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International Space Station Says Goodbye To Russian Progress

International Space Station Says Goodbye To Russian Progress Craft

NASA A Russian space freighter departed the International Space Station Monday, clearing the way for the next express delivery of cargo on Wednesday. The ISS Progress 55 cargo craft undocked from the Pirs docking compartment at 5:44 p.m. EDT...

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Friendly Competition Pits US Against German Astronauts On Space Station
2014-06-26 03:46:20

[ Watch The Video: Out Of This World Cup ] NASA NASA’s Reid Wiseman and Steve Swanson and the European Space Agency’s Astronaut Alexander Gerst will be cheering on their home countries’ World Cup 2014 teams, but will the post-goal celebrations be as uplifting as those on Earth? The astronauts have trained for years to work together as a unified crew, so they’re already 260 miles above Earth aboard the International Space Station. But US astronauts Swanson and Wiseman and...

Soyuz TMA-13M spacecraft
2014-05-28 05:41:22

NASA [ Watch the Video: Expedition 40/41 Mission Overview ] While the orbiting Expedition 40 crew supported botanical research and robotics Tuesday aboard the International Space Station, the three crewmates who will return the station to its full six-person crew on Wednesday are in the final stages of preparations for launch. NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman, cosmonaut Maxim Suraev of the Russian Federal Space Agency and European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst are set to launch...

Expedition 39 Crew Returns to Earth After Six Months on Station
2014-05-14 14:28:50

NASA The Expedition 39 crew returned to Earth Tuesday after 188 days in space, completing a journey of over 79 million miles and more than 3,000 orbits of the Earth since launching to the International Space Station back in November. The Soyuz TMA-11M spacecraft carrying Expedition 39 Commander Koichi Wakata of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Soyuz Commander Mikhail Tyurin of Roscosmos, the Russian Federal Space Agency and Flight Engineer Rick Mastracchio of NASA landed in...

Expedition 39 Trio Arrives At The Space Station
2014-03-28 08:04:21

NASA A new trio of Expedition 39 flight engineers has arrived at the International Space Station after a two-day, 34-orbit trip. Soyuz Commander Alexander Skvortsov was at the controls of the Soyuz TMA-12M spacecraft when it docked automatically to the Poisk docking compartment at 7:53 p.m. EDT. Skvortsov was flanked by Flight Engineers Steve Swanson and Oleg Artemyev during the two day flight. The crew opened the hatches to the station at 10:35 p.m. after a series of leak and pressure...

2014-02-28 20:20:33

WASHINGTON, Feb. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA astronaut Steve Swanson, who is making final preparations for a March launch to the International Space Station, is available for live satellite interviews from 8 -9 a.m. EST Friday, March 7. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Swanson, who hails from Steamboat Springs, Colo., will participate in the interviews live from the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia. The interviews will...

2014-01-14 16:20:32

WASHINGTON, Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The next International Space Station crew, which includes NASA astronaut Steve Swanson, will take part in a NASA Television news conference and then be available for media interviews Wednesday, Jan. 22, at the agency's Johnson Space Center in Houston. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Swanson and cosmonauts Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Artemyev of the Russian Federal Space Agency will launch to the...

2013-01-15 09:52:45

NASA and its international partners have named several future International Space Station expedition crews. They include NASA astronauts Steve Swanson, Reid Wiseman, Barry Wilmore and Terry Virts. Swanson was born in Syracuse, N.Y., but considers Steamboat Springs, Colo., his hometown. Wiseman is from Baltimore and is a commander in the U.S. Navy. Wilmore, a captain in the U.S. Navy, is from Mount Juliet, Tenn. Virts, a colonel in the U.S. Air Force, was born in Baltimore, but considers...


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holluschickie
  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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