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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.
A Swedish student said US space officials made him change a question posed to an astronaut on the International Space Station because it mentioned nudity.
Discoveryâ€™s astronauts have now finished all of their work outside the station for the STS-128 mission.
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.
After a mid-mission rest, Discoveryâ€™s crew is now ready to go for Saturdayâ€™s third and final spacewalk of the mission.
Two astronauts ventured outside of space Shuttle Discovery Thursday evening for the missionâ€™s second spacewalk.
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.
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.
NASA space shuttle Capcom Tony Antonelli informed Discovery commander Rick Sturckow about a possible conjunction with debris from a portion of an Ariane 5 rocket body.
NASA says astronauts Danny Olivas and Nicole Stott have completed the first spacewalk of space shuttle Discovery's mission to the International Space Station. The astronauts, who began the STS-128 spacewalk at 5:49 p.m. EDT Tuesday, completed their tasks at 12:24 a.m.
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,...
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,...
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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