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Cosmonaut Wins Lawsuit Against Space Training Facility
2013-10-04 12:38:23

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Sergei Volkov, a Russian cosmonaut with over 199 days logged in space, won a $40,000 lawsuit against Russia's space training center. Volkov is head of cosmonauts at the Gagarin training center. The 40-year-old cosmonaut complained that he hadn't been given back pay and on Friday a court upheld his suit by ruling that the center should pay cosmonauts with military backgrounds for the spaceflights they have completed. The cosmonaut...

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...

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2011-08-04 08:10:00

Two Russian cosmonauts on Wednesday took a six-hour spacewalk outside the International Space Station to prepare the outpost for upcoming renovations, after it ran into problems when they attempted to launch a mini-satellite in honor of Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin. Television pictures showed Sergei Volkov and Alexander Samokutyaev opening the hatch 20 minutes behind schedule at 1450 GMT. The men spent about 30 minutes tethering themselves in place before taking their first steps into...

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,...

2011-03-07 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...

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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...

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2008-10-14 12:40:00

The Soyuz TMA-13 spacecraft carrying two crewmates and one U.S. space tourist docked with the International Space Station on Tuesday. Docking occurred slightly ahead of schedule over Kazakhstan at 0826 GMT. Crewmembers Mike Fincke and Yuri Lonchakov were joined by U.S. space tourist Richard Garriott, a 47-year-old computer games director who paid about $30m for a 10-day trip to the ISS. Spaceman Sergei Volkov welcomed Garriott on board the ISS after the hatches were opened between the capsule...

2008-09-26 13:57:29

WASHINGTON - Cosmonauts aboard the International Space Station are preparing to return home next month aboard a Soyuz spacecraft, while Russian engineers believe they've isolated the glitch that sent the last two landings careening off-course, mission managers said Thursday. Expedition 17 station commander Sergei Volkov and flight engineer Oleg Kononenko are due to land on Oct. 23 to end a six-month mission that included spacewalk surgery on their Soyuz TMA-12 spacecraft to help...

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2008-07-15 14:25:00

Two Russian astronauts aboard the International Space Station took their second spacewalk in less than a week on Tuesday. Commander Sergei Volkov and flight engineer Oleg Kononenko began a spacewalk to install one experiment and retrieve another. They installed a docking target to be used when a new Russian mini research module arrives next year. The two also rearranged some foot restraints, and installed a new science experiment to the outside of the space station and brought inside an...

2008-07-11 21:00:07

KOROLYOV (Moscow region). July 11 (Interfax-AVN) - Members of Expedition 17 at the International Space Station (ISS) Sergei Volkov and Oleg Kononenko have returned to the Pirs docking compartment after spending six hours in outer space. "They managed to complete one of their tasks and have now entered the airlock of the Russian ISS segment," a source at Russian Mission Control Center told Interfax-AVN. The purpose of the spacewalk was to inspect and detach one of the five clamp units...


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  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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