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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

2009-09-02 15:40:00

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. The conversation was preempted on NASA Television by the HTV preflight briefing and was replayed after the briefing at 2:41 p.m. EDT. Tony Antonelli: We've been analyzing whether we need to do Debris Avoidance Maneuver (DAM). We're considering all the options and they're all still on the table. The closest point of approach is...

2009-09-02 10:40:41

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. Wednesday During the spacewalk, shuttle Commander Rick Sturckow and Mission Specialist Pat Forrester guided the spacewalkers through the procedures, NASA said, noting astronauts Kevin Ford and Bob Thirsk operated the station's...

2009-09-01 09:09:39

NASA says the crews of space shuttle Discovery and the International Space Station have started moving eight tons of supplies from the shuttle to the station. European Space Agency astronauts Christer Fuglesang and Frank DeWinne became the first crew members to enter the newly installed Leonardo Multi-Purpose Logistics Module early Tuesday. NASA said the module is loaded with equipment that includes two research racks, a new station crew quarters, a freezer, an air revitalization system and...

2009-07-27 07:00:00

Two astronauts have completed their fifth and final spacewalk during the US space shuttle Endeavor's rendezvous with the International Space Station, after installing two cameras in Japan's Kibo Laboratory.For nearly five hours, Endeavor astronauts Chris Cassidy and Tom Marshburn floated 225 miles above Earth as they installed the TV cameras to the outdoor experiments platform, which will help a Japanese cargo carrier dock with the ISS. They also completed various maintenance and prevention...

2009-07-26 06:50:00

After a day of rest, the 13 astronauts and cosmonauts on the International Space Station will shift back into high gear for robotic operations and spacewalk preparations. The crew's Sunday wake-up music was composer George Frederic Handel's "Dixit Dominus." The excerpt was uplinked for Canadian Space Agency astronaut Julie Payette at 3:03 a.m. CDT. Overnight, flight controllers continued to manually operate the Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA), which shares responsibility for...

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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,...

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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