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2012-01-05 04:50:39

Three crew members will discuss their upcoming Expedition 31 and 32 missions in a news conference at 1 p.m. CST Wednesday, Jan. 11, from NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston. NASA Television and the agency´s website will broadcast the briefing live. NASA astronaut Joe Acaba and Russian cosmonauts Gennady Padalka and Sergei Revin are set to launch to the International Space Station aboard the Soyuz TMA-04M spacecraft March 29 (March 30 local time in Baikonur, Kazakhstan)....

2010-07-08 14:33:00

WASHINGTON, July 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA and its international partners, the Russia Federal Space Agency and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), have assigned four new International Space Station crews. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) The crews include NASA astronauts Joe Acaba, Sunita Williams and Kevin Ford. Acaba was born in Inglewood, Calif., and raised in Anaheim,...

2010-07-08 14:58:38

NASA and its international partners, the Russia Federal Space Agency and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), have assigned four new International Space Station crews. The crews include NASA astronauts Joe Acaba, Sunita Williams and Kevin Ford. Acaba was born in Inglewood, Calif., and raised in Anaheim, Calif. Williams was born in Euclid, Ohio, but considers Needham, Mass., her hometown. Ford was born in Portland, Ind., and considers Montpelier, Ind., his hometown. Russian cosmonaut...

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2009-10-12 07:35:00

ESA astronaut Frank De Winne became the first European commander of the International Space Station this morning with the departure of Russian cosmonaut Gennady Padalka who had filled this role since April. De Winne is the first non-American and non-Russian to take on this role. Nearly nine years after the first Expedition crew took up residence on the International Space Station (ISS) in November 2000; De Winne today became commander of the ISS Expedition 21 crew. A ceremonial...

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2009-10-11 07:55:00

International Space Station Expedition 20 Commander Gennady Padalka and Flight Engineer Michael Barratt landed their Soyuz TMA-14 spacecraft on the steppes of Kazakhstan Sunday, wrapping up a six-month stay. Joining them was spaceflight participant Guy Laliberte, who spent 11 days in space. Padalka, the Soyuz commander, guided the spacecraft to a parachute-assisted landing at 12:32 a.m. EDT at a site northeast of the town of Arkalyk. Russian recovery teams were on hand within minutes of...

2009-10-11 00:16:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- International Space Station Expedition 20 Commander Gennady Padalka and Flight Engineer Michael Barratt landed their Soyuz TMA-14 spacecraft on the steppes of Kazakhstan Sunday, wrapping up a six-month stay. Joining them was spaceflight participant Guy Laliberte, who spent 11 days in space. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) Padalka, the Soyuz commander, guided the spacecraft to a parachute-assisted landing at...

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2009-10-06 15:45:00

The $35 million spent on the opportunity to travel into space is "worth every penny and more," says Canadian billionaire Guy Laliberte. Since launching from Kazakhstan aboard a Russian Soyuz rocket on Wednesday, the 50-year-old founder of Cirque du Soleil has spent time adapting to life in space, while preparing to highlight the issue of ensuring more supplies of clean water on Earth. "Yes, it's worth every penny and more, I believe, because over and above doing it for myself, there's a lot...

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2009-10-02 11:15:00

Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberte entered the International Space Station Friday, making him the seventh space tourist, and the first clown, to board the orbiting outpost. Once he boarded the station alongside American astronaut Jeffrey Williams and Russian cosmonaut Maxim Surayev, Laliberte put on his round clown nose. "I'm adapting pretty good ... but I ain't staying six months," Laliberte joked. The 50-year-old founder of Cirque du Soleil spent about $35 million to reserve his seat on...

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2009-09-30 06:10:00

The next residents of the International Space Station launched into orbit aboard a Soyuz spacecraft Wednesday from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. NASA astronaut Jeff Williams, Russian cosmonaut Max Suraev and spaceflight participant Guy Laliberte lifted off at 2:14 a.m. CDT. Future Expedition 22 Commander Williams, Soyuz Commander Suraev and Laliberte are scheduled to dock with the station at 3:37 a.m., Friday, Oct. 2. They will spend nine days as members of a joint crew that includes...

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2009-09-28 13:30:00

The founder of Cirque du Soleil along with two other astronauts prepared for launch to the International Space Station on Monday aboard a Russian Soyuz rocket. Russian space agency officials readied the launch vehicle at the Gagarin's Start launch pad, where the Yuri Gagarin set off to become the first man in orbital space in 1961. Guy Laliberte, 50, spent about $35 million to reserve his spot on the Soyuz. He will spend 12 days aboard the orbiting outpost, and is expected to be the last...


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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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