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2008-03-03 18:40:00

WASHINGTON - The seven-astronaut crew of NASA's shuttle Endeavour is gearing up for the longest construction mission ever aimed at the International Space Station (ISS), where spaceflyers will add a Japanese-built room and a Canadian robot to the growing orbiting laboratory. Endeavour's STS-123 crew is on track for a March 11 launch toward the station from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., to begin a marathon construction flight expected to last about 16 days. "We are...

2008-02-18 09:39:11

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - After safely reaching its launch pad Monday at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, the space shuttle Endeavour now awaits its next major milestone for the upcoming STS-123 mission. A full launch dress rehearsal, known as the terminal countdown demonstration test, is scheduled to take place at Kennedy from Feb. 23 to 25. The shuttle arrived at the pad at approximately 4:45 a.m. EST Monday on top of a giant vehicle called the crawler-transporter. The crawler-transporter began...

2008-02-11 19:40:00

After full day's work, Columbus, Europe's new $2 billion science lab was anchored to the international space station on Monday by a team of astronauts working inside and out. The process took much longer than expected but after a long spacewalk by Rex Walheim and Stanley Love, it was culminated by the attachment of the 23-foot, 14-ton lab that was ferried up by Atlantis. The event was heralded by the astronauts who shouted and cheered when the lab reached its destination.French astronaut...

2008-01-11 13:45:00

NASA Friday announced Feb. 7 as the target launch date for shuttle Atlantis' STS-122 mission to the International Space Station and mid-March for the launch of Endeavour on STS-123. Liftoff of Atlantis from NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Fla., will be at 2:47 p.m. EST. A decision by the Russian Federal Space Agency to move up its Progress launch from Feb. 7 to Feb. 5 enables both STS-122 and STS-123 to launch before the next Russian Soyuz mission in early April. This allows astronauts assigned...

2006-08-03 10:55:00

WASHINGTON -- Two astronauts from the International Space Station floated outside their orbital home for a 6-1/2 hour spacewalk on Thursday to prepare the half-built complex for future construction. NASA's Jeffrey Williams and the European Space Agency's Thomas Reiter, both experienced spacewalkers, slipped outside the U.S. airlock at 10:04 a.m. EDT (1404 GMT) as the orbiting outpost flew over Australia and southeast Asia. Their main job was to replace broken equipment in what will become the...

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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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This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.