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2008-11-30 16:02:00

EDWARDS, Calif., Nov. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Space shuttle Endeavour and its crew landed at 1:25 p.m. PST Sunday at Edwards Air Force Base in California, completing a 16-day journey of more than 6.6 million miles. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) The STS-126 mission featured important repair work and prepared the International Space Station to house six crew members on long-duration missions beginning next year. The new station equipment...

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2008-11-28 09:08:10

The residents of the International Space Station will receive a new shipment of fuel, food, supplies and holiday gifts on Sunday, Nov. 30. Docking of the cargo delivery spacecraft, known as ISS Progress 31, is set for 6:23 a.m. CST. NASA Television will begin coverage of the event at 5:45 a.m. The unpiloted Russian resupply craft is carrying more than two tons of supplies for the station's crew, Expedition 18 Commander Mike Fincke and Flight Engineers Yury Lonchakov and Sandy Magnus. The ISS...

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2008-11-23 01:10:00

HOUSTON "“ The third spacewalk by Endeavour astronauts outside the International Space Station will be the focus of today's activities aboard the two spacecraft. Endeavour crew members Commander Chris Ferguson, Pilot Eric Boe and mission specialists Don Pettit, Steve Bowen, Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper, Shane Kimbrough and Greg Chamitoff were awakened at 7:55 a.m. CST. The song was "You Are Here," by the group Dutton. It was played for Kimbrough. Spacewalkers Piper and Bowen are...

2008-10-27 00:05:00

In this day and age, people engage in their right to vote from all over the world. But this Nov. 4, few ballots will have traveled as far as those cast by two NASA astronauts. Commander Edward Michael Fincke and Flight Engineer and Science Officer Greg Chamitoff are living and working onboard the International Space Station. Though they are 220 miles above Earth and orbiting at 17,500 miles per hour, they will still be able to participate in the upcoming election. A 1997 bill passed by Texas...

2008-10-24 15:00:04

HOUSTON, Oct. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Television will broadcast two special messages from International Space Station crew members, one that urges all Americans to exercise their right to vote and another marking the station's 10th birthday. (LOGO: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) The messages will be broadcast beginning at 11 a.m. CDT, Monday, Oct. 27, on both standard definition and high-definition NASA TV. The HD version also will be broadcast at 11...

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2008-10-24 07:30:00

A Soyuz space capsule carrying one U.S. space tourist and two Russians safely landed on target in Kazakhstan at 0336GMT on Friday. The Soyuz TMA-12 capsule landed about 55 miles north of Arkalyk in north-central Kazakhstan, according to Russian Mission Control spokesman Valery Lyndin. "I feel great. I feel very good. Re-entry was perfectly smooth," said space tourist Richard Garriott. Son of astronaut Owen Garriott, who spent 60 days on NASA's Skylab in 1973, Richard Garriott paid $35...

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2008-10-14 12:40:00

The Soyuz TMA-13 spacecraft carrying two crewmates and one U.S. space tourist docked with the International Space Station on Tuesday. Docking occurred slightly ahead of schedule over Kazakhstan at 0826 GMT. Crewmembers Mike Fincke and Yuri Lonchakov were joined by U.S. space tourist Richard Garriott, a 47-year-old computer games director who paid about $30m for a 10-day trip to the ISS. Spaceman Sergei Volkov welcomed Garriott on board the ISS after the hatches were opened between the capsule...

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2008-10-12 15:00:00

Video game mogul Richard Garriott took off into space on Sunday aboard the Russian Soyuz TMA-13 spacecraft, which successfully lifted off at 3:01 a.m. EST from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan under clear weather. The U.S. space tourist paid $35 million to accompany U.S. astronaut Michael Fincke and Russian cosmonaut Yury Lonchakov on the mission  to the International Space Station (ISS). Russian space officials said the Soyuz rocket had safely reached its orbit, and would dock with...

2008-10-12 06:00:05

To: TECHNOLOGY EDITORS Contact: Katherine Trinidad, NASA Headquarters, Washington, +1- 202-358-3749, or katherine.trinidad@nasa.gov, or Kelly Humphries, Johnson Space Center, Houston, +1-281-483-5111, or kelly.o.humphries@nasa.gov, both of NASA HOUSTON, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new crew that will live and work aboard the International Space Station rocketed into orbit early Sunday aboard a Soyuz spacecraft. U.S. astronaut E. Michael Fincke, Russian cosmonaut Yury Lonchakov...

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2008-10-09 11:04:23

Commander Edward Michael "Mike" Fincke and Flight Engineer Yury Valentinovich Lonchakov of the 18th International Space Station crew are scheduled to launch in their Soyuz TMA-13 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan about 3 a.m. EDT Sunday to begin a six-month stay in space. With Fincke, an Air Force colonel, and Lonchakov, a colonel in the Russian Air Force, will be spaceflight participant Richard Garriott, flying under contract with the Russian Federal Space Agency. Garriott will...


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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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