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Astronauts have been taking part in short spaceflight missions since 1961. They have only recently begun to spend significantly longer times in space, with missions extending for months, since the days of the Russian Mir space station (1986-2001) and extended stays on the International Space Station (ISS; November 2000).
NASA says the crews of space shuttle Discovery and the International Space Station have started moving eight tons of supplies from the shuttle to the station. European Space Agency astronauts Christer Fuglesang and Frank DeWinne became the first crew members to enter the newly installed Leonardo Multi-Purpose Logistics Module early Tuesday.
The rotating support structure was rolled away from the shuttle Discovery Friday in preparation for a night launch from Cape Canaveral, Fla., NASA said. The shuttle was targeted for liftoff at 11:59 EDT with no issues reported that could affect the launch, NASA officials said. A launch Tuesday was delayed
The U.S. space agency said it would broadcast a message from comedian Stephen Colbert Monday as it prepared to launch the Colbert treadmill into space. The message was set to air on NASA television after space shuttle Discovery's fueling concluded (at approximately 7:15 p.m.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Aug. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA will broadcast a special message from comedian Stephen Colbert on Monday, Aug.
International Space Station astronauts are getting a new toy in August â€“ a treadmill. Famously named after comedian Stephen Colbert1, the new running machine will help astronauts stay fit, fighting off the bone loss and muscle decay2 that otherwise comes with space travel.
Flight engineers Koichi Wakata and Michael Barratt worked to complete the maintenance of the stationâ€™s treadmill vibration isolation system Friday. The astronauts spent several days working on the exercise unit to improve its performance after years of on-orbit use.
El SEGUNDO, Calif., April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- NASA's newest piece of astronaut fitness gear headed for the International Space Station, the COLBERT, is perfect for a facility that wants to avoid too many house calls for repairs.
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."
NASA's attempt to drum up interest in the International Space Station started innocently with an online contest to name the station's new living quarters.
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