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2014-06-19 09:23:11

NASA Spacewalkers Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Artemyev exited the Pirs docking compartment at 10:10 a.m. EDT for about 6.5 hours of spacewalking tasks outside the Russian segment of the International Space Station. Watch live on NASA TV Their first task is to install a communications system antenna on the conical section of the Zvezda service module. They’ll spend about two hours and 45 minutes on that task which includes connecting cables, removing protective covers and...

ISS Astronauts Wrap Up Expedition 39, Prepare For Return To Earth
2014-05-13 09:43:10

[ Watch the Video: Expedition 39/40 Change of Command Ceremony ] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online After nearly six months aboard the International Space Station, three Expedition 39 astronauts wrap up their mission and prepare to return home to Earth. The crew, Commander Koichi Wakata, Flight Engineer Rick Mastracchio and Soyuz commander Mikhail Tyurin, performed the official ‘Change of Command’ ceremony before this evening’s departure. The Expedition 39...

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2014-03-23 13:26:53

NASA Three new Expedition 39 crew members wrapped up training Friday at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan as they prepare for next week’s launch to join Commander Koichi Wakata and Flight Engineers Rick Mastracchio and Mikhail Tyurin aboard the International Space Station. NASA astronaut Steve Swanson and Russian cosmonauts Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Artemyev inspected the Soyuz TMA-12M that will carry them on an express, six-hour journey to the station on Tuesday. The trio...

Expedition 38 Crew Lands Safely In Kazakhstan After 166 Days On ISS
2014-03-11 10:30:33

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA astronaut Mike Hopkins, along with his Russian colleagues Oleg Kotov and Sergey Ryazanskiy safely landed in Kazakhstan at 11:24 p.m. EDT on Monday – ending Expedition 38 aboard the International Space Station, according to a statement from the American space agency. The return marked the end of a first trip into space for both Hopkins and Ryazanskiy that lasted 166 days. For his part, Hopkins executed a couple of spacewalks that...

2014-03-11 00:22:00

WASHINGTON, March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Three crew members from the International Space Station returned to Earth Monday after 166 days in space, during which they made 2,656 orbits around the planet and traveled almost 70.5 million miles. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Expedition 38 crew members Michael Hopkins of NASA, and Oleg Kotov and Sergey Ryazanskiy of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) touched down southeast of the remote town of...

Expedition 37 Crew Took Olympic Torch For A Spacewalk Saturday
2013-11-10 05:45:55

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online After being carried to the International Space Station (ISS) by three new crew members of Expedition 38 a few days earlier, the 2014 Winter Games’ Olympic Torch was carried outside the orbiting lab for a spacewalk on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013. Expedition 37 Flight Engineers Oleg Kotov and Sergey Ryazanskiy opened the hatch on the Pirs docking compartment at 9:34 am EST for what was to be a nearly six-hour-long spacewalk for space...

2012-08-15 20:17:06

Astronauts and cosmonauts will perform two spacewalks outside the International Space Station this month. NASA Television will broadcast both events live. Coverage of the first will begin at 10 a.m. EDT, Monday, Aug. 20. Coverage of the second will begin at 7 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 30. The first spacewalk, scheduled to begin at 10:40 a.m., Aug. 20, will feature Expedition 32 Commander Gennady Padalka and Flight Engineer Yuri Malenchenko of the Russian Federal Space Agency in Russian Orlan...

2012-08-07 16:02:38

NASA will preview a pair of spacewalks involving U.S., Russian and Japanese crew members aboard the International Space Station at 2 p.m. EDT Tuesday, Aug. 14. The briefing will be broadcast on NASA Television from the agency's Johnson Space Center in Houston with media questions taken from other participating NASA locations. The briefers are: -- Dina Contella, Expedition 32 lead flight director -- Kieth Johnson, lead U.S. spacewalk officer Expedition 32 Commander Gennady Padalka and...


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Vladimir Dezhurov
2012-09-03 07:41:01

Vladimir Dezhurov is a former Russian cosmonaut who has performed nine spacewalks. He was born Vladimir Nikolayevich Dezhurov on July 30, 1962 in Yavas, Zubovo-Polyansky District, Mordovia, Russia. Dezhurov attended the S.I. Gritsevits Kharkov Higher Military Aviation School, where he graduated with a pilot engineer’s diploma in 1983. After graduating, Dezhurov served as a pilot and senior pilot in the Russian Air Force. In 1987, he was assigned to the Cosmonaut Training Center, where he...

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2011-04-11 13:06:23

Chris Cassidy Chris Cassidy is a NASA astronaut and a Navy SEAL. He was born Christopher John Cassidy on January 4, 1970 in Salem, Massachusetts. He graduated from York High School, in York, Maine, and then subsequently also graduated from the Naval Academy Prep School in Newport, Rhode Island, in 1989. He received a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1993 and a Master's degree in Ocean engineering from MIT in 2000. Cassidy graduated from BUD/S Class 192,...

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