Quantcast

Latest Expedition 21 Stories

926366dc106a2004651cb267efd6a5061
2009-02-26 14:15:00

NASA will hold a media briefing at 1 p.m. CST on Wednesday, March 4, with the four future residents of the International Space Station who will usher in an era of six-person crews living aboard the orbiting research laboratory. The increase doubles the number of people who will be living and working in space. The briefing will originate from NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston and will be broadcast live on NASA Television. Questions will be taken from reporters at participating NASA...

4d4b64e4dc7f68922e46ee3cd2c8ff411
2009-02-06 15:50:00

In May 2009, Frank De Winne, of Belgian nationality and a member of the European Astronaut Corps, will fly to the International Space Station at the start of his six-month mission. This mission sees him become the first European commander of the Station by October 2009. ESA has now given his mission the name OasISS. During his stay on the International Space Station (ISS), De Winne will conduct scientific experiments developed by scientists from different European countries and others...

09f539de4c6a5fb4dca894ef3eff34a81
2009-01-30 08:35:00

NASA will hold a media briefing at 1 p.m. CST, Wednesday, March 4, with the International Space Station residents who will usher in an era of six-person crews. The briefing will originate from NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston and will be broadcast live on NASA Television. Questions will be taken from reporters at participating NASA sites. The briefing participants are: Roman Romanenko, Soyuz commander, Expedition 20 flight engineer and Russian cosmonaut Frank DeWinne, Expedition 20...

2009-01-30 06:48:00

HOUSTON, Jan. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA will hold a media briefing at 1 p.m. CST, Wednesday, March 4, with the International Space Station residents who will usher in an era of six-person crews. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The briefing will originate from NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston and will be broadcast live on NASA Television. Questions will be taken from reporters at participating NASA sites. The briefing participants are: - Roman...

e7212bec5c00499f1c270ce547463f231
2008-11-21 12:54:57

ESA astronaut Frank De Winne is set to become the first European Commander of the International Space Station. De Winne, from Belgium, will fly to the Station in a Soyuz spacecraft in May 2009 with Russian cosmonaut Roman Romanenko and Canadian Space Agency astronaut Robert Thirsk, which will bring the total number of crew on the ISS up to six for the first time. For the first four months De Winne will be an International Space Station (ISS) Flight Engineer as a member of the Expedition 20...

1590adabd3c5a44747541e33179e77541
2008-02-12 13:05:00

With the Columbus mission well under way, the space station program has assigned crews for the next flight opportunities. Belgian ESA astronaut Frank De Winne joins Expedition 19 and will spend six months on the ISS in 2009. In May 2009, he will fly together with Russian cosmonaut Yuri Lonchakov and Canadian Space Agency astronaut Robert Thirsk on a Russian Soyuz spacecraft to the ISS.The arrival of Frank De Winne and his two crewmates will for the first time expand the station's crew size to...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
Related