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2009-06-05 09:50:00

International Space Station Commander Gennady Padalka and Flight Engineer Mike Barratt completed a spacewalk at 8:46 a.m. EDT Friday to prepare the Zvezda service module for the arrival of a new Russian module. The spacewalk was the seventh for Padalka and the first for Barratt. The spacewalkers installed docking antennas, a docking target and electrical connectors for the Kurs automated rendezvous equipment. Barratt then rode on the end of the Strela boom, a manually operated crane, to take...

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2009-06-03 15:54:46

Belgian astronaut Frank De Winne called in from space on Wednesday, urging Europeans to head to the polls for this week's EU elections. "Hi, I'm Frank De Winne: a European citizen and an astronaut from the European Space Agency and I'm in space right now. Europe looks united and great from up here!" he said in a message relayed by the European institutions. De Winne said he was voting by proxy since he will still be in space during the election. "I have arranged to vote by proxy, so I won't...

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2009-06-03 07:30:00

The six-member Expedition 20 crew of the International Space Station focused Tuesday on preparations for an upcoming spacewalk. Commander Gennady Padalka and Flight Engineer Mike Barratt reviewed spacewalk procedures and configured their Orlan spacesuits in advance of a 5 ½ hour excursion slated to begin Friday at 2:45 a.m. EDT. During the Russian spacewalk, Padalka and Barratt will prepare the Pirs docking compartment for the arrival of the Mini-Research Module 2, which...

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2009-06-02 08:55:08

Since the arrival of three new astronauts to the International Space Station on May 29, the orbiting outpost has become home to six crewmembers for the first time in its history. A Russian Soyuz capsule carrying Russian astronaut Roman Romanenko, Frank De Winne, of Belgium, and Canadian Robert Thirsk on Friday docked with the ISS where they were met by the current ISS crew of Russian cosmonaut Gennady Padalka, NASA astronaut Michael Barratt and Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata. The current...

2009-06-01 13:08:00

HOUSTON, June 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two residents of the International Space Station will conduct a pair of spacewalks in the coming weeks to prepare the Russian segment of the station for future assembly work. The activities will be broadcast live on NASA Television and previewed in a briefing originating from NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston on Thursday, June 4, at 8:30 a.m. CDT. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The briefing participants are: -...

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2009-06-01 14:26:17

The U.S. space agency says it plans to televise one of two spacewalks planned this month by astronauts aboard the International Space Station. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration said the spacewalks are planned to prepare the Russian segment of the station for future assembly work. Expedition 20 Commander Gennady Padalka and astronaut Mike Barratt will don Russian spacesuits Friday for a spacewalk out of the Pirs docking compartment's airlock. NASA TV coverage of the event will...

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2009-06-01 13:25:35

Two residents of the International Space Station will conduct a pair of spacewalks in the coming weeks to prepare the Russian segment of the station for future assembly work. The activities will be broadcast live on NASA Television and previewed in a briefing originating from NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston on Thursday, June 4, at 8:30 a.m. CDT. The briefing participants are: - Courtenay McMillan, Expedition 20 lead flight director, Johnson Space Center - David Korth, Expedition 20 EVA...

2009-05-29 10:13:31

A Soyuz spacecraft carrying three astronauts docked Friday with the International Space Station to begin a 180-day mission, Russian officials said. The Soyuz launched Wednesday from the Baikonur space center carrying Frank De Winne of the European Space Agency, Robert Thirsk of the Canadian Space Agency and Roman Romanenko of Russia, RIA Novosti reported. The members of the 20th Expedition linked up aboard the station with members of the 19th Expedition, Russian Commander Gennady Padalka,...

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2009-05-29 09:40:00

A Russian Soyuz capsule carrying three astronauts successfully docked with the International Space Station on Friday. Russian astronaut Roman Romanenko, Frank De Winne of Belgium, and Canadian Robert Thirsk will meet with the current ISS crew of Russian cosmonaut Gennady Padalka, NASA astronaut Michael Barratt and Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata. "The space capsule docked with the ISS at 4:34 pm Moscow time (1234 GMT)," said Russian mission control spokesman Valery Lyndin. "The docking was...

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2009-05-27 09:37:06

A Soyuz spacecraft lifted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan Wednesday, en route to an historic linkup with the International Space Station. The Soyuz spacecraft's docking will mark the first time the space station will have a six-member crew, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the European Space Agency said. Russian cosmonaut Roman Romanenko, Canadian Space Agency astronaut Robert Thirsk and ESA astronaut Frank De Winne will join the three ISS crewmembers...


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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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