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2011-05-18 10:53:55

After a brief postponement due to some electrical problems on the space shuttle Endeavour, the latest Earth vs. Space chess match is now under way, and you can post your suggestions on how to beat NASA astronauts Greg Chamitoff and Greg H. Johnson on Facebook and follow the match there or on Twitter. Chamitoff and Johnson launched on a mission to the International Space Station on Monday, and have only two weeks to complete this match, so the action should be as fast and furious as the busy...

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2011-04-29 07:10:00

NASA astronauts Greg Chamitoff and Greg H. Johnson, who will launch into space Friday, April 29, are challenging the people of Earth to a chess rematch. NASA and the U.S. Chess Federation (USCF) hosted the first Earth vs. space match in 2008 when Chamitoff lived aboard the International Space Station. The public won that match thanks to help from chess champions at Stevenson Elementary School in Bellevue, Wash. "Chess is a great game that challenges the mind and helps young people develop...

2008-10-27 00:05:00

In this day and age, people engage in their right to vote from all over the world. But this Nov. 4, few ballots will have traveled as far as those cast by two NASA astronauts. Commander Edward Michael Fincke and Flight Engineer and Science Officer Greg Chamitoff are living and working onboard the International Space Station. Though they are 220 miles above Earth and orbiting at 17,500 miles per hour, they will still be able to participate in the upcoming election. A 1997 bill passed by Texas...

2008-09-26 17:46:46

HOUSTON -- It will be Earth vs. space in a unique chess match, and you can help Earth win. NASA and the U.S. Chess Federation (USCF) are teaming up to host the first public chess match between International Space Station astronaut Greg Chamitoff and the inhabitants of the Earth, beginning Monday, Sept. 29. Key players in the game will be the kindergarten through third grade U.S. Chess Championship Team and its chess club teammates from Stevenson Elementary School in Bellevue, Wash. The K-3...

2008-06-27 15:01:55

By Martha Deller, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Texas Jun. 27--BURLESON -- Makayla Graham had always wondered what astronauts eat in space. She got her answer Thursday during a live downlink with Greg Chamitoff, flight engineer of Expedition 17 at the international space station. As the hand-picked students watched from the Burleson High School auditorium, Chamitoff pulled out bags of trail mix, spinach, yogurt, granola bars and other foods that he pronounced "really good." "It was really...

2008-05-31 06:35:41

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - NASA's shuttle Discovery and its seven-astronaut crew are poised to rocket spaceward this afternoon carrying the largest laboratory ever built for the International Space Station. Discovery is counting down toward a 5:02 p.m. EDT (2102 GMT) liftoff from a seaside launch pad here at NASA's Kennedy Space Center (KSC). The seven crewmembers of the shuttle's STS-124 mission are planning to deliver the Japan's $1 billion Kibo laboratory module - a room the size of a...


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