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2015 ISS Crew Members Named
2013-07-10 18:30:12

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online NASA and its international partners have announced who will be venturing out to the International Space Station (ISS) on upcoming missions. The US space agency said that NASA astronaut Kjell Lindgren, along with Japanese Exploration Aerospace Agency (JAXA) astronaut Kimiya Yui and Russian Federal Space Agency cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko, will be launching in June 2015 to join three Expedition 44 crew members in orbit. Lindgren, a...

New Space Station Expedition Crew Launches From Russia
2011-12-21 09:37:06

[ Watch the Video ] A three man crew blasted off from Kazakhstan aboard a Russian Soyuz rocket on Wednesday morning bound for the International Space Station. NASA Flight Engineer Don Pettit, Russian Soyuz Commander Oleg Kononenko and European Space Agency Flight Engineer Andre Kuipers launched at 7:16 p.m. local time. They will be docking with the International Space Station on Friday at 9:22 a.m., joining Commander Dan Burbank of NASA and Russian Flight Engineers Anton Shkaplerov...

New Crew To Spend Christmas On The Space Station
2011-12-19 14:53:59

The crew aboard the International Space Station will be welcoming three new crew members just in time for the holidays. NASA said that Flight Engineer Don Pettit, Russian Soyuz Commander Oleg Kononenko and European Space Agency Flight Engineer Andre Kuipers are set to launch aboard a Soyuz spacecraft on Wednesday. The three-man crew will dock with the Rassvet module of the ISS on Friday, December 23. The space agency said that crew will join station Commander Dan Burbank of NASA and...

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2011-05-18 10:53:55

After a brief postponement due to some electrical problems on the space shuttle Endeavour, the latest Earth vs. Space chess match is now under way, and you can post your suggestions on how to beat NASA astronauts Greg Chamitoff and Greg H. Johnson on Facebook and follow the match there or on Twitter. Chamitoff and Johnson launched on a mission to the International Space Station on Monday, and have only two weeks to complete this match, so the action should be as fast and furious as the busy...

2011-03-04 08:00:00

HOUSTON, March 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA astronaut Garrett Reisman has left the agency to return to private industry. Reisman is a veteran of two spaceflight missions, including a long-duration mission on the International Space Station. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) "I had the pleasure of working with Garrett in space during Expedition 16," said Peggy Whitson, chief of the Astronaut Office at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston. "He is...

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2011-01-17 05:45:00

Astronaut Tim Kopra, scheduled to be lead spacewalker on space shuttle Discovery next month, was hurt Saturday in a bicycle accident that could impact his space duties; Kopra's injuries were not life-threatening. "However, there could be an impact to his duties for shuttle Discovery's STS-133 mission," the agency said in a statement. "That possibility still is being evaluated," NASA said. Details of the accident were not available due to privacy concerns, NASA said on its website. These...

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2010-10-08 06:15:00

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonauts Alexander Kaleri and Oleg Skripochka launched to the International Space Station aboard their Soyuz TMA-01M spacecraft at 6:10 p.m. CDT, Thursday, (5:10 a.m. Friday local time) from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Kelly, Soyuz commander Kaleri and Skripochka are scheduled to dock with their new home at 7:02 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 9. They will join Expedition 25 crewmates Doug Wheelock, a NASA astronaut and the station's commander, NASA...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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