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Space Station Debris Avoidance Maneuver Cancelled
2012-11-17 08:19:38

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A scheduled debris avoidance maneuver was cancelled after tracking data showed that an unknown piece of space debris would pass by the International Space Station (ISS) at a safe distance, NASA officials have announced. The decision to forgo the maneuver, which would have steered the ISS clear of the space junk's path, was made by American and Russian flight controllers after they received updated tracking data revealing that the...

2010-11-25 22:59:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 25, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Expedition 25 Commander Doug Wheelock and Flight Engineers Shannon Walker and Fyodor Yurchikhin safely landed their Soyuz spacecraft on the Kazakhstan steppe Thursday, wrapping up a five-month stay aboard the International Space Station. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Russian cosmonaut Yurchikhin, the Soyuz commander, was at the controls of the spacecraft as it undocked at 8:23 p.m. EST from the station's Rassvet...

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2006-04-09 11:20:00

ARKALYK, Kazakhstan -- American, Russian and Brazilian astronauts endured a bone-jarring, 3 1/2-hour ride from the international space station back to Earth on Sunday, landing on target in the freezing Kazakh steppe. The Russian TMA-7 capsule carried American commander Bill McArthur and Russian flight engineer Valery Tokarev, who each spent six months on the space station, as well as Brazilian astronaut Marcos Pontes. It touched down about 30 miles northeast of Arkalyk at 3:47 a.m. Moscow...

2006-04-08 18:56:03

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Brazil's first astronaut landed safely in the Kazakh steppe on Sunday, returning from a 10-day trip in space with a Russian-U.S. crew that had spent six months on board the International Space Station, mission control said. "Soyuz has made a soft landing," a mission control official in Moscow said after the small Soyuz capsule, charred black from re-entry into the atmosphere, bumped down in northern Kazakhstan's steppe. Marcos Pontes, a 43-year-old Brazilian Air...

2006-04-09 00:25:00

By Shamil Zhumatov NEAR ARKALYK, Kazakhstan -- Brazil's first astronaut landed safely in the Kazakh steppe on Sunday, returning from a 10-day trip in space with a Russian-U.S. crew that spent six months on board the International Space Station. "Soyuz has made a soft landing," a mission control official in Moscow said after the small Soyuz capsule, charred black from re-entry into the atmosphere, bumped down in northern Kazakhstan's steppe. Russian military helicopters converged on the...

2006-04-08 16:14:18

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - After turning over control of the International Space Station to a new crew, a U.S. astronaut, a Russian cosmonaut and a visiting guest astronaut from Brazil climbed into a Soyuz capsule on Saturday and fired its jets to return to Earth. Commander Bill McArthur, flight engineer Valery Tokarev and Brazil's first astronaut, Marcos Pontes, departed the orbital outpost shortly before 4:30 p.m. EDT and were expected to touch down in a...

2006-04-08 17:34:25

KOROLYOV, Russia -- A capsule carrying Brazil's first astronaut, along with a Russian and an American, separated early Sunday from the international space station and began hurtling toward Earth. American astronaut Bill McArthur, Russian cosmonaut Valery Tokarev and Brazilian Marcos Pontes were strapped tightly into a Soyuz TMA-7 capsule for the bone-jarring journey home. They were set to touch down in the steppes of Kazakhstan early Sunday. Space officials at Russia's Mission Control...

2006-04-01 03:11:25

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Soyuz spacecraft delivered Brazil's first astronaut and a Russian-U.S. crew to the orbiting International Space Station (ISS) on Saturday, two days after blasting off from earth. "The docking was smooth and the crew are now preparing to open the hatches to enter the ISS," a spokesman for mission control, situated outside Moscow, said. Marcos Pontes, a 43-year-old Brazilian Air Force pilot, had spent the journey hunched inside the capsule with Russian cosmonaut...

2006-04-01 00:15:00

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Soyuz spacecraft carrying Brazil's first astronaut and a Russian-U.S. crew docked at the orbiting International Space Station (ISS) on Saturday, two days after blasting off from earth. "The docking was smooth and the crew are now preparing to open the hatches to enter the ISS," a spokesman for mission control, situated outside Moscow, said. Marcos Pontes, a 43-year-old Brazilian Air Force pilot, had spent the journey hunched inside the capsule with Russian cosmonaut Pavel...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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