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Five Cavenauts Descend Into Darkness For CAVES 2014
2014-09-15 03:26:16

ESA ESA’s five ‘cavenauts’ and their instructors are set to explore the caves of Sardinia, Italy, where they will live and work during their six-day stay. After a week of training above ground and in caves, ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano, NASA astronaut Scott Tingle, Roscosmos cosmonauts Alexander Misurkin and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov have begun their descent into the darkness to set up basecamp. They are joined by an experienced capcom from ESA’s astronaut center, Matthias...

2014 cavenauts
2014-08-12 06:39:45

European Space Agency Each year, ESA sends up to six astronauts down into the caves of Sardinia, Italy, for two weeks on a simulated space mission. New and experienced astronauts from different space agencies are invited on underground ventures to improve their exploration skills and learn from each other in a multicultural team. This year will see an underground reunion for ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano and cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin. They spent three months together on the...

ISS Astronauts Wrap Up Expedition 39, Prepare For Return To Earth
2014-05-13 09:43:10

[ Watch the Video: Expedition 39/40 Change of Command Ceremony ] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online After nearly six months aboard the International Space Station, three Expedition 39 astronauts wrap up their mission and prepare to return home to Earth. The crew, Commander Koichi Wakata, Flight Engineer Rick Mastracchio and Soyuz commander Mikhail Tyurin, performed the official ‘Change of Command’ ceremony before this evening’s departure. The Expedition 39...

2014-03-19 16:20:36

WASHINGTON, March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two astronauts recently returned from the International Space Station will be in Washington for a series of events, which are open to the media, March 24-26. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Karen Nyberg of NASA and Luca Parmitano of the European Space Agency served as flight engineers aboard the space station during Expeditions 36 and 37, from May to November 2013. At 3 p.m. EDT on Monday, March 24,...

Luca Parmitano
2014-02-27 10:56:30

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Last year, European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Luca Parmitano nearly drowned in space due to a leaky helmet, and yesterday NASA said this isn’t the first time this suit model has misbehaved. On July 16, 2013 two International Space Station crew members exited the US Airlock to begin a spacewalk. About 44 minutes into the spacewalk Parmitano reported water inside his helmet on the back of his head. Slowly the water began to fill up...

Expedition 37 Crew, 2014 Winter Games' Olympic Torch Back On Earth
2013-11-11 07:04:50

[ Watch the video: A Warm Welcome For the Crew ] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online After a historic week some 260 miles above Earth, life on the International Space Station (ISS) has started to settle down. What started out as a late night launch last Wednesday for a trio of spacemen and an Olympic Torch, ended today after the successful return to Earth of three other astronauts along with the torch that will light the Olympic flame at the 2014 Winter Games in...

Expedition 38 To ISS Prepares For Departure
2013-11-06 12:47:35

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online With three crew members from Expedition 38 arriving at the International Space Station (ISS) on Thursday morning, three of the six-member Expedition 37 crew – Karen Nyberg, Luca Parmitano and Fyodor Yurchikhin – are slated to return to earth. The departing crew members are keeping busy with various experiments during their last days aboard the station. After conducting a live television interview on Monday, Nyberg performed a test...

Perfect Mission Comes To A Fiery End For ATV Albert Einstein
2013-11-04 11:25:46

ESA ESA’s fourth Automated Transfer Vehicle cargo ferry, Albert Einstein, completed its five-month mission to the International Space Station by reentering the atmosphere today and burning up safely over an uninhabited area of the southern Pacific Ocean. Automated Transfer Vehicles (ATVs) are the most complex space vehicles ever developed in Europe and are the largest and most capable resupply ships to dock with the Space Station. At 20 tons, ATV-4 set the record for the heaviest...

Soyuz Gets Ready For Arrival Of New Crew
2013-11-01 10:58:03

[ Watch The Video: Russian Soyuz Vehicle Relocates at the International Space Station ] NASA Three International Space Station crew members took their Soyuz for a spin around the block Friday as they prepare for the extremely busy final week of Expedition 37. Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin and Flight Engineers Karen Nyberg and Luca Parmitano undocked their Soyuz TMA-09M spacecraft from the Rassvet module on the Earth-facing side of the station at 4:33 a.m. EDT Friday. After backing the...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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