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2008-12-22 19:37:43

Two members of the International Space Station crew have begun a spacewalk to install experiments and an electromagnetic energy probe, NASA said Monday night. Expedition 18 Commander Mike Fincke and Flight Engineer Yury Lonchakov also plan to take photographs and relocate an experiment that measures thruster exhaust plumes, the space agency said on its Web site. The spacewalk began at 7:51 p.m. EST and was scheduled to last just over six hours. Lonchakov, the lead spacewalker, is making his...

2008-12-22 17:04:46

Retrieving experiments and checking the Russian segment of the International Space Station were on the work detail of the U.S. crew's spacewalk Monday. Expedition 18 Commander Mike Fincke and Flight Engineer Yury Lonchakov were to take the 6-hour excursion to retrieve experiments and install new ones on the space station's exterior, NASA said. In addition, they were to install a probe to measure electromagnetic potential around the station's Russian segment, which Russian specialists suspect...

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2008-12-22 13:55:00

The Expedition 18 crew aboard the International Space Station shifted its sleep schedule Sunday night and awoke later than usual to begin preparations for Monday night's spacewalk by Commander Mike Fincke and Flight Engineer Yury Lonchakov. Fincke and Lonchakov are scheduled to exit the Pirs airlock Monday around 7:15 p.m. EST for the six-hour excursion to install and retrieve science experiments from the station's exterior. They also will install a probe to measure electromagnetic potential...

2008-12-18 15:16:00

HOUSTON, Dec. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The International Space Station crew, paving the way for NASA's return to the moon, will honor the first humans to journey there 40 years ago with a special message. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) Expedition 18 Commander Mike Fincke and Flight Engineers Sandy Magnus and Yury Lonchakov will pay homage to that bold December 1968 voyage in a message that will air on NASA Television as part of the daily Video File,...

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2008-12-18 15:56:35

The International Space Station crew, paving the way for NASA's return to the moon, will honor the first humans to journey there 40 years ago with a special message. Expedition 18 Commander Mike Fincke and Flight Engineers Sandy Magnus and Yury Lonchakov will pay homage to that bold December 1968 voyage in a message that will air on NASA Television as part of the daily Video File, beginning at 11 a.m. CST, Friday, Dec. 19. The video also will be broadcast in high definition on the NASA TV HD...

2008-12-18 09:45:00

The Inauguration Committee for President-elect Barack Obama officially extended an invitation Wednesday for NASA to be part of the 56th Inaugural Parade on Jan. 20. The crew of NASA's recent STS-126 space shuttle mission and other agency officials will join representatives from across the country and our armed forces in this historic parade down Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington following swearing-in ceremonies on the steps of the Capitol. Chris Ferguson commanded the STS-126 mission and was...

2008-12-17 16:33:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Inauguration Committee for President-elect Barack Obama officially extended an invitation Wednesday for NASA to be part of the 56th Inaugural Parade on Jan. 20. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The crew of NASA's recent STS-126 space shuttle mission and other agency officials will join representatives from across the country and our armed forces in this historic parade down Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington...

2008-12-12 11:38:00

HOUSTON, Dec. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA will hold a media briefing Dec. 18 to discuss an upcoming International Space Station spacewalk. NASA Television will provide live coverage of the Dec. 22 spacewalk of Expedition 18 Commander Mike Fincke and Flight Engineer Yury Lonchakov. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The briefing from NASA's Johnson Space Center will air live on NASA TV Dec. 18 at 1 p.m. CST. Questions will be taken from journalists at...

2008-12-12 09:22:00

HOUSTON, Dec. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Soaring high above the Earth, the crew of the International Space Station has beamed down season's greetings that will air on NASA Television starting Friday, Dec. 12. The public can return the extraterrestrial good will and send greetings to the crew by visiting: http://www.nasa.gov/externalflash/postcard (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The e-mailed greetings can be sent through Jan. 5, 2009. Last year, thousands...

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2008-12-10 14:55:46

NASA will discuss the next space shuttle mission during a daylong series of media briefings from NASA's Johnson Space Center beginning at 8 a.m. CST, Friday, Jan. 9. The briefings will be broadcast live on NASA Television and the agency's Web site. Questions also will be taken from participating NASA locations. Space shuttle Discovery's mission to the International Space Station is targeted for launch Feb. 12 from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The 14-day mission will deliver the...


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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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