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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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2009-06-05 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 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 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...


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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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