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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...

Flying Through A Geomagnetic Storm
2012-03-03 06:19:18

[ Watch the Video ] Glowing green and red, shimmering hypnotically across the night sky, the aurora borealis is a wonder to behold.  Longtime sky watchers say it is the greatest show on Earth. It might be the greatest show in Earth orbit, too. High above our planet, astronauts onboard the International Space Station (ISS) have been enjoying an up-close view of auroras outside their windows as the ISS flies through geomagnetic storms. “We can actually fly into the...

2012-02-07 13:29:51

NASA and the American Physical Society (APS) have begun a partnership to share videos from the International Space Station with students, educators and science fans around the world. NASA astronaut Don Pettit, currently on the orbiting outpost as a member of the Expedition 30 crew, will use everyday objects from Earth to demonstrate physics through "Science off the Sphere" presentations. Space fans know Pettit from his previous science demonstrations performed in space, such as the "Zero G...

2011-11-28 11:50:16

Fresh off the arrival of three new crew members at the International Space Station, the next trio of residents is set to launch to the outpost Dec. 21. NASA Television will cover prelaunch activities, launch and docking to the orbital laboratory during the next several weeks. Expedition 30 NASA astronaut Don Pettit, Russian Soyuz Commander Oleg Kononenko and European Space Agency Flight Engineer Andre Kuipers are scheduled to launch at 7:16 a.m. CST on Dec. 21 (7:16 p.m. local time) from...

2011-11-10 04:42:54

Two NASA astronauts soon will be aboard the International Space Station and available for regularly scheduled interview opportunities with accredited news media. Daniel Burbank, a veteran of two space shuttle missions to assemble the station, will launch with Russian crewmates on a Soyuz spacecraft from Kazakhstan on Sunday, Nov. 13. Arriving at the complex on Nov. 16 for a four-month mission, Burbank will command the Expedition 30 crew through mid-March. Donald Pettit will join Burbank...

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2011-05-27 09:45:00

Astronauts aboard space shuttle Endeavour completed the final spacewalk for the space program. Veteran spacewalkers Mike Fincke and Greg Chamitoff floated outside the International Space Station to finish-up the final space walk for Endeavour's 16-day mission. The 7 hour 24 minute spacewalk's primary objectives included stowing the 50-foot-long boom and adding a power and data grapple fixture to make it the Enhanced International Space Station Boom Assembly. The total time the spacewalkers...


Latest Expedition 6 Reference Libraries

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2011-01-04 21:50:03

Nikolai Budarin is a Russian cosmonaut and a veteran of three extended space missions aboard the Mir Space Station and the International Space Station. He was born Nikolai Mikhailovich Budarin on April 29, 1953 in Kirya, Chuvashia. Budarin is married to Marina Lvovna Budarina, and they have two sons, Dmitry and Vladislav. In 1971, Budarin served in the Soviet Army in Czechoslovakia. He graduated from the evening education department of the Moscow Aviation Institute in 1979, specializing...

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2011-01-04 15:55:35

Ken Bowersox is an engineer, United States Naval officer, and a former NASA astronaut. He was born Kenneth Dwane Bowersox on November 14, 1956 in Portsmouth, Virginia. However, he considers Bedford, Indiana his hometown, and he graduated from Bedford High School in 1974. When he was a child, his family moved to Oxnard, California, and Bowersox was an Eagle Scout. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in aerospace engineering from the United States Naval Academy, and was commissioned shortly...

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