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Beam Me Up: Star Trek Actors To Chat With ISS Crew Via Google+ Hangout
2013-05-15 03:00:26

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA is looking to connect with actors who have gone where no man has gone before in the next Star Trek film "Into the Darkness." The space agency said that director J.J. Abrams, screenwriter and producer Damon Lindelof and actors Chris Pine, Alice Eve and John Cho will be joining NASA as it hosts a Google+ Hangout Thursday, May 16. The Star Trek contributors will be participating in the video conversation with NASA astronaut Chris...

2012-09-20 14:43:17

Watch the Video: After Training, Cavenauts Return to Earth Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online ESA's "cavenauts," who spent six days underneath the surface of our planet rather than outside of its atmosphere, have emerged from below. The CAVES program gives astronauts a chance to work as a team, learning to adapt in a completely new environment together. The Cavenauts performed "cavewalking" during their mission. They also conducted speleological research....

2011-05-27 09:45:00

Astronauts aboard space shuttle Endeavour completed the final spacewalk for the space program. Veteran spacewalkers Mike Fincke and Greg Chamitoff floated outside the International Space Station to finish-up the final space walk for Endeavour's 16-day mission. The 7 hour 24 minute spacewalk's primary objectives included stowing the 50-foot-long boom and adding a power and data grapple fixture to make it the Enhanced International Space Station Boom Assembly. The total time the spacewalkers...

2011-05-25 12:30:00

Astronauts on space shuttle Endeavour's final mission completed their third spacewalk on Wednesday. Drew Feustel and Mike Fincke completed an excursion that spanned about seven hours to get the station ready to operate after the shuttle program ends this summer. It was the third of four spacewalks planned during Endeavour's 16-day mission.  The fourth spacewalk is scheduled for Friday. The two astronauts installed a fixture to allow the station's robot crane to move over to the...

2011-05-23 09:50:00

HOUSTON, May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA announced the winners of its "Original Song Contest" after six weeks of public voting. The songs will awaken the STS-134 astronauts aboard space shuttle Endeavour during their ongoing mission. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) "Sunrise Number 1" by Jorge Otero and the band Stormy Mondays from Oviedo, Spain, earned first place. Shuttle Commander Mark Kelly, Pilot Greg H. Johnson, Mission Specialists Mike...

2009-11-03 12:28:00

HOUSTON, Nov. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pittsburgh native Mike Fincke, a colonel in the Air Force, has spent a full year in space throughout the course of his career as a NASA astronaut. Most recently, as commander of Expedition 18, Fincke spent six months on the International Space Station continuing science operations and helping to prepare the orbiting outpost to sustain a six-person crew. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) As a mission specialist on...

2009-08-11 12:50:20

NASA says it has assigned Navy Capt. Mark Kelly to command the final space shuttle flight -- the 36th mission to the International Space Station. Space shuttle Discovery's STS-134 mission, scheduled for launch Sept. 16, 2010, will deliver the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer to the station. The space agency said the instrument is a state-of-the-art cosmic ray particle physics detector designed to examine fundamental issues about matter and the origin and structure of the universe. Retired Air...

2009-08-11 11:19:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has assigned the crew for space shuttle mission STS-134 to the International Space Station. The flight will deliver the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer, or AMS, to the station. The AMS is a state-of-the-art cosmic ray particle physics detector designed to examine fundamental issues about matter and the origin and structure of the universe. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Navy Capt. Mark Kelly will command the...

2009-08-08 13:00:00

LATROBE, Pa., Aug. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Pittsburgh-area native and veteran astronaut with more than a year's time in space, Col. Mike Fincke will examine the processes and quality control systems at Latrobe Specialty Steel (LSS) on Tuesday, August 11(th). Colonel Fincke will explain to the LSS employees that the lives of the NASA astronauts depend on the cleanliness of the vacuum remelted steel LSS makes for manned space vehicles both past and future. Astronaut Fincke will tour parts of the...

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Terry W. Virts, Jr.
2012-10-27 14:11:12

Terry W. Virts, Jr. is a Colonel in the United States Air Force and an active American astronaut. Virts was born on December 1, 1967 in Baltimore, Maryland. He attended Oakland Mills High School in Columbia, Massachusetts and graduated 1985. He enrolled in the United States Air Force Academy, where he graduated with honors in 1989, receiving his Bachelor of Science in mathematics. He then attended the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, where he once again graduated with honors in 1997,...

Michael Fincke
2012-09-19 14:10:13

Michael Fincke is a United States Air Force officer and a NASA astronaut who holds the record for the most time spent in space. He was born Edward Michael Fincke on March 14, 1967 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; however, he grew up in its suburb, Emsworth. Fincke graduated from Sewickley Academy in Sewickley, Pennsylvania in 1985, and subsequently attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on an Air Force ROTC scholarship. He graduated in 1989 as a double major and earned both a Bachelor...

2011-04-18 23:18:19

Gregory Chamitoff is an engineer and NASA astronaut. He was born Gregory Errol Chamitoff on August 6, 1962 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He is married to Alison Chantal Caviness, M.D., and together they have two children, Natasha and Dimitri. His interests include scuba diving, backpacking, skiing, and racquetball. He graduated from Blackford High School in San Jose, California in 1980. As an undergraduate student at California Polytechnic State University, Chamitoff taught courses in...

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