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Training Astronauts Underwater
2013-09-11 10:44:52

ESA ESA astronaut Jean-François Clervoy and ESA astronaut instructor Hervé Stevenin slipped into the roles of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin last week for an underwater simulation of the historic mission to the Moon. Training astronauts underwater is an effective way of getting used to the sensations of working in weightlessness for long periods. Last week the underwater training concept was extended by French deep-diving specialists Comex to simulate gravity on the Moon. Lunar...

2012-08-15 20:17:06

Astronauts and cosmonauts will perform two spacewalks outside the International Space Station this month. NASA Television will broadcast both events live. Coverage of the first will begin at 10 a.m. EDT, Monday, Aug. 20. Coverage of the second will begin at 7 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 30. The first spacewalk, scheduled to begin at 10:40 a.m., Aug. 20, will feature Expedition 32 Commander Gennady Padalka and Flight Engineer Yuri Malenchenko of the Russian Federal Space Agency in Russian Orlan...

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2011-08-04 08:10:00

Two Russian cosmonauts on Wednesday took a six-hour spacewalk outside the International Space Station to prepare the outpost for upcoming renovations, after it ran into problems when they attempted to launch a mini-satellite in honor of Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin. Television pictures showed Sergei Volkov and Alexander Samokutyaev opening the hatch 20 minutes behind schedule at 1450 GMT. The men spent about 30 minutes tethering themselves in place before taking their first steps into...

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2011-08-01 10:27:33

Two cosmonauts will conduct a six-hour spacewalk on Wednesday, Aug. 3, to continue outfitting the Russian segment of the International Space Station. NASA Television will broadcast the spacewalk beginning at 9 a.m. CDT. Expedition 28 Russian Flight Engineers Sergei Volkov and Alexander Samokutyaev will install laser communications equipment and replace experiments on the Zvezda service module. They also will retrieve a rendezvous antenna, relocate a boom structure to aid future spacewalks and...

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2011-02-11 07:25:00

For the second time in less than a month, two Russian cosmonauts will venture outside the International Space Station on Feb. 16 to install a pair of earthquake and lightning sensing experiments, and to retrieve a pair of spacecraft material evaluation panels. Expedition 26 Flight Engineers Dmitry Kondratyev and Oleg Skripochka are scheduled to float outside the Pirs airlock at 8:15 a.m. EST Wednesday to begin the five-and-a-half-hour excursion. Both spacewalkers will wear Russian Orlan-MK...

2011-02-09 12:45:00

HOUSTON, Feb. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two Russian cosmonauts will step outside the International Space Station on Wednesday, Feb. 16. They will install and retrieve experiments on the Russian segment of the complex and deploy a small ham radio satellite. NASA Television coverage of the spacewalk will begin at 6:45 a.m. CST. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Expedition 26 Flight Engineers Dmitry Kondratyev and Oleg Skripochka, wearing their Russian...

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2011-01-19 11:02:09

Two Russian cosmonauts will venture outside the International Space Station on Jan. 21 to complete installation of a new high-speed data transmission system, remove an old plasma pulse experiment, install a camera for the new Rassvet docking module and retrieve a materials exposure package. Expedition 26 Flight Engineers Dmitry Kondratyev and Oleg Skripochka are scheduled to float outside the Pirs airlock at 9:20 a.m. EST to begin the six-hour excursion. Both spacewalkers will wear Russian...

2011-01-19 07:26:00

HOUSTON, Jan. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two Russian cosmonauts on the International Space Station will conduct a spacewalk Friday, Jan. 21, to prepare the complex for future assembly and experiment work. The spacewalk will air live on NASA Television beginning at 8 a.m. CST. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Expedition 26 Flight Engineers Dmitry Kondratyev and Oleg Skripochka will perform the six-hour spacewalk. They will install an experimental...

2010-11-10 09:11:00

HOUSTON, Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two Russian cosmonauts on the International Space Station will conduct a spacewalk Monday, Nov. 15, to prepare the outpost for future assembly work. The spacewalk will be broadcast live on NASA Television beginning at 8 a.m. CST, Nov. 15. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) During the six-hour spacewalk, Expedition 25 Flight Engineers Fyodor...


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