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Astronauts Go To Depths To Learn How To Work In Extreme Conditions
2013-10-04 15:32:38

[ Watch The Video: Caves 2013: Exploring Sa Grutta Cave ] ESA Usually, ESA sends astronauts to outer space, but last week six astronauts from around the world spent six days underground to get a taste of working together in extreme conditions. ESA’s caves training in Sardinia, Italy ended with a debriefing, with the astronauts claiming, “This is some of the best, arguably the best, spaceflight ‘analogue’ training we have received.” Veteran and rookie astronauts worked...

Astronauts Being Taught Underground How To Live In Space
2013-09-13 10:01:39

ESA This week sees the start of ESA’s next underground training course for astronauts. Six new and experienced astronauts from all over the world will work together to overcome the difficulties of working in a new environment performing a full scientific program with limited supplies – similar to working on the International Space Station. ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli will be joined by Canadian astronaut Jeremy Hansen, Russian cosmonaut Aleksei Ovchinin, Japanese astronaut Satoshi...

Astronaut Builds LEGO ISS Model In Space
2012-02-27 14:33:59

Japanese astronaut Satoshi Furukawa recently built a LEGO model of the International Space Station while aboard the orbiting laboratory. CollectSPACE.com reported that the astronaut built the two-foot-long model of ISS in just a couple of hours. "It was a great opportunity for me to have built the LEGO space station," Furukawa, a Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) flight engineer, told collectSPACE.com. He said building the LEGO model in space was similar to how the 200...

Expedition 29 Space Station Trio Lands Safely In Kazakhstan
2011-11-22 08:14:05

[ Watch the Video ] Three astronauts living aboard the International Space Station for the past six months safely touched down in Kazakhstan Monday, leaving three others aboard the orbiting complex until another crew is sent on December 21. Expedition 29 Commander Mike Fossum and Flight Engineers Satoshi Furukawa of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency and Sergei Volkov of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) landed in their Soyuz spacecraft on the central steppe of Kazakhstan...

2011-07-25 12:05:00

Japan jumped ahead of Germany on Sunday to become the third nation in terms of time its astronauts have spent in space. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) said its astronauts have spent 494 days in space, overtaking the 493-day total of 10 German astronauts. Russia maintains first place with 104 astronauts spending a total of 20,760 days in space, while the U.S. holds second place with 14,786 days divvied up between 331 astronauts. Japanese astronaut Satoshi Furukawa helped...

2011-06-07 15:58:00

HOUSTON, June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA astronaut Mike Fossum, Russian cosmonaut Sergei Volkov and Japanese astronaut Satoshi Furukawa launched to the International Space Station at 3:12 p.m. CDT Tuesday (2:12 a.m. local time, Wednesday) from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Fossum, Furukawa and Volkov - the Soyuz commander- are scheduled to dock their spacecraft with their new home at 4:22 p.m. Thursday,...

2011-06-06 10:30:00

Growing fresh vegetables may be the next great experiment in orbit aboard the International Space Station (ISS), reports the Associated Press (AP). Japanese astronaut and doctor Satoshi Furukawa will be growing cucumbers as part of ongoing studies on how future space explorers will be able to grow their own food. "We wish we were able to eat the cucumbers, but we have not been allowed," Furukawa said at a news conference in reference to the recent E. coli outbreak blamed on contaminated...

2011-03-07 10:28:15

Three crew members launching in May to live and work aboard the International Space Station will hold a news conference at 1 p.m. CST on Monday, March 21, at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston. The briefing will be broadcast live on NASA Television and the agency's website. Questions will be taken from participating NASA centers. NASA astronaut Mike Fossum, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Satoshi Furukawa and Russian cosmonaut Sergei Volkov will participate in individual...

2009-10-07 15:30:08

NASA and its international partners have assigned five new International Space Station crews and made changes to four previously assigned station crews. Among the newly announced crews for future station missions is the assignment of NASA astronauts Ron Garan, who was born in Yonkers, N.Y.; Mike Fossum, who grew up in McAllen, Texas; Dan Burbank, who considers Yarmouthport, Mass., his hometown; and Don Pettit, who was born in Silverton, Ore. European Space Agency astronaut Andre Kuipers and...

2008-11-11 13:10:00

Japan's space agency announced Tuesday it is set to hit another milestone in sending the country's first astronaut mother into space. Naoko Yamazaki, mother of a 6-year-old girl, will board Atlantis, set to lift off sometime after February 2010 for a two-week flight, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) said. Atlantis will carry materials to the International Space Station, officials said. Japanese women are still under-represented in many fields, including business and politics,...

Latest Satoshi Furukawa Reference Libraries

2011-04-11 13:06:23

Chris Cassidy Chris Cassidy is a NASA astronaut and a Navy SEAL. He was born Christopher John Cassidy on January 4, 1970 in Salem, Massachusetts. He graduated from York High School, in York, Maine, and then subsequently also graduated from the Naval Academy Prep School in Newport, Rhode Island, in 1989. He received a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1993 and a Master's degree in Ocean engineering from MIT in 2000. Cassidy graduated from BUD/S Class 192,...

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