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2011-09-08 04:10:14

  NASA must maintain a strong, highly trained astronaut corps to reliably meet the crew requirements of the International Space Station (ISS) and to account for unexpected attrition or demands of other missions, said the National Research Council (NRC) in a report released on Wednesday. The report, entitled "Preparing for the High Frontier - the Role and Training of NASA Astronauts in the Post-Space Shuttle Era”, urged the U.S. space agency to retain more astronauts on staff...

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2011-05-07 05:22:53

Space Adventures announced on Thursday that it will add another seat to a Soyuz spacecraft, which will take space tourists into orbit by 2015. The company said it will be adding a second habitation module to the Soyuz TMA lunar complex. "Space Adventures will once again grace the pages of aerospace history, when the first private circumlunar mission launches. We have sold one of the two seats for this flight and anticipate that the launch will occur in 2015," Richard Garriott, vice chairman...

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2009-04-08 07:15:00

Two members of the 18th crew to live and work aboard the International Space Station and a spaceflight participant returned to Earth at 2:16 a.m. CDT Wednesday. NASA astronaut Mike Fincke, Russian cosmonaut Yury Lonchakov and spaceflight participant Charles Simonyi safely landed their Soyuz spacecraft in the steppes of southern Kazakhstan. The Expedition 18 crew members undocked their Soyuz from the station at 10:55 p.m. April 7. The deorbit burn to slow the Soyuz and begin its descent toward...

2009-04-08 03:39:00

HOUSTON, April 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two members of the 18th crew to live and work aboard the International Space Station and a spaceflight participant returned to Earth at 2:16 a.m. CDT Wednesday. NASA astronaut Mike Fincke, Russian cosmonaut Yury Lonchakov and spaceflight participant Charles Simonyi safely landed their Soyuz spacecraft in the steppes of southern Kazakhstan. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) The Expedition 18 crew members undocked their...

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2009-03-26 08:38:43

The 19th crew to live aboard the International Space Station was launched into space Thursday from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration said the crew -- U.S. astronaut Michael Barratt, Russian cosmonaut Gennady Padalka and spaceflight participant Charles Simonyi -- lifted off at 7:49 a.m. EDT. NASA said the Soyuz spacecraft was to dock with the station at 9:14 a.m. EDT Saturday. Padalka will serve as commander of Expeditions 19 and 20 aboard...

2009-03-26 07:09:00

Simonyi Makes History as He Commences His Second Space Mission VIENNA, Va., March 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Space Adventures, Ltd., the only company that provides human space missions to the world marketplace, today announced that its orbital client Charles Simonyi and his crew successfully launched aboard a Soyuz-TMA spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan en route to the International Space Station (ISS). Simonyi joins the Expedition 19 crew, which includes Russian cosmonaut...

2009-03-26 07:03:00

HOUSTON, March 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 19th crew to live and work aboard the International Space Station launched into orbit Thursday morning from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, aboard a Soyuz spacecraft. NASA astronaut Michael Barratt, Russian cosmonaut Gennady Padalka, and spaceflight participant and U.S. software engineer Charles Simonyi lifted off at 6:49 a.m. CDT. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) They are scheduled to dock with the station...

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2009-03-23 10:20:00

Billionaire Charles Simonyi will become the world's first two-time space tourist when he sets off for the International Space Station on Thursday, the Associated Press reported. Simonyi has now spent $60 million overall to take the space flight with two professional Russian and American astronauts who will be going up for a six-month stint at the space station. The two-week trip to the space station will likely be his last, as the Russian government is preparing to stop tourist flights in the...

2008-10-06 00:00:05

By Robin Acton Glenn Fincke remembers his nervousness the first time he watched his older brother blast into space in 2004. Thoughts raced through his mind as he worried about his brother's safety, fearing the unknown. From Earth, he couldn't even imagine the vastness of space. More than that, he didn't want to imagine the toll it would take on his family if something went wrong. "But then, I found it really comforting and neat to see when I saw how excited he was in his spacesuit,...

2008-10-01 18:00:06

Contact: John Yembrick of NASA, +1-202-358-4715, john.yembrick- 1@nasa.gov, or Kelly Humphries of Johnson Space Center, +1-281-483- 5111, kelly.o.humphries@nasa.gov WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Television will broadcast the launch of the next International Space Station crew Oct. 12 and the landing of the current crew Oct. 23. NASA's Expedition 18 Commander and Science Officer Mike Fincke, Soyuz Commander and Flight Engineer Yury Lonchakov and spaceflight...