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2009-05-20 15:42:00

HOUSTON, May 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Mission Control gave the Expedition 19 astronaut crew aboard the International Space Station a "go" to drink water that the station's new recycling system has purified. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Mission Control radioed the news to the crew Wednesday, following a report from the Water Recovery System team that station program managers approved. The decision is an important milestone in the development...

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2009-05-20 15:50:00

NASA's Mission Control gave the Expedition 19 astronaut crew aboard the International Space Station a "go" to drink water that the station's new recycling system has purified. Mission Control radioed the news to the crew Wednesday, following a report from the Water Recovery System team that station program managers approved. The decision is an important milestone in the development of the station's environmental and life support systems, which will begin supporting six-person crews at the end...

2009-05-08 15:32:00

HAMPTON, Va., May 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers at NASA's Langley Research Center have an added stake in this month's space shuttle mission. Not only are they part of the impact assessment and aerothermodynamic heating teams, one group will be watching Atlantis' return to earth, literally. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Space shuttle Atlantis' STS-125 crew is scheduled to launch Monday afternoon, May 11, and return May 22. It's rocketing to the...

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2009-04-24 06:30:00

NASA managers have scheduled a news conference on Thursday, April 30 to discuss the status of the next space shuttle launch. The briefing, at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, is set to begin no earlier than 6 p.m. EDT. It will start after the conclusion of the Flight Readiness Review, a meeting to assess preparations for shuttle Atlantis' STS-125 mission to upgrade the Hubble Space Telescope. Live status updates will be added periodically to the NASA News Twitter feed during the...

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2009-04-13 15:53:50

The Expedition 19 crew focused on maintenance Monday aboard the International Space Station. Commander Gennady Padalka performed routine maintenance of water tank valves inside the Zvezda service module, and he did preventive maintenance on the ventilation system in the module. He performed a periodic purge of the Elektron oxygen generation system. Along with Flight Engineer Michael Barratt, Padalka also spent time orienting himself to his new surroundings aboard the orbiting complex. Barratt...

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2009-03-28 09:32:50

Discovery's crew of seven is preparing for a 12:39 p.m. CDT landing today at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Commander Lee Archambault, Pilot Tony Antonelli and Mission Specialists Joseph Acaba, John Phillips, Steve Swanson, Richard Arnold and returning Expedition 18 crew member Sandra Magnus were awakened this morning at 4:13 a.m. to the song "I Have a Dream" by ABBA. The song was played for Magnus. As Discovery's crew prepared for landing, the Soyuz spacecraft carrying Expedition 19...

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2009-03-27 14:55:00

Astronauts on the space shuttle Discovery conducted a review of the ship's flight systems on Friday as part of their work to ensure their safe return home Saturday afternoon. The seven-member crew will end a nearly two-week mission that left the International Space Station completely powered with a new set of solar wings. "We'll keep our fingers crossed," said shuttle commander Lee Archambault, referring to Discovery's return, for which favorable landing weather is expected. The astronauts...

2009-03-26 15:05:00

HOUSTON, March 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For 21 years and 100 shuttle missions, Mission Control has been graced with a bouquet of roses, displayed proudly amid trademark data screens and tracking maps. Delivered during each mission, the flowers come with a simple card wishing all well. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) They have become a staple for the team in Houston, and they have become a tradition for a family near Dallas. The bouquets include a rose of...

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2009-03-26 14:20:00

Space shuttle Discovery astronauts conducted one final inspection of the shuttle on Thursday as it prepares for its trip back to Earth following an eight-day visit to the International Space Station. Crewmembers guided a robotic arm attached to a 50-foot boom to inspect Discovery for any damage from micrometeorites while docked with the orbiting outpost. The procedure became routine after the 2003 Columbia disaster killed seven astronauts. Discovery and the space station closed their...

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2009-03-25 16:10:00

The space shuttle Discovery's crew is expected to complete its mission to the International Space Station with a landing at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 1:43 p.m. EDT on Saturday, March 28. The return to Earth will conclude a 13-day flight. Nine of those days were spent docked to the station. During the STS-119 mission, the shuttle and station crews installed and deployed the final set of solar arrays. The arrays provide the electricity to fully power science experiments and...


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2010-11-19 15:43:19

Richard Arnold is an American educator and a NASA astronaut. He was born Richard Robert Arnold II on November 26, 1963 in Cheverly, Maryland. He was raised in Bowie, Maryland, where he met and married his wife, Eloise. Together, the couple has two daughters. Arnold received his Bachelor's degree in Accounting from Frostburg State University in 1985, and two years later he started working at the United States Naval Academy as an Oceanographic Technician. After he finished his teacher...

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2010-11-17 14:45:27

Dominic Antonelli is a NASA astronaut. He was born Dominic Anthony Antonelli on August 23, 1967 in Detroit, Michigan. He was raised both Indiana and North Carolina. He graduated from Douglas Byrd High School in Fayetteville, North Carolina, and then received his Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics and Astronautics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. A couple years later he earned a Master of Science in Aeronautics and Astronautics from the University of Washington. Antonelli served...

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