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2010-10-13 17:30:00

HOUSTON, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The McDonnell Center for the Space Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, Mo., will host NASA astronaut Robert Behnken Wed., Oct. 20 and Thurs., Oct. 21. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Behnken's first presentation is Oct. 20 at 4 p.m. CDT during the Physics Colloquium at the University's Compton Hall, Room 245. The presentation will include...

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2010-02-19 06:30:00

Hatches between Endeavour and the International Space Station were closed at 2:08 a.m. CST. During 9 days, 52 minutes of joint operations, the station got a new module and a viewport offering a valuable, enjoyable vantage. Hatch closure came after a farewell ceremony by the two crews. Endeavour Commander George Zamka, Pilot Terry Virts and Mission Specialists Kathryn Hire, Stephen Robinson, Nicholas Patrick and Robert Behnken said their goodbyes in the Harmony module to Station Commander Jeff...

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2010-02-17 06:40:00

Endeavour Pilot Terry Virts opened the windows one at a time early Wednesday, giving spacewalkers Robert Behnken and Nicholas Patrick an early look into the International Space Station's room with a view that they had helped install. Behnken and Patrick wrapped up their third and final planned spacewalk, a 5-hour, 48-minute excursion, at 2:03 a.m. CST. They completed all of their planned tasks, removing insulation blankets and removing launch restraint bolts from each of the cupola's seven...

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2010-02-15 06:30:00

The International Space Station's new viewport is facing the Earth now, ready to provide a panoramic view of the planet below and approaching cargo ships. Relocation of the cupola from Tranquility's forward port to its new location was completed at 12:31 a.m. CST. Endeavour Mission Specialist Kathryn Hire and Pilot Terry Virts moved the cupola, operating the station's Canadarm2 from controls in the U.S. laboratory, Destiny. Expedition 22 Commander Jeff Williams operated the latches and bolts...

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2010-02-14 06:45:00

Endeavour astronauts Robert Behnken and Nicholas Patrick finished all tasks planned for the mission's second spacewalk, integrating the new Tranquility node into the International Space Station despite a slightly shortened spacewalk. The spacewalkers connected two ammonia coolant loops, installed thermal covers around the ammonia hoses, outfitted the Earth-facing port on Tranquility for the relocation of its cupola, and installed handrails and a vent valve on the new module. The spacewalk...

2008-12-08 09:44:42

The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration has identified the crews assigned to space shuttle missions STS-130 and STS-131. NASA said the STS-130 mission -- to be launched during December 2009 -- will deliver a third connecting module to the International Space Station and a seven-windowed cupola to be used as a control room for robotics. The STS-131 mission -- targeted for a February 2010 liftoff -- will deliver research and science experiment equipment to the ISS, including a...

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2008-12-05 11:40:00

NASA has assigned the crews for space shuttle missions STS-130 and STS-131. The STS-130 mission will deliver a third connecting module to the International Space Station and a seven-windowed cupola to be used as a control room for robotics. The STS-131 mission will deliver research and science experiment equipment, a new sleeping area and supplies to the station in a logistics module carried in the shuttle's payload bay. Marine Col. George Zamka will command the shuttle Endeavour during...

2008-03-21 22:40:41

This story was updated at 3:47 a.m. EDT. HOUSTON - Two spacewalking astronauts test fired a high-tech caulk gun filled with goo outside the International Space Station (ISS) Thursday to determine whether it's a viable repair tool for dinged shuttle heat shields. Shuttle astronauts Mike Foreman and Robert Behnken squirted a pink, putty-like substance into intentionally damaged shuttle tiles during their six-hour and 24-minute spacewalk to test how the material behaves in the...

2008-03-20 08:24:20

HOUSTON - Two astronauts will float outside the International Space Station (ISS) Thursday armed with a space age caulk gun and its goo-like ammo to test their effectiveness in shuttle heat shield repairs. Spacewalkers Robert Behnken and Mike Foreman will begin their orbital work at 6:28 p.m. EDT (2228 GMT) to demonstrate a technique for fixing dinged shuttle heat shield tiles. "While we've been able to test this material on the ground, we have not been able to test it both in...


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2010-11-19 15:49:49

Robert Behnken is an engineer, U. S. Air Force officer and a NASA astronaut. He was born Robert Louis Behnken on July 28, 1970 in Creve Coeur, Missouri. He graduated from Pattonville High School in Maryland Heights, Missouri and went on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering in addition to a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from Washington University in 1992, all while being in he ROTC. Just one year later, he received a Master of Science degree in Mechanical...

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  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
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