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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...

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...

2012-08-15 20:17:06

Astronauts and cosmonauts will perform two spacewalks outside the International Space Station this month. NASA Television will broadcast both events live. Coverage of the first will begin at 10 a.m. EDT, Monday, Aug. 20. Coverage of the second will begin at 7 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 30. The first spacewalk, scheduled to begin at 10:40 a.m., Aug. 20, will feature Expedition 32 Commander Gennady Padalka and Flight Engineer Yuri Malenchenko of the Russian Federal Space Agency in Russian Orlan...

2012-08-07 16:02:38

NASA will preview a pair of spacewalks involving U.S., Russian and Japanese crew members aboard the International Space Station at 2 p.m. EDT Tuesday, Aug. 14. The briefing will be broadcast on NASA Television from the agency's Johnson Space Center in Houston with media questions taken from other participating NASA locations. The briefers are: -- Dina Contella, Expedition 32 lead flight director -- Kieth Johnson, lead U.S. spacewalk officer Expedition 32 Commander Gennady Padalka and...

Spacesuit Redesign In Store For NASA Astronauts
2012-07-30 12:21:20

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online After about 20 years, NASA has decided it´s about time to change out the astronaut wardrobe by developing a new spacesuit. NASA has its eyes set on some deep space missions in the coming years, including trips to a near-Earth object or Mars. Developing a new spacesuit for its astronauts is just another step to get it closer to its goal. The Z-1 prototype spacecraft and Portable Life Support System (PLSS) 2.0 test article is...


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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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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