Latest Expedition 30 Stories

2012-05-04 13:39:48

Expedition 31 Flight Engineer Don Pettit of NASA has taught more than half a million internet viewers how microgravity affects scientific principles by using everyday objects on the International Space Station. In the latest video, Pettit takes his demonstrations to the next level by using sound to oscillate water placed on a speaker and letting the droplets fly. The investigation is part of "Science off the Sphere," a video series featuring experiments of Pettit's own design intended to...

2012-04-06 03:52:14

Three of the six crew members living aboard the International Space Station will take questions from reporters during a news conference on Wednesday, April 11, at 9:15 a.m. CDT. The conference will air live on NASA Television and will be streamed on the agency's website. The news conference will link up reporters with NASA Expedition 30 Commander Dan Burbank and Flight Engineers Don Pettit and European Space Agency astronaut Andre Kuipers. The crew members will discuss research they are...

2012-03-06 05:21:30

News media representatives are invited to a live interactive event with students and the crew aboard the International Space Station as part of Destination Station activities during the month of March. The event takes place March 7 at The Tech Museum in San Jose, Calif. Destination Station is NASA's national awareness campaign to promote space station research opportunities, educate the public about station activities, and communicate the current and potential future impacts of the station...

2012-02-18 06:24:15

Students and educators from Sussex County, N.J., will gather at Newton High School on Wednesday, Feb. 22, to further their space studies by speaking live with Expedition 30 Commander Dan Burbank and Flight Engineer Don Pettit aboard the International Space Station. The Earth-to-space communication will take place at 10 a.m. EST and be broadcast live on NASA Television. The students participating in the event range from kindergarten through 12th grade. They represent the Newton, Andover...

2012-02-10 04:11:05

Students at Crayton Middle School in Columbia, S.C., will speak with NASA's Expedition 30 Commander Dan Burbank and Flight Engineer Don Pettit aboard the International Space Station at 9:55 a.m. EST on Wednesday, Feb. 15. Reporters are invited to attend. The event will be broadcast live on NASA Television. During the question-and-answer session, students will ask Burbank and Pettit about living and working on the space station. To attend, media representatives must contact Edith Caudle at...

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