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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...

Astronaut Michael Foale Announces Retirement
2013-08-11 05:04:54

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Michael Foale, a veteran of six NASA missions who spent a total of 375 days in space during his 26-year career, is retiring, the US space agency announced on Friday. Foale was born in Louth, England in 1957. In 1983, he joined the Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston and served as a payload officer in the Mission Control Center. During his tenure at JSC, Foale was responsible for payload operations of commercial satellites...

NASA TV To Broadcast Space Station Spacewalk Feb. 16
2012-02-12 05:08:42

Two cosmonauts will conduct a six-hour spacewalk Thursday, Feb. 16, to continue outfitting the International Space Station. NASA Television will broadcast the spacewalk beginning at 7:45 a.m. CST. Expedition 30 Russian Flight Engineers Oleg Kononenko and Anton Shkaplerov will move one of the two Strela cranes from the Pirs docking compartment to begin preparing for its replacement next year with a new laboratory and docking module. The 46-foot crane will be relocated to the Poisk module...

2011-03-16 03:11:00

WASHINGTON, March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Expedition 26 Commander Scott Kelly and Russian Flight Engineers Alexander Kaleri and Oleg Skripochka safely landed their Soyuz spacecraft on the Kazakhstan steppe Wednesday, wrapping up a five-month stay aboard the International Space Station. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Kaleri, the Soyuz commander, was at the controls of the spacecraft as it undocked at 12:27 a.m. EDT from the station's Poisk...

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2011-01-22 06:40:00

Two Russian cosmonauts performed spacewalks outside the International Space Station (ISS) on Friday. The spacewalkers installed a camera and an experimental radio system outside the ISS during the mission. Cosmonauts Dmitry Kondratyev and Oleg Skripochka set up the radio antenna and routed cable for it, then tossed the cover and cable reel overboard. The experimental radio system is designed to transmit large data files to Russian ground controllers. The spacewalkers also retrieved a pair...

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2005-01-22 09:58:56

NASA -- The Expedition 10 crew is getting set to venture outside the International Space Station for the first of the mission's two spacewalks. Commander Leroy Chiao and Flight Engineer Salizhan Sharipov will install a work platform, mount a robotics experiment, check vents on systems that help control the Station's atmosphere and install a scientific experiment in the early morning hours of Jan. 26. The spacewalk is to begin about 2:30 a.m. EST and should last almost 5.5 hours. Most of the...


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Michael Foale
2012-09-19 14:13:13

Michael Foale is a British-American astrophysicist and a NASA astronaut. He was born, with dual citizenship, Colin Michael Foale on January 6, 1957 in Louth, England to an English father and an American mother. He was brought up in Cambridge and attended The King's School in Canterbury. He then continued his education at Queens' College in Cambridge, where he was a member of the Air Training Corps. In 1980, Foale was involved in a tragic car accident in Yugoslavia that killed his girlfriend...

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2010-11-17 14:09:40

Aleksandr Kaleri is a Russian cosmonaut and veteran of extended stays on the Mir Space Station and the International Space Station. He was born Aleksandr Yuriyevich Kaleri on May 13, 1956 in Russia. In 1979, Kaleri graduated from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology as a specialist in Aircraft Flight Dynamics and Control. After his graduation, he was hired by the Energia Corporation and began his work on the Mir space station, helping with the development of design and engineering...

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abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.