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Latest Extra-vehicular activity Stories

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...

2013-07-16 16:20:22

WASHINGTON, July 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Television will air a news conference today at 4:30 p.m. EDT to discuss this morning's spacewalk outside the International Space Station. The news conference will take place at the agency's Johnson Space Center in Houston. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy and European Space Agency astronaut Luca Parmitano were more than an hour into the spacewalk when Parmitano...

2013-07-02 08:24:58

TORONTO, July 2, 2013 /CNW/ - Random House Canada is proud to announce that it will publish Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield's first book on October 29, 2013. The book, AN ASTRONAUT'S GUIDE TO LIFE ON EARTH, is the first in a two-book agreement that was completed with literary agent Rick Broadhead of Rick Broadhead & Associates. Anne Collins, the publisher of the Knopf Random Canada Publishing Group, is thrilled to be working with Hadfield on the book. She says, "On his last...

Space Expedition Corp. Teams Up With Buzz Aldrin and Axe To Send Contest Winners Into Space
2013-01-11 18:44:28

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online What do a former Apollo 11 astronaut and a popular brand of men´s grooming product have in common? They could be your ticket to a ride into outer space on board a private, commercial vehicle. Here´s the details: Unilever´s Axe-brand body spray is currently running a contest in which they will send 22 lucky men and women into space on a trip as a passenger on Space Expedition Corporation´s (SXC) and XCOR's Lynx...

Apollo 17 Moonwalk - 40 Years Later
2012-12-11 12:02:07

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Forty years ago, man stepped out onto the surface of the moon for the last time during the Apollo 17 mission. On December 11, 1972, astronauts unloaded the lunar rover for a drive around on the moon's surface, beginning the end of the final Apollo missions. Astronaut Eugene A. Cernan, commander of the mission, drove around the rover during the first extravehicular activity. A photo released by NASA of the rover shows Cernan...

ISS Astronauts Finish Up Spacewalk
2012-09-05 14:49:19

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Astronauts finished up their 2nd spacewalk in 3 days outside the International Space Station this afternoon. Flight Engineers Suni Williams and Aki Hoshide ventured outside the orbiting outpost and completed the installation of a Main Bus Switching Unit (MBSU) on Wednesday. The astronauts also installed a camera on the space station's robotic arm, Canadarm 2. Flight Engineer Joe Acaba operated the Canadarm 2 and monitored the space...

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2012-09-03 19:48:28

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new unexpected spacewalk is set for early morning on Wednesday for astronauts aboard the International Space Station. Expedition 32 Flight Engineers Sunita Williams of NASA and Akihiko Hoshide of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency will be taking a stroll outside the orbiting outpost to attempt to complete installation of a spare power unit on the space station's truss. The two will head outdoors for the second time in six days...

2012-09-02 14:20:32

WASHINGTON, Sept. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the wake of an unsuccessful attempt to install a replacement power-switching unit on the truss of the International Space Station, two crew members will venture outside for a second time in six days to complete the work. NASA Television will provide live coverage of the spacewalk beginning at 6 a.m. EDT, Wednesday, Sept. 5. The spacewalk is scheduled to begin about 7:15 a.m. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO...

Second Expedition 32 Spacewalk Ends With Unsuccessful Attempt To Secure Power Unit
2012-08-31 09:37:29

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Two International Space Station (ISS) astronauts completed a scheduled spacewalk Thursday afternoon at 4:33 p.m. (EDT) after spending several hours trying to fix a flawed power unit. The spacewalk began at 8:16 a.m. and was originally scheduled for 6.5 hours, but problems installing a new power-switching box took them into overtime. NASA Flight Engineer Sunita Williams and JAXA Flight Engineer Akihiko Hoshide were unable to...

Monday's Spacewalk Successful
2012-08-21 11:48:57

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Cosmonauts onboard the International Space Station (ISS) handled a spacewalk on Monday that took 5 hours and 51 minutes to complete, involving the moving of a telescoping space crane to a different module. The cosmonauts moved the module in preparation of a Russian laboratory that will be docking with the International Space Station sometime next year. After moving the crane, they sent off a small science satellite into orbit by...


Latest Extra-vehicular activity Reference Libraries

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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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