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ISS Replacement Pump Successfully Restarted
2013-12-25 08:09:21

NASA Following two spacewalks to replace a degraded pump module on the truss, or backbone, of the International Space Station, flight controllers in the Mission Control Center at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston successfully restarted the new pump Tuesday night. The pump module controls the flow of ammonia through cooling loops and radiators outside the space station, and, combined with water-based cooling loops inside the station, removes excess heat into the vacuum of space....

Soyuz Gets Ready For Arrival Of New Crew
2013-11-01 10:58:03

[ Watch The Video: Russian Soyuz Vehicle Relocates at the International Space Station ] NASA Three International Space Station crew members took their Soyuz for a spin around the block Friday as they prepare for the extremely busy final week of Expedition 37. Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin and Flight Engineers Karen Nyberg and Luca Parmitano undocked their Soyuz TMA-09M spacecraft from the Rassvet module on the Earth-facing side of the station at 4:33 a.m. EDT Friday. After backing the...

2011-05-03 14:30:00

HOUSTON, May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After living aboard the International Space Station for six months, Houston's first born and raised astronaut will return two flown mementos to officials at Houston's City Hall. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) At 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 10, NASA astronaut Shannon Walker will stop by the open session of the city council hearing to present Mayor Annise Parker and 14 council members with a City of Houston flag she...

2011-04-29 15:19:00

HOUSTON, April 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA astronaut Doug Wheelock, a colonel in the U.S. Army, will relive his spaceflight experiences for students and teachers in the Fort Hood area on May 2. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Beginning at 11 a.m. CDT, the Nolanville Eagles' student council will welcome Wheelock during a ceremony at Nolanville Elementary, 901 Old Nolanville Rd., Nolanville, Texas. At 1 p.m., Wheelock will give a multimedia...

2011-04-05 14:08:00

HOUSTON, April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After living aboard the International Space Station for six months, NASA astronaut Douglas Wheelock will return to Harpursville, N.Y., on April 6 to relive his spaceflight experience for students of Harpursville Central School District and to return the Medal of Honor he carried with him in space. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) Beginning at 10 a.m. EDT, Wheelock will give a presentation to elementary and...

2011-02-28 15:35:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA invites its Twitter followers to a special Tweetup with astronaut Doug Wheelock at 3 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, March 16. The event will take place in the James E. Webb Memorial Auditorium at NASA Headquarters, 300 E St. SW, Washington. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Wheelock posted images he took of Earth from the International Space Station to his Twitter account, and he was the first person to "check...

2010-12-22 14:05:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- International Space Station residents Scott Kelly, Catherine Coleman and Paolo Nespoli will speak to elementary, middle and high school students from the greater Cleveland metropolitan area on Tuesday, Dec. 28. The event will be held at the Great Lakes Science Center, located at 601 Erieside Ave. in Cleveland. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Station astronauts will make the long-distance phone call from...

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2010-11-26 08:05:00

A Soyuz spacecraft carrying a Russian cosmonaut and a pair of American astronauts safely touched down near the town of Arkalyk, Kazakhstan late Thursday evening. The three-person crew--Fyodor Yurchikhin of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) and Doug Wheelock and Shannon Walker of NASA--landed at 11:46pm EST (10:46am on Friday, in local time) following a five-month stay on board the International Space Station (ISS). With Yurchikhin at the helm, the trio departed from the ISS at...

2010-11-25 22:59:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 25, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Expedition 25 Commander Doug Wheelock and Flight Engineers Shannon Walker and Fyodor Yurchikhin safely landed their Soyuz spacecraft on the Kazakhstan steppe Thursday, wrapping up a five-month stay aboard the International Space Station. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Russian cosmonaut Yurchikhin, the Soyuz commander, was at the controls of the spacecraft as it undocked at 8:23 p.m. EST from the station's Rassvet...

2010-11-04 15:11:00

HOUSTON, Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After living aboard the International Space Station for six months, NASA astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson will relive her spaceflight experience for the public, friends and co-workers in a special presentation at 6:30 p.m. CST Tuesday, Nov. 9, in the Northrop Grumman Theater at Space Center Houston. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) During the program,...


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Douglas Wheelock
2012-10-22 12:06:23

Douglas Wheelock is an American astronaut. He was born Douglas Harry "Wheels" Wheelock on May 5, 1960 in Binghamton, New York. The Apollo 11 moon landing in July 1969 is said to have inspired him to pursue astronautics. He graduated from Windsor Central High School in Windsor, New York in 1978 and immediately went on to attend the United States Military Academy at West Point. After four years as a cadet, he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Science and Engineering. After...

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