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Liftoff SpaceX Commercial Resupply Vehicle En Route To Space

Liftoff: SpaceX Commercial Resupply Vehicle En Route To Space Station

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online [ Watch the Video: Liftoff Of SpaceX-3 ] After multiple delays, the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon cargo vehicle successfully lifted off on Friday afternoon, beginning the...

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Expedition 38 Crew Members Take A Christmas Eve Spacewalk
2013-12-24 13:23:37

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Astronauts aboard the International Space Station spent part of their Christmas Eve spying on Santa from outside the orbiting laboratory. Flight Engineers Rick Mastracchio and Mike Hopkins conducted a nearly 7-and-a-half-hour spacewalk on Tuesday to retrieve a spare pump module from an external stowage platform and install it in the currently vacated slot to restore full cooling capability for the complex. The astronauts performed a...

2013-12-21 20:20:05

WASHINGTON, Dec. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA astronauts Rick Mastracchio and Mike Hopkins completed a 5 hour and 28 minute spacewalk Saturday to remove a faulty ammonia pump on the International Space Station. A second spacewalk to install a new unit now is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 24. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) The extra day will allow time for the crew to resize a spare spacesuit on the space station for use by Mastracchio....

Expedition 38 Crew To Conduct Spacewalk Saturday To Fix Faulty Pump
2013-12-20 12:46:55

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The first of three spacewalks required to fix issues with one of the International Space Station’s (ISS) external coolant systems is scheduled to begin shortly after 7am EDT Saturday morning, NASA officials have confirmed. American crew members Rick Mastracchio and Mike Hopkins and Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata spent Thursday reviewing extra-vehicular activity (EVA) procedures and finalizing preparations for the mission, the...

ISS Spacewalk May Be Needed To Fix Faulty Cooling Pump
2013-12-16 07:04:14

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The crew of Expedition 38 was busy on Sunday preparing their spacesuits for a possible extra-vehicular activity (EVA) mission to fix a failing coolant system that was first discovered last Wednesday outside the International Space Station (ISS). One of two ammonia cooling systems on the US side of the orbiting complex shut down unexpectedly on Wednesday, December 11, after a problem developed with a valve inside a pump located...

2013-10-21 16:20:50

WASHINGTON, Oct. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio, a Waterbury, Conn., native who is making final preparations for a launch to the International Space Station, will be available for live satellite interviews from 6-7 a.m. EDT Friday, Oct. 25. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Mastracchio will participate in the interviews from Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, and depart the following day for the...

2013-02-04 20:20:03

HOUSTON, Feb. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA astronaut Clayton Anderson has retired from the space agency. Anderson flew in space twice, first in 2007 as a flight engineer for Expeditions 15 and 16 aboard the International Space Station, and finally as a mission specialist on STS-131 in 2010. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Anderson began his 30-year NASA career in 1983 as an engineer in the Mission Planning and Analysis Division at Johnson Space...

2012-05-03 10:20:10

HOUSTON, May 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA astronaut and educator Dorothy "Dottie" Metcalf-Lindenburger will meet with East Hartford-Glastonbury Elementary school students in cyberspace during a virtual appearance on Wednesday, May 9. (Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The live streaming video appearance will begin at 9:30 a.m. EDT with East Hartford-Glastonbury Elementary, located at 305 May Road, East Hartford, Conn. The event is open to the media....

2011-05-06 12:57:00

WASHINGTON, May 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The astronauts who flew aboard space shuttle Discovery's last flight will visit NASA Headquarters in Washington on Tuesday, May 10. They will give a presentation about their 13-day mission at 11 a.m. EDT and will be available for media interviews from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The STS-133 crew consists of Commander Steve Lindsey, Pilot Eric Boe, mission specialists Alvin Drew, Nicole...

2010-12-10 13:45:00

HOUSTON, Dec. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Veteran NASA astronaut Alan Poindexter has left the agency to return to the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Poindexter, a U.S. Navy captain, earned a Master of Science degree in aeronautical engineering from the school in 1995. He will return to serve as the dean of students and executive director of programs. "Dex was a well-respected leader within our office,"...

2010-06-16 07:26:25

NASA's Glenn Research Center will welcome NASA astronaut Dottie Metcalf-Lindenburger and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Naoko Yamazaki to Plum Brook Station in Sandusky, Ohio, on Monday, June 21, at 2:30 p.m. The space shuttle Discovery mission STS-131 astronauts will share highlights of their 15-day mission of more than 6.2 million miles with the staff and will be available for an informal media opportunity after their presentation. This flight was the 33rd mission to the...


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Stephanie Wilson
2012-10-29 14:17:00

Stephanie Wilson is an American engineer, a NASA astronaut, and the second African American woman to go into space. She was born Stephanie Diana Wilson on September 27, 1966 in Boston, Massachusetts. An astronomy professor she interviewed during middle school became her first inspiration to pursue a career in space. She graduated from Taconic High School in Pittsfield, Massachusetts in 1984, and then attended Harvard University, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering...

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