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2012-06-14 15:51:27

Over the next several weeks, NASA Television will provide coverage of the departure of three crew members from the International Space Station and prelaunch, launch and arrival activities of three new residents. Coverage will begin Wednesday, June 20, with the first of a series of Video Files of Expedition 32/33 Flight Engineers Suni Williams of NASA, Aki Hoshide of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency and Yuri Malenchenko of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) participating in...

2012-03-20 03:16:55

For the first time, NASA will take questions from Twitter during news briefings about upcoming International Space Station missions on Tuesday, March 20, at the Johnson Space Center in Houston. After reporters at the event ask questions, NASA will take as many questions as possible submitted on Twitter using the hashtag #askStation. Questions will be selected in advance and during the briefings. NASA Television and the agency's website will broadcast the events live. The briefings will...

2012-03-06 05:23:29

NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston will hold two briefings Tuesday, March 20, to preview the upcoming International Space Station Expedition 32 and 33 missions. NASA Television and the agency's website will broadcast the briefings live. At 11 a.m. CDT, the International Space Station Program and Science Overview Briefing will cover mission priorities and objectives, which include hundreds of research experiments, a Russian spacewalk, international and commercial cargo deliveries to the...

2010-07-08 14:33:00

WASHINGTON, July 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA and its international partners, the Russia Federal Space Agency and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), have assigned four new International Space Station crews. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) The crews include NASA astronauts Joe Acaba, Sunita Williams and Kevin Ford. Acaba was born in Inglewood, Calif., and raised in Anaheim,...

2010-07-08 14:58:38

NASA and its international partners, the Russia Federal Space Agency and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), have assigned four new International Space Station crews. The crews include NASA astronauts Joe Acaba, Sunita Williams and Kevin Ford. Acaba was born in Inglewood, Calif., and raised in Anaheim, Calif. Williams was born in Euclid, Ohio, but considers Needham, Mass., her hometown. Ford was born in Portland, Ind., and considers Montpelier, Ind., his hometown. Russian cosmonaut...

2008-04-24 07:10:51

The International Space Station's (ISS) first female commander said her 'dramatic' landing aboard a Russian spacecraft last week capped a landmark mission to build up the orbiting laboratory. NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson said in an audio recording released Tuesday that her off-target landing aboard a Russian-built Soyuz spacecraft on Saturday was "more dramatic than I was expecting," but not as bad as she anticipated. Whitson returned to Earth aboard a Soyuz TMA-11 spacecraft...

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2008-04-23 00:10:00

The Soyuz space capsule had a rocky trip home over the weekend, but NASA is confident that the Russians have a firm handle on things.This was the second straight off-course landing for a Soyuz capsule returning from the international space station. Russian space officials first thought that the crew of three"”Including American Peggy Whitson"”was in serious danger during the descent.But William H. Gerstenmaier, NASA associate administrator for space operations, downplayed such...

2008-04-19 05:18:30

This story was updated at 6:05 a.m. EDT. The International Space Station's (ISS) first female commander and two crewmates are safely back on Earth, but landed well short of their intended landing site as they capped a marathon mission to the orbiting laboratory. The Russian Soyuz TMA-11 spacecraft ferrying Expedition 16 commander Peggy Whitson, of NASA, and her crew to Earth touched down about 295 miles (475 km) short of its target zone on the central Asian steppes of Kazakhstan....

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2008-04-21 01:00:00

South Korea's first astronaut returned to Earth Saturday quite shaken, following a  particularly steep decent in which flames engulfed the capsule.   A technical glitch had turned the craft's return to Earth into a test of the crew's nerve and stamina, as the team landed in the Kazakh steppes about 260 miles off target. The capsule's "ballistic" re-entry exposed the crew to twice the typical gravitational forces, and the flames may have been due to friction heating the capsule...


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Peggy Whitson
2012-10-27 13:45:00

Peggy Whitson is an American biochemistry researcher and one of NASA’s most experienced female astronauts after having spent a total of over 365 days in space. She was born Peggy Annette Whitson on February 9, 1960 in Mount Ayr, Iowa, and grew up on a farm outside Beaconsfield. She graduated from Mount Ayr Community High School in 1978 and went on to attend Iowa Wesleyan College, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in biology and chemistry in 1981. She then went on to receive...

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