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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,...

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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...

2013-11-11 00:20:16

WASHINGTON, Nov. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Expedition 37 crew members Karen Nyberg of NASA, Fyodor Yurchikhin of the Russian Federal Space Agency and Luca Parmitano of the European Space Agency have returned to Earth from the International Space Station, landing at 9:49 p.m. EST Sunday, Nov. 10 (8:49 a.m. Kazakhstan time, Nov. 11), after spending 166 days in space. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Inside the Soyuz spacecraft carrying the...

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...

2013-10-31 10:22:38

International Space Station crews commuting to and from their orbiting laboratory will be busy this November, and NASA Television will provide live coverage of their launches, landings and relocations. Traffic starts to pick up Friday, Nov. 1. Expedition 37 Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) and Flight Engineers Karen Nyberg of NASA and Luca Parmitano of the European Space Agency will climb into their Soyuz spacecraft, back out of one Russian...

2013-10-30 16:20:24

WASHINGTON, Oct. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- International Space Station crews commuting to and from their orbiting laboratory will be busy this November, and NASA Television will provide live coverage of their launches, landings and relocations. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Traffic starts to pick up Friday, Nov. 1. Expedition 37 Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) and Flight Engineers Karen Nyberg of...

Cygnus Released From ISS After Successful Demonstration Mission
2013-10-22 09:41:15

[ Watch the Video: Cygnus Completes Mission! ] NASA The Canadarm2 released Orbital Sciences’ Cygnus commercial craft at 7:31 a.m. EDT Tuesday after three weeks at the International Space Station. Flight Engineers Luca Parmitano and Karen Nyberg were at the controls of the robotics workstation removing Cygnus from the Harmony node then safely releasing it. Parmitano and Flight Engineer Mike Hopkins closed the hatches and depressurized Cygnus Monday morning. On Wednesday, the Cygnus...