Ten Years of Continuous Human Presence in Space

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Christopher K.
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Ten Years of Continuous Human Presence in Space

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On 2 November 2000, Flight Engineer Sergei Krikalev, Expedition One Commander Bill Shepherd and Soyuz Commander Yuri Gidzenko began their stay on board the International Space Station as Expedition One. The men stayed for 136 days. Shepherd, incidentally, was the second American launched in a Soyuz capsule, after Norm Thagard.

Several scientific experiments were conducted--or at least started--by Expedition One. One (Tenzor) looked at improving the accuracy of the ship's attitude determination; another (Uragan) set in place automatic observations for watching the development of Earth-based natural disasters.

They seemed to have eaten well. On the menu rotation, one meal was cottage cheese with nuts, plum-cherry dessert and russkoye cookies.

They also had time for leisure activities. One verse from a poem posted 1 January in the ship's log reads...
Our panels set as sails to the Sun
With wake not ever seen but there
Only gyros feel the silent tugs
Wisps, swirls of such ocean rare


More information at:
http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/videogal ... d=25688011
http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/station/cre ... index.html
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/stati ... ion.html#1

Christopher K.
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Twenty Years of Continuous Human Presence in Space

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As we celebrate twenty years of the ISS, we are also contending with the pass clutter created by Starlinks, designing and planning the lunar Gateway and seeing more commercial companies involved in low-Earth orbit ventures...
https://www.nasa.gov/feature/space-stat ... ns-of-iss/

As as alternative to standard Summer Camp, Highland Road Park Observatory is researching the possibility of offering remote ninety-minute modules. If the idea gains traction, one such module will be "Astronaut Training". Campers will experience a small sample of the training prospective astronauts go through. They will learn about legendary NASA astronauts and future private company astronauts. They will undergo a simulated brief mission. This module would be offered Wednesdays at 9am and 11am. Specific weeks of offerings, age ranges, prices and registration procedure will be found at...
http://hrpo.lsu.edu/programs/camp.html

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