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Modified 'Pumpkin Suit' Being Tested By NASA For Asteroid Mission Spacewalks
2013-12-13 12:32:12

[ Watch The Video: Spacewalk and Suit Testing in the Neutral Buoyancy Lab ] NASA NASA is taking steps to make spacewalking on an asteroid a reality. In the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory (NBL) near the agency's Johnson Space Center in Houston, engineers are testing a modified version of the pumpkin-orange Advanced Crew Escape System (ACES) worn by space shuttle astronauts during launch and reentry for use by future crew in the Orion spacecraft. As the agency plans human deep space...

MIT Team Develops New Tool To Expedite Astronaut Training
2013-10-18 15:35:06

[ Watch the Video: Astronaut Training The MIT Way ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers at MIT have found a new way to train astronauts extensively that could streamline the lengthy training process. Scientists in the Man Vehicle Laboratory (MVL) administered standard cognitive spatial tests to 50 astronauts and compared the results with the astronauts' performance in NASA's 30-hour Generic Robotics Training (GRT) course. All incoming astronauts must...

Seatest Underwater Adventure Completed By Andreas And Thomas
2013-10-01 08:32:10

[ Watch the Video: What Are Astronauts Doing Under The Sea? ] ESA ESA astronauts Andreas Mogensen and Thomas Pesquet returned from Florida last week after taking part in Seatest – NASA’s underwater testbed for working in space. Andreas stayed 20 m underwater for four nights in the Aquarius habitat with NASA astronauts Joe Acaba and Kate Rubins and Japanese astronaut Soichi Noguchi. The mission was divided into testing crew procedures that might be used on the International...

ESA Astronauts Testing Sample Returns At Sea
2013-09-13 15:11:45

ESA ESA astronauts Andreas Mogensen and Thomas Pesquet are in Florida, USA for a five-day underwater adventure to test tools and practice spacewalks as part of the Seatest mission. Andreas will live in an underwater habitat with NASA astronauts Joa Acaba and Kate Rubins and Japanese astronaut Soichi Noguchi, while Thomas will stay on shore as flight director and crew communicator. Inside the Aquarius habitat, the ‘Space Environment Analog for Testing EVA Systems and Training’ –...

Training Astronauts Underwater
2013-09-11 10:44:52

ESA ESA astronaut Jean-François Clervoy and ESA astronaut instructor Hervé Stevenin slipped into the roles of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin last week for an underwater simulation of the historic mission to the Moon. Training astronauts underwater is an effective way of getting used to the sensations of working in weightlessness for long periods. Last week the underwater training concept was extended by French deep-diving specialists Comex to simulate gravity on the Moon. Lunar...

Astronaut Luca Parmitano Describes Experience Of Drowning In Space
2013-08-21 15:08:24

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online "Space is a harsh, inhospitable frontier and we are explorers, not colonizers" — these are the words written by Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano about his experience of almost drowning in space on July 16, 2013 when his space suit developed a leak. Parmitano, an Italian astronaut from the European Space Agency (ESA), embarked on a spacewalk mission last month accompanied by NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy. The two men were tasked with...

Spacesuit Malfunction To Be Investigated By Special NASA Board
2013-07-24 05:59:26

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On July 16, the crew of the International Space Station (ISS) had to cut short a spacewalk designed to address several issues because of a helmet malfunction. That malfunction has led to NASA appointing a board to investigate the early termination, develop a set of lessons learned from the incident and suggest ways to prevent a similar problem in the future. Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano reported a buildup of water in the back of...

Cause Of Leaky Spacesuit Still A Mystery For NASA Astronauts
2013-07-18 07:42:38

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A spacewalk that ended prematurely due to a leaky helmet on Tuesday, July 16 is still under investigation, and NASA officials said they still do not have an answer as to what happened. Mission Control ended the extra-vehicular activity (EVA) outside the International Space Station on Tuesday after Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano reported a buildup of water in the back of his helmet. The accumulation continued to a point where...

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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