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2008-11-22 11:00:00

NASA announced Friday that a new water regeneration system onboard the International Space Station, used to recycle urine and other wastewater into drinking water for astronauts, is experiencing glitches. The $250 million water regeneration system experienced problems that prompted two shutdowns on Thursday and Friday as astronauts attempted to start the distillation process using pre-collected urine samples. The space shuttle Endeavour delivered the system to the International Space Station...

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2008-11-21 10:50:00

As astronauts aboard the International Space Station prepared for a half-day off from work on Friday, they re-fired the shuttle's thrusters and began installation of a contraption that will recycle urine into drinking water. Endeavour's seven astronauts and the three space station crew members have been working without a break since the space shuttle launched from Florida a week ago. They will get a half-day off in space after holding a news conference. The extra thrust given on Friday will...

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2008-11-20 14:55:00

Astronauts conducted another spacewalk Thursday, vowing to keep a tighter grip on the remaining bag of tools after sending the first set floating into space on Tuesday. Valued by NASA at $100,000, the first tool bag drifted out of the reach of Endeavour's lead spacewalker Heidemarie Stefanyshyn Piper while she was busy cleaning grease from a leaking grease gun. Stefanyshyn-Piper said she mistakenly forgot to check that the bag had been properly secured. With two grease guns lost in space,...

2008-11-18 22:04:57

A tool bag floated away in space as U.S. astronaut Heide Stefanyshyn-Piper worked outside the International Space Station Tuesday. Stefanyshyn-Piper, who is working from the space shuttle Endeavour, had a grease gun inside her tool bag leak, and while she was trying to clean it up, the whole bag floated away, CNN reported. Stefanyshyn-Piper was outside the space station on a scheduled six-hour spacewalk with fellow mission specialist Steve Brown. The Endeavour began its mission Thursday when...

2008-11-18 15:19:29

U.S. astronauts performed maintenance chores -- cleaning here, lubing there -- Tuesday at the International Space Station. Mission specialists Heide Stefanyshyn-Piper and Steve Brown began their 6 1/2-hour space walk shortly after 1 p.m. as space shuttle astronaut Shane Kimbrough guided them through their tasks, NASA.gov reported. The space shuttle Endeavour began its mission Thursday when it lifted off from Kennedy Space Center in Florida. On the mission specialists' to-do list is the...

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2008-11-19 10:05:00

Flight organizers are revising their plans Wednesday for the rest of the spacewalks intended to happen during space shuttle Endeavour's trip to the International Space Station, following a vital tool bag being lost to space at some point during a repair trip. The tool bag floated away from astronaut Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper Tuesday as she cleaned and lubed a crusty joint on a wing of some solar panels located on the space station. She and colleague Stephen Bowen were halfway through the...

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2008-11-10 08:15:00

The seven astronauts aboard the space shuttle Endeavour will spend Thanksgiving in orbit around the Earth.  According to Commander Christopher Ferguson, at least seven turkey dinners have been packed aboard Endeavor for the two-week mission scheduled to lift-off on Friday night. "They've given us the full seven-course Thanksgiving meal, and all we need to have now is the time to eat it," Ferguson said. Their not-so-ordinary holiday meal included rehydratable green beans,...

2008-09-29 21:00:10

By Christopher Bodeen BEIJING - Chinese celebrated their nation's first spacewalk Saturday, gathering at outdoor TV screens to cheer live video of the milestone for a program that has ambitions of building a space station and challenging the U.S. and Russia in off-world exploration. Stoking national pride one month after the close of the Beijing Olympics, state television's coverage reflected much of the glory onto president and Communist Party leader Hu Jintao, who was present at...

2008-09-29 21:00:10

By Christopher Bodeen BEIJING - Astronauts aboard China's Shenzhou 7 spacecraft prepared Friday for the country's first-ever spacewalk today. Prepping the two space suits - one Chinese, one Russian - takes about 12 hours and includes booting up the power, life support and other systems and synchronizing them, said Wang Zhaoyao, deputy director of China's manned space program office. "This is China's first attempt (at a spacewalk) so there are a lot of uncertainties," Wang said. The...

2008-09-29 21:00:10

China's first spacewalk team returns home Chinese taikonaut Zhai Zhigang is helped out of the Shenzhou-7 re- entry module after it landed in Siziwang Banner in North China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region on Sunday. Zhai made the country's first spacewalk in the mission. Zhai, Liu Boming and Jing Haipeng stayed inside the capsule after landing for about 45 minutes to adapt to Earth's gravity before slowly crawling out the narrow entrance. A senior Chinese space official said the mission -...


Latest Extra-vehicular activity Reference Libraries

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2012-03-24 10:11:14

This was the first flight of Endeavour. Endeavour launched on May 7, 1992 at 7:40 PM EDT and Landed at Edwards AFB on May 16 at 1:57 PM PDT. The shuttle orbited 141 times at an inclination of 28.35 degrees at an altitude of 195 nautical miles. The mission lasted 8 days, 21 hours, 17 minutes, and 38 seconds. A satellite was moved to a corrected orbit using three spacewalks. A fourth spacewalk was conducted as practice for assembling Space Station Freedom. The INTELSAT VI (F-3) satellite,...

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2011-04-11 13:06:23

Chris Cassidy Chris Cassidy is a NASA astronaut and a Navy SEAL. He was born Christopher John Cassidy on January 4, 1970 in Salem, Massachusetts. He graduated from York High School, in York, Maine, and then subsequently also graduated from the Naval Academy Prep School in Newport, Rhode Island, in 1989. He received a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1993 and a Master's degree in Ocean engineering from MIT in 2000. Cassidy graduated from BUD/S Class 192,...

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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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