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2009-03-09 13:40:00

NASA Television will provide live coverage of the March 10 spacewalk of Expedition 18 Commander Mike Fincke and Flight Engineer Yury Lonchakov. The pair will complete unfinished work from their December 2008 excursion outside the orbiting laboratory. Fincke and Lonchakov will don Russian spacesuits for the spacewalk out of the Russian Pirs Docking Compartment airlock. Flight Engineer Sandra Magnus will monitor the spacewalk from inside the station. It will be the sixth spacewalk of Fincke's...

2009-03-09 11:00:00

HOUSTON, March 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Television will air the launch of the next residents of the International Space Station and the return of the current station crew. Coverage begins with a broadcast of prelaunch activities March 11 and continues through the landing of the current station crew on April 7. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Expedition 19 Commander Gennady Padalka, NASA Flight Engineer Michael Barratt and spaceflight participant...

2009-03-09 09:59:00

HOUSTON, March 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Television will provide live coverage of the March 10 spacewalk of Expedition 18 Commander Mike Fincke and Flight Engineer Yury Lonchakov. The pair will complete unfinished work from their December 2008 excursion outside the orbiting laboratory. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Fincke and Lonchakov will don Russian spacesuits for the spacewalk out of the Russian Pirs Docking Compartment airlock. Flight Engineer...

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2009-03-08 09:10:00

NASA officials will hold a media briefing at 1 p.m. CDT on Wednesday, March 11, to discuss the 19th long-duration mission aboard the International Space Station. The Expedition 19 mission will set the stage for the doubling of station crew members who will live and work in space for as long as six months at a time. The briefing will originate from NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston and will be broadcast live on NASA Television. Questions will be taken from reporters at participating NASA...

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2009-03-05 14:07:24

A Japanese astronaut plans to attempt a variety of unusual activities in space this month. The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has chosen 16 activity challenges for Koichi Wakata to perform while inside the Japanese laboratory Kibo at the International Space Station (ISS). The challenges were chosen from a list of 1,597 suggested activities from hundreds of people, including students and a 90-year-old man. In one challenge, 45-year-old Wakata will be putting cartoon physics to...

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2009-02-26 14:15:00

NASA will hold a media briefing at 1 p.m. CST on Wednesday, March 4, with the four future residents of the International Space Station who will usher in an era of six-person crews living aboard the orbiting research laboratory. The increase doubles the number of people who will be living and working in space. The briefing will originate from NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston and will be broadcast live on NASA Television. Questions will be taken from reporters at participating NASA...

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2009-02-14 10:45:00

Russia's Progress cargo ship has docked successfully with the International Space Station, space officials said Friday. The Progress M-66 carried 2.75 tons of cargo such as food, water, fuel, equipment, gifts and a second computerized spacesuit, Flight Control Center told Itar-Tass. The current ISS crew includes Russian cosmonaut Yuri Lonchakov and NASA astronauts Michael Fincke and Sandra Magnus.

2009-01-30 13:52:00

PRESCOTT, Ariz., Jan. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Reporters are invited to join students in Prescott, Ariz., who will receive a call from the International Space Station during a live in-flight education downlink scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 3, from 10:35 to 10:55 a.m. MST. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The Davis Learning Center Auditorium at Embry-Riddle University in Prescott will host the 350 elementary, middle, high school and college students who will...

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2009-01-30 08:35:00

NASA will hold a media briefing at 1 p.m. CST, Wednesday, March 4, with the International Space Station residents who will usher in an era of six-person crews. The briefing will originate from NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston and will be broadcast live on NASA Television. Questions will be taken from reporters at participating NASA sites. The briefing participants are: Roman Romanenko, Soyuz commander, Expedition 20 flight engineer and Russian cosmonaut Frank DeWinne, Expedition 20...

2009-01-23 16:09:00

A little bit of the final frontier is coming to Missouri during a live in-flight education downlink from the International Space Station. On Tuesday, Jan. 27, from 10:05 a.m. to 10:25 a.m. CST, selected students from the Northeast Nodaway school district and Northwest Missouri State University will spend 20 minutes talking to Expedition 18 astronauts Mike Fincke and Sandy Magnus aboard the International Space Station. The event will be the first with a Missouri school in the eight-year...


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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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2011-04-18 23:18:19

Gregory Chamitoff is an engineer and NASA astronaut. He was born Gregory Errol Chamitoff on August 6, 1962 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He is married to Alison Chantal Caviness, M.D., and together they have two children, Natasha and Dimitri. His interests include scuba diving, backpacking, skiing, and racquetball. He graduated from Blackford High School in San Jose, California in 1980. As an undergraduate student at California Polytechnic State University, Chamitoff taught courses in...

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