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2011-02-11 07:25:00

For the second time in less than a month, two Russian cosmonauts will venture outside the International Space Station on Feb. 16 to install a pair of earthquake and lightning sensing experiments, and to retrieve a pair of spacecraft material evaluation panels. Expedition 26 Flight Engineers Dmitry Kondratyev and Oleg Skripochka are scheduled to float outside the Pirs airlock at 8:15 a.m. EST Wednesday to begin the five-and-a-half-hour excursion. Both spacewalkers will wear Russian Orlan-MK...

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2011-01-19 11:02:09

Two Russian cosmonauts will venture outside the International Space Station on Jan. 21 to complete installation of a new high-speed data transmission system, remove an old plasma pulse experiment, install a camera for the new Rassvet docking module and retrieve a materials exposure package. Expedition 26 Flight Engineers Dmitry Kondratyev and Oleg Skripochka are scheduled to float outside the Pirs airlock at 9:20 a.m. EST to begin the six-hour excursion. Both spacewalkers will wear Russian...

2011-01-19 07:26:00

HOUSTON, Jan. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two Russian cosmonauts on the International Space Station will conduct a spacewalk Friday, Jan. 21, to prepare the complex for future assembly and experiment work. The spacewalk will air live on NASA Television beginning at 8 a.m. CST. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Expedition 26 Flight Engineers Dmitry Kondratyev and Oleg Skripochka will perform the six-hour spacewalk. They will install an experimental...

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2010-10-22 11:30:00

Kick Off NASA Partnership With Foursquare NASA astronaut and International Space Station Commander Doug Wheelock became the first person to "check in" from space Oct. 22 using the mobile social networking application Foursquare. Wheelock's check in to the International Space Station launched a partnership between NASA and Foursquare to connect its users to the space agency, enabling them to explore the universe and discover Earth. Foursquare users "check in" to venues wherever they go, using...

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2010-08-19 12:16:22

The Expedition 24 crew had another light-duty day Wednesday as the Loop A cooling system reactivation continued aboard the International Space Station. The reactivation followed Monday's spacewalk, the third in a series of excursions that began Aug. 7 to remove and replace an ammonia coolant pump module that failed July 31.Power restoration to systems affected by the pump module failure is complete and Loop A has been reintegrated back into the station's thermal control system. The Japanese...

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2010-08-15 14:55:00

After completing several days of analysis and refining procedures, International Space Station managers and mission operations personnel met Sunday and gave final approval for a third spacewalk Monday by Expedition 24 Flight Engineers Doug Wheelock and Tracy Caldwell Dyson to install a spare ammonia pump in the station's starboard truss as well as approval to restart and activate half of the station's cooling system that became inoperable two weeks ago due to a failure of the pump in the...

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2010-08-11 14:40:00

Astronauts completed a successful spacewalk on Wednesday to remove a broken coolant pump on the International Space Station (ISS). Their previous spacewalk on Saturday to restore full cooling to the ISS was foiled by a large ammonia leak. Wednesday's spacewalk succeeded with no burst of toxic ammonia from a stubborn connector. The ISS has been operating with only half its usual cooling capability since an ammonia coolant pump failed a week and a half ago. Just five hours into the...

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2010-08-11 06:00:00

A second spacewalk to help repair a failed ammonia coolant Pump Module onboard the International Space Station (ISS) will take place on Wednesday morning, according to NASA reports. "Expedition 24 Flight Engineers Doug Wheelock and Tracy Caldwell Dyson spent Tuesday completing preparations for their second spacewalk Wednesday out of the Quest airlock to replace the failed ammonia coolant Pump Module on the S1 truss of the complex while the International Space Station Mission Management Team...

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2010-08-09 08:35:00

The longest expedition crew spacewalk in NASA history still wasn't enough to complete repairs on a damaged cooling system at the International Space Station (ISS), and an additional extra vehicular activity (EVA) will be needed to finish the job, the space agency reported over the weekend. Two spacewalks had already been scheduled, with the second set to take place as early as Wednesday. According to NASA's official ISS website, Expedition 24 Flight Engineers Doug Wheelock and Tracy Caldwell...

2010-08-05 15:23:00

HOUSTON, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The first of two spacewalks by NASA astronauts to replace a failed ammonia pump on the International Space Station has been moved to Saturday, Aug. 7. A second spacewalk is planned for Wednesday, Aug. 11, to complete the repairs. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Teams of flight controllers, engineers, and spacewalk experts have made significant progress...


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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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