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2012-03-12 12:26:13

Michael Lopez-Alegria, NASA's most experienced spacewalker and the American holding the record for the single longest spaceflight mission, has left the agency. Lopez-Alegria flew on four missions and performed 10 spacewalks during his career. He most recently served in the Flight Crew Operations Directorate at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston as assistant director for the International Space Station (ISS). "Mike has faithfully served the Flight Crew Operations Directorate for many...

NASA TV To Broadcast Space Station Spacewalk Feb. 16
2012-02-12 05:08:42

Two cosmonauts will conduct a six-hour spacewalk Thursday, Feb. 16, to continue outfitting the International Space Station. NASA Television will broadcast the spacewalk beginning at 7:45 a.m. CST. Expedition 30 Russian Flight Engineers Oleg Kononenko and Anton Shkaplerov will move one of the two Strela cranes from the Pirs docking compartment to begin preparing for its replacement next year with a new laboratory and docking module. The 46-foot crane will be relocated to the Poisk module...

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2012-01-27 09:17:03

Jerry Ross, the first person to launch into space seven times, has retired from NASA. In a career that spanned more than three decades, Ross spent almost 1,400 hours in space and conducted nine spacewalks to rank third on the list of most extravehicular activity time in space. "Jerry has been instrumental in the success of many of NASA's human spaceflight missions and numerous spacewalks," said Peggy Whitson, chief of the Astronaut Office. "Not only were his skills and operational...

2011-11-28 11:51:58

Just back from his command of the International Space Station, NASA astronaut Mike Fossum will be available for live satellite interviews from 6 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. CST on Thursday, Dec. 1. Fossum completed 167 days in space as a member of the Expedition 28 and 29 crews during his third space flight. Altogether, Fossum has spent 194 days in space and performed seven spacewalks. He ranks seventh on the all-time list for cumulative spacewalking time. Fossum and his crewmates, Expedition 29...

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2011-08-01 10:27:33

Two cosmonauts will conduct a six-hour spacewalk on Wednesday, Aug. 3, to continue outfitting the Russian segment of the International Space Station. NASA Television will broadcast the spacewalk beginning at 9 a.m. CDT. Expedition 28 Russian Flight Engineers Sergei Volkov and Alexander Samokutyaev will install laser communications equipment and replace experiments on the Zvezda service module. They also will retrieve a rendezvous antenna, relocate a boom structure to aid future spacewalks and...

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2011-07-12 05:45:00

The U.S. government is laying the groundwork for an entire new industry to service satellites in orbit. The Robotic Refueling Mission flying aboard space shuttle Atlantis will use the International Space Station's Dextre robot to test tools for refueling and repairing satellites. "I've likened it to a Fisher-Price play toy for a robot, and I don't mean that in a negative sense," Atlantis commander Chris Ferguson said in a preflight interview with Reuters. The astronauts aboard Atlantis'...

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2011-05-27 09:45:00

Astronauts aboard space shuttle Endeavour completed the final spacewalk for the space program. Veteran spacewalkers Mike Fincke and Greg Chamitoff floated outside the International Space Station to finish-up the final space walk for Endeavour's 16-day mission. The 7 hour 24 minute spacewalk's primary objectives included stowing the 50-foot-long boom and adding a power and data grapple fixture to make it the Enhanced International Space Station Boom Assembly. The total time the spacewalkers...

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2011-05-25 12:30:00

Astronauts on space shuttle Endeavour's final mission completed their third spacewalk on Wednesday. Drew Feustel and Mike Fincke completed an excursion that spanned about seven hours to get the station ready to operate after the shuttle program ends this summer. It was the third of four spacewalks planned during Endeavour's 16-day mission.  The fourth spacewalk is scheduled for Friday. The two astronauts installed a fixture to allow the station's robot crane to move over to the...

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2011-05-24 16:45:54

NASA said on Tuesday that astronauts will try a new set of exercises to prepare them for the change in pressure they encounter on their spacewalk outside the International Space Station. The space agency said the "slow motion hokey pokey" exercises are designed to prevent decompression sickness known as the bends, which is similar to what scuba divers face if they rise to the surface too quickly. Astronauts typically get their spacesuits on early and take a series of steps, like breathing...


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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