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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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2009-07-23 06:55:00

The third spacewalk outside the International Space Station yesterday ended after five hours, 59 minutes when a potential problem occurred with the carbon dioxide scrubbing device on one of the spacewalker's suits concerned flight controllers in Mission Control. Mission specialists Dave Wolf and Chris Cassidy began the STS-127 mission's third spacewalk at 9:32 a.m. and ended it at 3:31 p.m. when Cassidy's CO2 levels increased more than expected as the two were in the midst of installing six...

2009-07-18 16:25:00

Two U.S. astronauts ventured outside the International Space Station Saturday to install the final section of the station's Japanese laboratory, NASA said. NASA reported on its Web site that while STS-127 shuttle mission member Dave Wolf and space station crew member Tim Kopra donned their battery-powered spacesuits to begin work on the third piece of the Kibo laboratory, called the Japanese Exposed Facility, other crew members were taking care of installation and robotics activities inside...

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2009-07-20 06:30:00

A day of spacewalking and plumbing repair are in store for the Endeavour and Expedition 20 crews aboard the International Space Station. The 13 spacefarers were awakened at 5:33 a.m. CDT to the theme from the 1960s television series "Thunderbirds," by composer Barry Gray, for Canadian Space Agency astronaut Julie Payette. Preparations for the second of five spacewalks will resume at 6:13 a.m. in the Quest airlock module. Spacewalkers Dave Wolf and Tom Marshburn are scheduled to start their...

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2009-06-30 09:23:43

NASA plans to conduct a test of space shuttle Endeavour's external fuel tank at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida to make sure repairs were successful. The test will be shown live online by NASA TV beginning at 7 a.m. EDT Wednesday. During the test, the external tank will be filled with liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen, just as it is before launch, the space agency said in a statement. A hydrogen gas leak at the Ground Umbilical Carrier Plate "¦ postponed Endeavour's launch attempts...

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2009-06-27 06:50:00

The crew of the International Space Station (ISS) is about to get a new "eye-pod." The Tranquility node headed for the space station early in 2010 will feature a viewing dome unlike any other window ever flown in space. The dome, called the Cupola, is literally studded with windows for observing Earth, space, and the marvelous expanse of the ISS itself. The Cupola, named after the raised observation deck on a railroad caboose, is designed as an observation platform for operations outside the...


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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