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ISS Astronauts Finish Up Spacewalk
2012-09-05 14:49:19

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Astronauts finished up their 2nd spacewalk in 3 days outside the International Space Station this afternoon. Flight Engineers Suni Williams and Aki Hoshide ventured outside the orbiting outpost and completed the installation of a Main Bus Switching Unit (MBSU) on Wednesday. The astronauts also installed a camera on the space station's robotic arm, Canadarm 2. Flight Engineer Joe Acaba operated the Canadarm 2 and monitored the space...

2012-08-27 14:33:05

Students at Wickliffe Progressive Community School in Upper Arlington, Ohio, will speak with Expedition 32 flight engineer Suni Williams aboard the International Space Station at 11:05 a.m. EDT, Tuesday, Aug. 28. Media representatives are invited to attend the event. Students will ask NASA's Williams questions about life, work and research aboard the orbiting space station. The event will be broadcast live on NASA Television. Reporters wishing to attend must contact Dan Donovan at...

2009-04-15 05:00:00

The International Space Station module formerly known as Node 3 has a new name. After more than a million online responses, the node will be called "Tranquility." The name Tranquility was chosen from thousands of suggestions submitted by participants on NASA's Web site, www.nasa.gov. The "Help Name Node 3" poll asked people to vote for the module's name either by choosing one of four options listed by NASA or offering their own suggestion. Tranquility was one of the top 10 suggestions...

2007-03-30 00:00:00

By JIMMY GOLEN BOSTON - Zooming through low-Earth orbit at 17,500 mph, Suni Williams completes the standard marathon distance every 5.4 seconds. Good thing Rosie Ruiz never thought of that. Williams is registered for next month's Boston Marathon, even though she'll be stuck on the international space station when the rest of the field lines up for the 111th edition of the race. So the U.S. Navy commander will run the equivalent distance on a treadmill - 210 miles above Earth, and tethered...

2007-01-20 14:30:00

New supplies arrived at the International Space Station Friday night as an unpiloted Russian cargo spacecraft docked to the Pirs Docking Compartment. With more than 2.5 tons of food, fuel and supplies for the station's Expedition 14 crew, the ISS Progress 24 automatically docked to Pirs at 8:59 p.m. CST (5:59 a.m. Moscow time Saturday) as the station flew 220 miles above the South Atlantic off the southeast coast of Uruguay. The 24th Progress to visit the station launched Wednesday night from...

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