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2009-03-25 14:28:45

The Hawaii Space Grant Consortium and Punahou School in Honolulu will host a live education downlink from space shuttle Discovery with STS-119 mission specialists Joe Acaba, Richard Arnold and Sandy Magnus. Acaba and Arnold are both former middle and high school science teachers. On Friday, March 27, from 7:03 to 7:23 a.m. HST, elementary and high school students from Punahou School, Pearl City Elementary, Stevenson Intermediate, Manoa Elementary, St. Ann's School, Gus Webling Elementary, Mid...

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2009-03-25 13:55:00

Crewmembers from the space shuttle Discovery left the International Space Station on Wednesday following an eight-day visit to make new installations to the orbiting outpost. Discovery and the space station closed their respective hatches at 1:59 p.m. EDT, marking the end of the STS-119 mission, NASA said. Shuttle astronauts took part in three spacewalks over the course of their visit to the space station. They completed the installation of the final pair of solar wings to the space station,...

2009-03-25 11:46:00

HONOLULU, March 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Hawaii Space Grant Consortium and Punahou School in Honolulu will host a live education downlink from space shuttle Discovery with STS-119 mission specialists Joe Acaba, Richard Arnold and Sandy Magnus. Acaba and Arnold are both former middle and high school science teachers. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) On Friday, March 27, from 7:03 to 7:23 a.m. HST, elementary and high school students from Punahou...

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2009-03-24 13:35:00

The White House phoned in a congratulatory call to the astronauts aboard the linked shuttle-station complex on Tuesday, where the shuttle crew told President Barack Obama and visiting schoolchildren about their spaceflight experience, the Associated Press reported. "We're glad that you are using the hands-free phone," joked President Obama, as the 10 astronauts were cruising at a speed of 17,500 mph. Obama asked about the new solar panels being installed and what the impact of that green...

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2009-03-24 10:09:31

The crew members on board space shuttle Discovery and the International Space Station get a breather from a busy timeline today as they near the end of their joint docked operations and prepare their vehicles for undocking Wednesday. The crew's wake-up song this morning, played for Mission Specialist John Phillips, was "Andrew's Song" by Treestump, a band in which Phillips' daughter plays. The shuttle and station crew members will spend the first half of their day on supplies and equipment...

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2009-03-23 17:00:00

Astronauts Joseph Acaba and Richard Arnold ventured outside the International Space Station on Monday for the third and final spacewalk of shuttle Discovery. "Thanks again for going outside today," station commander Mike Fincke radioed to the spacewalkers. "This is probably the last EVA (extravehicular activity, or spacewalk) for this Discovery mission. We just want to say take your time, enjoy it and do good work." However, they were unable to complete one of their primary tasks "“...

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2009-03-23 08:00:00

Space shuttle Discovery crewmembers prepared for their third and final spacewalk on Monday to try to free a jammed restraint pin that was inserted incorrectly during a venture outside the International Space Station on Saturday. On Saturday, Steve Swenson and Joseph Acaba inserted the pin upside-down, causing the equipment storage platform to become jammed. Today, Acaba and Richard Arnold II, armed with pry bars and hammers, will leave the space station for the third and final time in hopes...

2009-03-22 20:20:00

The crew aboard the International Space Station maneuvered the station and the shuttle Discovery Sunday to avoid space debris, the U.S. space agency said. Meanwhile, mission specialists Joseph Acaba and Richard Arnold spent part of Sunday evening reviewing spacewalk procedures and will camp out overnight in the Quest Airlock, NASA said on its Web site. The astronauts moved the shuttle Discovery in front of the space station in an undock attitude maneuver designed to avoid the potentially...

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2009-03-22 07:35:00

The STS-119 mission of space shuttle Discovery to the International Space Station approached the halfway point with focus yesterday on the second spacewalk to prepare the complex for future assembly flights and arrival in the fall of a new cargo-carrying spacecraft "“ Japan's H-II Transfer Vehicle. Steve Swanson and Joe Acaba floated out of the Quest airlock at 11:51 a.m. for the six hour, 30 minute spacewalk completing the highest priority tasks that included preparing a worksite for...

2009-03-21 11:35:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The fourth and final pair of massive solar arrays, built by Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) at its Space Systems facility in Sunnyvale, have been installed on the International Space Station by the crew of the space shuttle Discovery. The two new arrays have been deployed and are generating electricity. "It is a testament to the professionalism of the STS-119 crew and the mission support team that they made this challenging ISS construction project...


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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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