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Astronauts Begin Second Expedition 32 Spacewalk
2012-08-30 09:24:30

NASA Flight Engineer Sunita Williams and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency Flight Engineer Akihiko Hoshide began the second spacewalk of the Expedition 32 mission at 8:16 a.m. EDT Thursday. During the scheduled 6.5-hour excursion, the spacewalkers will replace a faulty power relay unit on the International Space Station's truss, rig power cables for the arrival late next year of a Russian laboratory module, replace a failing robotic arm camera and install a thermal cover on a docking...

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...

Expedition 31 Astronauts Headed For The International Space Station
2012-05-15 04:54:40

[ Watch the Launch Video ] A NASA astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts lifted off for the International Space Station aboard the Soyuz TMA-04M spacecraft to join up with their three Expedition 31 crew mates already on the orbiting space lab. The Soyuz rocket lifted off on May 15 at 9:01 a.m. local time (10:01 p.m. CDT May 14) from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan carrying NASA Flight Engineer Joseph Acaba, Russian Soyuz Commander Gennady Padalka and Flight Engineer Sergei Revin....

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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...

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2011-05-25 12:30:00

Astronauts on space shuttle Endeavour's final mission completed their third spacewalk on Wednesday. Drew Feustel and Mike Fincke completed an excursion that spanned about seven hours to get the station ready to operate after the shuttle program ends this summer. It was the third of four spacewalks planned during Endeavour's 16-day mission.  The fourth spacewalk is scheduled for Friday. The two astronauts installed a fixture to allow the station's robot crane to move over to the...


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Michael Fincke
2012-09-19 14:10:13

Michael Fincke is a United States Air Force officer and a NASA astronaut who holds the record for the most time spent in space. He was born Edward Michael Fincke on March 14, 1967 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; however, he grew up in its suburb, Emsworth. Fincke graduated from Sewickley Academy in Sewickley, Pennsylvania in 1985, and subsequently attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on an Air Force ROTC scholarship. He graduated in 1989 as a double major and earned both a Bachelor...

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2011-04-18 23:18:19

Gregory Chamitoff is an engineer and NASA astronaut. He was born Gregory Errol Chamitoff on August 6, 1962 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He is married to Alison Chantal Caviness, M.D., and together they have two children, Natasha and Dimitri. His interests include scuba diving, backpacking, skiing, and racquetball. He graduated from Blackford High School in San Jose, California in 1980. As an undergraduate student at California Polytechnic State University, Chamitoff taught courses in...

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cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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