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2009-12-04 08:00:00

NASA Television will air the events surrounding the launch and delivery of the next three residents to the International Space Station. Coverage begins with a broadcast of prelaunch activities Dec. 8, and continues through the crew's arrival to the orbiting laboratory Dec. 22. Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov, NASA Flight Engineer Timothy J. (T.J.) Creamer and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency Flight Engineer Soichi Noguchi are scheduled to launch aboard the Soyuz TMA-17 spacecraft from the...

2009-11-03 12:28:00

HOUSTON, Nov. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pittsburgh native Mike Fincke, a colonel in the Air Force, has spent a full year in space throughout the course of his career as a NASA astronaut. Most recently, as commander of Expedition 18, Fincke spent six months on the International Space Station continuing science operations and helping to prepare the orbiting outpost to sustain a six-person crew. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) As a mission specialist on...

2009-10-02 15:06:00

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Oct. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Disney Parks and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) today celebrated Buzz Lightyear's cosmic achievement as the longest tenured crew member in space with a ticker-tape parade down Main Street, U.S.A. in Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort. Some of Buzz's new friends, including astronaut Buzz Aldrin and International Space Station Expedition 18 astronaut Michael Fincke, attended. After living his dream of space...

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2009-08-27 07:05:00

As the Expedition 20 crew members continued preparations for a visit by space shuttle Discovery, they tackled a variety of science and maintenance duties aboard the International Space Station Wednesday. The launch target for STS-128 is Friday at 12:22 a.m. EDT. A problem with a fill-and-drain valve inside Discovery's aft compartment scrubbed the Wednesday morning launch attempt. Discovery is carrying more than seven tons of supplies, science racks and equipment, as well as additional...

2009-08-11 12:50:20

NASA says it has assigned Navy Capt. Mark Kelly to command the final space shuttle flight -- the 36th mission to the International Space Station. Space shuttle Discovery's STS-134 mission, scheduled for launch Sept. 16, 2010, will deliver the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer to the station. The space agency said the instrument is a state-of-the-art cosmic ray particle physics detector designed to examine fundamental issues about matter and the origin and structure of the universe. Retired Air...

2009-08-08 13:00:00

LATROBE, Pa., Aug. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Pittsburgh-area native and veteran astronaut with more than a year's time in space, Col. Mike Fincke will examine the processes and quality control systems at Latrobe Specialty Steel (LSS) on Tuesday, August 11(th). Colonel Fincke will explain to the LSS employees that the lives of the NASA astronauts depend on the cleanliness of the vacuum remelted steel LSS makes for manned space vehicles both past and future. Astronaut Fincke will tour parts of the...

2009-08-07 15:12:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Students will have a unique opportunity to speak with International Space Station resident and NASA astronaut Timothy Kopra during an in-flight hookup from 10:20 to 10:40 a.m. EDT on Wednesday. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Kopra is a U.S. Army colonel and flight engineer on the station's Expedition 20 crew. A native of Austin, Texas, he will field questions from students in the Knowledge is Power Program and...

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2009-07-20 06:30:00

A day of spacewalking and plumbing repair are in store for the Endeavour and Expedition 20 crews aboard the International Space Station. The 13 spacefarers were awakened at 5:33 a.m. CDT to the theme from the 1960s television series "Thunderbirds," by composer Barry Gray, for Canadian Space Agency astronaut Julie Payette. Preparations for the second of five spacewalks will resume at 6:13 a.m. in the Quest airlock module. Spacewalkers Dave Wolf and Tom Marshburn are scheduled to start their...

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2009-06-30 16:30:00

Three International Space Station crew members will board an attached Soyuz spacecraft and move it to a different docking port, U.S. space officials said. Expedition 20 Commander Gennady Padalka and astronauts Mike Barratt of NASA and Koichi Wakata of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency are to undock the Soyuz TMA-14 spacecraft Thursday from the Zvezda service module and fly a short distance to the Pirs docking compartment. The flight is expected to take about 30 minutes. NASA said the...

2009-06-30 16:19:31

 Three members of the International Space Station crew will board a Soyuz spacecraft attached to the station and move it to a different docking port on Thursday, July 2. The journey will be broadcast live on NASA Television. Expedition 20 Commander Gennady Padalka and Flight Engineers Mike Barratt of NASA and Koichi Wakata of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency will undock the Soyuz TMA-14 return spacecraft, from the Zvezda service module and fly a short distance to the Pirs docking...


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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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