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NASA Says Ammonia Leak All Plugged Up
2013-05-17 11:44:30

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online According to the Associated Press, NASA confirmed on Thursday that the ammonia leak its astronauts fixed on the International Space Station last week is officially plugged up. Astronauts aboard the space station had to quickly repair the leaky pump during an impromptu spacewalk over the weekend. The leak forced one of the station's seven power channels to go offline. "Right now, we're feeling pretty good. We definitely got...

NASA Approves Saturday Spacewalk To Repair ISS Ammonia Leak
2013-05-11 07:58:33

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online A spacewalk to inspect and possibly replace a pump controller box believed to be the source of an ammonia leak on the International Space Station´s (ISS) external cooling system has been approved and will take place on Saturday, NASA officials have confirmed. The decision to go ahead with the spacewalk, which will be conducted by Expedition 35 crewmembers Chris Cassidy and Tom Marshburn, was made by the ISS managers...

2013-03-12 20:20:09

HOUSTON, March 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA astronaut George Zamka has left the agency and accepted a position with the Federal Aviation Administration supporting Commercial Space Transportation. A veteran of two spaceflights, Zamka served first as pilot on STS-120 in 2007 and three years later as commander on STS-130 in 2010. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Before joining NASA, Zamka served in the U.S. Marine Corps as pilot and flew combat missions...

Image 1 - ESA Is Going 3D
2012-03-06 05:08:42

In space, astronauts learn to live and work in three dimensions. Now you can experience space with an extra dimension with ESA´s collection of 3D images. Over half a million viewers have already seen ESA´s world-first 3D transmissions from space on our 3D YouTube channel. More than 150 images are now available in 3D in our Flickr gallery. Prepare for liftoff from Europe´s Spaceport in French Guiana or the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Imagine floating in the...

2011-04-29 15:19:00

HOUSTON, April 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA astronaut Doug Wheelock, a colonel in the U.S. Army, will relive his spaceflight experiences for students and teachers in the Fort Hood area on May 2. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Beginning at 11 a.m. CDT, the Nolanville Eagles' student council will welcome Wheelock during a ceremony at Nolanville Elementary, 901 Old Nolanville Rd., Nolanville, Texas. At 1 p.m., Wheelock will give a multimedia...

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2011-03-06 08:35:00

As their week-long visit to the International Space Station comes to an end, two space crews totaling 12 astronauts shared a few more maintenance tasks and chores Saturday.The hatches between shuttle Discovery and the ISS will close Sunday afternoon and the shuttle will undock Monday morning.Both crews worked to refresh and renew the space station's air system. Both the station's oxygen generator and carbon dioxide removal system had been malfunctioning. They also made sure a Japanese cargo...

2010-08-05 15:23:00

HOUSTON, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The first of two spacewalks by NASA astronauts to replace a failed ammonia pump on the International Space Station has been moved to Saturday, Aug. 7. A second spacewalk is planned for Wednesday, Aug. 11, to complete the repairs. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Teams of flight controllers, engineers, and spacewalk experts have made significant progress...

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2010-08-05 14:20:00

On Thursday, NASA pushed back a planned spacewalk by one day to fix a pump module on the International Space Station's (ISS) cooling system that dramatically failed last week. The first spacewalk will start on Saturday, a week to the day that an ammonia pump on the ISS failed. NASA said a second spacewalk has been planned for Wednesday to complete the job of swapping out the pump with one of four spares on board the ISS. NASA said that the one-day delay is to help give flight controllers,...

2010-08-02 13:59:45

NASA managers will discuss updated plans for two International Space Station spacewalks during a news briefing at 3 p.m. CDT on Monday, Aug. 2. The briefing replaces one originally scheduled for Tuesday. The news conference from NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston will air live on NASA Television and the agency's website. Journalists may ask questions from participating NASA locations. The briefers are: - Michael Suffredini, manager, International Space Station Program - Courtenay...

2010-04-17 10:52:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., April 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Space shuttle Discovery and its seven-member crew are expected to return to Earth on Monday, April 19, after a 14-day mission. NASA managers will evaluate weather conditions at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida before permitting Discovery to land. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) Monday landing opportunities at Kennedy are at 8:51 a.m. and 10:26 a.m. EDT. If Discovery is unable to land Monday,...


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Daniel M. Tani
2012-09-17 10:41:06

On February 1st, 1961, Daniel Tani was born to Rose and Henry N. Tani of Ridley Park, Pennsylvania. He and his family later moved to Lombard, Illinois where he graduated high school from Glenbard East High School. In 1979, Tani started his studies at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). In 1984 he received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and his master’s, specializing in human factors and group decision making, in 1988. During his time at MIT, Tani was a Brother of...

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