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2011-03-16 07:10:00

A Russian Soyuz spacecraft has safely returned Expedition 26 Commander Scott Kelly and Russian Flight Engineers Alexander Kaleri and Oleg Skripochka to Earth following a five-month stay on board the International Space Station (ISS), NASA officials announced Wednesday morning. The three astronauts departed from the space station at 12:27am EDT and landed at a location north of the Kazakhstan town of Arkalyk at 3:54am, the US Space agency reported. Kaleri and Skripochka were set to travel to...

2010-12-22 14:05:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- International Space Station residents Scott Kelly, Catherine Coleman and Paolo Nespoli will speak to elementary, middle and high school students from the greater Cleveland metropolitan area on Tuesday, Dec. 28. The event will be held at the Great Lakes Science Center, located at 601 Erieside Ave. in Cleveland. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Station astronauts will make the long-distance phone call from...

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2010-11-16 06:55:00

Where over the world is NASA astronaut Scott Kelly? Kelly, who will be living aboard the International Space Station for nearly six months, wants to test your knowledge of the world through a geography trivia game on Twitter. The first person to correctly identify the place depicted in his photos will win an autographed copy of the picture. Kelly began his contest at the start of Geography Awareness Week, which continues through Nov. 21. He plans to continue the game for the duration of his...

2010-11-15 17:26:00

HOUSTON, Nov. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Where over the world is NASA astronaut Scott Kelly? Kelly, who will be living aboard the International Space Station for nearly six months, wants to test your knowledge of the world through a geography trivia game on Twitter. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The first person to correctly identify the place depicted in his photos will win an...

2010-08-27 08:00:00

HOUSTON, Aug. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Interview footage of two NASA astronauts scheduled next year to become the first twins to rendezvous in space is available on NASA Television and the agency's website. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Mark Kelly will command the last scheduled space shuttle flight, while his twin brother Scott Kelly will be in command of the International Space...

2010-08-12 08:10:37

For the first time, twin brothers are slated to be in space simultaneously early next year. Mark Kelly will be in command of the last scheduled space shuttle flight, and Scott Kelly in command of the International Space Station. The Kelly brothers will be available for live satellite interviews between 9:15 and 11:15 a.m. CDT Tuesday, Aug. 17. Scott Kelly is scheduled to launch to the space station aboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Oct. 7 (Oct. 8...

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2009-10-03 07:00:00

The first astronaut to tweet from space has passed another social media milestone. NASA's Mike Massimino, known as @Astro_Mike on Twitter, now shares his daily experiences with more than a million followers on the micro-blogging service. Massimino flew in May aboard the final space shuttle mission to service the Hubble Space Telescope. He began a Twitter account about a month before his launch, provided updates throughout his time in orbit and continues to tweet about his post-flight...

2009-09-04 23:47:22

Twin brothers who will command the space shuttle and International Space Station are tweeting about their preparations, NASA says. Mark and Scott Kelly are preparing for 2010 missions. Mark is commander of the space shuttle mission STS-134 and Scott is commander of state Expedition 26. If schedules don't change, they could meet in space. Both West Orange, N.J., natives are Navy captains who have been astronauts since 1996. Mark served as the pilot on missions STS-108 in 2001 and STS-121 in...

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2009-09-04 14:25:00

Two NASA astronaut commanders have perspectives like no others on Twitter -- the views of twin brothers preparing on opposite sides of the world to command both the space shuttle and the International Space Station. The tweeting twins are astronauts Mark and Scott Kelly. Mark is the commander of space shuttle mission STS-134, set to launch in late 2010. Scott is the commander of station Expedition 26, also set to fly in late 2010. If schedules hold, the two may meet in space during their...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.