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2009-10-11 00:16:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- International Space Station Expedition 20 Commander Gennady Padalka and Flight Engineer Michael Barratt landed their Soyuz TMA-14 spacecraft on the steppes of Kazakhstan Sunday, wrapping up a six-month stay. Joining them was spaceflight participant Guy Laliberte, who spent 11 days in space. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) Padalka, the Soyuz commander, guided the spacecraft to a parachute-assisted landing at...

2009-10-05 15:00:00

HOUSTON, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The nine residents of the International Space Station will hold a news conference Tuesday at 8:55 a.m. CDT, 15 minutes earlier than previously announced. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Aboard the station are NASA astronauts Mike Barratt, Nicole Stott and Jeff Williams; Russian cosmonauts Gennady Padalka, Roman Romanenko and Max Suraev; European Space Agency astronaut Frank De Winne; Canadian Space Agency...

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2009-09-30 06:10:00

The next residents of the International Space Station launched into orbit aboard a Soyuz spacecraft Wednesday from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. NASA astronaut Jeff Williams, Russian cosmonaut Max Suraev and spaceflight participant Guy Laliberte lifted off at 2:14 a.m. CDT. Future Expedition 22 Commander Williams, Soyuz Commander Suraev and Laliberte are scheduled to dock with the station at 3:37 a.m., Friday, Oct. 2. They will spend nine days as members of a joint crew that includes...

2009-09-30 02:28:00

VIENNA, Va., Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Space Adventures, Ltd., the only company currently providing human space mission opportunities to the world marketplace, today announced that its orbital client Guy Laliberte and his crew successfully launched aboard a Soyuz-TMA spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan en route to the International Space Station (ISS). Laliberte joins the Expedition 21 crew, which includes Russian cosmonaut Maksim Surayev and NASA astronaut Jeffrey...

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2009-09-28 13:30:00

The founder of Cirque du Soleil along with two other astronauts prepared for launch to the International Space Station on Monday aboard a Russian Soyuz rocket. Russian space agency officials readied the launch vehicle at the Gagarin's Start launch pad, where the Yuri Gagarin set off to become the first man in orbital space in 1961. Guy Laliberte, 50, spent about $35 million to reserve his spot on the Soyuz. He will spend 12 days aboard the orbiting outpost, and is expected to be the last...

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2009-09-21 06:55:00

A Europe-wide education event today links ESA astronaut Frank De Winne on the International Space Station with hundreds of schoolchildren in several European cities. In a live link-up with the ISS, De Winne will perform a simple experiment in space to demonstrate the effects of freefall. The event is enabled by ESA's Directorate of Human Spaceflight and its Erasmus Center and is co-hosted by four European science museums. The 'Take your classroom into space' event is one of several education...

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2009-09-18 06:33:32

NASA astronaut Jeff Williams, who will command the next International Space Station mission, is using Twitter, a blog and short video clips to provide a unique, behind the scenes insight into his training in Russia. Once in orbit, Williams will become the first space station commander to share his experiences using Twitter. Williams Twitter username is Astro_Jeff. He is in his final month of training at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia. He will be providing a look at...

2009-09-17 16:26:00

HOUSTON, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA astronaut Jeff Williams, who will command the next International Space Station mission, is using Twitter, a blog and short video clips to provide a unique, behind the scenes insight into his training in Russia. Once in orbit, Williams will become the first space station commander to share his experiences using Twitter. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Williams Twitter username is Astro_Jeff. He is in his final...

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2009-09-16 05:13:23

NASA Television will air the launch of the next two residents of the International Space Station, a spaceflight participant and the return of two members of the current station crew. Coverage begins with a broadcast of prelaunch activities Sept. 17 and continues through the landing on Oct. 11. Soyuz Commander Max Suraev, NASA Flight Engineer Jeff Williams and spaceflight participant Guy Laliberte are scheduled to launch aboard the Soyuz TMA-16 spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in...

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2009-08-05 08:15:55

As a result of the latest International Space Station Multi-Lateral Crew Operations Panel (MCOP) recently held in Houston, ESA has today announced that the European crewmember of Expedition 30/31 to fly to the International Space Station in 2011 will be Andr© Kuipers from the Netherlands. Therefore, as already stated by ESA's Director General Jean-Jacques Dordain on several occasions, an astronaut of German nationality will be assigned to the following opportunity for an ESA astronaut to...


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holluschickie
  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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