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skylab anniversary
2013-05-12 08:14:04

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Monday marks the 40th anniversary of the first US space station that helped to pave the way for the International Space Station. Skylab first launched on May 14, 1973, allowing astronauts to live and work on experiments while in an environment only space can provide. The first residents were astronauts Pete Conrad, Paul Weitz and Joe Kerwin, who spent 28 days in orbit. The second crew spent 59 days up in space and it included...

Richard Garriott - Man on a Mission
2012-01-11 06:57:14

Documentary Gives Backstage Glimpse At Space Program Review by Lee Rannals for RedOrbit Some people simply know how to spend money better than others, and Richard Garriott falls right in line with that category. A new documentary opening on Friday, January 13, called "Man on a Mission" features Garriott in a film that could not be better titled. Garriott became the sixth civilian in space after spending $30 million on a ride aboard Soyuz to the International Space Station. "Man...

2011-08-01 09:00:00

SEATTLE, Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Seattle's iconic Space Needle announced today that it will be sending someone from the general public into space in what it is calling Space Race 2012. This mission is in celebration of the Space Needle's 50th Anniversary and it highlights the Space Needle's heritage of its futuristic effort to herald innovation, technology and human achievement of the coming 50 years. "The Space Needle was built when our country was in a global space race. With...

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2008-10-24 07:30:00

A Soyuz space capsule carrying one U.S. space tourist and two Russians safely landed on target in Kazakhstan at 0336GMT on Friday. The Soyuz TMA-12 capsule landed about 55 miles north of Arkalyk in north-central Kazakhstan, according to Russian Mission Control spokesman Valery Lyndin. "I feel great. I feel very good. Re-entry was perfectly smooth," said space tourist Richard Garriott. Son of astronaut Owen Garriott, who spent 60 days on NASA's Skylab in 1973, Richard Garriott paid $35...

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2008-10-21 12:35:00

Recent space tourist and video game mogul Richard Garriott said his trip to the space station has been well worth the $30 million he paid for the journey. Richard, son of Owen Garriott who spent 60 days on NASA's Skylab station in 1973, made the announcement from orbit on Monday as his 12-day trip into space began to come to an end. He said he felt fulfilled even before he rocketed away on a Russian Soyuz spacecraft on Oct. 12, thanks to all the training he got with astronauts and other...

2008-10-13 09:00:15

By PETER LEONARD By Peter Leonard The Associated Press BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan An American computer game designer reached space Sunday, fulfilling a long-deferred childhood dream that began with the flight of his astronaut father. The Soyuz TMA-13 spacecraft carrying Richard Garriott and two crewmates - and the digitized DNA sequences of some of the world's most famous minds - hurtled into a clear blue sky from the Baikonur facility on the Kazakh steppe. Garriott, 47, a...

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2008-10-12 15:00:00

Video game mogul Richard Garriott took off into space on Sunday aboard the Russian Soyuz TMA-13 spacecraft, which successfully lifted off at 3:01 a.m. EST from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan under clear weather. The U.S. space tourist paid $35 million to accompany U.S. astronaut Michael Fincke and Russian cosmonaut Yury Lonchakov on the mission  to the International Space Station (ISS). Russian space officials said the Soyuz rocket had safely reached its orbit, and would dock with...

2008-10-12 06:00:05

To: TECHNOLOGY EDITORS Contact: Katherine Trinidad, NASA Headquarters, Washington, +1- 202-358-3749, or katherine.trinidad@nasa.gov, or Kelly Humphries, Johnson Space Center, Houston, +1-281-483-5111, or kelly.o.humphries@nasa.gov, both of NASA HOUSTON, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new crew that will live and work aboard the International Space Station rocketed into orbit early Sunday aboard a Soyuz spacecraft. U.S. astronaut E. Michael Fincke, Russian cosmonaut Yury Lonchakov...

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2008-10-11 17:00:00

Officials with Russia's space program said Saturday that a number of safety improvements have been made for spacecrafts returning to Earth from the International Space Station (ISS). The announcement follows a series of rough landings, including two malfunctions with the Soyuz re-entry vehicle during the past year. The mishaps raised safety concerns about the craft's reliability, with one South Korean astronaut saying she feared death during a landing in April. However, Anatoly Perminov,...


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Owen Garriott
2012-10-02 10:26:07

Owen Garriott is a former United States Navy officer and NASA astronaut. He was born Owen Kay Garriott on November 22, 1930 in Enid, Oklahoma. In 1948 he graduated from Enid High School and then went on to attend the University of Oklahoma, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering in 1953. He subsequently joined the United States Navy and worked his way to the role of officer. However, just three years later Garriott decided to leave the Navy to pursue a higher...

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Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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