tasks at the orbiting outpost, their third venture out in nine days.
Careful to avoid toxic fluid leaks, two U.S. astronauts Wednesday successfully hooked up coolant lines at the international space station during the first of three spacewalks over the next nine days.
The first of three spacewalks in nine days by International Space Station Commander Michael Lopez-Alegria and Flight Engineer Sunita Williams is scheduled to begin Wednesday at 10 a.m. EST.
Sunita Williams is an American astronaut and a United States Navy officer who holds the record for the longest space flight by a woman. She was born Sunita Pandya Krishna on September 19, 1965 in Euclid, Ohio to parents of Indian and Slovenian decent. She graduated from Needham High School in Needham, Massachusetts in 1983, and then went on to receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical science from the United States Naval Academy in 1987. She was immediately commissioned as an Ensign in...
Peggy Whitson is an American biochemistry researcher and one of NASA’s most experienced female astronauts after having spent a total of over 365 days in space. She was born Peggy Annette Whitson on February 9, 1960 in Mount Ayr, Iowa, and grew up on a farm outside Beaconsfield. She graduated from Mount Ayr Community High School in 1978 and went on to attend Iowa Wesleyan College, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in biology and chemistry in 1981. She then went on to receive...
Clayton Anderson is an American engineer and a NASA astronaut. He was born Clayton Conrad Anderson on February 23, 1959 in Omaha, Nebraska. He graduated from Ashland-Greenwood High School in Nebraska in 1977 and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from Hastings College in Nebraska four years later. He also earned a Master of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from Iowa State University in 1983. He received an Honorary Degree from Hastings College in 2004. Anderson is married...
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