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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...

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: --...

2014-01-02 12:20:51

WASHINGTON, Jan. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Students in Newport News and Williamsburg, Va., will begin 2014 by talking with astronauts in orbit aboard the International Space Station. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Expedition 38 Flight Engineer Rick Mastracchio of NASA will participate in a live video chat, or downlink, at 10:25 a.m. EST Tuesday, Jan. 7, with students and educators from Denbigh High School's Aviation Academy in Newport News....

Expedition 38 Crew To Help Ring In The New Year At Times Square
2013-12-31 06:08:32

[ Watch the Video: Tune In For New Year's Greetings From NASA Astronauts ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Three astronauts currently serving on board the International Space Station (ISS) will help NASA send New Year’s greetings to those attending Tuesday evening’s festivities at Times Square in New York, the US space agency has announced. NASA's Rick Mastracchio and Mike Hopkins, as well as Expedition 38 crewmate Koichi Wakata of the Japan Aerospace...

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...

2013-12-21 20:20:05

WASHINGTON, Dec. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA astronauts Rick Mastracchio and Mike Hopkins completed a 5 hour and 28 minute spacewalk Saturday to remove a faulty ammonia pump on the International Space Station. A second spacewalk to install a new unit now is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 24. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) The extra day will allow time for the crew to resize a spare spacesuit on the space station for use by Mastracchio....

spacewalk eva
2013-12-21 12:00:47

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Saturday’s extra-vehicular activity (EVA) procedure, the first in a series required to correct issues with a cooling system located outside the International Space Station (ISS) proved to be more successful than NASA had initially anticipated. During the spacewalk, Expedition 38 crew members Rick Mastracchio and Mike Hopkins intended to set up their worksite on the S1 truss and disconnect a 780-pound degraded pump module from...

Expedition 38 Crew To Conduct Spacewalk Saturday To Fix Faulty Pump
2013-12-20 12:46:55

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The first of three spacewalks required to fix issues with one of the International Space Station’s (ISS) external coolant systems is scheduled to begin shortly after 7am EDT Saturday morning, NASA officials have confirmed. American crew members Rick Mastracchio and Mike Hopkins and Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata spent Thursday reviewing extra-vehicular activity (EVA) procedures and finalizing preparations for the mission, the...

2013-11-07 00:20:14

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Three crew members representing the United States, Russia and Japan are on their way to the International Space Station after launching from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 11:14 p.m. EST Wednesday, 10:14 a.m. Nov. 7, Kazakh time. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) NASA Flight Engineer Rick Mastracchio, Soyuz Commander Mikhail Tyurin of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) and Flight...