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2009-09-16 05:13:23

NASA Television will air the launch of the next two residents of the International Space Station, a spaceflight participant and the return of two members of the current station crew. Coverage begins with a broadcast of prelaunch activities Sept. 17 and continues through the landing on Oct. 11. Soyuz Commander Max Suraev, NASA Flight Engineer Jeff Williams and spaceflight participant Guy Laliberte are scheduled to launch aboard the Soyuz TMA-16 spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in...

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2009-09-11 12:35:00

Billionaire Guy Laliberte, the founder of the Cirque du Soleil show, said on Thursday that his trip next month to the International Space Station (ISS) would fulfill his boyhood dream of space travel, AFP reported. The 50 year-old entrepreneur "“ who spent millions from his own personal fortune to become the latest "space tourist" "“ said he was ready to blast off on the two-week mission into orbit. Laliberte said he was in bad shape when he arrived at Star City outside Moscow for...

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2009-08-31 07:05:00

The Space Shuttle Discovery docked with the International Space Station at 7:54 p.m. delivering more than seven tons of cargo and a new crew member to the International Space Station and its Expedition 20 crew. Discovery Commander Rick Sturckow carefully guided the 100-ton orbiter to a docking with the 350-ton station as the two spacecraft flew 220 miles above the northeast Atlantic Ocean approaching southern England. Prior to docking at a distance of 600 feet, Sturckow "“ with...

2009-08-04 06:57:00

HOUSTON, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA astronaut and U.S. Army Col. Tim Kopra has become the first International Space Station crew member to use the social media tool Twitter to discuss living and working in orbit. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) Kopra (@Astro_Tim) recently joined the Expedition 20 crew after arriving at the orbiting laboratory July 17 aboard space shuttle Endeavour. He is set to return to Earth on the STS-128 mission, which is...

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2009-08-04 08:10:00

NASA astronaut and U.S. Army Col. Tim Kopra has become the first International Space Station crew member to use the social media tool Twitter to discuss living and working in orbit. Kopra (@Astro_Tim) recently joined the Expedition 20 crew after arriving at the orbiting laboratory July 17 aboard space shuttle Endeavour. He is set to return to Earth on the STS-128 mission, which is targeted to launch Aug. 25. To follow Kopra on Twitter, visit: http://www.twitter.com/Astro_Tim Kopra will...

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2009-07-29 16:25:00

U.S. space shuttle Endeavour astronauts found no evident flaws in their ship's thermal shielding Wednesday after inspecting it, NASA officials said. Everything appears on track for Friday morning's planned landing, flight director Tony Ceccacci said after the astronauts beamed down images of their inspection. But he said NASA would need 20 hours to analyze all the data. The crew used a 50-foot boom extension to the shuttle's robotic arm to ensure no micrometeoroid or other damage occurred...

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2009-07-17 07:39:36

A NASA astronaut, Russian cosmonaut and the founder of Cirque du Soleil will hold a news conference at 8 a.m. CDT, Thursday, July 23 to discuss their upcoming flight to the International Space Station. Jeff Williams, Maxim Suraev and spaceflight participant Guy Lalibert© of Canada are scheduled to launch on a Soyuz spacecraft Sept. 30 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. They will arrive two days later and join the Expedition 20 crew Commander Gennady Padalka, NASA astronaut Mike...

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2009-06-30 16:30:00

Three International Space Station crew members will board an attached Soyuz spacecraft and move it to a different docking port, U.S. space officials said. Expedition 20 Commander Gennady Padalka and astronauts Mike Barratt of NASA and Koichi Wakata of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency are to undock the Soyuz TMA-14 spacecraft Thursday from the Zvezda service module and fly a short distance to the Pirs docking compartment. The flight is expected to take about 30 minutes. NASA said the...

2009-06-30 16:19:31

 Three members of the International Space Station crew will board a Soyuz spacecraft attached to the station and move it to a different docking port on Thursday, July 2. The journey will be broadcast live on NASA Television. Expedition 20 Commander Gennady Padalka and Flight Engineers Mike Barratt of NASA and Koichi Wakata of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency will undock the Soyuz TMA-14 return spacecraft, from the Zvezda service module and fly a short distance to the Pirs docking...

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2009-06-10 08:15:00

Two space station crewmen worked in a small airlock on Wednesday to rearrange a docking mechanism. This was done to make room for a research module anticipated to be delivered later this year. American Michael Barratt and Russian Gennady Padalka squeezed into the transfer section in the station's Russian-made Zvezda service module 10 minutes later than scheduled because of some pressure issues within the airlock. However, they finished the job speedily and exited the small airlock after...


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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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