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Planned EVA for Space Station Expedition 6 Crew 17

Posted by michael
from the alone-in-the-dark dept.
Kathy Miles writes "The International Space Station was boosted into a 3 mile higher orbit in preparation for an April 26 launch of TMA-2. The Soyuz capsule will carry two new crew members to the ISS for Expedition 7. Expedition 6 will return in May. And on April 8, there is a planned EVA for Expedition 6 crew of Commander Ken Bowerson and Science Officer Don Pettit. The two will be continuing the ongoing outfitting of the International Space Station."
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Planned EVA for Space Station Expedition 6 Crew

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  • I do believe the new team members are both hams!
  • by Ieshan (409693) <.moc.liamg. .ta. .nahsei.> on Saturday April 05, 2003 @09:19PM (#5670936) Homepage Journal


    Angel Attack! NERV! Get Shinji Ikari down here right away!

    Er... err... no?
  • LOL, TMA-2? Interesting name...
  • TMA-*TWO*? (Score:5, Funny)

    by dschuetz (10924) <slash@NosPAM.david.dasnet.org> on Saturday April 05, 2003 @09:41PM (#5671007) Homepage
    in preparation for an April 26 launch of TMA-2

    They found a SECOND Tycho Magnetic Anomaly [mindpirates.com]?

    • Yes. The object found in the vicinity of Jupiter/Saturn was given the designation TMA-2 due to the fact that it was identical in all repects except size to the one found on the moon. The fact that it was nowhere near Tycho, didn't have an intense magnetic field and was identical to a previously observed object was no barrier to the people who named it.

      You'd think people would remember this. It was only two years ago!
  • by Michael.Forman (169981) on Saturday April 05, 2003 @11:09PM (#5671388) Homepage Journal

    Excellent. Perhaps during the EVA they could collect Steve Bennett's [slashdot.org] body.

    Michael.
  • When will someone realise this is what we need? *sigh*.

    OK, its not that cut and dry, how are nanotubes going? Are they at macroscopic size, or required tension yet?

    Of course, running before you can crawl isnt that good an idea. We'll need to do things like building a suspension bridge out of them
    • What we need? (Score:1, Flamebait)

      by SuperBanana (662181)
      When will someone realise this[space elevator] is what we need? *sigh*.

      Okay, this is gonna get me a flambait since you all love the space stuff, but whatever- I don't care. I'm so sick of hearing space this, space that. I'm THROUGH.

      When are people going to realize that we need to spend money on educating, sheltering, clothing and feeding people, and giving them proper medical care...-and THEN- on the toys like space stations? We're putting the cart before the horse by working out all these galatic my

      • I just think that the government has no business funding research that does not benefit people/humanity in some tanigible way.

        You really should read up on the benefits of the space program. The work done to get humans into space has resulted in numerous, very useful, live-saving innovations. Take a look at medical technology; many of the recent advances wouldn't have happened were it not for the space program.

        Also you should take a look at the programs you wish to 'enhance'. Welfare... That's solved

      • Re:What we need? (Score:4, Insightful)

        by isorox (205688) on Sunday April 06, 2003 @05:51AM (#5672529) Homepage Journal
        When are people going to realise we need to spend money on educating, sheltering, clothing and feeding people, and giving them proper medical care, before we send ships off into the Atlantic to see if theres a faster way to India?
        • Re:What we need? (Score:1, Flamebait)

          by SuperBanana (662181)
          When are people going to realise we need to spend money on educating, sheltering, clothing and feeding people, and giving them proper medical care, before we send ships off into the Atlantic to see if theres a faster way to India?

          I can't seriously believe this was originally modded 4/insightful. THank god it's been knocked down.

          It's very simple. India was a known source of vast resources(and to counter the knee-jerk reaction- space may be full of resources, but unlike the resources in India, we have N

          • Re:What we need? (Score:3, Interesting)

            by isorox (205688)
            space may be full of resources, but unlike the resources in India, we have NO way to get TO them, extract them, and send them back, in any sort of reasonable way.

            Thats a limited view on what counts as a resource. Without the money that went into space exploration, we would not have satelites. We wouldnt have GPS, we would have trans-global phone calls, we wouldnt be able to talk to people in Antarctica (the guys that discovered the hole in the ozzone layer - that was pretty essential research given the c
            • Oh yes, in addition, a space elevator would slash the costs of access to space - communications satelites would be ten a penny. Solar satelites beaming energy back to earth would be financially possible. Green energy? Would be nice wouldnt it.
      • Re:What we need? (Score:2, Insightful)

        by MerlynEmrys67 (583469)
        Nice liberal rant here... Why is it the "peoples" (i.e. the Government's) job to feed/cloth/shelter anyone. First of all, why doesn't the guy on 5th and whatever go and get a job, oh - he doesn't have an education... Well who's fault is that - The government all ready provided him with an oportunity to educate himself that he wasted.

        Some people just don't want to be fed/chothed/sheltered, and so they aren't... There is nothing the government can, or should do about it.

        By the way, if you want the guy on

  • I thought the current commander's last name was Ken Bowersox, not Bowerson...Shows what I know....

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