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2014-06-11 06:06:13

NASA At around 2:40 p.m. EDT Tuesday, the International Space Station crew reported a small amount of smoke emanating from a vent in the Zvezda Service Module. In line with standard protocol, flight controllers at mission control in Houston followed emergency procedures to isolate the Russian segment ventilation system. Expedition 40 Commander Steve Swanson reported that the smoke quickly subsided and the crew was not in any danger. Russian flight controllers working with the crew...

Fifteenth Anniversary Of First Humans To Cross Threshold Into ISS
2013-12-09 08:30:16

[ Watch the Video: Happy Birthday ISS! ] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On Dec. 10, 2013 NASA and its 15 international partners will celebrate the fifteenth anniversary of the first humans to enter the International Space Station (ISS). While a continuous human presence did not begin until Nov 2, 2000, the six-person crew of the Space Shuttle Endeavour (STS-88) were the first to cross the threshold. DELIVERING THE GOODS The story of the ISS actually began...

Station Cosmonauts Complete Spacewalk
2012-02-17 08:36:20

Two Russian cosmonauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) completed a six-hour and 15-minute spacewalk Thursday afternoon to ready for the removal of a docking module due to be flown back into Earth´s atmosphere for incineration sometime next year. Oleg Kononenko and Anton Shkaplerov worked outside the station during the 6-hour exercise, the first of three spacewalks scheduled for this year. They moved the Strela-1 crane from the Pirs docking compartment to begin preparing...

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2011-02-11 07:25:00

For the second time in less than a month, two Russian cosmonauts will venture outside the International Space Station on Feb. 16 to install a pair of earthquake and lightning sensing experiments, and to retrieve a pair of spacecraft material evaluation panels. Expedition 26 Flight Engineers Dmitry Kondratyev and Oleg Skripochka are scheduled to float outside the Pirs airlock at 8:15 a.m. EST Wednesday to begin the five-and-a-half-hour excursion. Both spacewalkers will wear Russian Orlan-MK...

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2011-01-19 11:02:09

Two Russian cosmonauts will venture outside the International Space Station on Jan. 21 to complete installation of a new high-speed data transmission system, remove an old plasma pulse experiment, install a camera for the new Rassvet docking module and retrieve a materials exposure package. Expedition 26 Flight Engineers Dmitry Kondratyev and Oleg Skripochka are scheduled to float outside the Pirs airlock at 9:20 a.m. EST to begin the six-hour excursion. Both spacewalkers will wear Russian...

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2010-11-16 13:04:51

Two Russian cosmonauts floated outside one of the International Space Station's hatchways on Monday, Nov. 15, to perform a grab bag of spacewalking tasks that outfit the Russian segment for future assembly work and support external experiments. Fyodor Yurchikhin and Oleg Skripochka, both Expedition 25 flight engineers, wore Orlan spacesuits and emerged from the Earth-facing Pirs docking compartment airlock at 9:55 a.m. EST for a six-hour, 27-minute excursion. Monday's spacewalk was the fifth...

2010-06-25 15:43:47

NASA Television will broadcast live the repositioning of a Soyuz spacecraft docked to the International Space Station on Monday, June 28. The capsule's half-hour journey from the Zvezda Service Module to the Rassvet Module will begin at 12:58 p.m. CDT. Expedition 24 Flight Engineer and Soyuz Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin and NASA Flight Engineers Doug Wheelock and Shannon Walker will board the Soyuz TMA-19 vehicle that docked to Zvezda on June 18. They will fly the Soyuz vehicle a short...

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2009-11-05 13:15:00

NASA Television will air the docking of the newest Russian module to the International Space Station starting at 9 a.m. CST Nov. 12. The Mini Research Module-2, known as "Poisk," which means "explore" in Russian, will deliver 1,800 pounds of cargo to the station. Poisk is scheduled to automatically dock to the station's Zvezda Service Module at 9:44 a.m. The 8-ton module is scheduled to launch at 8:22 a.m. Nov. 10 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The combination docking port and...

2009-11-05 11:32:00

HOUSTON, Nov. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Television will air the docking of the newest Russian module to the International Space Station starting at 9 a.m. CST Nov. 12. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) The Mini Research Module-2, known as "Poisk," which means "explore" in Russian, will deliver 1,800 pounds of cargo to the station. Poisk is scheduled to automatically dock to the station's Zvezda Service Module at 9:44 a.m. The 8-ton module is...


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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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