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2008-04-21 01:00:00

South Korea’s first astronaut returned to Earth Saturday quite shaken, following a particularly steep decent in which flames engulfed the capsule.

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2008-04-19 09:45:00

A Soyuz capsule carrying South Korea's first astronaut landed in northern Kazakhstan today, 260 miles off its mark, Russian space officials said.

2008-04-16 14:49:50

The American commander of the International Space Station (ISS) set a new U.S. spaceflight record Wednesday as her crewmate geared up for an extra-long baseball pitch. NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson, the station's first female commander, surpassed her 374th day in space to take the U.S. title for most cumulative time spent in orbit.

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2008-04-10 09:55:00

A Russian Soyuz capsule successfully docked with the international space station early today, delivering a replacement crew of two cosmonauts and the first South Korean space traveler.

2008-04-07 16:43:41

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) jettisoned a Russian cargo ship packed with trash early Monday to clear a parking spot for an incoming crew. The unmanned space freighter Progress 28 undocked from its Earth-facing berth on the station's Russian-built Pirs docking compartment at 4:50 a.m. EDT (0850 GMT), freeing up the port for the planned April 10 arrival of three new astronauts, NASA officials said. Three hours later, the Progress 28 spacecraft fired its...

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2008-04-03 10:30:00

Europe's Jules Verne space freighter docked with the international space station this morning, bringing a successful conclusion to a month-long mission for the first in a new line of unpiloted supply capsules.

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2008-03-24 08:00:00

The Endeavour astronauts celebrated their successful efforts to expand the international space station late Sunday, as they prepared to end a marathon visit to the orbital outpost.

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2008-03-16 08:55:00

Dextre, the final element of the International Space Station’s Mobile Servicing System, was put together today during the second spacewalk of STS-123. Mission Specialists completed their 7-hour, 8-minute orbital stroll Sunday at 2:57 a.m. EDT.

2008-02-15 03:23:14

HOUSTON — Europe's shiny new lab at the International Space Station (ISS) is in fine shape, according to the astronauts that delivered the new module.

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2008-02-14 08:30:16

After a busy day of spacewalking on Wednesday, the space shuttle Atlantis and International Space Station crews have a light day ahead of them, with off-duty time, interviews and preparations for Friday.


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Peggy Whitson
2012-10-27 13:45:00

Peggy Whitson is an American biochemistry researcher and one of NASA’s most experienced female astronauts after having spent a total of over 365 days in space. She was born Peggy Annette Whitson on February 9, 1960 in Mount Ayr, Iowa, and grew up on a farm outside Beaconsfield. She graduated from Mount Ayr Community High School in 1978 and went on to attend Iowa Wesleyan College, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in biology and chemistry in 1981. She then went on to receive...

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