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2011-03-16 10:30:00

Steven Siceloff, NASA's John F. Kennedy Space Center The crew of STS-133 closed out space shuttle Discovery's roster of accomplishments with a virtually flawless 13-day flight to attach a new module to the International Space Station and help the residents there outfit the orbiting laboratory for continued research. Commander Steve Lindsey, Pilot Eric Boe and Mission Specialists Alvin Drew, Michael Barratt, Nicole Stott and Steve Bowen lifted off aboard Discovery on Feb. 24, 2011, from...

2010-06-18 09:00:00

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., June 18 /PRNewswire/ -- A NASA astronaut who spent 199 days aboard the International Space Station (ISS) is the first recipient of the Joseph P. Kerwin, M.D. Award honoring achievements in space life sciences. Dr. Michael Barratt, a member of ISS Expeditions 19 and 20, was presented the award this month at the Aerospace Medical Association annual conference in Phoenix. He was honored for advances in the understanding of human physiology during spaceflight and...

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2009-10-11 07:55:00

International Space Station Expedition 20 Commander Gennady Padalka and Flight Engineer Michael Barratt landed their Soyuz TMA-14 spacecraft on the steppes of Kazakhstan Sunday, wrapping up a six-month stay. Joining them was spaceflight participant Guy Laliberte, who spent 11 days in space. Padalka, the Soyuz commander, guided the spacecraft to a parachute-assisted landing at 12:32 a.m. EDT at a site northeast of the town of Arkalyk. Russian recovery teams were on hand within minutes of...

2009-10-11 00:16:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- International Space Station Expedition 20 Commander Gennady Padalka and Flight Engineer Michael Barratt landed their Soyuz TMA-14 spacecraft on the steppes of Kazakhstan Sunday, wrapping up a six-month stay. Joining them was spaceflight participant Guy Laliberte, who spent 11 days in space. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) Padalka, the Soyuz commander, guided the spacecraft to a parachute-assisted landing at...

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2009-06-10 08:15:00

Two space station crewmen worked in a small airlock on Wednesday to rearrange a docking mechanism. This was done to make room for a research module anticipated to be delivered later this year. American Michael Barratt and Russian Gennady Padalka squeezed into the transfer section in the station's Russian-made Zvezda service module 10 minutes later than scheduled because of some pressure issues within the airlock. However, they finished the job speedily and exited the small airlock after...

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2009-06-02 08:55:08

Since the arrival of three new astronauts to the International Space Station on May 29, the orbiting outpost has become home to six crewmembers for the first time in its history. A Russian Soyuz capsule carrying Russian astronaut Roman Romanenko, Frank De Winne, of Belgium, and Canadian Robert Thirsk on Friday docked with the ISS where they were met by the current ISS crew of Russian cosmonaut Gennady Padalka, NASA astronaut Michael Barratt and Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata. The current...

2009-05-15 15:11:00

HOUSTON, May 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Moviegoers likely will sit in crowded theaters to watch the new "Star Trek" movie, which premiered on May 8, but not NASA astronaut Michael Barratt. He will have the opportunity to watch the film aboard the International Space Station, while he and two crewmates fly 220 miles above Earth. The only thing missing will be the popcorn. Paramount Pictures transferred "Star Trek" to NASA's Mission Control in Houston, which then uplinked the film to the space...

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2009-04-27 06:45:00

Flight engineers Koichi Wakata and Michael Barratt worked to complete the maintenance of the station's treadmill vibration isolation system Friday. The astronauts spent several days working on the exercise unit to improve its performance after years of on-orbit use. A second treadmill will be delivered in the summer aboard space shuttle Discovery during the STS-128 mission. The new treadmill, named Combined Operational Load Bearing External Resistance Treadmill, or COLBERT, was named after...

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2009-04-13 15:53:50

The Expedition 19 crew focused on maintenance Monday aboard the International Space Station. Commander Gennady Padalka performed routine maintenance of water tank valves inside the Zvezda service module, and he did preventive maintenance on the ventilation system in the module. He performed a periodic purge of the Elektron oxygen generation system. Along with Flight Engineer Michael Barratt, Padalka also spent time orienting himself to his new surroundings aboard the orbiting complex. Barratt...


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vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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