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2014-04-30 12:22:32

HOUSTON, April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has selected three new flight directors to manage International Space Station (ISS) operations. Amit Kshatriya, Jeffery Radigan and Zebulon Scoville join a select group of human spaceflight leaders in the Christopher C. Kraft Jr. Mission Control Center at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO NASA's flight directors lead teams of flight controllers, support personnel and...

2011-05-01 14:40:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., May 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA managers have determined space shuttle Endeavour will not launch before Sunday, May 8, but will not officially set a new launch date until early this week. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) After Friday's launch scrub, Kennedy Space Center technicians searched for the cause of a failure in a heater circuit associated with Endeavour's hydraulic power system. The failure was found to be in a...

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2010-12-21 14:34:34

On December 22-23, 2010, Dextre, the Canadian Space Agency's robotic handyman aboard the International Space Station (ISS), will undertake a series of tasks that will officially certify the robot for duty. Since launched in 2008, Dextre has completed several rounds of tests as part of its certification process. These steps are essential to test the Dextre's systems and performance, since the robot could not be assembled and tested in Earth's gravity. Dextre will ride on the end of Canadarm2...

2010-10-13 17:30:00

HOUSTON, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The McDonnell Center for the Space Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, Mo., will host NASA astronaut Robert Behnken Wed., Oct. 20 and Thurs., Oct. 21. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Behnken's first presentation is Oct. 20 at 4 p.m. CDT during the Physics Colloquium at the University's Compton Hall, Room 245. The presentation will include...

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2010-05-27 06:25:00

Veteran astronauts Dominic Gorie and John "Danny" Olivas are leaving NASA. Olivas' last day with the agency was Tuesday, May 25 and Gorie's is June 4. Gorie, a retired U.S. Navy captain, is a veteran of four space shuttle flights. He has traveled more than 18 million miles in space during his missions, serving as pilot and commander. Gorie served as pilot on shuttle mission STS-91 in 1998 and STS-99 in 2000. He served as commander on STS-108 in 2001 and STS-123 in 2008. "Dom is a superlative...

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2010-02-21 21:30:00

Space shuttle Endeavour and six astronauts ended a 14-day journey of more than 5.7 million miles with a 10:20 p.m. EST landing Sunday at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The STS-130 mission to the International Space Station included three spacewalks and the installation of the Tranquility node, a module that provides additional room for crew members and many of the space station's life support and environmental control systems. Attached to Tranquility is a cupola with seven windows...

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2010-02-19 06:30:00

Hatches between Endeavour and the International Space Station were closed at 2:08 a.m. CST. During 9 days, 52 minutes of joint operations, the station got a new module and a viewport offering a valuable, enjoyable vantage. Hatch closure came after a farewell ceremony by the two crews. Endeavour Commander George Zamka, Pilot Terry Virts and Mission Specialists Kathryn Hire, Stephen Robinson, Nicholas Patrick and Robert Behnken said their goodbyes in the Harmony module to Station Commander Jeff...

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2010-02-14 06:45:00

Endeavour astronauts Robert Behnken and Nicholas Patrick finished all tasks planned for the mission's second spacewalk, integrating the new Tranquility node into the International Space Station despite a slightly shortened spacewalk. The spacewalkers connected two ammonia coolant loops, installed thermal covers around the ammonia hoses, outfitted the Earth-facing port on Tranquility for the relocation of its cupola, and installed handrails and a vent valve on the new module. The spacewalk...

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2010-02-12 06:05:00

Astronauts installed a 2,600-cubic-foot addition to the International Space Station early Friday, combining the talents of robotic arm operators and spacewalkers to connect the Italian-built Tranquility module. Tranquility was installed at 12:20 a.m. CST Friday over the Indian Ocean west of Singapore. Mission Specialist Kay Hire and Pilot Terry Virts used the station's Canadarm2 to pull Tranquility out of the space shuttle Endeavour's payload bay and position it on the port side of the...

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2010-02-10 07:14:15

The space shuttle Endeavour docked with the International Space Station at 11:06 p.m. CST Tuesday, delivering the Tranquility module and its new room with a view, the cupola. Endeavour Commander George Zamka guided the orbiter to a docking with Pressurized Mating Adapter 2 as the two spacecraft were flying 215 miles above Earth off the western coast of Portugal. When the shuttle arrived within 600 feet of the station, Endeavour performed the nine-minute Rendezvous Pitch Maneuver, or "back...


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2010-11-19 15:49:49

Robert Behnken is an engineer, U. S. Air Force officer and a NASA astronaut. He was born Robert Louis Behnken on July 28, 1970 in Creve Coeur, Missouri. He graduated from Pattonville High School in Maryland Heights, Missouri and went on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering in addition to a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from Washington University in 1992, all while being in he ROTC. Just one year later, he received a Master of Science degree in Mechanical...

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