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Monday's Spacewalk Successful
2012-08-21 11:48:57

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Cosmonauts onboard the International Space Station (ISS) handled a spacewalk on Monday that took 5 hours and 51 minutes to complete, involving the moving of a telescoping space crane to a different module. The cosmonauts moved the module in preparation of a Russian laboratory that will be docking with the International Space Station sometime next year. After moving the crane, they sent off a small science satellite into orbit by...

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...

Station Cosmonauts Complete Spacewalk
2012-02-17 08:36:20

Two Russian cosmonauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) completed a six-hour and 15-minute spacewalk Thursday afternoon to ready for the removal of a docking module due to be flown back into Earth´s atmosphere for incineration sometime next year. Oleg Kononenko and Anton Shkaplerov worked outside the station during the 6-hour exercise, the first of three spacewalks scheduled for this year. They moved the Strela-1 crane from the Pirs docking compartment to begin preparing...

2011-03-02 10:40:00

Astronauts Steve Bowen and Alvin Drew started the second spacewalk of the STS-133 mission on Wednesday morning. This is the 244th spacewalk performed by U.S. astronauts and the 155th in support of the International Space Station (ISS). Drew will complete the last task related to the failed ammonia pump module the two moved into a storage location on Monday. He will vent the remaining ammonia from the module into space by using a special tool to protect his spacesuit from any ammonia...

2011-02-11 07:25:00

For the second time in less than a month, two Russian cosmonauts will venture outside the International Space Station on Feb. 16 to install a pair of earthquake and lightning sensing experiments, and to retrieve a pair of spacecraft material evaluation panels. Expedition 26 Flight Engineers Dmitry Kondratyev and Oleg Skripochka are scheduled to float outside the Pirs airlock at 8:15 a.m. EST Wednesday to begin the five-and-a-half-hour excursion. Both spacewalkers will wear Russian Orlan-MK...

2011-01-19 07:26:00

HOUSTON, Jan. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two Russian cosmonauts on the International Space Station will conduct a spacewalk Friday, Jan. 21, to prepare the complex for future assembly and experiment work. The spacewalk will air live on NASA Television beginning at 8 a.m. CST. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Expedition 26 Flight Engineers Dmitry Kondratyev and Oleg Skripochka will perform the six-hour spacewalk. They will install an experimental...

2010-08-05 15:23:00

HOUSTON, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The first of two spacewalks by NASA astronauts to replace a failed ammonia pump on the International Space Station has been moved to Saturday, Aug. 7. A second spacewalk is planned for Wednesday, Aug. 11, to complete the repairs. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Teams of flight controllers, engineers, and spacewalk experts have made significant progress...

2010-07-27 10:05:00

A new video camera was installed outside the International Space Station late Monday night, early Tuesday morning during the 147th ISS spacewalk. Two Russian cosmonauts performed the spacewalk and installed a camera that can determine if the heat shield on the ISS is malfunctioning. Atlantis astronauts ran into a problem with the camera in May when the 100-foot inspection boom was rendered useless during the post launch inspection. Flight engineers Fyodor Yurchikhin and Mikhail...

2009-07-20 06:30:00

A day of spacewalking and plumbing repair are in store for the Endeavour and Expedition 20 crews aboard the International Space Station. The 13 spacefarers were awakened at 5:33 a.m. CDT to the theme from the 1960s television series "Thunderbirds," by composer Barry Gray, for Canadian Space Agency astronaut Julie Payette. Preparations for the second of five spacewalks will resume at 6:13 a.m. in the Quest airlock module. Spacewalkers Dave Wolf and Tom Marshburn are scheduled to start their...

2008-04-19 05:18:30

This story was updated at 6:05 a.m. EDT. The International Space Station's (ISS) first female commander and two crewmates are safely back on Earth, but landed well short of their intended landing site as they capped a marathon mission to the orbiting laboratory. The Russian Soyuz TMA-11 spacecraft ferrying Expedition 16 commander Peggy Whitson, of NASA, and her crew to Earth touched down about 295 miles (475 km) short of its target zone on the central Asian steppes of Kazakhstan....

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Peggy Whitson
2012-10-27 13:45:00

Peggy Whitson is an American biochemistry researcher and one of NASA’s most experienced female astronauts after having spent a total of over 365 days in space. She was born Peggy Annette Whitson on February 9, 1960 in Mount Ayr, Iowa, and grew up on a farm outside Beaconsfield. She graduated from Mount Ayr Community High School in 1978 and went on to attend Iowa Wesleyan College, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in biology and chemistry in 1981. She then went on to receive...

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