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2009-09-30 10:11:00

HOUSTON, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bill McArthur was born to become a soldier and eventually his country sent him 220 miles above Earth where he spent half a year living in space on board the International Space Station. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) The West Point alumnus and NASA astronaut will be honored by the U.S. Military Academy during its homecoming football game Oct. 3 at Michie Stadium in West Point, N.Y. Kickoff is set for noon....

2006-04-09 00:25:00

By Shamil Zhumatov NEAR ARKALYK, Kazakhstan -- Brazil's first astronaut landed safely in the Kazakh steppe on Sunday, returning from a 10-day trip in space with a Russian-U.S. crew that spent six months on board the International Space Station. "Soyuz has made a soft landing," a mission control official in Moscow said after the small Soyuz capsule, charred black from re-entry into the atmosphere, bumped down in northern Kazakhstan's steppe. Russian military helicopters converged on the...

2006-04-08 16:14:18

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - After turning over control of the International Space Station to a new crew, a U.S. astronaut, a Russian cosmonaut and a visiting guest astronaut from Brazil climbed into a Soyuz capsule on Saturday and fired its jets to return to Earth. Commander Bill McArthur, flight engineer Valery Tokarev and Brazil's first astronaut, Marcos Pontes, departed the orbital outpost shortly before 4:30 p.m. EDT and were expected to touch down in a...

2006-04-08 17:34:25

KOROLYOV, Russia -- A capsule carrying Brazil's first astronaut, along with a Russian and an American, separated early Sunday from the international space station and began hurtling toward Earth. American astronaut Bill McArthur, Russian cosmonaut Valery Tokarev and Brazilian Marcos Pontes were strapped tightly into a Soyuz TMA-7 capsule for the bone-jarring journey home. They were set to touch down in the steppes of Kazakhstan early Sunday. Space officials at Russia's Mission Control...

2006-04-03 17:52:13

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - There will be no bonfires or early morning fishing trips, but two astronauts aboard the International Space Station will attempt an orbital camp-out on Monday night. Station commander Bill McArthur and the incoming U.S. crewmember, Jeffrey Williams, have stashed their sleeping bags and personal gear in the station's U.S. airlock module for an overnight stay. The astronauts plan to have fun, but that is not the point of the exercise. Once the men...

2006-02-04 01:20:25

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - An innovative project to fly a make-shift radio satellite housed in an old Russian spacesuit came to a premature end on Friday, completing just a couple of orbits before falling silent. Space station crew members Bill McArthur and Valery Tokarev released the make-shift satellite, dubbed SuitSat, just after floating out of the station's airlock module to begin a six-hour spacewalk. Before they were back inside, however, SuitSat's...

2006-02-04 00:35:00

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - An innovative project to fly a make-shift radio satellite housed in an old Russian spacesuit came to a premature end on Friday, completing just a couple of orbits before falling silent. Space station crew members Bill McArthur and Valery Tokarev released the make-shift satellite, dubbed SuitSat, just after floating out of the station's airlock module to begin a six-hour spacewalk. Before they were back inside, however, SuitSat's mission was...

2005-11-23 16:45:22

"Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire," the new blockbuster movie based on the series of books by J.K. Rowling, is having its space premiere. The movie was transmitted from Mission Control in Houston Tuesday to NASA astronaut and International Space Station Commander Bill McArthur, who asked to see the movie. As part of NASA's regular assistance to crew members on long-duration space flights, NASA contacted the maker of the Harry Potter movies, Warner Bros. Pictures, in the hopes that they...

2005-09-09 16:15:09

Please read in 6th paragraph ... One Soyuz will take McArthur and Russian flight engineer Valery Tokarev to the space station and another will bring home the current crew ... instead of ... The Soyuz that takes McArthur and Russian flight engineer Valery Tokarev to the space station will bring home the current crew ... A corrected story follows. By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - In three weeks, astronaut Bill McArthur plans to cap a 15-year career with NASA by...

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2005-09-09 16:25:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida -- In three weeks, astronaut Bill McArthur plans to cap a 15-year career with NASA by flying to the International Space Station for a six-month stay. The only problem is he doesn't have a ride home. NASA's space shuttles cannot launch again until their fuel tanks are fixed and Hurricane Katrina has shut down the New Orleans manufacturing facility that produces the tanks and was working on the problem. Half of the work force at the plant, which is operated by Lockheed...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.