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2009-05-21 08:28:51

The International Space Station crew toasted NASA's U.S. scientists this week with a special drink -- water recycled from their own urine. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration said that toast marked a milestone in the space program and specifically in the station's environmental and life support systems, which will begin supporting six-person crews at the end of May. Expedition 19 Commander Gennady Padalka and Flight Engineers Mike Barratt and Koichi Wakata celebrated the...

2009-05-20 15:42:00

HOUSTON, May 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Mission Control gave the Expedition 19 astronaut crew aboard the International Space Station a "go" to drink water that the station's new recycling system has purified. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Mission Control radioed the news to the crew Wednesday, following a report from the Water Recovery System team that station program managers approved. The decision is an important milestone in the development...

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2009-05-20 15:50:00

NASA's Mission Control gave the Expedition 19 astronaut crew aboard the International Space Station a "go" to drink water that the station's new recycling system has purified. Mission Control radioed the news to the crew Wednesday, following a report from the Water Recovery System team that station program managers approved. The decision is an important milestone in the development of the station's environmental and life support systems, which will begin supporting six-person crews at the end...

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2009-05-02 07:20:00

NASA will discuss the inauguration of six-person crew operations aboard the International Space Station in a briefing scheduled for 1 p.m. CDT, Wednesday, May 6, at the Johnson Space Center. The briefing will be broadcast live on NASA Television. Reporters may ask questions from participating NASA sites. International news media from Canada and Europe may ask questions from their respective agencies' headquarters. On May 27, Russian cosmonaut Roman Romanenko, European Space Agency astronaut...

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2009-04-21 09:44:30

Mike Barratt, Expedition 19 flight engineer aboard the International Space Station, set up and activated a new camera Monday that will provide timely images that farmers, ranchers and foresters can use to better manage their crops and livestock. The Agricultural Camera (AgCam) will take visible light and infrared images of the Earth below, principally of growing crops, rangeland, grasslands, forests, and wetlands in the northern Great Plains and Rocky Mountain regions of the United States....

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2009-04-13 15:53:50

The Expedition 19 crew focused on maintenance Monday aboard the International Space Station. Commander Gennady Padalka performed routine maintenance of water tank valves inside the Zvezda service module, and he did preventive maintenance on the ventilation system in the module. He performed a periodic purge of the Elektron oxygen generation system. Along with Flight Engineer Michael Barratt, Padalka also spent time orienting himself to his new surroundings aboard the orbiting complex. Barratt...

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2009-04-11 07:25:00

American and Russian astronauts dismissed suggestions on Friday that new rules prevented them from sharing food and equipment onboard the International Space Station, and called their work the "best partnership" in history. Russian cosmonaut Yuri Lonchakov, U.S. astronaut Michael Fincke and American space tourist Charles Simonyi made their remarks to reporters two days after returning from the International Space Station (ISS). "We are still working our partnership together, but please don't...

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2009-04-10 10:45:08

The Expedition 19 crew members aboard the International Space Station focused on science experiments and station maintenance Thursday after the successful undocking and landing of their Expedition 18 counterparts. Commander Mike Fincke and Flight Engineer Yury Lonchakov of the 18th International Space Station crew landed in the steppes of southern Kazakhstan at 3:16 a.m. EDT Wednesday after spending about six months in space. Landing with them was spaceflight participant Charles Simonyi who...

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2009-04-08 07:15:00

Two members of the 18th crew to live and work aboard the International Space Station and a spaceflight participant returned to Earth at 2:16 a.m. CDT Wednesday. NASA astronaut Mike Fincke, Russian cosmonaut Yury Lonchakov and spaceflight participant Charles Simonyi safely landed their Soyuz spacecraft in the steppes of southern Kazakhstan. The Expedition 18 crew members undocked their Soyuz from the station at 10:55 p.m. April 7. The deorbit burn to slow the Soyuz and begin its descent toward...

2009-04-08 03:39:00

HOUSTON, April 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two members of the 18th crew to live and work aboard the International Space Station and a spaceflight participant returned to Earth at 2:16 a.m. CDT Wednesday. NASA astronaut Mike Fincke, Russian cosmonaut Yury Lonchakov and spaceflight participant Charles Simonyi safely landed their Soyuz spacecraft in the steppes of southern Kazakhstan. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) The Expedition 18 crew members undocked their...


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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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