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2008-07-08 11:35:00

The Expedition 17 crew kicked off a busy week aboard the International Space Station with more spacewalk preparations. The crew members participated in meetings with specialists on Earth and prepared cameras along with other tools and equipment that will be used during two upcoming spacewalks. Commander Sergei Volkov and Flight Engineer Oleg Kononenko will wear their Orlan spacesuits Tuesday to perform a full dress rehearsal to check their systems and communications gear to prepare for the...

2008-06-14 21:00:04

MOSCOW. June 14 (Interfax-AVN) - U.S. space shuttle Discovery has returned to the Earth after a two-week mission. Discovery, launched on June 1, took the chief section of the Japanese Kibo module to the International Space Station ISS and spares for the station's only toilet. The mission has involved three spacewalks during which Kibo was installed, a nitrogen tank used in the station's cooling system was replaced and other tasks were carried out. Discovery, which landed on Cape...

2008-06-12 16:16:48

This story was updated at 2:51 p.m. EDT. HOUSTON -- After successfully delivering the largest-ever lab to the International Space Station (ISS), the seven astronauts returning home aboard NASA's shuttle Discovery are taking some much deserved time off Thursday as they prepare for a weekend landing. Discovery commander Mark Kelly and his crew took a few hours to rest after their busy construction flight to install the station's billion-dollar Japanese Kibo laboratory, a roomy...

2008-06-09 22:25:32

HOUSTON -- Astronauts aboard the shuttle Discovery and International Space Station (ISS) reveled in the success of their mission Monday after delivering the largest single laboratory ever launched to the orbiting outpost. "Overall, the mission's been a great success," Discovery commander Mark Kelly told reporters from space. "I certainly have a great crew and they're well trained, but there's also a little luck involved." Kelly and his six STS-124 crewmates have spent the last...

2008-06-09 22:25:32

This story was updated at 12:37 p.m. EDT. HOUSTON -- Astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) successfully flexed and folded a fledgling robotic arm Monday to check the external reach of the outpost's new Japanese lab. Discovery shuttle astronauts extended the six-jointed arm of Japan's newly installed billion-dollar Kibo laboratory out to its full 33-foot (10-meter) length before tucking it away for future tests. "It was such a pretty view," Japanese astronaut...

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2008-06-09 10:35:00

Astronauts from shuttle Discovery marked the completion of their final spacewalk on Sunday with the replacement of an empty nitrogen tank.After completing their primary task of installing Japan's enormous lab, named Kibo, astronauts Michael Fossum and Ronald Garan did some preventative work on the space station's air conditioner. During the 6 1/2-hour spacewalk, Garan rode 80 feet from the orbiting outpost on the space station's robotic arm carrying the empty nitrogen gas tank from one side...

2008-06-08 16:34:05

HOUSTON — Two astronauts floated outside the International Space Station (ISS) Sunday on their mission's last spacewalk to make a cooling system service call and wrap up work on its new Japanese lab. Spacewalkers Michael Fossum and Ronald Garan replaced a refrigerator-sized tank filled with nitrogen to pressurize the station's ammonia cooling lines. But the seemingly mundane maintenance task gave Garan two grand views of Earth and space from the tip of the station's...

2008-06-08 16:34:05

HOUSTON — Astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) tested a new Japanese robotic arm for the first time Saturday as they passed the halfway mark of their two-week construction flight. "The week has gone way too fast," Discovery shuttle astronaut Karen Nyberg said in a series of televised interviews. NASA's space shuttle Discovery launched toward the station on May 31 to deliver Japan's $1 billion Kibo science laboratory, a tour bus-sized module that sports...

2008-06-08 05:12:38

HOUSTON — Two astronauts will step outside the International Space Station (ISS) Sunday to pay a service call on the orbiting lab's cooling system. Discovery shuttle astronauts Mike Fossum and Ron Garan are slated to begin their spacewalk at about 10:32 a.m. EDT (1432 GMT), marking the third excursion of their mission to the space station, to replace an empty nitrogen tank. "This is basically a scheduled maintenance," said Annette Hasbrook, lead space station flight...

2008-06-06 17:40:51

HOUSTON — The International Space Station's (ISS) giant Japanese laboratory got a second room Friday after astronauts attached its attic-like storage room. Wielding the space station's robotic arm, astronauts plucked the small storage room from a temporary berth and stuck it atop its permanent home on the roof of Japan's new tour bus-sized Kibo laboratory. "Good job," said Japanese astronaut Akihiko Hoshide after his crewmate, NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg, eased the...


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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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