Latest Extra-vehicular activity Stories

2008-09-25 06:00:11

By Calum MacLeod BEIJING -- From a secretive desert town in China's northwest, the country will launch its third manned spaceflight today, which will feature the nation's first spacewalk.

2008-09-24 09:30:00

A spokesman for China's space program said Wednesday that Russian technicians will help direct China's third manned mission and first-ever spacewalk this week, setting the stage for expanded cooperation between the sides.

2008-09-16 12:10:00

China space officials have announced the names of three astronauts who will carry out the country’s third manned space mission.

2008-09-15 12:10:00

HAMPTON ROADS, Va., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- This school year starts with a space defying opportunity. NASA Astronaut Winston E. Scott is participating in a national contest, Win an Afternoon with Winston E.

2008-07-25 00:00:16

By Jeremy Pittari, Picayune Item, Miss. Jul. 24--STENNIS -- After successfully delivering "hope" to the space station five of the astronauts involved in the endeavor shared their experience with Stennis Space Center staff.

2008-07-08 11:35:00

The Expedition 17 crew kicked off a busy week aboard the International Space Station with more spacewalk preparations.

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.

2008-06-12 16:16:48

This story was updated at 2:51 p.m. EDT.

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.

2008-06-09 22:25:32

This story was updated at 12:37 p.m.

Latest Extra-vehicular activity Reference Libraries

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,...

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,...

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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Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.