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2010-11-10 09:11:00

HOUSTON, Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two Russian cosmonauts on the International Space Station will conduct a spacewalk Monday, Nov. 15, to prepare the outpost for future assembly work. The spacewalk will be broadcast live on NASA Television beginning at 8 a.m. CST, Nov. 15. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) During the six-hour spacewalk, Expedition 25 Flight Engineers Fyodor...

2010-11-10 11:05:00

Two Russian cosmonauts on the International Space Station will conduct a spacewalk Monday, Nov. 15, to prepare the outpost for future assembly work. The spacewalk will be broadcast live on NASA Television beginning at 8 a.m. CST, Nov. 15. During the six-hour spacewalk, Expedition 25 Flight Engineers Fyodor Yurchikhin and Oleg Skripochka will work outside the Zvezda service module. They will clean thermal insulation around the vents for the Elektron oxygen-generation system, install a work...

2010-10-22 09:10:59

NASA will commemorate the 10th anniversary of human life, work and research on the International Space Station (ISS) with an Oct. 27 series of roundtable discussions. The events at three NASA centers and headquarters in Washington will air live on NASA Television and the agency's website www.nasa.gov/ntv. News media are invited to join NASA employees at participating centers to ask questions. The events will feature former space station residents, key leaders and team members who have guided...

2010-10-12 12:05:17

Recently returned from a six-month stay aboard the International Space Station, astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson will be available for live satellite interviews from NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston between 8:15 a.m. and 10 a.m. CDT on Friday, Oct. 15. To arrange an interview, reporters should contact producer Jeremiah Maddix at 281-483-8631, 281-414-6995 or jeremiah.m.maddix@nasa.gov by 2 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 14. Video b-roll of Dyson's flight will air Oct 15 from 7:45 a.m. to 8:15 a.m....

2010-09-02 15:54:22

NASA and its international partners have assigned three new International Space Station crew members. They are targeted to launch to the station in November 2012 aboard the Russian Soyuz 33 spacecraft. NASA astronaut and Statesville, N.C., native Tom Marshburn, Canadian Space Agency astronaut Chris Hadfield and Russian cosmonaut Roman Romanenko will serve as flight engineers for the Expedition 34 mission. NASA astronaut Kevin Ford and Russian cosmonauts Oleg Novitskiy and Evgeny Tarelkin were...

2010-06-25 11:23:00

HOUSTON, June 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Television will broadcast live the repositioning of a Soyuz spacecraft docked to the International Space Station on Monday, June 28. The capsule's half-hour journey from the Zvezda Service Module to the Rassvet Module will begin at 12:58 p.m. CDT. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Expedition 24 Flight Engineer and Soyuz Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin...

2010-04-07 05:15:00

The seven-member crew of Discovery docked to the International Space Station at 3:44 a.m. EDT. After a series leak checks between the vehicles they opened the hatches and joined the Expedition 23 crew aboard the outpost at 5:11 a.m. The crew docked the shuttle without radar because of the Ku-Band antenna failure. They are trained to rendezvous and dock without radar. Before docking, Commander Alan G. Poindexter commanded the shuttle to slowly rotate so that its underside was facing the...

2010-01-06 09:45:00

HOUSTON, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA officials will discuss an upcoming spacewalk by two Russian cosmonauts, the relocation of a Soyuz spacecraft to a new docking port and other International Space Station activities during a briefing at 1 p.m. CST on Monday, Jan. 11. The briefing will take place at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston and will be broadcast live on NASA Television and the agency's Web site. Reporters at participating NASA centers may ask questions. (Logo:...

2009-12-22 19:00:00

NASA astronaut T.J. Creamer, Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kotov and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Soichi Noguchi docked with their new home at 5:48 p.m. EST Tuesday. The trio launched aboard the Soyuz TMA-17 spacecraft at 4:52 p.m. Sunday from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. From inside the station, Expedition 22 Commander Jeff Williams and Flight Engineer Maxim Suraev monitored the approach of the Russian spacecraft as it docked to the Earth-facing port of the Zarya module....

2009-12-14 11:24:15

After three months living aboard the International Space Station, NASA astronaut Nicole Stott will be available for satellite interviews from Houston between 6 a.m. and 7:45 a.m. CST on Thursday, Dec. 17. To arrange an interview via NASA Television, journalists should contact Derek Sollosi at 281-792-7515 or by e-mail to derek.sollosi-1@nasa.gov by 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 16. B-roll of Stott's flight will air from 5:30 a.m. to 6 a.m. Dec. 17. Stott, of Clearwater, Fla., served as a flight...

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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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