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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.
Hatches between Endeavour and the International Space Station were closed at 2:08 am CST.
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 Stationâ€™s room with a view that they had helped install.
The International Space Stationâ€™s new viewport is facing the Earth now, ready to provide a panoramic view of the planet below and approaching cargo ships.
Endeavour astronauts Robert Behnken and Nicholas Patrick finished all tasks planned for the missionâ€™s second spacewalk, integrating the new Tranquility node into the International Space Station despite a slightly shortened spacewalk.
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.
This story was updated at 3:47 a.m.
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.
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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