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2011-03-29 07:32:00

HOUSTON, March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA is inviting the public to vote for its favorite original song to wake up space shuttle Commander Mark Kelly and his five crewmates during their STS-134 mission to the International Space Station. Voting runs from Tuesday, March 29 through launch day, which currently is targeted for April 19. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Electronic voting is open to the public on NASA's Space Rock website, which...

2011-03-25 12:25:00

NASA astronaut Mark Kelly said on Thursday that his wife, Gabrielle Giffords, may attend his space shuttle launch in Florida next month. The Arizona Congresswoman was shot through the head in Tucson, Arizona on January 8.  There were six people killed and 12 others injured during the attack. "She's improving every day, and in the realm of brain injuries that is very significant, pretty rare. She's starting to walk, talk more every day and she's starting to process some of the tragedy...

2011-02-04 10:35:00

NASA announced on Friday that astronaut Mark Kelly will resume training as commander of the STS-134 space shuttle mission on Monday February 7th after caring for his wounded wife, congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who was critically wounded in a Tucson, Arizona shooting. "I am looking forward to rejoining my STS-134 crew members and finishing our training for the mission," Kelly said in a statement. "We have been preparing for more than 18 months, and we will be ready to deliver the Alpha...

2010-08-27 08:00:00

HOUSTON, Aug. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Interview footage of two NASA astronauts scheduled next year to become the first twins to rendezvous in space is available on NASA Television and the agency's website. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Mark Kelly will command the last scheduled space shuttle flight, while his twin brother Scott Kelly will be in command of the International Space...

2010-08-12 08:10:37

For the first time, twin brothers are slated to be in space simultaneously early next year. Mark Kelly will be in command of the last scheduled space shuttle flight, and Scott Kelly in command of the International Space Station. The Kelly brothers will be available for live satellite interviews between 9:15 and 11:15 a.m. CDT Tuesday, Aug. 17. Scott Kelly is scheduled to launch to the space station aboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Oct. 7 (Oct. 8...

2009-09-04 23:47:22

Twin brothers who will command the space shuttle and International Space Station are tweeting about their preparations, NASA says. Mark and Scott Kelly are preparing for 2010 missions. Mark is commander of the space shuttle mission STS-134 and Scott is commander of state Expedition 26. If schedules don't change, they could meet in space. Both West Orange, N.J., natives are Navy captains who have been astronauts since 1996. Mark served as the pilot on missions STS-108 in 2001 and STS-121 in...

2009-09-04 14:25:00

Two NASA astronaut commanders have perspectives like no others on Twitter -- the views of twin brothers preparing on opposite sides of the world to command both the space shuttle and the International Space Station. The tweeting twins are astronauts Mark and Scott Kelly. Mark is the commander of space shuttle mission STS-134, set to launch in late 2010. Scott is the commander of station Expedition 26, also set to fly in late 2010. If schedules hold, the two may meet in space during their...

2008-06-14 10:20:00

The Discovery astronauts dropped from Earth's orbit and soared to a safe landing in Florida this morning, drawing to an end a 14-day mission to the international space station for the delivery of a $1 billion Japanese science module. The winged space ship swooped out of a sunny Florida sky and onto the runway at NASA's Kennedy Space Center at 10:15 a.m. CDT. Discovery's return to Earth unfolded trouble-free. Weather conditions were ideal. "Great to be back," said Discovery commander Mark...

2008-06-12 16:16:48

This story was updated at 2:51 p.m. EDT. HOUSTON -- After successfully delivering the largest-ever lab to the International Space Station (ISS), the seven astronauts returning home aboard NASA's shuttle Discovery are taking some much deserved time off Thursday as they prepare for a weekend landing. Discovery commander Mark Kelly and his crew took a few hours to rest after their busy construction flight to install the station's billion-dollar Japanese Kibo laboratory, a roomy...

2008-06-10 17:09:35

HOUSTON — The seven astronauts of NASA's shuttle Discovery bid an emotional farewell to the three-man crew of the International Space Station (ISS) Tuesday after more than a week of construction work to install the orbiting lab's largest room. Discovery commander Mark Kelly and his crew said goodbye to the space station astronauts with wide smiles and hugs before shutting the hatches between their two spacecraft. The shuttle is due to undock from the station Wednesday at 7:42...

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