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2012-06-23 09:38:41

Elementary, middle and high school students will have the opportunity to speak with Expedition 31 flight engineers Don Pettit, Joseph Acaba and André Kuipers aboard the International Space Station at 10:35 a.m. EDT, Tuesday, June 26. The event will take place at Philadelphia University in Philadelphia. Media representatives are invited to attend. It will be broadcast live on NASA Television and include video of the space station residents. The event will be hosted by...

2012-06-04 11:19:51

Students at Junction Avenue K-8 School in Livermore, Calif., will speak with Expedition 31 flight engineers Don Pettit, Joseph Acaba and André Kuipers aboard the International Space Station at 12:30 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, June 6. Media representatives are invited to attend. Elementary and middle school students will ask Pettit, Acaba and Kuipers questions about life, work and research aboard the orbiting space station. The event will be broadcast live on NASA Television and...

2012-05-22 12:47:32

International Space Station crew members will answer questions from reporters following the scheduled hatch opening of SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft. Three of the six Expedition 31 station residents will be available during a news conference that will be carried live on NASA Television and streamed on the agency's website at 10:25 a.m. CDT on Saturday, May 26. The news conference is subject to change depending on real-time operational events aboard the space station. Expedition 31 flight...

Expedition 31 Astronauts Headed For The International Space Station
2012-05-15 04:54:40

[ Watch the Launch Video ] A NASA astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts lifted off for the International Space Station aboard the Soyuz TMA-04M spacecraft to join up with their three Expedition 31 crew mates already on the orbiting space lab. The Soyuz rocket lifted off on May 15 at 9:01 a.m. local time (10:01 p.m. CDT May 14) from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan carrying NASA Flight Engineer Joseph Acaba, Russian Soyuz Commander Gennady Padalka and Flight Engineer Sergei Revin....

Smokey Bear To Get A Ride To The Space Station
2012-04-26 04:15:39

American astronaut Joseph Acaba says he has chosen Smokey the Bear, the mascot of the United States Forest Service, as the mascot for the new crew heading to the International Space Station. Acaba said at a press conference in Moscow on Wednesday that he will take the toy bear on board the spacecraft and use it as an indicator of weightlessness. Aacaba says he hopes Smokey will help raise public awareness of the dangers posed by “human caused forest fires and of how important the...

2009-03-23 08:00:00

Space shuttle Discovery crewmembers prepared for their third and final spacewalk on Monday to try to free a jammed restraint pin that was inserted incorrectly during a venture outside the International Space Station on Saturday. On Saturday, Steve Swenson and Joseph Acaba inserted the pin upside-down, causing the equipment storage platform to become jammed. Today, Acaba and Richard Arnold II, armed with pry bars and hammers, will leave the space station for the third and final time in hopes...

2009-03-21 21:08:59

Two U.S. astronauts spent more than six hours Saturday performing a series of chores outside the International Space Station. The space walk by Steven Swanson and Joseph Acaba ended with difficulties maneuvering a cargo platform, CBS News reported. Earlier tasks included taking detailed photographs of the space station's large radiator panels and installing a GPS antenna. Mike Fincke, nearing the end of a six-month tour as space station commander, radioed his thanks from the outer air lock....

2009-03-21 08:35:00

The second spacewalk of the first space shuttle mission of the year begins today on board a space station with two new solar array wings ready to start supplying electricity. Today's spacewalkers, Mission Specialists Steve Swanson and Joseph Acaba, spent last night in the International Space Station's Quest airlock under reduced atmospheric pressure, a standard pre-spacewalk protocol to speed the purge of nitrogen from their bloodstreams. After a hygiene break they will return to the airlock...

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