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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...

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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...

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...

2009-08-08 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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2009-04-08 07:15:00

Two members of the 18th crew to live and work aboard the International Space Station and a spaceflight participant returned to Earth at 2:16 a.m. CDT Wednesday. NASA astronaut Mike Fincke, Russian cosmonaut Yury Lonchakov and spaceflight participant Charles Simonyi safely landed their Soyuz spacecraft in the steppes of southern Kazakhstan. The Expedition 18 crew members undocked their Soyuz from the station at 10:55 p.m. April 7. The deorbit burn to slow the Soyuz and begin its descent toward...

2009-04-08 03:39:00

HOUSTON, April 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two members of the 18th crew to live and work aboard the International Space Station and a spaceflight participant returned to Earth at 2:16 a.m. CDT Wednesday. NASA astronaut Mike Fincke, Russian cosmonaut Yury Lonchakov and spaceflight participant Charles Simonyi safely landed their Soyuz spacecraft in the steppes of southern Kazakhstan. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) The Expedition 18 crew members undocked their...

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2009-03-25 13:55:00

Crewmembers from the space shuttle Discovery left the International Space Station on Wednesday following an eight-day visit to make new installations to the orbiting outpost. Discovery and the space station closed their respective hatches at 1:59 p.m. EDT, marking the end of the STS-119 mission, NASA said. Shuttle astronauts took part in three spacewalks over the course of their visit to the space station. They completed the installation of the final pair of solar wings to the space station,...

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2009-03-10 15:20:00

A Russian cosmonaut and his U.S. counterpart onboard the International Space Station (ISS) conducted a spacewalk Tuesday to perform some routine maintenance work before this week's scheduled arrival of the space shuttle Discovery. American commander Mike Fincke and Cosmonaut Yury Lonchakov were scheduled to make repairs, take pictures and install an experiment during the six-hour spacewalk, according to a mission official. The orbiting outpost's laboratory hatch opened at 1622 GMT, an AFP...

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2009-03-09 13:40:00

NASA Television will provide live coverage of the March 10 spacewalk of Expedition 18 Commander Mike Fincke and Flight Engineer Yury Lonchakov. The pair will complete unfinished work from their December 2008 excursion outside the orbiting laboratory. Fincke and Lonchakov will don Russian spacesuits for the spacewalk out of the Russian Pirs Docking Compartment airlock. Flight Engineer Sandra Magnus will monitor the spacewalk from inside the station. It will be the sixth spacewalk of Fincke's...

2009-03-09 09:59:00

HOUSTON, March 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Television will provide live coverage of the March 10 spacewalk of Expedition 18 Commander Mike Fincke and Flight Engineer Yury Lonchakov. The pair will complete unfinished work from their December 2008 excursion outside the orbiting laboratory. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Fincke and Lonchakov will don Russian spacesuits for the spacewalk out of the Russian Pirs Docking Compartment airlock. Flight Engineer...


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