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2010-11-16 13:04:51

Two Russian cosmonauts floated outside one of the International Space Station's hatchways on Monday, Nov. 15, to perform a grab bag of spacewalking tasks that outfit the Russian segment for future assembly work and support external experiments. Fyodor Yurchikhin and Oleg Skripochka, both Expedition 25 flight engineers, wore Orlan spacesuits and emerged from the Earth-facing Pirs docking compartment airlock at 9:55 a.m. EST for a six-hour, 27-minute excursion. Monday's spacewalk was the fifth...

2008-11-11 18:00:04

A U.S. space agency team led by a blind engineer built a system to receive data from a Soyuz spacecraft just days after Russia asked for assistance. National Aeronautics and Space Administration officials said the request from the Russian Federal Space Agency was to devise a way to capture telemetry data from a Soyuz space capsule during de-orbit and re-entry. Marco Midon, a blind NASA electronics engineer, proposed a mobile system be deployed at a ground site below the Soyuz re-entry...

2008-09-23 21:00:11

MOSCOW. Sept 23 (Interfax-AVN) - The Russian Space Agency (Roscosmos) has done its best to prevent another ballistic descent of the cosmonauts returning from the International Space Station in October, Roscosmos chief Anatoly Perminov said at a meeting with the next ISS crew. "From the technical point of view, I do not see any worry that a third ballistic descent could happen," he said. The ballistic descents from the orbit of the Soyuz TMA-10 and the Soyuz TMA-11 spacecraft occurred in...

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