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2014-09-10 12:21:14

WASHINGTON, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Astronaut Rick Mastracchio will visit Orbital Sciences Corporation at 1:30 p.m. EDT Monday, Sept. 15, where he will hold a town hall meeting with the company's team that carries out cargo delivery missions to the International Space Station under the agency's Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) contract. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Media are invited to attend the event at Orbital's Dulles campus,...

2014-09-05 16:20:28

WASHINGTON, Sept. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Astronauts Rick Mastracchio of NASA and Koicha Wakata of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency will tour NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, at 10 a.m. EDT Wednesday, Sept. 17. Reporters are invited to join the tour. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO While at Goddard, Mastracchio and Wakata will view the new Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) control room and other satellite control...

Expedition 39 Crew Returns to Earth After Six Months on Station
2014-05-14 14:28:50

NASA The Expedition 39 crew returned to Earth Tuesday after 188 days in space, completing a journey of over 79 million miles and more than 3,000 orbits of the Earth since launching to the International Space Station back in November. The Soyuz TMA-11M spacecraft carrying Expedition 39 Commander Koichi Wakata of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Soyuz Commander Mikhail Tyurin of Roscosmos, the Russian Federal Space Agency and Flight Engineer Rick Mastracchio of NASA landed in...

2014-05-14 12:22:28

WASHINGTON, May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio of Waterbury, Connecticut, who returned from the International Space Station Tuesday (May 13 U.S. time), will be available for live satellite interviews from 7 to 8 a.m. EDT Tuesday, May 20. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Mastracchio will participate from NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston. To participate, reporters should contact Karen Svetaka at 281-483-8684 or at...

2014-05-14 00:20:20

WASHINGTON, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Three crew members from the International Space Station (ISS) returned to Earth Tuesday after 188 days in space, during which they orbited Earth more than 3,000 times and traveled almost 79.8 million miles. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Expedition 39 Commander Koichi Wakata of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Flight Engineer Rick Mastracchio of NASA and Soyuz commander Mikhail Tyurin of the Russian Federal...

ISS Astronauts Wrap Up Expedition 39, Prepare For Return To Earth
2014-05-13 09:43:10

[ Watch the Video: Expedition 39/40 Change of Command Ceremony ] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online After nearly six months aboard the International Space Station, three Expedition 39 astronauts wrap up their mission and prepare to return home to Earth. The crew, Commander Koichi Wakata, Flight Engineer Rick Mastracchio and Soyuz commander Mikhail Tyurin, performed the official ‘Change of Command’ ceremony before this evening’s departure. The Expedition 39...

2014-05-06 16:21:17

WASHINGTON, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Three crew members currently aboard the International Space Station are scheduled to end more than six months on the orbiting laboratory Tuesday, May 13 (U.S. time), and NASA Television will provide complete coverage of their return to Earth, from farewells to landing. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Expedition 39 Commander Koichi Wakata of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Flight Engineer Rick...

astronaut Steve Swanson
2014-04-23 09:25:46

[ Watch the Video: Astronauts Replace Backup Computer During Spacewalk ] NASA UPDATE: April 23, 2014 (10:35AM CDT) NASA Astronauts Steve Swanson and Rick Mastracchio have completed a short spacewalk to replace a failed Multiplexer/Demultiplexer (MDM) back up computer. They began the re-pressurization of the Quest airlock at 11:32 a.m. EDT signifying the excursion’s end time. The backup computer failed April 11 after a routine health check by the Mission Control team in Houston....

SpaceX Supply Ship Successfully Docks With Space Station Sunday Morning
2014-04-21 06:50:40

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports – Your Universe Online The SpaceX Dragon commercial cargo vessel brought some Easter goodies to the International Space Station crew members on Sunday morning, as the vehicle and its nearly 5,000 pound payload of supplies and scientific cargo completed final berthing procedures shortly after 10:00 am Eastern. Dragon, which lifted off from Launch Complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 3:25 p.m. on Friday, was grappled by Expedition 39...

space station exp 39 crew
2014-03-23 13:26:53

NASA Three new Expedition 39 crew members wrapped up training Friday at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan as they prepare for next week’s launch to join Commander Koichi Wakata and Flight Engineers Rick Mastracchio and Mikhail Tyurin aboard the International Space Station. NASA astronaut Steve Swanson and Russian cosmonauts Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Artemyev inspected the Soyuz TMA-12M that will carry them on an express, six-hour journey to the station on Tuesday. The trio...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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