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NASA Pilots Train In P-3 Aircraft Simulator For Antarctic Flying
2013-12-12 11:12:10

NASA Pilots and flight engineers with NASA's Operation IceBridge traveled to Jacksonville, Fla., to prepare for the mission's recently concluded Antarctic campaign. There the flight crews spent time training in a P-3 aircraft simulator at the U.S. Navy base Naval Air Station Jacksonville. Each year, NASA pilots are required to train in a simulator and demonstrate proficiency in an actual aircraft, a process known as a check ride. Though this is only required once annually, many pilots...

2013-09-30 16:20:15

WASHINGTON, Sept. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA and its international partners have appointed future crew members for the International Space Station. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) NASA astronaut Tim Kopra and European Space Agency astronaut Tim Peake are scheduled to launch in December 2015 and return to Earth in spring 2016. They will join the Expedition 45 crew members in orbit and will remain aboard as part of Expedition 46 with yearlong...

2013-07-10 12:21:10

HOUSTON, July 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA and its international partners have appointed three International Space Station crew members to round out future expeditions to the orbiting laboratory. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) NASA astronaut Kjell Lindgren, Japanese Exploration Aerospace Agency (JAXA) astronaut Kimiya Yui and Russian Federal Space Agency cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko are scheduled to launch in June 2015. They will join three...

2013-04-15 19:30:18

The International Space Station´s Expedition 35 crew kicked off the workweek Monday supporting a variety of science experiments, preparing for an upcoming spacewalk and monitoring the departure of a Russian cargo craft. Commander Chris Hadfield of the Canadian Space Agency started his day logging his breakfast as he began the seventh day of a 10-day prescribed diet for the Energy experiment, which is aimed at precisely measuring the dietary requirements for astronauts during...

2013-01-15 09:52:45

NASA and its international partners have named several future International Space Station expedition crews. They include NASA astronauts Steve Swanson, Reid Wiseman, Barry Wilmore and Terry Virts. Swanson was born in Syracuse, N.Y., but considers Steamboat Springs, Colo., his hometown. Wiseman is from Baltimore and is a commander in the U.S. Navy. Wilmore, a captain in the U.S. Navy, is from Mount Juliet, Tenn. Virts, a colonel in the U.S. Air Force, was born in Baltimore, but considers...

2013-01-14 20:20:07

Corrected to update crew mission dates HOUSTON, Jan. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA and its international partners have named several future International Space Station expedition crews. They include NASA astronauts Steve Swanson, Reid Wiseman, Barry Wilmore and Terry Virts. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Swanson was born in Syracuse, N.Y., but considers Steamboat Springs, Colo., his hometown. Wiseman is from Baltimore and is a commander in the...

2013-01-14 16:20:44

HOUSTON, Jan. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA and its international partners have named several future International Space Station expedition crews. They include NASA astronauts Steve Swanson, Reid Wiseman, Barry Wilmore and Terry Virts. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Swanson was born in Syracuse, N.Y., but considers Steamboat Springs, Colo., his hometown. Wiseman is from Baltimore and is a commander in the U.S. Navy. Wilmore, a captain in the U.S....

2012-11-26 08:20:20

WASHINGTON, Nov. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA, the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos), and their international partners have selected two veteran spacefarers for a one-year mission aboard the International Space Station in 2015. This mission will include collecting scientific data important to future human exploration of our solar system. NASA has selected Scott Kelly and Roscosmos has chosen Mikhail Kornienko. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO )...

Astronauts Chosen For Year Long ISS Mission In 2015
2012-11-26 08:52:05

NASA Release NASA, the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos), and their international partners have selected two veteran spacefarers for a one-year mission aboard the International Space Station in 2015. This mission will include collecting scientific data important to future human exploration of our solar system. NASA has selected Scott Kelly and Roscosmos has chosen Mikhail Kornienko. Kelly and Kornienko will launch aboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in...

Second Expedition 32 Spacewalk Ends With Unsuccessful Attempt To Secure Power Unit
2012-08-31 09:37:29

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Two International Space Station (ISS) astronauts completed a scheduled spacewalk Thursday afternoon at 4:33 p.m. (EDT) after spending several hours trying to fix a flawed power unit. The spacewalk began at 8:16 a.m. and was originally scheduled for 6.5 hours, but problems installing a new power-switching box took them into overtime. NASA Flight Engineer Sunita Williams and JAXA Flight Engineer Akihiko Hoshide were unable to...