Latest Extra-vehicular activity Stories

2010-08-11 14:40:00

Astronauts completed a successful spacewalk on Wednesday to remove a broken coolant pump on the International Space Station (ISS). Their previous spacewalk on Saturday to restore full cooling to the ISS was foiled by a large ammonia leak. Wednesday's spacewalk succeeded with no burst of toxic ammonia from a stubborn connector. The ISS has been operating with only half its usual cooling capability since an ammonia coolant pump failed a week and a half ago. Just five hours into the...

2010-08-11 06:00:00

A second spacewalk to help repair a failed ammonia coolant Pump Module onboard the International Space Station (ISS) will take place on Wednesday morning, according to NASA reports. "Expedition 24 Flight Engineers Doug Wheelock and Tracy Caldwell Dyson spent Tuesday completing preparations for their second spacewalk Wednesday out of the Quest airlock to replace the failed ammonia coolant Pump Module on the S1 truss of the complex while the International Space Station Mission Management Team...

2010-08-09 08:35:00

The longest expedition crew spacewalk in NASA history still wasn't enough to complete repairs on a damaged cooling system at the International Space Station (ISS), and an additional extra vehicular activity (EVA) will be needed to finish the job, the space agency reported over the weekend. Two spacewalks had already been scheduled, with the second set to take place as early as Wednesday. According to NASA's official ISS website, Expedition 24 Flight Engineers Doug Wheelock and Tracy Caldwell...

2010-08-05 15:23:00

HOUSTON, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The first of two spacewalks by NASA astronauts to replace a failed ammonia pump on the International Space Station has been moved to Saturday, Aug. 7. A second spacewalk is planned for Wednesday, Aug. 11, to complete the repairs. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Teams of flight controllers, engineers, and spacewalk experts have made significant progress...

2010-08-05 14:20:00

On Thursday, NASA pushed back a planned spacewalk by one day to fix a pump module on the International Space Station's (ISS) cooling system that dramatically failed last week. The first spacewalk will start on Saturday, a week to the day that an ammonia pump on the ISS failed. NASA said a second spacewalk has been planned for Wednesday to complete the job of swapping out the pump with one of four spares on board the ISS. NASA said that the one-day delay is to help give flight controllers,...

2010-08-02 13:59:45

NASA managers will discuss updated plans for two International Space Station spacewalks during a news briefing at 3 p.m. CDT on Monday, Aug. 2. The briefing replaces one originally scheduled for Tuesday. The news conference from NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston will air live on NASA Television and the agency's website. Journalists may ask questions from participating NASA locations. The briefers are: - Michael Suffredini, manager, International Space Station Program - Courtenay...

2010-08-03 10:10:00

NASA teams raced Monday to try and get ready for two spacewalks to fix a pump module on the International Space Station's (ISS) cooling system, which failed last week. NASA said the ISS astronauts will need at least two spacewalks to remove the failed ammonia pump and replace it with a new one.  The first spacewalk will take place on Friday. Two astronauts held dry-runs for the spacewalks at the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory (NBL) in Houston, where they choreographed what needed to be...

2010-05-19 10:15:00

An astronaut freed a snagged cable on the inspection boom for space shuttle Atlantis during a spacewalk on Wednesday, earning him the "superhero" title. Stephen Bowen got started on the International Space Station's battery replacements once he finished freeing the wire. Untangling the wire was the first thing he did during his second spacewalk on Atlantis' visit to the ISS. The cable prevented the shuttle astronauts from thoroughly inspecting their ship for any possible damage from last...

2010-05-11 08:40:00

WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn., May 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Hamilton Sundstrand's One EVA team was presented a Stellar Award in the Team Category at the recent 2010 annual Rotary National Award for Space Achievement (RNASA) banquet in Houston. Hamilton Sundstrand is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). The One EVA team - comprised of five companies: ILC Dover, United Space Alliance, Oceaneering International Inc., the Boeing Co. and led by Hamilton Sundstrand - provides NASA...

2010-04-13 10:00:00

Space shuttle Discovery Mission Specialists Rick Mastracchio and Clayton Anderson completed the replacement of a depleted ammonia coolant tank on the International Space Station, finishing the complex three-spacewalk process. Today's 6-hour, 24-minute spacewalk began at 1:14 a.m. CDT, almost an hour ahead of schedule. Mastracchio's first task was to hook up fluid lines of the new 1,700-pound tank, a task that had been postponed from Sunday's spacewalk after delays in bolting that tank in...

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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