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Expedition 38 Crew Members Take A Christmas Eve Spacewalk
2013-12-24 13:23:37

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Astronauts aboard the International Space Station spent part of their Christmas Eve spying on Santa from outside the orbiting laboratory. Flight Engineers Rick Mastracchio and Mike Hopkins conducted a nearly 7-and-a-half-hour spacewalk on Tuesday to retrieve a spare pump module from an external stowage platform and install it in the currently vacated slot to restore full cooling capability for the complex. The astronauts performed a...

Cause Of Leaky Spacesuit Still A Mystery For NASA Astronauts
2013-07-18 07:42:38

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A spacewalk that ended prematurely due to a leaky helmet on Tuesday, July 16 is still under investigation, and NASA officials said they still do not have an answer as to what happened. Mission Control ended the extra-vehicular activity (EVA) outside the International Space Station on Tuesday after Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano reported a buildup of water in the back of his helmet. The accumulation continued to a point where...

2013-06-27 11:46:17

Two Expedition 36 astronauts will venture outside the International Space Station twice in July on spacewalks to prepare for a new Russian module and perform additional installations on the station's backbone. NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston will host a NASA Television briefing to preview the spacewalks at 2 p.m. EDT Tuesday, July 2. Reporters may attend the briefing at Johnson and other participating NASA centers, or ask questions by calling Johnson's newsroom at 281-483-5111 no...

2012-08-07 16:02:38

NASA will preview a pair of spacewalks involving U.S., Russian and Japanese crew members aboard the International Space Station at 2 p.m. EDT Tuesday, Aug. 14. The briefing will be broadcast on NASA Television from the agency's Johnson Space Center in Houston with media questions taken from other participating NASA locations. The briefers are: -- Dina Contella, Expedition 32 lead flight director -- Kieth Johnson, lead U.S. spacewalk officer Expedition 32 Commander Gennady Padalka and...

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2010-08-15 14:55:00

After completing several days of analysis and refining procedures, International Space Station managers and mission operations personnel met Sunday and gave final approval for a third spacewalk Monday by Expedition 24 Flight Engineers Doug Wheelock and Tracy Caldwell Dyson to install a spare ammonia pump in the station's starboard truss as well as approval to restart and activate half of the station's cooling system that became inoperable two weeks ago due to a failure of the pump in the...

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2010-08-11 06:00:00

A second spacewalk to help repair a failed ammonia coolant Pump Module onboard the International Space Station (ISS) will take place on Wednesday morning, according to NASA reports. "Expedition 24 Flight Engineers Doug Wheelock and Tracy Caldwell Dyson spent Tuesday completing preparations for their second spacewalk Wednesday out of the Quest airlock to replace the failed ammonia coolant Pump Module on the S1 truss of the complex while the International Space Station Mission Management Team...

2010-08-02 13:59:45

NASA managers will discuss updated plans for two International Space Station spacewalks during a news briefing at 3 p.m. CDT on Monday, Aug. 2. The briefing replaces one originally scheduled for Tuesday. The news conference from NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston will air live on NASA Television and the agency's website. Journalists may ask questions from participating NASA locations. The briefers are: - Michael Suffredini, manager, International Space Station Program - Courtenay...

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2009-11-23 07:10:46

The combined 12-member crew of Atlantis and the International Space Station will move the last of this mission's spare hardware during the third and final spacewalk today. Mission Specialists Randy Bresnik and Robert Satcher Jr. are scheduled to begin their six hour spacewalk at 6:18 a.m. Final preparations for the spacewalk will begin at 3:13 a.m. The crew's wakeup call came today at 1:28 a.m. The wakeup song, "Space Rise" by Larry Whitehair, was played for Mission Specialist Mike Foreman....


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  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
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  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
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  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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