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2012-03-12 12:26:13

Michael Lopez-Alegria, NASA's most experienced spacewalker and the American holding the record for the single longest spaceflight mission, has left the agency. Lopez-Alegria flew on four missions and performed 10 spacewalks during his career. He most recently served in the Flight Crew Operations Directorate at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston as assistant director for the International Space Station (ISS). "Mike has faithfully served the Flight Crew Operations Directorate for many...

2007-03-27 21:26:19

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Astronaut Sunita Williams is stuck in space - at least temporarily. She flew up to the international space station last December planning to come home in early July after a seven-month stay. When she comes back now will be a bit later than she planned. The problem is that a hail storm that damaged the fuel tank of the space shuttle Atlantis has knocked NASA's flight schedule for the year out of whack. Her ticket home, space shuttle Endeavour, may get off the ground...

2007-03-02 14:47:24

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Astronauts are always are on guard against toxic spills that could contaminate the international space station. But there is nothing in their training manuals about how to clean up flying wasabi. The spicy greenish condiment was squirted out of a tube while astronaut Sunita Williams was trying to make a pretend sushi meal with bag-packaged salmon. The three space station crew members are given a certain number of bonus packs of their favorite foods to help endure their...

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2007-02-22 08:45:00

KOROLYOV, Russia -- A U.S. astronaut and a Russian cosmonaut folded up a jutting antenna on a cargo ship docked to the international space station Thursday during an arduous spacewalk made tougher by a malfunction that raised the temperature in the Russian's suit. Michael Lopez-Alegria and Mikhail Tyurin ventured outside the orbiting station to free up the stuck antenna on a Russian Progress cargo ship in preparation for undocking the unmanned vessel in early April to make room for rendezvous...

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2007-02-08 14:50:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Astronaut Michael Lopez-Alegria broke the U.S. record of most time walking in space Thursday as he and another astronaut did maintenance work outside the international space station during their third spacewalk in nine days. Lopez-Alegria surpassed the previous U.S. record of 58 hours and 32 minutes midway through his chores with fellow American Sunita Williams. He has a ways to go to claim the all-time record, though - Russian Anatoly Solovyov has logged more than 82...

2007-02-08 09:40:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Two U.S. astronauts stepped outside the international space station to carry out a series of maintenance tasks at the orbiting outpost, their third venture out in nine days. Astronauts Michael Lopez-Alegria and Sunita Williams began the spacewalk at 8:26 a.m. EST. "Beautiful day," Williams said. "I'm ready." The astronauts had a series of tasks, including jettisoning two thermal shrouds that had kept a part of the space station from getting too hot but were no longer...

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2007-01-31 16:30:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Four or five flakes of toxic ammonia dripped from a cooling line cap Wednesday but apparently didn't touch two U.S. astronauts conducting the first of three spacewalks planned outside the international space station over the next nine days. The leak occurred late in the almost eight-hour spacewalk, as astronauts Michael Lopez-Alegria and Sunita Williams disconnected and prepared to stow away two fluid lines that had been connected to an ammonia reservoir outside the...

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2007-01-30 10:55:20

The first of three spacewalks in nine days by International Space Station Commander Michael Lopez-Alegria and Flight Engineer Sunita Williams is scheduled to begin Wednesday at 10 a.m. EST. The three spacewalks, from the Quest airlock in U.S. spacesuits, and a Russian spacewalk scheduled for Feb. 22 will be the most ever done by station crew members during an increment, said Mike Suffredini, station program manager. They also will bring to 10 the total number of spacewalks by Lopez-Alegria,...

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2007-01-20 14:30:00

New supplies arrived at the International Space Station Friday night as an unpiloted Russian cargo spacecraft docked to the Pirs Docking Compartment. With more than 2.5 tons of food, fuel and supplies for the station's Expedition 14 crew, the ISS Progress 24 automatically docked to Pirs at 8:59 p.m. CST (5:59 a.m. Moscow time Saturday) as the station flew 220 miles above the South Atlantic off the southeast coast of Uruguay. The 24th Progress to visit the station launched Wednesday night from...


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Sunita Williams
2012-10-29 09:16:39

Sunita Williams is an American astronaut and a United States Navy officer who holds the record for the longest space flight by a woman. She was born Sunita Pandya Krishna on September 19, 1965 in Euclid, Ohio to parents of Indian and Slovenian decent. She graduated from Needham High School in Needham, Massachusetts in 1983, and then went on to receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical science from the United States Naval Academy in 1987. She was immediately commissioned as an Ensign in...

Shannon Walker
2012-10-22 11:37:57

Shannon Walker  is an American scientist and a NASA astronaut. She was born on June 4, 1965 in Houston, Texas. She graduated from Westbury High School in Houston in 1983, and then received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Physics from Rice University in 1987. Walker began her career in 1987 with the Rockwell Space Operations Company at the Johnson Space Center as a robotics flight controller for the Space Shuttle Program. She served as a flight controller in the Mission Control Center for...

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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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