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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...

Expedition 35 Crew Lands Safely In Kazakhstan
2013-05-14 03:36:01

[ Watch the Video: Expedition 35 Crew Lands Safely in Kazakhstan ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Expedition 35 crew members landed safely in southern Kazakhstan Monday evening after spending 146 days in space. Expedition 35 Commander Chris Hadfield and Flight Engineers Tom Marshburn and Roman Romanenko safely landed in Russia at 10:31 pm EDT after a job well done aboard the International Space Station (ISS). They undocked from the space station at 7:08 pm...

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...

Ammonia Leak Discovered On Space Station, NASA Reroutes Power Systems
2013-05-10 10:45:49

LISTEN TO AUDIO: [Commander Hadfield Reports Leak] | [Doug Wheelock Updates Status Of Leak] | [Crew Discusses Possible Spacewalk] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Update (May 10 @ 10:45 a.m.) NASA said in an updated statement this morning that Expedition 35 crew will begin preparing for a potential spacewalk on Saturday to troubleshoot and possibly fix the ammonia leak discovered yesterday. A final decision on an external mission of the Space Station is not...

2013-04-15 19:30:18

The International Space Station´s Expedition 35 crew kicked off the workweek Monday supporting a variety of science experiments, preparing for an upcoming spacewalk and monitoring the departure of a Russian cargo craft. Commander Chris Hadfield of the Canadian Space Agency started his day logging his breakfast as he began the seventh day of a 10-day prescribed diet for the Energy experiment, which is aimed at precisely measuring the dietary requirements for astronauts during...

2013-02-04 09:57:47

Students and teachers from the Triangle area of North Carolina will speak with NASA Expedition 34 flight engineer Tom Marshburn aboard the International Space Station at 10:15 a.m. EST, Tuesday, Feb. 5. The space-to-ground conversation will be open to news media and carried live on NASA Television and the agency's website. Students will gather at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences to ask astronaut Marshburn questions about life, work and research aboard the orbiting laboratory,...

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2011-04-11 13:06:23

Chris Cassidy Chris Cassidy is a NASA astronaut and a Navy SEAL. He was born Christopher John Cassidy on January 4, 1970 in Salem, Massachusetts. He graduated from York High School, in York, Maine, and then subsequently also graduated from the Naval Academy Prep School in Newport, Rhode Island, in 1989. He received a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1993 and a Master's degree in Ocean engineering from MIT in 2000. Cassidy graduated from BUD/S Class 192,...

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Word of the Day
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'