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2009-03-26 07:03:00

HOUSTON, March 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 19th crew to live and work aboard the International Space Station launched into orbit Thursday morning from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, aboard a Soyuz spacecraft. NASA astronaut Michael Barratt, Russian cosmonaut Gennady Padalka, and spaceflight participant and U.S. software engineer Charles Simonyi lifted off at 6:49 a.m. CDT. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) They are scheduled to dock with the station...

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2009-03-25 15:35:00

The two astronauts set to take over the International Space Station (ISS) this week said on Wednesday they felt privileged to be part of the space station crew that will increase to six members in May, the AFP reported. Both Michael Barratt and Gennady Padalka said before launch at the Baikonur cosmodrome that their mission marked a new phase in the history of the ISS. The two astronauts spoke to the press from behind a glass screen in order to prevent any crew infections ahead of the...

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2009-03-24 10:09:31

The crew members on board space shuttle Discovery and the International Space Station get a breather from a busy timeline today as they near the end of their joint docked operations and prepare their vehicles for undocking Wednesday. The crew's wake-up song this morning, played for Mission Specialist John Phillips, was "Andrew's Song" by Treestump, a band in which Phillips' daughter plays. The shuttle and station crew members will spend the first half of their day on supplies and equipment...

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2009-03-09 13:47:12

NASA Television will air the launch of the next residents of the International Space Station and the return of the current station crew. Coverage begins with a broadcast of prelaunch activities March 11 and continues through the landing of the current station crew on April 7. Expedition 19 Commander Gennady Padalka, NASA Flight Engineer Michael Barratt and spaceflight participant Charles Simonyi, a U.S. citizen, are scheduled to launch aboard the Soyuz TMA-14 spacecraft to the station from...

2009-03-09 11:00:00

HOUSTON, March 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Television will air the launch of the next residents of the International Space Station and the return of the current station crew. Coverage begins with a broadcast of prelaunch activities March 11 and continues through the landing of the current station crew on April 7. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Expedition 19 Commander Gennady Padalka, NASA Flight Engineer Michael Barratt and spaceflight participant...

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2009-03-08 09:10:00

NASA officials will hold a media briefing at 1 p.m. CDT on Wednesday, March 11, to discuss the 19th long-duration mission aboard the International Space Station. The Expedition 19 mission will set the stage for the doubling of station crew members who will live and work in space for as long as six months at a time. The briefing will originate from NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston and will be broadcast live on NASA Television. Questions will be taken from reporters at participating NASA...

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2009-01-14 12:44:27

NASA will hold a media briefing Thursday, Jan. 22, at 1 p.m. CST, with the next resident crew of the International Space Station. The briefing will originate from NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston and be broadcast live on NASA Television and the agency's Web site. Questions will be taken from reporters at participating NASA locations. The briefing participants are: - Expedition 19 Commander and Russian cosmonaut Gennady Padalka - Expedition 19 Flight Engineer and NASA astronaut Michael...

2008-09-23 21:00:10

STAR CITY, Moscow region. Sept 23 (Interfax-AVN) - The Russian Federal Space Agency's interdepartmental commission has approved new crewmembers of the International Space Station (ISS) and the Soyuz TMA-13 spacecraft: cosmonaut Yury Lonchakov, NASA astronaut Michael Fincke and space tourist Richard Garriott. "Lonchakov was appointed Soyuz commander and the ISS flight engineer. Fincke will be the flight engineer aboard Soyuz and will command the ISS. Garriott was approved as a participant of...

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2005-02-17 07:40:00

Far away from doctors and hospitals, astronauts in space are learning to give themselves checkups using ultrasound. Science@NASA -- When you hear the word "ultrasound" you probably think of pregnant moms and their babies. Add one more to that list: astronauts. Nobody's pregnant in space, but astronauts onboard the International Space Station (ISS) are using ultrasound, looking inside themselves as part of a NASA project called ADUM, short for "ADvanced Ultrasound in Microgravity." Dr. Scott...


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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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