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2012-06-05 06:45:23

NASA astronaut and retired U.S. Navy Capt. Mike Foreman will speak to representatives from federal, state and local governments at the National Association of Government Communicators (NAGC) 2012 Communications School near Washington on June 7. Foreman's presentation begins at 4:30 p.m. EDT at the Sheraton National Hotel located at 900 S. Orme St. in Arlington, Va. He will discuss how communication is vital to the success of any government operation, including spaceflights. Foreman was...

2011-06-08 15:15:00

HOUSTON, June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA will share the accomplishments, promise and opportunities for research aboard the International Space Station through a series of events in three Ohio cities during the month of June. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) NASA's Glenn Research Center will host an all-day International Space Station Research Forum on June 17 in its visitor center at the Great Lakes Science Center in Cleveland, with participation...

2011-04-28 13:54:00

HOUSTON, April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On May 2, at 6 p.m. EDT, NASA astronaut Michael Foreman will be the guest speaker at the second annual One Book, One Michiana event hosted by the St. Joseph County Public Library in South Bend, Ind. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) One Book, One Michiana is a six-week reading initiative that encourages the South Bend area to read one book and participate in activities related to the book's theme. To coincide...

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2008-09-30 16:01:09

NASA has assigned the crew for space shuttle Discovery's STS-129 mission. The flight will deliver two experiment racks to the International Space Station. Marine Col. Charlie Hobaugh will command the mission, which is targeted to launch in October 2009. Navy Capt. Barry Wilmore will serve as the pilot. Mission Specialists are Robert Satcher, Navy Capt. Michael Foreman, Marine Lt. Col. Randy Bresnik and Leland Melvin. Wilmore, Satcher and Bresnik will be making their first trips to space. The...

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2008-03-16 08:55:00

Spacewalking astronauts brought a robotic handyman to life outside the international space station overnight, swinging the big partially assembled machine into a sitting position and attaching two arms. Dextre, a $209 million Canadian creation, was designed to take on some of the repair duties normally assigned to spacewalking astronauts. Astronauts Rick Linnehan and Mike Foreman transformed Dextre's pieces into a single gleaming 12-foot tall mechanism with outstretched arms and a menacing...

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2008-03-07 06:05:00

Space shuttle Endeavour is scheduled to blast off Tuesday carrying seven astronauts and an eighth passenger that is in some ways superior: a robot that will take the astronauts' place for many jobs in outer space. Dextre, as the robot is known, has two arms, each with seven joints that allow the limb to twist and bend more than a human arm. Each of its two hands has pincers to grip objects and built-in socket wrenches to drive bolts. Dextre will be able to handle items as small as a phone...


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