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NASA Astronauts Steve Swanson and Rick Mastracchio have completed a short spacewalk to replace a failed Multiplexer/Demultiplexer (MDM) back up computer. They began the re-pressurization of the Quest airlock at 11:32 a.m. EDT signifying the excursion’s end time.
What started out as a late night launch last Wednesday for a trio of spacemen and an Olympic Torch, ended today after the successful return to Earth of three different astronauts along with the Torch that will light the Olympic flame at the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia next February.
After being carried to the International Space Station by three new crew members of Expedition 38 a few days earlier, the 2014 Winter Games’ Olympic Torch was carried outside the orbiting lab for a spacewalk on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013.
After a late night launch on Wednesday from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Russia, the Soyuz TMA-11M capsule, carrying three astronauts, docked with the International Space Station just over six hours later, at 5:27 am EST on Thursday, November 7.
While the Olympic torch’s trip from Greece to Sochi, Russia in time for the 2014 winter games might not seem like the longest or most interesting journey, Olympic organizers have decided to take the scenic route.
With three crew members from Expedition 38 arriving at the ISS on Thursday morning, three of thesix-member Expedition 37 crew are slated to return to earth.
Three International Space Station crew members took their Soyuz for a spin around the block Friday as they prepare for the extremely busy final week of Expedition 37.
Douglas Wheelock is an American astronaut. He was born Douglas Harry "Wheels" Wheelock on May 5, 1960 in Binghamton, New York. The Apollo 11 moon landing in July 1969 is said to have inspired him to pursue astronautics. He graduated from Windsor Central High School in Windsor, New York in 1978 and immediately went on to attend the United States Military Academy at West Point. After four years as a cadet, he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Science and Engineering. After...
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