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NASA is taking steps to make spacewalking on an asteroid a reality. In the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory , 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.
Researchers at MIT have found a new way to train astronauts extensively that could streamline the lengthy training process. Astronauts were administered specialized spacial tests to determine if they had the right stuff to move on.
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.
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.
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.
"Space is a harsh, inhospitable frontier and we are explorers, not colonizers" — these are the words written by astronaut Luca Parmitano about his experience of almost drowning in space on July 16, 2013.
On July 16, the crew of the International Space Station had to cut short a spacewalk designed to address several issues because of a helmet malfunction.
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.
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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