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2009-05-13 14:55:00

Two new Canadian astronauts are to begin human spaceflight training at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, the Canadian Space Agency said Wednesday. Jeremy Hansen of Ailsa Craig, Ontario, near London, Ontario, and David St.-Jacques of Quebec City, Quebec, will train for a year to work at the International Space Station. Once training is completed, they will be assigned to a U.S. or Russian mission to the space station in low Earth orbit. The U.S. mission could be on the new Orion...

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2009-05-07 13:51:11

Astronauts set to travel to the International Space Station (ISS) later this month said Thursday that building a new dinner table to accommodate the station's expanded six-person permanent crew would be a top priority. The three astronauts will blast off into orbit on a Russian Soyuz capsule, and will join an existing three-person team already onboard the ISS. It will be the first time the station's permanent crew consists of six astronauts. "We are now going to have six people in orbit, with...

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2009-04-08 07:15:00

Two members of the 18th crew to live and work aboard the International Space Station and a spaceflight participant returned to Earth at 2:16 a.m. CDT Wednesday. NASA astronaut Mike Fincke, Russian cosmonaut Yury Lonchakov and spaceflight participant Charles Simonyi safely landed their Soyuz spacecraft in the steppes of southern Kazakhstan. The Expedition 18 crew members undocked their Soyuz from the station at 10:55 p.m. April 7. The deorbit burn to slow the Soyuz and begin its descent toward...

2009-04-08 03:39:00

HOUSTON, April 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two members of the 18th crew to live and work aboard the International Space Station and a spaceflight participant returned to Earth at 2:16 a.m. CDT Wednesday. NASA astronaut Mike Fincke, Russian cosmonaut Yury Lonchakov and spaceflight participant Charles Simonyi safely landed their Soyuz spacecraft in the steppes of southern Kazakhstan. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) The Expedition 18 crew members undocked their...

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2009-03-03 14:20:12

The International Space Station Program has announced a change in how two future crew members will return home. NASA astronaut Nicole Stott and Canadian Space Agency astronaut Robert Thirsk will swap seats on the space shuttle and Russian Soyuz spacecraft to help ensure a timely homecoming for Thirsk. Thirsk will launch to the station on a Soyuz in May and return to Earth on that same vehicle in November, instead of aboard space shuttle Atlantis at the end of the STS-129 mission. Stott, who...

2009-03-03 09:30:00

HOUSTON, March 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The International Space Station Program has announced a change in how two future crew members will return home. NASA astronaut Nicole Stott and Canadian Space Agency astronaut Robert Thirsk will swap seats on the space shuttle and Russian Soyuz spacecraft to help ensure a timely homecoming for Thirsk. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Thirsk will launch to the station on a Soyuz in May and return to Earth on that same...

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2009-02-26 14:15:00

NASA will hold a media briefing at 1 p.m. CST on Wednesday, March 4, with the four future residents of the International Space Station who will usher in an era of six-person crews living aboard the orbiting research laboratory. The increase doubles the number of people who will be living and working in space. The briefing will originate from NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston and will be broadcast live on NASA Television. Questions will be taken from reporters at participating NASA...

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2009-01-30 08:35:00

NASA will hold a media briefing at 1 p.m. CST, Wednesday, March 4, with the International Space Station residents who will usher in an era of six-person crews. The briefing will originate from NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston and will be broadcast live on NASA Television. Questions will be taken from reporters at participating NASA sites. The briefing participants are: Roman Romanenko, Soyuz commander, Expedition 20 flight engineer and Russian cosmonaut Frank DeWinne, Expedition 20...

2009-01-30 06:48:00

HOUSTON, Jan. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA will hold a media briefing at 1 p.m. CST, Wednesday, March 4, with the International Space Station residents who will usher in an era of six-person crews. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The briefing will originate from NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston and will be broadcast live on NASA Television. Questions will be taken from reporters at participating NASA sites. The briefing participants are: - Roman...

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2008-11-21 12:54:57

ESA astronaut Frank De Winne is set to become the first European Commander of the International Space Station. De Winne, from Belgium, will fly to the Station in a Soyuz spacecraft in May 2009 with Russian cosmonaut Roman Romanenko and Canadian Space Agency astronaut Robert Thirsk, which will bring the total number of crew on the ISS up to six for the first time. For the first four months De Winne will be an International Space Station (ISS) Flight Engineer as a member of the Expedition 20...


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