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Expedition 38 Crew Members Take A Christmas Eve Spacewalk
2013-12-24 13:23:37

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Astronauts aboard the International Space Station spent part of their Christmas Eve spying on Santa from outside the orbiting laboratory. Flight Engineers Rick Mastracchio and Mike Hopkins conducted a nearly 7-and-a-half-hour spacewalk on Tuesday to retrieve a spare pump module from an external stowage platform and install it in the currently vacated slot to restore full cooling capability for the complex. The astronauts performed a...

Expedition 38 Crew To Conduct Spacewalk Saturday To Fix Faulty Pump
2013-12-20 12:46:55

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The first of three spacewalks required to fix issues with one of the International Space Station’s (ISS) external coolant systems is scheduled to begin shortly after 7am EDT Saturday morning, NASA officials have confirmed. American crew members Rick Mastracchio and Mike Hopkins and Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata spent Thursday reviewing extra-vehicular activity (EVA) procedures and finalizing preparations for the mission, the...

Expedition 37 Crew Took Olympic Torch For A Spacewalk Saturday
2013-11-10 05:45:55

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online After being carried to the International Space Station (ISS) 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. Expedition 37 Flight Engineers Oleg Kotov and Sergey Ryazanskiy opened the hatch on the Pirs docking compartment at 9:34 am EST for what was to be a nearly six-hour-long spacewalk for space...

Cosmonauts Complete 173rd Spacewalk
2013-08-22 14:35:56

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Russian cosmonauts wrapped up a nearly six-hour spacewalk outside the International Space Station (ISS) today. Expedition 36 Flight Engineers Fyodor Yurchikhin and Alexander Misurkin completed the replacement of a laser communications experiment with a new platform for a small optical camera system as well as asthe  installation of new spacewalk aids. The two men began their 5-hour, 58-minute spacewalk at 7:34 a.m. this morning,...

Expedition 32 Lands Safely In Kazakhstan After Four Months In Space
2012-09-17 07:16:27

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Three astronauts returned safely to Earth on Sunday after completing a four-month mission aboard the International Space Station (ISS). The Expedition 32 crew, American Flight Engineer Joe Acaba, Commander Gennady Padalka and Flight Engineer Sergei Revin of Russia, undocked their Soyuz TMA-04M spacecraft from the orbiting space lab at 7:09 p.m. EDT and landed in northern Kazakhstan at 10:53 p.m. EDT Sunday night (8:53 a.m. Sept 17...

2012-09-11 14:44:11

NASA Television will provide live coverage of events surrounding three International Space Station crew members who are scheduled to end four months on the orbiting laboratory with a landing in Kazakhstan on Sunday, Sept. 16. Expedition 32 Flight Engineer Joe Acaba of NASA and Commander Gennady Padalka and Flight Engineer Sergei Revin of the Russian Federal Space Agency will undock their Soyuz TMA-04M spacecraft from the space station at 7:09 p.m. EDT, heading for a landing at 10:53 p.m....

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...

Astronauts Begin Second Expedition 32 Spacewalk
2012-08-30 09:24:30

NASA Flight Engineer Sunita Williams and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency Flight Engineer Akihiko Hoshide began the second spacewalk of the Expedition 32 mission at 8:16 a.m. EDT Thursday. During the scheduled 6.5-hour excursion, the spacewalkers will replace a faulty power relay unit on the International Space Station's truss, rig power cables for the arrival late next year of a Russian laboratory module, replace a failing robotic arm camera and install a thermal cover on a docking...

Monday's Spacewalk Successful
2012-08-21 11:48:57

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Cosmonauts onboard the International Space Station (ISS) handled a spacewalk on Monday that took 5 hours and 51 minutes to complete, involving the moving of a telescoping space crane to a different module. The cosmonauts moved the module in preparation of a Russian laboratory that will be docking with the International Space Station sometime next year. After moving the crane, they sent off a small science satellite into orbit by...


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Michael Fincke
2012-09-19 14:10:13

Michael Fincke is a United States Air Force officer and a NASA astronaut who holds the record for the most time spent in space. He was born Edward Michael Fincke on March 14, 1967 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; however, he grew up in its suburb, Emsworth. Fincke graduated from Sewickley Academy in Sewickley, Pennsylvania in 1985, and subsequently attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on an Air Force ROTC scholarship. He graduated in 1989 as a double major and earned both a Bachelor...

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2010-11-17 15:15:31

Ivan Bella is a Slovak Air Force officer who became the first Slovak citizen to fly in space. He was born on May 25, 1964 in Brezno, Czechoslovakia. He graduated from Banská Bystrica, a military high school, in 1983. He earned his pilot license, and he then went to a Military Aviation University SNP, where he graduated in 1987. In 1993 he was stationed to serve on the 33rd air base flying Mig-21 and Su-22 fighters. Five years later he headed to Russia for space mission training. In August...

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