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2010-02-12 06:05:00

Astronauts installed a 2,600-cubic-foot addition to the International Space Station early Friday, combining the talents of robotic arm operators and spacewalkers to connect the Italian-built Tranquility module. Tranquility was installed at 12:20 a.m. CST Friday over the Indian Ocean west of Singapore. Mission Specialist Kay Hire and Pilot Terry Virts used the station's Canadarm2 to pull Tranquility out of the space shuttle Endeavour's payload bay and position it on the port side of the...

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2009-11-23 07:10:46

The combined 12-member crew of Atlantis and the International Space Station will move the last of this mission's spare hardware during the third and final spacewalk today. Mission Specialists Randy Bresnik and Robert Satcher Jr. are scheduled to begin their six hour spacewalk at 6:18 a.m. Final preparations for the spacewalk will begin at 3:13 a.m. The crew's wakeup call came today at 1:28 a.m. The wakeup song, "Space Rise" by Larry Whitehair, was played for Mission Specialist Mike Foreman....

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2009-11-21 06:55:00

NASA's Centennial Challenges program awarded $350,000 this week to a pair of designers who developed concepts for more flexible space gloves that could make it easier for astronauts to perform tasks. The 2009 Astronaut Glove Challenge awarded a first place prize of $250,000 to Peter Homer of Southwest Harbor, Maine, and a second place prize of $100,000 to Ted Southern of Brooklyn, N.Y. The competition seeks innovative spacesuit glove design concepts to reduce the effort needed to do work...

2009-09-07 14:40:00

A Swedish student said U.S. space officials made him change a question posed to an astronaut on the International Space Station because it mentioned nudity. Zhiwar Naeimiakbar, 14, one of the students at Stockholm's Satraskolan school chosen to interview Swedish astronaut Christer Fuglesang via phone, said the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration told him he could not ask Fuglesang if a person can survive in space without clothes, Swedish news agency TT reported Monday. At first...

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2009-09-06 07:10:00

Discovery's astronauts have now finished all of their work outside the station for the STS-128 mission. Mission Specialists Danny Olivas and Christer Fuglesang spent 7 hours and 1 minute outside the International Space Station on Saturday in the third and final spacewalk of this trip to the station, bringing the total for the mission to 20 hours and 15 minutes. Inside the station, crewmembers replaced one of 16 common berthing mechanism bolts used to secure the Leonardo cargo carrier to the...

2009-09-05 23:29:24

Astronauts Danny Olivas and Christer Fuglesang completed their third and final spacewalk on this shuttle mission ahead of schedule Saturday, NASA said. The spacewalk of the STS-128 mission lasted 7 hours and 1 minute and concluded at 11:40 p.m. EDT. For their final task, Olivas and Fuglesang laid 60-foot-long cables that will carry power to a new module, the Node 3 Tranquility -- a supply ship for the space station that arrives next year. On the spacewalk, which started at 4:39 p.m. EDT, the...

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2009-09-05 07:16:43

After a mid-mission rest, Discovery's crew is now ready to go for Saturday's third and final spacewalk of the mission. With two spacewalks and more than half of their scheduled transfer work complete, the first half of the STS-128 mission's eighth day in space was set aside for off-duty time for its crew. The crew members wrapped up their relaxation with a 40-minute news conference, where they and their International Space Station counterparts answered questions from American, Canadian and...

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2009-09-04 06:00:00

Two astronauts ventured outside of space Shuttle Discovery Thursday evening for the mission's second spacewalk. Swedish astronaut Christer Fuglesang and US astronaut Danny Olivas left the shuttle on Thursday at 2212 GMT for a spacewalk intended to last 6.5 hours. The spacewalkers spent the night in the Quest airlock to prepare for the second of three planned spacewalks for the mission. By 07:34:30 PM CST, NASA reported that Fuglesang and Olivas had successfully installed a new liquid ammonia...

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2009-09-03 12:23:33

The U.S. space agency says it will not be necessary to move space shuttle Discovery and the International Space Station to avoid reported space debris. Astronauts aboard space shuttle Discovery, docked at the International Space Station, were awakened at 12:30 p.m. EDT Thursday with the song There is a God. Aside the song, performed by 33 Miles and played for astronaut Patrick Forrester, controllers at mission control in Houston told the crew the decision involving a possible debris avoidance...

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2009-09-03 08:42:12

NASA astronauts prepared Thursday for another spacewalk despite reports of space debris moving toward the International Space Station. NASA said astronauts Danny Olivas and Christer Fuglesang spent their sleep period inside an ISS airlock in preparation for the second STS-128 spacewalk, scheduled to begin at 5:19 p.m. EDT Thursday. John McCullough, NASA flight director, said it did not appear likely the docked space shuttle Discovery would have to fire its thrusters to move it and the space...


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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