ISS News: October 2008 Archives

Expedition 17 Crew Lands in Kazakhstan

"Commander Sergei Volkov and Flight Engineer Oleg Kononenko of the 17th International Space Station crew landed on the steppes of Kazakhstan at 11:37 p.m. EDT Thursday after more than six months days in space. All three people aboard the Soyuz TMA-12 spacecraft were reported to be in good condition after their re-entry and landing. A Russian recovery team and NASA personnel reached the landing site by helicopter shortly after the Soyuz touched down. They helped the crew members into reclining chairs for medical tests and set up a medical tent nearby."

Editor's note: Richard Garriott, private space explorer and son of NASA's Skylab Astronaut Dr. Owen Garriott, plans to talk with students through a NASA sponsored live video teleconference, broadcast via the Internet scheduled for Monday, October 20th at 12:30pm ET during his flight to the International Space Station.

The downlink event will be held in Reston, Virginia in coordination with KZO Innovations with students from two D.C. Metropolitan area schools and four Challenger Learning Centers. Students will ask Mr. Garriott original questions about living and working in space. The event will be broadcast live at http://www.challenger.org.

Space Adventures' Orbital Client, Private Astronaut Richard Garriott, Arrives At International Space Station

"Garriott will share his experiences through his Web site, www.richardinspace.com. The site's "Tracking The Mission" section will feature live and playback video from NASA TV and Garriott will also be responding to questions posed on his site via audio recordings, direct from space."

Live Challenger Center Broadcast with the ISS: Kids Ask Citizen Cosmonaut "What Are You Looking For in Space"?

"Richard Garriott, plans to talk with students through a NASA sponsored live video teleconference, broadcast via the Internet on October 20th at 1:00pm ET during his flight to the International Space Station. The downlink event will be held in Reston, Virginia in coordination with KZO Innovations with students from two D.C. Metropolitan area schools and four Challenger Learning Centers."

Richard Garriott, Private Space Explorer, Talks to Students Live from the International Space Station

"Richard Garriott plans to talk to students through live amateur radio downlinks during his October flight to the International Space Station. The downlink events will be held during Garriott's flight and are currently scheduled for 12:30pm Thursday, October 16th and Friday, October 17th with middle school students from Challenger Learning Centers across the country."

Another Garriott Is In Space

Space Adventures Client, Private Astronaut Richard Garriott, Successfully Launches to the International Space Station

"Space Adventures, Ltd., the only company that provides human space missions to the world marketplace, today announced that its orbital client Richard Garriott and his crew successfully launched aboard a Soyuz TMA spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan en route to the International Space Station (ISS). Garriott joins the Expedition 18 crew, which includes NASA astronaut Michael Fincke and Russian cosmonaut Yuri Lonchakov. In preparation for his spaceflight, Garriott, son of NASA astronaut Owen Garriott, completed a cosmonaut-training program at the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center located in Star City, Russia. This historic mission marks Garriott as the world's 1st second-generation astronaut."

Number of burned-out lamps on Japanese space lab nears half, Mainichi Daily News

"Almost half of the 21 fluorescent lamps aboard Japan's experimentation module Kibo on the International Space Station (ISS) have burned out, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) said. JAXA officials said if more than half of the lamps are unusable, it will affect experiments and other work in the module."

First Second Generation Astronaut, Richard Garriott, to Perform Research while in Space in Cooperation with NASA

"Space Adventures, Ltd., the only company that provides human space missions to the world marketplace, announced today that their orbital spaceflight client, Richard Garriott, will participate in a suite of experiments in cooperation with NASA during his 10-day mission. Mr. Garriott is scheduled to launch on October 12 onboard a Soyuz TMA spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan en route to the International Space Station (ISS). He will be joining the Expedition 18 crew which includes NASA astronaut Michael Fincke and Russian cosmonaut Yuri Lonchakov."


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