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2012-10-29 12:53:53

NASA invites its social media followers to a special event with astronaut Joe Acaba from 9 -11:30 a.m. EST Tuesday, Dec. 4. The event will take place in the James E. Webb Memorial Auditorium at NASA Headquarters, 300 E St. SW in Washington. Acaba launched to the International Space Station on a Russian Soyuz spacecraft May 15. He spent 123 days aboard the orbiting laboratory as a flight engineer of the Expedition 31 and 32 crews. He returned to Earth Sept. 17 after four months off the...

2012-09-19 12:41:26

NASA astronaut Joe Acaba of Southern California, who returned to Earth Sept. 17 after four months on the International Space Station, will be available for live satellite interviews from 7-8 a.m. CDT on Wednesday, Sept. 26. To participate in the interviews, reporters must contact Seth Marcantel at 281-792-7515 no later than 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25. B-roll featuring highlights of Acaba's mission will air at 6:30 a.m. before the start of the interviews. Acaba, who was born in Inglewood,...

2012-07-23 14:22:12

NASA astronaut Joe Acaba will host a two-hour special radio broadcast on the Internet radio station Third Rock Radio while aboard the International Space Station, 240 miles above Earth. "The Joe Show: New Rock from Space" will debut at 4 p.m. EDT, Friday, Aug. 3. Acaba, a fan of classic rock, will discuss his experiences aboard the orbiting laboratory while presenting new rock to listeners around the world. The Joe Show is a blend of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)...

2012-07-02 14:22:45

More than 200 students will meet at the Science Museum of Virginia in Richmond, Va., to speak with Expedition 32 flight engineer Joe Acaba aboard the International Space Station at 8:55 a.m. EDT, Thursday, July 5. Media representatives are invited to attend. The question-and-answer discussion, coordinated by NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., and the museum, will be broadcast live on NASA Television and include video of Acaba. The students, most of whom are Hispanic, will ask...

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)....


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