Latest Michael R. Barratt Stories

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...

2009-09-19 07:45:00

NASA has assigned the crew for the last scheduled space shuttle mission, targeted to launch in September 2010. The flight to the International Space Station will carry a pressurized logistics module to the station. Veteran shuttle commander and retired Air Force Col. Steven W. Lindsey will command the eight-day mission, designated STS-133. Air Force Col. Eric A. Boe will serve as the pilot; it will be his second flight as a shuttle pilot. Mission Specialists are shuttle mission veteran Air...

2009-08-27 07:05:00

As the Expedition 20 crew members continued preparations for a visit by space shuttle Discovery, they tackled a variety of science and maintenance duties aboard the International Space Station Wednesday. The launch target for STS-128 is Friday at 12:22 a.m. EDT. A problem with a fill-and-drain valve inside Discovery's aft compartment scrubbed the Wednesday morning launch attempt. Discovery is carrying more than seven tons of supplies, science racks and equipment, as well as additional...

2009-07-17 07:39:36

A NASA astronaut, Russian cosmonaut and the founder of Cirque du Soleil will hold a news conference at 8 a.m. CDT, Thursday, July 23 to discuss their upcoming flight to the International Space Station. Jeff Williams, Maxim Suraev and spaceflight participant Guy Lalibert© of Canada are scheduled to launch on a Soyuz spacecraft Sept. 30 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. They will arrive two days later and join the Expedition 20 crew Commander Gennady Padalka, NASA astronaut Mike...

2009-04-21 09:44:30

Mike Barratt, Expedition 19 flight engineer aboard the International Space Station, set up and activated a new camera Monday that will provide timely images that farmers, ranchers and foresters can use to better manage their crops and livestock. The Agricultural Camera (AgCam) will take visible light and infrared images of the Earth below, principally of growing crops, rangeland, grasslands, forests, and wetlands in the northern Great Plains and Rocky Mountain regions of the United States....

2009-03-08 09:10:00

NASA officials will hold a media briefing at 1 p.m. CDT on Wednesday, March 11, to discuss the 19th long-duration mission aboard the International Space Station. The Expedition 19 mission will set the stage for the doubling of station crew members who will live and work in space for as long as six months at a time. The briefing will originate from NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston and will be broadcast live on NASA Television. Questions will be taken from reporters at participating NASA...

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  • 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.
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  • 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.