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2012-11-21 08:29:31

NASA astronaut Sunita Williams, who returned to Earth Sunday after four months on the International Space Station, will be available for live satellite interviews from 6-7 a.m. CST Friday, Nov. 30. To participate in the interviews, reporters must contact Karen Svetaka at 281-483-8684 no later than 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29. Video highlights of Williams' mission will air at 5:30 a.m. before the start of the interviews. Williams, who was born in Euclid, Ohio, but considers Needham, Mass.,...

Sunita Williams And Her Expedition 33 Crew Land In Kazakhstan Safely
2012-11-19 08:02:27

[WATCH VIDEO: Expedition 33 Crew Returns] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online After spending 127 days in space and 125 days aboard the International Space Station, the three members of Expedition 33 have landed safely in their Soyuz TMA-05M spacecraft north of Arkalyk, Kazakhstan at 7:56 a.m. Kazakhstan time on November 19 (7:56 p.m. EST Nov. 18). Commander Sunita Williams, and Flight Engineers Akihiko Hoshide and Yuri Malenchenko, wrapped up their 4-month...

Expedition 33 Crew Complete Six Hour Plus Spacewalk
2012-11-02 06:26:56

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Expedition 33 Commander Sunita Williams and Flight Engineer Akihiko Hoshide completed a scheduled spacewalk on Thursday (Nov. 1). The mission, which began at 8:29 a.m. EDT, was scheduled to repair an ammonia leak on the International Space Station´s (ISS) port side truss. Williams and Hoshide ventured outside the station to configure the 2B solar array power channel´s photovoltaic thermal control system (PVTCS) to allow...

New Trio Joins Expedition 33 Astronauts Aboard Space Station
2012-10-26 08:21:53

[NASA VIDEO: New Crewmates Welcomed Aboard Station] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online After successfully docking the Soyuz TMA-06M spacecraft to the Poisk module at 8:29 a.m. EDT Thursday morning, Expedition 33 Commander Sunita Williams and Flight Engineers Aki Hoshide and Yuri Malenchenko welcomed the new trio of astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS). Flight Engineers Kevin Ford, Oleg Novitskiy and Evgeny Tarelkin arrived at the space lab after...

Roscosmos Launches New Trio To Space Station
2012-10-23 08:29:52

[WATCH VIDEO: New Trio Launches To Join Expedition 33] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Russian space agency Roscosmos launched three new International Space Station (ISS) crew members at 6:51 a.m. (5:51 p.m. local time) on Tuesday from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The three passengers, Flight Engineers Kevin Ford, Oleg Novitskiy and Evgeny Tarelkin, will remain in orbit for a few days before docking with the station´s Poisk module at 8:35 a.m....

SpaceX's Dragon Capsule Successfully Docks With Space Station
2012-10-10 10:30:36

[WATCH The Launch Video] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Expedition 33 Commander Sunita Williams successfully guided the SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft into its docking port on the International Space Station´s Harmony node at 9:03 a.m. (EDT) this morning. Using the ISS´s Canadarm2 robotic arm, Williams and Flight Engineer Akihiko Hoshide first grabbed Dragon at 6:56 a.m. as it passed within 32 feet of the orbiting lab, some 255 miles above the...

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...

2012-09-03 08:45:35

In the wake of an unsuccessful attempt to install a replacement power-switching unit on the truss of the International Space Station, two crew members will venture outside for a second time in six days to complete the work. NASA Television will provide live coverage of the spacewalk beginning at 6 a.m. EDT, Wednesday, Sept. 5. The spacewalk is scheduled to begin about 7:15 a.m. Expedition 32 flight engineers Sunita Williams of NASA and Akihiko Hoshide of the Japan Aerospace Exploration...


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Sunita Williams
2012-10-29 09:16:39

Sunita Williams is an American astronaut and a United States Navy officer who holds the record for the longest space flight by a woman. She was born Sunita Pandya Krishna on September 19, 1965 in Euclid, Ohio to parents of Indian and Slovenian decent. She graduated from Needham High School in Needham, Massachusetts in 1983, and then went on to receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical science from the United States Naval Academy in 1987. She was immediately commissioned as an Ensign in...

Robert Curbeam
2012-09-03 07:38:13

Robert Curbeam is a Captain in the United States Navy and a former astronaut. He was born Robert Lee Curbeam, Jr. on March 5, 1962 and in 1980 he graduated from Woodlawn High School in Baltimore County, Maryland. He then attended the United States Naval Academy, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in aerospace engineering in 1984. After graduating and completing flight training, Curbeam reported to Fighter Squadron 11 (VF-11) and made multiple overseas deployments on the USS...

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