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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.

2008-10-06 00:00:05

By Robin Acton Glenn Fincke remembers his nervousness the first time he watched his older brother blast into space in 2004. Thoughts raced through his mind as he worried about his brother's safety, fearing the unknown. From Earth, he couldn't even imagine the vastness of space.

2008-10-01 18:00:06

The U.S. space agency said it will televise the launch of the next International Space Station crew and the return of the current crew to Earth.

2008-10-01 18:00:06

Contact: John Yembrick of NASA, +1-202-358-4715, john.yembrick- 1@nasa.gov, or Kelly Humphries of Johnson Space Center, +1-281-483- 5111, kelly.o.humphries@nasa.gov WASHINGTON, Oct.

2008-09-26 13:57:29

WASHINGTON - Cosmonauts aboard the International Space Station are preparing to return home next month aboard a Soyuz spacecraft, while Russian engineers believe they've isolated the glitch that sent the last two landings careening off-course, mission managers said Thursday. Expedition 17 station commander Sergei Volkov and flight engineer Oleg Kononenko are due to land on Oct.

2008-09-17 16:56:38

An unmanned Russian cargo ship docked safe and sound, though a few days late, at the International Space Station on Wednesday after a hurricane on Earth prevented its orbital arrival last week. The Russian space freighter Progress 30 arrived at a docking port on the aft end of the station's Zvezda service module at 2:43 p.m.

2008-09-11 18:00:07

To: SCIENCE EDITORS Contact: Michael Curie, NASA Headquarters, Washington, +1-202- 358-4715, michael.curie@nasa.gov; or James Hartsfield, Johnson Space Center, Houston, +1-281-483-5111, james.a.hartsfield@nasa.gov HOUSTON, Sept.

2008-09-11 17:00:00

Hurricane Ike has delayed the scheduled Friday arrival of a Russian Progress cargo ship at the International Space Station 220 miles above Earth.

2008-09-06 00:00:05

U.S. space officials moved the target launch date for the Shuttle Atlantis mission to the Hubble Space Telescope back two days to Oct. 10. The decision was made after Atlantis was rolled to the launch pad Thursday, NASA said Friday in a release.

2008-08-20 15:00:09

Buchanan High School pupils in Clovis, Calif., taking part in a 48-hour space station simulation, will be able to chat with a real space station crew member.

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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...

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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