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A Russian cosmonaut and his US counterpart onboard the International Space Station (ISS) conducted a spacewalk Tuesday to perform some routine maintenance work before this weekâ€™s scheduled arrival of the space shuttle Discovery.
NASA Television will provide live coverage of the March 10 spacewalk of Expedition 18 Commander Mike Fincke and Flight Engineer Yury Lonchakov.
The U.S. space agency says it has awarded an interim letter contract to Oceaneering International Inc.
An American and Russian astronaut installed a device that monitors conditions around the orbital outpost during an almost six hour spacewalk outside the International Space Station on Tuesday.
Two members of the International Space Station crew have begun a spacewalk to install experiments and an electromagnetic energy probe, NASA said Monday night. Expedition 18 Commander Mike Fincke and Flight Engineer Yury Lonchakov also plan to take photographs and relocate an experiment that measures thruster exhaust plumes, the space agency said on its Web site.
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station celebrated after finally completing tests on a system that converts urine to drinking water on Tuesday.
The third spacewalk by Endeavour astronauts outside the International Space Station will be the focus of todayâ€™s activities aboard the two spacecraft.
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.
As astronauts aboard the International Space Station prepared for a half-day off from work on Friday, they re-fired the shuttleâ€™s thrusters and began installation of a contraption that will recycle urine into drinking water.
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,...
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,...
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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