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2009-06-13 05:30:00

NASA postponed space shuttle Endeavour's launch to the International Space Station on Saturday because of a leak associated with the gaseous hydrogen venting system outside the shuttle's external fuel tank. The system is used to carry excess hydrogen safely away from the launch pad. Managers scrubbed the launch for at least 96 hours. The earliest the shuttle could be ready to launch is June 17. However, there is a conflict on the Eastern Range that date with the scheduled launch of the Lunar...

2009-06-13 03:22:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., June 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA postponed space shuttle Endeavour's launch to the International Space Station on Saturday because of a leak associated with the gaseous hydrogen venting system outside the shuttle's external fuel tank. The system is used to carry excess hydrogen safely away from the launch pad. Managers scrubbed the launch for at least 96 hours. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) The earliest the shuttle could be...

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2009-06-10 08:15:00

Two space station crewmen worked in a small airlock on Wednesday to rearrange a docking mechanism. This was done to make room for a research module anticipated to be delivered later this year. American Michael Barratt and Russian Gennady Padalka squeezed into the transfer section in the station's Russian-made Zvezda service module 10 minutes later than scheduled because of some pressure issues within the airlock. However, they finished the job speedily and exited the small airlock after...

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2009-06-05 09:50:00

International Space Station Commander Gennady Padalka and Flight Engineer Mike Barratt completed a spacewalk at 8:46 a.m. EDT Friday to prepare the Zvezda service module for the arrival of a new Russian module. The spacewalk was the seventh for Padalka and the first for Barratt. The spacewalkers installed docking antennas, a docking target and electrical connectors for the Kurs automated rendezvous equipment. Barratt then rode on the end of the Strela boom, a manually operated crane, to take...

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2009-06-03 15:20:19

NASA managers completed a review Wednesday of space shuttle Endeavour's readiness for flight and selected June 13 as the official launch date for the STS-127 mission to the International Space Station. Commander Mark Polansky and his six crewmates are scheduled to lift off at 7:17 a.m. EDT from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Endeavour's launch date was announced following a daylong Flight Readiness Review at Kennedy. During the meeting, top NASA and contractor managers assessed the...

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2009-06-03 07:30:00

The six-member Expedition 20 crew of the International Space Station focused Tuesday on preparations for an upcoming spacewalk. Commander Gennady Padalka and Flight Engineer Mike Barratt reviewed spacewalk procedures and configured their Orlan spacesuits in advance of a 5 ½ hour excursion slated to begin Friday at 2:45 a.m. EDT. During the Russian spacewalk, Padalka and Barratt will prepare the Pirs docking compartment for the arrival of the Mini-Research Module 2, which...

2009-06-01 13:08:00

HOUSTON, June 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two residents of the International Space Station will conduct a pair of spacewalks in the coming weeks to prepare the Russian segment of the station for future assembly work. The activities will be broadcast live on NASA Television and previewed in a briefing originating from NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston on Thursday, June 4, at 8:30 a.m. CDT. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The briefing participants are: -...

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2009-06-01 14:26:17

The U.S. space agency says it plans to televise one of two spacewalks planned this month by astronauts aboard the International Space Station. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration said the spacewalks are planned to prepare the Russian segment of the station for future assembly work. Expedition 20 Commander Gennady Padalka and astronaut Mike Barratt will don Russian spacesuits Friday for a spacewalk out of the Pirs docking compartment's airlock. NASA TV coverage of the event will...

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2009-06-01 13:25:35

Two residents of the International Space Station will conduct a pair of spacewalks in the coming weeks to prepare the Russian segment of the station for future assembly work. The activities will be broadcast live on NASA Television and previewed in a briefing originating from NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston on Thursday, June 4, at 8:30 a.m. CDT. The briefing participants are: - Courtenay McMillan, Expedition 20 lead flight director, Johnson Space Center - David Korth, Expedition 20 EVA...

2009-05-27 07:45:00

HOUSTON, May 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The International Space Station crew is awaiting the arrival of three new members that will usher in an era of six-person crews aboard the orbiting laboratory. Russian cosmonaut Roman Romanenko, European Space Agency astronaut Frank De Winne and Canadian Space Agency astronaut Bob Thirsk launched aboard a Soyuz spacecraft Wednesday morning from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO)...


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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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