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Expedition 37 Crew, 2014 Winter Games' Olympic Torch Back On Earth
2013-11-11 07:04:50

[ Watch the video: A Warm Welcome For the Crew ] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online After a historic week some 260 miles above Earth, life on the International Space Station (ISS) has started to settle down. What started out as a late night launch last Wednesday for a trio of spacemen and an Olympic Torch, ended today after the successful return to Earth of three other astronauts along with the torch that will light the Olympic flame at the 2014 Winter Games in...

Expedition 37 Crew Took Olympic Torch For A Spacewalk Saturday
2013-11-10 05:45:55

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online After being carried to the International Space Station (ISS) by three new crew members of Expedition 38 a few days earlier, the 2014 Winter Games’ Olympic Torch was carried outside the orbiting lab for a spacewalk on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013. Expedition 37 Flight Engineers Oleg Kotov and Sergey Ryazanskiy opened the hatch on the Pirs docking compartment at 9:34 am EST for what was to be a nearly six-hour-long spacewalk for space...

Nine Astronauts Now Aboard Space Station After New Trio Arrive
2013-11-07 14:10:13

[ Watch the video: New Crew Arrives At Space Station ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online After a late night launch on Wednesday from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Russia, the Soyuz TMA-11M capsule, carrying three astronauts, docked with the International Space Station (ISS) just over six hours later, at 5:27 am EST on Thursday, November 7. Bringing the Olympic torch along for the ride, Expedition 38 crew members Mikhail Tyurin, Koichi Wakata and Rick Mastracchio joined...

Soyuz Astronaut Trio Docks With International Space Station
2012-12-21 12:46:52

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Astronauts aboard the Soyuz TMA-07M spacecraft have docked to the International Space Station, after spending two days in orbit. Expedition 34 Flight Engineers Tom Marshburn, Roman Romanenko and Chris Hadfield launched on Wednesday from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 6:12 p.m. local time, and rendezvoused with the space station two days later, successfully docking with the Station's Rassvet module. The hatch was opened...

Astronauts Chosen For Year Long ISS Mission In 2015
2012-11-26 08:52:05

NASA Release NASA, the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos), and their international partners have selected two veteran spacefarers for a one-year mission aboard the International Space Station in 2015. This mission will include collecting scientific data important to future human exploration of our solar system. NASA has selected Scott Kelly and Roscosmos has chosen Mikhail Kornienko. Kelly and Kornienko will launch aboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in...

Roscosmos Launches New Trio To Space Station
2012-10-23 08:29:52

[WATCH VIDEO: New Trio Launches To Join Expedition 33] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Russian space agency Roscosmos launched three new International Space Station (ISS) crew members at 6:51 a.m. (5:51 p.m. local time) on Tuesday from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The three passengers, Flight Engineers Kevin Ford, Oleg Novitskiy and Evgeny Tarelkin, will remain in orbit for a few days before docking with the station´s Poisk module at 8:35 a.m....

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2011-08-01 10:27:33

Two cosmonauts will conduct a six-hour spacewalk on Wednesday, Aug. 3, to continue outfitting the Russian segment of the International Space Station. NASA Television will broadcast the spacewalk beginning at 9 a.m. CDT. Expedition 28 Russian Flight Engineers Sergei Volkov and Alexander Samokutyaev will install laser communications equipment and replace experiments on the Zvezda service module. They also will retrieve a rendezvous antenna, relocate a boom structure to aid future spacewalks and...

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2011-05-18 06:10:00

At 6:14 a.m. EDT, Commander Mark Kelly backed space shuttle Endeavour into pressurized mating adapter 2 on the International Space Station's Harmony node. The two spacecraft were flying about 220 miles up above and east of Chile at the time they docked. The shuttle and station crews will open hatches and hold the traditional welcome ceremony at about 8:36 a.m. Endeavour's crew will be working with Expedition 27 Commander Dmitry Kondratyev and Russian Flight Engineers Andrey Borisenko and...

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2011-03-01 13:50:00

NASA said on Tuesday that space shuttle Discovery's mission to the International Space Station (ISS) has been extended an extra day and is now scheduled to return back to Earth on March 8. "The extension day will be devoted to emptying the Permanent Multipurpose Module and moving supplies between Discovery and station," NASA said in a tweet. The shuttle embarked on its final voyage into space on February 24.  It is the first of three U.S. shuttles to be retired this year. Endeavour is...


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James Shelton Voss
2012-10-27 14:01:58

James Shelton Voss is a retired NASA astronaut as well as a retired United States Army Colonel. Voss now serves as the Vice President of Engineering at SpaceDev. On March 3, 1949, Voss was born in Cordova, Alabama but later moved to Opelika, Alabama to live and be raised by his grandparents. He went on to join the wrestling team at Opelika High School and after graduating, he went on to join the wrestling at Auburn University. There, he also was elected as Chapter President of the Theta Xi...

Susan Helms
2012-10-22 10:48:03

Susan Helms is a Lieutenant General in the United States Air Force and a former NASA astronaut. She was born Susan Jane Helms on February 26, 1958 in Charlotte, North Carolina. She grew up in Portland, Oregon and graduated from Parkrose Senior High School in 1976. She then attended the United States Air Force Academy and received a Bachelor of Science degree in aeronautical engineering in 1980. She subsequently received her commission and initially served as an F-16 weapons separation...

Michael Gernhardt
2012-10-18 12:01:17

Michael Gernhardt is a NASA astronaut. He was born Michael Landon Gernhardt on May 4, 1956 in Mansfield, Ohio. He was raised there and graduated from Malabar High School in 1974. He then went on to attend Vanderbilt University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics in 1978. While at Vanderbilt, Gernhardt began working as a professional diver and project engineer on multiple underwater oil field construction and repair projects around the world. During this time, he completed...

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