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2014-03-12 23:02:06

Grand Valley State University alumnus David J. Ruck’s new film, “I Want to Be an Astronaut,” will have its “orbital premiere” aboard the International Space Station, with an audience of astronauts from around the world. Allendale, MI (PRWEB) March 12, 2014 Grand Valley State University alumnus David J. Ruck’s new film, “I Want to Be an Astronaut,” will have its “orbital premiere” aboard the International Space Station, with an audience of astronauts from around the...

2014-03-11 00:22:00

WASHINGTON, March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Three crew members from the International Space Station returned to Earth Monday after 166 days in space, during which they made 2,656 orbits around the planet and traveled almost 70.5 million miles. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Expedition 38 crew members Michael Hopkins of NASA, and Oleg Kotov and Sergey Ryazanskiy of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) touched down southeast of the remote town of...

Expedition 38 Trio Prepares To Depart International Space Station
2014-03-10 12:54:02

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Crewmembers on board the International Space Station (ISS) conduct a change of command ceremony and prepare to leave the orbiting laboratory and head back to Earth after their nearly six-month stint in space. Commander Oleg Kotov and Flight Engineers Mike Hopkins and Sergey Ryazanskiy will be leaving behind their crewmates and boarding their Soyuz spacecraft on Monday evening after spending 166 days in space. The men practiced...

2014-02-28 20:20:33

WASHINGTON, Feb. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA astronaut Steve Swanson, who is making final preparations for a March launch to the International Space Station, is available for live satellite interviews from 8 -9 a.m. EST Friday, March 7. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Swanson, who hails from Steamboat Springs, Colo., will participate in the interviews live from the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia. The interviews will...

2014-02-25 16:20:57

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Crew members of Expedition 38, currently aboard the International Space Station, will make space-to-Earth connections with students and faculty in Pennsylvania and Missouri this week to share what it is like to live and work in space. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Both calls will be broadcast on NASA Television and live-streamed on the agency's website. Students from Temple University's School of...

2014-02-03 16:20:50

WASHINGTON, Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Seeking fitness inspiration? NASA astronauts Mike Hopkins and Rick Mastracchio, along with four fitness professionals and athletes, will share workout tips during a special Google+ Hangout from space at 12:15 p.m. EST Thursday, Feb. 6. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The Hangout can be seen live on NASA's Google+ page or on NASA Television. In addition to Hopkins and Mastracchio, participants are: --...

NASA's 2013 Astronaut Candidates To Discuss STEM Education At Smithsonian Event
2014-01-29 09:22:40

NASA NASA Television will provide live coverage at 10 a.m. EST Thursday, Jan. 30 of an educational event at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum in Washington featuring the agency's 2013 astronaut candidate class. The eight astronaut candidates talk with Washington-area students and the public about the value of education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). During the program, attending students also will have the opportunity to interact live with...

2014-01-22 10:22:12

Students at Alamo Heights High School in San Antonio and their congressional representative will speak with Expedition 38 crew members aboard the International Space Station at 10:25 a.m. CST Thursday, Jan. 23. Media are invited to attend and cover the 20-minute Earth-to-space call, which also will be broadcast on NASA Television and the agency's website. Students will ask NASA astronauts Mike Hopkins and Rick Mastracchio questions about life, work and research aboard the space station....

2014-01-21 12:20:55

WASHINGTON, Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Students at Alamo Heights High School in San Antonio and their congressional representative will speak with Expedition 38 crew members aboard the International Space Station at 10:25 a.m. CST Thursday, Jan. 23. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Media are invited to attend and cover the 20-minute Earth-to-space call, which also will be broadcast on NASA Television and the agency's website. Students...

Space Droids Battle To Save Our Planet
2014-01-21 11:52:05

[ Watch The Video: Zero Robotics Competition 2013 ] ESA A comet heading towards Earth threatens humanity’s existence – that was the virtual scenario of this year’s Zero Robotics tournament. Secondary-school students from across Europe controlled miniature satellites on the International Space Station in a competition to save our planet. The Space Station was turned into a playing field for the finals. The ultimate robot game challenged youngsters to write algorithms that...


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Stephanie Wilson
2012-10-29 14:17:00

Stephanie Wilson is an American engineer, a NASA astronaut, and the second African American woman to go into space. She was born Stephanie Diana Wilson on September 27, 1966 in Boston, Massachusetts. An astronomy professor she interviewed during middle school became her first inspiration to pursue a career in space. She graduated from Taconic High School in Pittsfield, Massachusetts in 1984, and then attended Harvard University, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering...

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