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Offline Paolo

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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2320 on: 09/30/2013 09:26 PM »
Oh no, two Tim's on one flight!

We'll have to refer to them as British Tim and American Tim. ;)

and both helicopter pilot !

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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2321 on: 10/01/2013 12:01 AM »
Oh no, two Tim's on one flight!

We'll have to refer to them as British Tim and American Tim. ;)

Good for Kopra though. Shame he could not have been "fast tracked" a little since he lost out on STS-133, but glad he is getting another flight.

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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2322 on: 10/01/2013 12:36 PM »
Oh no, two Tim's on one flight!

We'll have to refer to them as British Tim and American Tim. ;)

Good for Kopra though. Shame he could not have been "fast tracked" a little since he lost out on STS-133, but glad he is getting another flight.

Maybe they wanted to make sure his hip injury had time to heal properly and that there were no long-term adverse effects.

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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2323 on: 10/01/2013 11:21 PM »
Oh no, two Tim's on one flight!

We'll have to refer to them as British Tim and American Tim. ;)

A B-Tim and an A-Tim.

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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2324 on: 10/02/2013 07:39 AM »
Chamitoff has retired?

I love that guy. His STS-134 youtube vids will live on.

It's sad that so many will not get the chance to fly again.

Ron Garan is pretty cool too.

This is very cool.



4:10 space station tour.

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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2325 on: 10/27/2013 11:57 PM »
Russian Cosmonaut Bails Out of Upcoming Spaceflight

Russian cosmonaut due to command a flight to International Space Station quits to work for a gas company 'because his wife wants him to earn more money'
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2413998/Cosmonaut-Yury-Lonchakov-quits-work-gas-company-money.html#ixzz2iyQEAc5s
He has given up 18k salary as space commander to work for Gazprom

And now   :o
Yu.V.Lonchakov appointed Assistant Director of the Federal Space Agency
http://www.federalspace.ru/19932/

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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2326 on: 10/28/2013 05:17 AM »
The marriage life is not easy...singels or alone should try it... 
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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2327 on: 11/06/2013 06:27 PM »
Chamitoff has retired?

I love that guy. His STS-134 youtube vids will live on.

It's sad that so many will not get the chance to fly again.

Ron Garan is pretty cool too.

This is very cool.



4:10 space station tour.
I remember when Dr. Chamitoff had some issues with dizziness after the STS-134 re-entry.  He was steadied by Mr Fincke during the post-landing interviews.  Dr. Chamitoff's pre-reentry hydration regimine was the largest of the the STS-134 crew.

The Astronaut Office must feel a lot different to many of these Shuttle era Astronauts.  Some are at an age where  they feel they wont fly aboard another NASA vehicle, so they are retiring from NASA.

With Chamitoff and Garan now gone, that brings the Corps down to 45 active Astronauts with 38 Management-non spaceflight certified Astros.. And that includes the 14 new Astros from Class 20 from Group 20 "The 8 Balls"that graduated in 2011 from teh 2009 selection including 2 Canadians and 3 Japanese.  I dont beleive this includes the 8 Astronaut Canditates that are now in Group 21 "The Chumps".
This contrats starkly when back in 2000 there were 149 ACtice flight certified Astronauts.   Only 1 Astronaut in the Corps is from prior to Group 16 of 1996 "The Sardines, the largest Group to date with 35 NASA and 9 International Candidates.  By this time the ISS was go, and the need was great.

Paul

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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2328 on: 11/29/2013 12:19 AM »
Astronaut Takuya Onishi Selected as Member of ISS Expedition Crew
http://www.jaxa.jp/press/2013/11/20131129_onishi_e.html
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Period of stay at the ISS:
    About 6 months from around June in 2016
Transportation and from to the ISS:
    Launch and return by Soyuz spacecraft
Major tasks at the ISS:
    During the 48th/49th Expedition Mission, he will be in charge of ISS operations as a flight engineer, and science experiments using the space environment.
Astronaut Onishi's schedule in the near future:
    He will begin training necessary for the Soyuz trip and ISS expedition missions in December 2013.

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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2329 on: 12/11/2013 04:58 PM »
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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2330 on: 12/12/2013 12:37 AM »
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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2331 on: 01/09/2014 11:38 AM »
Do all USOS astronauts gets Orlan/russian airlock familiarity training and visa versa (cosmonauts with EMU/quest training)?  It would seem obvious but the chances of use of non-national suits and airlocks seems remote...

« Last Edit: 01/09/2014 11:43 AM by Targeteer »
Best quote heard during an inspection, "I was unaware that I was the only one who was aware."

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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2332 on: 01/10/2014 09:06 PM »
Message from the Administrator:

Leland Melvin to Leave NASA

I am sorry to inform the NASA family that my good friend and our Associate Administrator for Education, Leland Melvin, has decided to retire next month after more than 24 years of NASA service.

Since assuming the role of AA in 2010, Leland has streamlined NASA's education organization and portfolio to deliver science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) content more effectively to educators and students. Using NASA's unique missions, programs and other agency assets, he has helped cultivate the next generation of explorers, one that is truly inclusive and properly reflects the diverse make up and talent of this nation's youth and our agency's future.

His innate ability to bring people together has helped forge partnerships with both traditional and non-traditional organizations.  Building a network that broadly shares and leverages individual strengths and capabilities to deliver more robust STEM education content and eliminate duplication of effort has been instrumental in this era of fiscal challenges.

Leland was co-chair of the Office of Science and Technology Policy's Committee on STEM education, ensuring that NASA has had a prominent place at the table for national discussions and decisions about the role of the federal sector in providing STEM content and opportunities.  This will serve the NASA education program well for years to come.

Prior to coming to Headquarters, Leland was a mission specialist in the NASA astronaut corps at Johnson Space Center. He flew aboard the space shuttle Atlantis on two missions: STS-122 in 2008 and STS-129 in 2009.  He also held a variety of roles within the astronaut office and led the agency on the Educator Astronaut program.  He joined NASA in 1989 at the Langley Research Center as a research scientist working in the fiber optics lab.  He has received numerous NASA awards and honors during his quarter-century of service.


Leland received a bachelor's degree in chemistry from the University of Richmond and a master's in materials science engineering from the University of Virginia.  Before an injury sidelined his career, Leland was a wide receiver for the Detroit Lions and the Dallas Cowboys in the National Football League.
 

I am proud of all of his achievements, and it is difficult to pick one highlight in such a rich and distinguished career.  But I would have to say my personal favorite is his passion for and tireless dedication to education.  It is something that he and I share - it comes naturally to each of us, since both of our parents were educators.  They made sure we knew that a solid education was key to success no matter the path one choses.  That is a message worth repeating.


I want to thank Leland for his friendship, his dedication and his exceptional service to this agency and to the nation.  Please join me in wishing him all the best as he begins the next chapter of his incredible life.


Charlie B.

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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2333 on: 01/15/2014 07:49 PM »
Astronaut.ru now shoes Thomas Pesquet as the back-up for Andreas Mogensen on Soyuz TMA-18M in October 2015.
http://astronaut.ru/register/shedule01.htm

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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2334 on: 01/18/2014 12:34 AM »
Do all USOS astronauts gets Orlan/russian airlock familiarity training and visa versa (cosmonauts with EMU/quest training)?  It would seem obvious but the chances of use of non-national suits and airlocks seems remote...



No, not anymore.  Early increments got full training on both.  But there is too much training to do both and enough redudancy/capability to not require it - though it would be nice.

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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2335 on: 01/18/2014 05:56 AM »
Possible Russian cosmonauts for Soyuz TMA-20M crew are Aleksey Ovchinin and Andrey Borisenko.

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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2336 on: 01/19/2014 01:17 PM »
Is that Soyuz TMA-20M that is scheduled to fly in May, 2016 (per your recent Russian space launches update), or actually Soyuz MS-1 that is now slotted for March, 2016?

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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2337 on: 01/19/2014 02:03 PM »
Is that Soyuz TMA-20M that is scheduled to fly in May, 2016 (per your recent Russian space launches update), or actually Soyuz MS-1 that is now slotted for March, 2016?

Yes, Soyuz MS. Thanks!

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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2338 on: 01/21/2014 12:20 PM »
As per http://www.federalspace.ru/20145/, possible Expedition 47/48 crew (launch in March 2016) consists of Aleksey Ovchinin, Oleg Skripochka and Jeffrey Williams.
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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2339 on: 01/24/2014 05:34 PM »
Any idea of who will get to fly on the first manned DC flight?
Maybe Steve Lindsey as CDR? ;-)

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