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Lu, Dr Edward Tsang (1963-) American engineer mission specialist astronaut. Flew on STS-84, STS-106, ISS EO-7.

Grew up in Honolulu, Hawaii, and Webster, New York.. Educated Cornell; Stanford. Total EVA Time: 0.26 days. Number of EVAs: 1.


NASA Official Biography

NAME: Edward Tsang Lu (Ph.D.)
NASA Astronaut

PERSONAL DATA:
Born July 1, 1963, in Springfield, Massachusetts. Considers Honolulu, Hawaii, and Webster, New York, to be his hometowns. Unmarried. He enjoys aerobatic flying, coaching wrestling, piano, tennis, surfing, skiing, travel. His parents, Charlie and Snowlily Lu, reside in Fremont, California.

EDUCATION:
Graduated from R.L. Thomas High School, Webster, New York, in 1980. Bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from Cornell University, 1984. Doctorate in applied physics from Stanford University, 1989.

ORGANIZATIONS:
American Astronomical Society, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.

SPECIAL HONORS:
Cornell University Presidential Scholar, Hughes Aircraft Company Masters Fellow.

EXPERIENCE:
Since obtaining his Ph.D., Dr. Lu has been a research physicist working in the fields of solar physics and astrophysics. He was a visiting scientist at the High Altitude Observatory in Boulder, Colorado, from 1989 until 1992, the final year holding a joint appointment with the Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics at the University of Colorado. From 1992 until 1995, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for Astronomy in Honolulu, Hawaii. Dr. Lu has developed a number of new theoretical advances which have provided for the first time a basic understanding of the underlying physics of solar flares. He has published articles on a wide range of topics including solar flares, cosmology, solar oscillations, statistical mechanics, and plasma physics. He has given over 20 invited lectures at various universities and international conferences. He holds a commercial pilot certificate with instrument and multi-engine ratings.

NASA EXPERIENCE:
Selected by NASA in December 1994, Dr. Lu reported to the Johnson Space Center in March 1995, has completed a year of training and evaluation, and is qualified for assignment as a mission specialist. He was initially assigned to work technical issues in the Computer Support Branch of the Astronaut Office. Most recently, he served as a mission specialist on STS-84 (May 15-24, 1997), NASA's sixth Shuttle mission to rendezvous and dock with the Russian Space Station Mir. In completing this 9-day mission, Dr.Lu traveled 3.6 million miles in 144 orbits of the Earth logging a total of 221 hours and 20 minutes in space.

MAY 1997

Birth Place: Springfield, Massachusetts.
Status: Inactive.


Born: 1963.07.01.
Spaceflights: 3 .
Total time in space: 205.97 days.

More... - Chronology...


Associated Countries
See also
  • NASA Group 15 - 1995 Requirement: pilot, engineer, and scientist astronauts for space shuttle flights. Nickname: The Flying Escargot. Originally dubbed the 'snails' by the Hogs, because they were supposed to be the class of 1994, but the announcement was delayed a year;. They renamed themselves with the better-sounding French equivalent. More...

Associated Flights
  • Mir NASA-4 Crew: Foale. Foale relieved Linenger as NASA resident on the Mir station. Backup crew: Voss. More...
  • STS-84 Crew: Clervoy, Collins Eileen, Kondakova, Lu, Noriega, Precourt. Delivered to Mir and returned to earth 2500 kg of payload. More...
  • STS-106 Crew: Altman, Burbank, Lu, Malenchenko, Mastracchio, Morukov, Wilcutt. Docked with ISS. Outfitted the new Zvezda module for the arrival of the first permanent EO-1 crew. More...
  • ISS EO-7 Crew: Lu, Malenchenko. Two-man Russian/American crew to provide minimal manning of space station while shuttle is grounded. Replaced three-man crew aboard ISS since before STS-107 disaster. Backup crew: Kaleri, Foale. More...

Associated Programs
  • ISS Finally completed in 2010 after a torturous 25-year development and production process, the International Space Station was originally conceived as the staging post for manned exploration of the solar systrem. Instead, it was seemed to be the death knell of manned spaceflight. More...
  • Mir The Mir space station was the last remnant of the once mighty Soviet space programme. It was built to last only five years, and was to have been composed of modules launched by Proton and Buran/Energia launch vehicles. These modules were derived from those originally designed by Chelomei in the 1960's for the Almaz military station programme. As the Soviet Union collapsed Mir stayed in orbit, but the final modules were years late and could only be completed with American financial assistance. Kept flying over a decade beyond its rated life, Mir proved a source of pride to the Russian people and proved the ability of their cosmonauts and engineers to improvise and keep operations going despite all manner of challenges and mishaps. More...

Bibliography
  • NASA Astronaut Biographies, Johnson Space Center, NASA, 1995-present. Web Address when accessed: here.

Lu Chronology


1995 June 9 - .
  • NASA Astronaut Training Group 15 selected. - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Altman; Anderson; Ashby; Bloomfield; Chawla; Curbeam; Edwards; Gorie; Hire; Husband; Kavandi; Kilrain; Lindsey; Lu; Melroy; Noriega; Reilly; Robinson; Sturckow. The group was selected to provide pilot, engineer, and scientist astronauts for space shuttle flights.. Qualifications: Pilots: Bachelor's degree in engineering, biological science, physical science or mathematics. Advanced degree desirable. At least 1,000 flight-hours of pilot-in-command time. Flight test experience desirable. Excellent health. Vision minimum 20/50 uncorrected, correctable to 20/20 vision; maximum sitting blood pressure 140/90. Height between 163 and 193 cm.

    Mission Specialists: Bachelor's degree in engineering, biological science, physical science or mathematics and minimum three years of related experience or an advanced degree. Vision minimum 20/150 uncorrected, correctable to 20/20. Maximum sitting blood pressure of 140/90. Height between 150 and 193 cm.. 10 pilots and 9 mission specialists, 6 civilians and 13 military officers, chosen from 2,962 applicants, of which 122 screened in June-August 1994. 4 additional international astronauts.


1997 May 15 - . 08:07 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC39A. LV Family: Shuttle. Launch Vehicle: Shuttle. LV Configuration: Space Shuttle STS-84.
  • STS-84 - . Call Sign: Atlantis. Crew: Precourt; Collins, Eileen; Clervoy; Lu; Noriega; Kondakova; Foale. Backup Crew: Titov, Vladimir. Payload: Atlantis F19 / Spacehab Double Module. Nation: USA. Related Persons: Precourt; Collins, Eileen; Clervoy; Lu; Noriega; Kondakova; Foale; Titov, Vladimir. Agency: NASA Houston. Program: Mir. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spaceplane. Flight: STS-84; Mir NASA-4; Mir NASA-3; Mir EO-23. Spacecraft: Atlantis. Duration: 9.22 days. Decay Date: 1997-05-24 . USAF Sat Cat: 24804 . COSPAR: 1997-023A. Apogee: 393 km (244 mi). Perigee: 377 km (234 mi). Inclination: 51.7000 deg. Period: 92.30 min. Atlantis blasted off on a night launch to Mir, docking with the station on May 17 at 02:33 GMT. Jerry Linenger, who had begun his stay on Mir in mid-January aboard STS-81, would return aboard STS-84. Michael Foale would be left at the station for his stint as the American crew member of Mir. The crew transfered to Mir 466 kg of water, 383 kg of U.S. science equipment, 1,251 kg of Russian equipment and supplies, and 178 kg of miscellaneous material. Returned to Earth aboard Atlantis were 406 kg of U.S. science material, 531 kg of Russian logistics material, 14 kg of ESA material and 171 kg of miscellaneous material. Atlantis undocked from Mir at 01:04 GMT on May 22. After passing up its first landing opportunity due to clouds over the landing site, the Shuttle fired its OMS engines on the deorbit burn at 12:33 GMT on May 24. Atlantis landed at 13:27 GMT at Kennedy Space Center's runway 33.

1997 May 24 - .
2000 May 19 - .
  • STS-101 Mission Status Report #01 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Halsell; Helms; Horowitz; Voss; Weber; Williams, Jeffrey; Lu. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-101. Summary: With dawn's first light glimmering above, six American astronauts and one Russian cosmonaut blasted off from the Kennedy Space Center to pay a "home improvement" house call on the fledgling International Space Station.. Additional Details: here....

2000 September 8 - .
  • STS-106 Mission Status Report #01 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Altman; Burbank; Malenchenko; Mastracchio; Morukov; Wilcutt; Lu. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-106. Space Shuttle Atlantis rocketed into space at 7:46 this morning and is on course to rendezvous and dock with the International Space Station shortly before 1 a.m. Sunday. At the time of Atlantis' launch, the 67-ton station was flying above Hungary, southwest of Budapest. Additional Details: here....

2000 September 8 - .
  • STS-106 Mission Status Report #02 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Altman; Burbank; Malenchenko; Mastracchio; Morukov; Wilcutt; Lu. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-106. Summary: Once in orbit, the crew quickly packed up its ascent suits and unpacked equipment to ready the orbiter for the 11-day mission before turning in at 12:46 p.m. for its first sleep period. The crew will wake up at 8:46 this evening.. Additional Details: here....

2000 September 8 - . 12:45 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC39B. LV Family: Shuttle. Launch Vehicle: Shuttle. LV Configuration: Space Shuttle STS-106.
  • STS-106 - . Call Sign: Atlantis. Crew: Wilcutt; Altman; Burbank; Lu; Mastracchio; Malenchenko; Morukov. Payload: Atlantis F22. Nation: USA. Related Persons: Wilcutt; Altman; Burbank; Lu; Mastracchio; Malenchenko; Morukov. Agency: NASA Houston. Manufacturer: Boeing. Program: ISS. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spaceplane. Flight: STS-106. Spacecraft: Atlantis. Duration: 11.80 days. Decay Date: 2000-09-20 . USAF Sat Cat: 26489 . COSPAR: 2000-053A. Apogee: 387 km (240 mi). Perigee: 375 km (233 mi). Inclination: 51.6000 deg. Period: 92.20 min. Atlantis was launched from Kennedy Space Center's Launch Complex 39B. Solid rocket boosters RSRM-75 and external tank ET-103 were used to loft the orbiter into space. The inital orbit of 72 x 328 km x 51.6 deg was circularised by the Shuttle's OMS engines at apogee.

    Atlantis docked with the PMA-2 adapter on the International Space Station at 05:51 GMT on September 10. The orbiter's small RCS engines were used to gently reboost the station's orbit several times.

    Astronauts Lu and Malenchenko made a spacewalk on September 11 beginning at 04:47 GMT. They rode the RMS arm up to Zvezda and began installing cables, reaching a distance of 30 meters from the airlock when installing Zvezda's magnetometer. Total EVA duration was 6 hours 21 minutes.

    During their 12-day flight, the astronauts spent a week docked to the International Space Station during which they worked as movers, cleaners, plumbers, electricians and cable installers. In all, they spent 7 days, 21 hours and 54 minutes docked to the International Space Station, outfitting the new Zvezda module for the arrival of the Expedition One crew later this fall.

    The Shuttle undocked from ISS at 03:44 GMT on September 18 and made two circuits of the station each lasting half an orbit, before separating finally at 05:34 GMT. The payload bay doors were closed at 04:14 GMT on September 20 and at 06:50 GMT the OMS engines ignited for a three minute burn lowering the orbit from 374 x 386 km x 51.6 deg to 22 x 380 km x 51.6 deg. After entry interface at 07:25 GMT, the orbiter glided to a landing on runway 15 at Kennedy Space Center with main gear touchdown at 07:56:48 GMT for a mission duration of 283 hr 11min.


2000 September 9 - .
  • STS-106 Mission Status Report #04 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Altman; Burbank; Malenchenko; Mastracchio; Morukov; Wilcutt; Lu. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-106. STS-106 Mission Commander Terry Wilcutt along with his crew, Pilot Scott Altman and Mission Specialists Ed Lu, Rick Mastracchio, Dan Burbank, Yuri Malenchenko and Boris Morukov, were awakened at 5:46 p.m. CDT today. The wake up song from Mission Control was " I Say a Little Prayer" which was played for Wilcutt. All seven astronauts are now busy with final preparations for the docking with the International Space Station set for early tomorrow morning. Atlantis is planned to make the third docking with the station at 12:52 a.m. Additional Details: here....

2000 September 9 - .
  • STS-106 Mission Status Report #03 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Altman; Burbank; Malenchenko; Mastracchio; Morukov; Wilcutt; Lu. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-106. Their first full day in space was a busy one for the astronauts and cosmonauts aboard Atlantis as they moved ever closer to an early Sunday morning linkup with the International Space Station. Docking is scheduled to occur at 12:52 a.m. central time Sunday as the two spacecraft soar high above Kazakhstan. Additional Details: here....

2000 September 10 - .
  • STS-106 Mission Status Report #06 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Burbank; Malenchenko; Mastracchio; Lu. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-106. The seven member STS-106 crew was awakened just before 7 p.m. CDT to begin its fourth day of orbital activities and its first full day of docked operations with the International Space Station. The main focus of today's efforts will be a 6 ½ hour space walk conducted by Mission Specialists Ed Lu and Yuri Malenchenko. Additional Details: here....

2000 September 10 - .
  • STS-106 Mission Status Report #05 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Altman; Burbank; Malenchenko; Mastracchio; Morukov; Wilcutt; Lu. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-106. Commander Terry Wilcutt steered Space Shuttle Atlantis to a smooth link-up with the International Space Station at 12:51 a.m. CDT Sunday, setting the stage for six days of outfitting to make the orbiting outpost ready for its first residents in early November. Additional Details: here....

2000 September 11 - .
  • STS-106 Mission Status Report #07 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Altman; Burbank; Malenchenko; Mastracchio; Wilcutt; Lu. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-106. Summary: Astronaut Ed Lu and cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko took a 6 hour, 14 minute walk outside the shuttle this morning to complete final connections between the International Space Station's newest module, Zvezda and its first component, Zarya.. Additional Details: here....

2000 September 11 - .
  • STS-106 Mission Status Report #08 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Altman; Burbank; Malenchenko; Mastracchio; Morukov; Wilcutt; Lu. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-106. STS-106 Commander Terry Wilcutt along with Pilot Scott Altman and Mission Specialists Ed Lu, Rick Mastracchio, Dan Burbank, Yuri Malenchenko and Boris Morukov were awakened at 6:46 p.m. this evening to begin their third day of docked operations. The wake up song, The Hukilau Song by Big Kahuna and the Copa Cat Pack, was played for Lu at the request of his sister. Additional Details: here....

2000 September 11 - . 04:47 GMT - .
  • EVA STS-106-1 - . Crew: Lu; Malenchenko. EVA Type: Extra-Vehicular Activity. EVA Duration: 0.26 days. Nation: USA. Related Persons: Lu; Malenchenko. Program: ISS. Class: Manned. Type: Manned space station. Flight: STS-106. Spacecraft: International Space Station. Summary: Astronauts Lu and Malenchenko made a spacewalk on September 11 beginning at 04:47 GMT. They rode the RMS arm up to Zvezda and began installing cables, reaching a distance of 30 meters from the airlock when installing Zvezda's magnetometer..

2000 September 12 - .
  • STS-106 Mission Status Report #10 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Altman; Burbank; Malenchenko; Mastracchio; Morukov; Wilcutt; Lu. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-106. The additional mission day will give Wilcutt, Pilot Scott Altman and Mission Specialists Ed Lu, Rick Mastracchio, Dan Burbank, Yuri Malenchenko and Boris Morukov more time to prepare the orbiting facility for the arrival of the first station crew when it docks to the station in early November. Additional Details: here....

2000 September 13 - .
  • STS-106 Mission Status Report #11 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Altman; Burbank; Malenchenko; Mastracchio; Morukov; Wilcutt; Lu. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-106. Summary: Electrical work was the hallmark of the day as four of the mission specialists aboard Atlantis and the International Space Station replaced batteries inside the Zarya and Zvezda modules while supply transfer continued around them.. Additional Details: here....

2000 September 13 - .
  • STS-106 Mission Status Report #12 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Altman; Burbank; Malenchenko; Mastracchio; Morukov; Wilcutt; Lu. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-106. The STS-106 astronauts aboard Space Shuttle Atlantis were awakened just before 7 p.m. Central to begin another day of electrical work and transfer activities as they near the halfway point of docked operations with the International Space Station. With 189 hours, 40 minutes of planned Atlantis-ISS docked time, the halfway point of docked operations will be reached at 11:45 p.m. this evening. Additional Details: here....

2000 September 14 - .
  • STS-106 Mission Status Report #14 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Altman; Burbank; Malenchenko; Mastracchio; Morukov; Wilcutt; Lu. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-106. The seven astronauts aboard the Atlantis-International Space Station will soon resume their transfer activities as they start their 5th day of docked operations inside the orbiting facility. As of the start of their workday today, approximately one third of the almost three tons of supplies and equipment have already been moved into the station. Additional Details: here....

2000 September 14 - .
  • STS-106 Mission Status Report #13 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Altman; Burbank; Malenchenko; Mastracchio; Morukov; Wilcutt; Lu. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-106. Astronauts aboard the International Space Station earlier today completed final electrical installations in both the Zvezda and Zarya modules and transferred another station-based experiment to demonstrate control technologies to suppress unwanted vibrations. Additional Details: here....

2000 September 15 - .
  • STS-106 Mission Status Report #15 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Altman; Burbank; Malenchenko; Mastracchio; Morukov; Wilcutt; Lu. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-106. Summary: The International Space Station got another boost overnight, as STS-106 Commander Terry Wilcutt and Pilot Scott Altman executed another hour-long series of thruster firings designed to raise the station's orbit by several more miles.. Additional Details: here....

2000 September 15 - .
  • STS-106 Mission Status Report #16 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Altman; Mastracchio; Lu. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-106. Summary: With one full day of docked operations remaining to complete its work on the International Space Station (ISS), the seven-member crew of Space Shuttle Atlantis continued setting up equipment for the station's first inhabitants.. Additional Details: here....

2000 September 16 - .
  • STS-106 Mission Status Report #17 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Altman; Burbank; Mastracchio; Morukov; Lu. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-106. Summary: In the final hours of docked operations between Atlantis and the International Space Station the seven member crew continued transferring supplies and equipment, including an exercise treadmill, for use by the first resident crew later this year.. Additional Details: here....

2000 September 16 - .
  • STS-106 Mission Status Report #18 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Altman; Burbank; Malenchenko; Mastracchio; Morukov; Wilcutt; Lu. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-106. STS-106 Mission Commander Terry Wilcutt and his crew were awakened at 6:46 p.m. Central to begin their final full day of docked operations with the International Space Station. By the end of their workday on Sunday morning, Atlantis' astronauts will have finished their efforts of making the orbiting facility a home for the arrival of the first permanent residents of the outpost and all of the hatches between Atlantis and the station will have been closed in preparation for the Shuttle's departure on Sunday evening. Additional Details: here....

2000 September 17 - .
  • STS-106 Mission Status Report #19 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Altman; Wilcutt; Lu. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-106. The seven STS-106 astronauts and cosmonauts turned out the lights and closed the doors on a new home in space today after spending a week working as movers, cleaners, plumbers, electricians and cable installers. In all, more than 6,600 pounds of supplies were left behind for use by Expedition crews that will live aboard the International Space Station. Additional Details: here....

2000 September 17 - .
  • STS-106 Mission Status Report #20 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Altman; Burbank; Malenchenko; Mastracchio; Morukov; Ross; Wilcutt; Lu. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-106. Following a successful week of docked operations, the seven astronauts aboard Shuttle Atlantis will depart the International Space Station later this evening, leaving behind the more than three tons (6,600 pounds) of supplies and equipment that was transferred to the orbiting facility. Additional Details: here....

2000 September 18 - .
  • STS-106 Mission Status Report #22 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Altman; Burbank; Malenchenko; Mastracchio; Morukov; Wilcutt; Lu. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-106. Having departed the International Space Station last night, Atlantis' crew will now spend a day checking the shuttle's equipment and stowing away gear in preparation for the trip home, aiming for a 2:56 a.m. CDT landing on Wednesday at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Additional Details: here....

2000 September 18 - .
2000 September 19 - .
  • STS-106 Mission Status Report #23 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Altman; Wilcutt; Lu. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-106. Atlantis' crew turned its attention to checking shuttle systems and packing up equipment for the return home scheduled for 2:56 a.m. CDT, Wednesday back at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The weather forecast calls for scattered clouds, a light sea-breeze, and only a slight chance of rain off the coast. Additional Details: here....

2000 September 19 - .
  • STS-106 Mission Status Report #24 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Altman; Burbank; Malenchenko; Mastracchio; Morukov; Wilcutt; Lu. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-106. The STS-106 astronauts aboard Space Shuttle Atlantis are preparing for their return to Earth with a planned predawn touchdown on the 3-mile long Shuttle Landing Facility runway at the Kennedy Space Center at 2:56 a.m. CDT Wednesday. The forecasted weather for early Wednesday shows essentially favorable conditions with some concern for rain showers in the vicinity of the Florida spaceport. Additional Details: here....

2000 September 20 - .
  • STS-106 Mission Status Report #25 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Altman; Burbank; Malenchenko; Mastracchio; Morukov; Wilcutt; Lu. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-106. Summary: Atlantis and its seven astronauts swooped to a predawn landing at the Kennedy Space Center Wednesday, wrapping up a mission to prepare the initial living quarters of the International Space Station for its first residents.. Additional Details: here....

2000 September 20 - .
2003 April 4 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #03-14 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Bowersox; Budarin; Lu; Malenchenko; Pettit. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-6. International Space Station crewmembers, Commander Ken Bowersox, Flight Engineer Nikolai Budarin and NASA ISS Science Officer Don Pettit, spent much of this week preparing for their spacewalk next Tuesday. The 61/2-hour spacewalk is scheduled to begin about 7:30 a.m. CDT, with NASA Television coverage slated to start at 6 a.m. Additional Details: here....

2003 April 8 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #03-15 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Bowersox; Budarin; Lu; Malenchenko; Pettit. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-6. Expedition 6 Commander Ken Bowersox and NASA Science Officer Don Pettit reconfigured critical power cables and continued the external outfitting of the International Space Station today during a 6 hour, 26 minute spacewalk designed to complete a number of get-ahead tasks for future ISS assembly. Additional Details: here....

2003 April 11 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #03-16 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Bowersox; Budarin; Lu; Malenchenko; Pettit. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-6. Summary: A remarkable week of spacewalk and science activities is winding down for the International Space Station's Expedition 6 crew, Commander Ken Bowersox, Flight Engineer Nikolai Budarin and NASA ISS Science Officer Don Pettit.. Additional Details: here....

2003 April 18 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #03-17 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Bowersox; Budarin; Lu; Malenchenko; Pettit. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-6. The Expedition 6 crewmembers on board the International Space Station stepped up their preparations for returning to Earth this week, while the next permanent crew for the station received its final certification for a launch scheduled for the end of next week. Additional Details: here....

2003 April 25 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #03-18 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Bowersox; Budarin; Lu; Malenchenko; Pettit. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-6. Summary: A major step in assuring the continued permanent human presence in space aboard the International Space Station was realized tonight with the flawless launch of a cosmonaut and astronaut aboard a Russian rocket.. Additional Details: here....

2003 April 26 - . 03:53 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC1. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz FG. LV Configuration: Soyuz-FG ?15000-006.
  • Soyuz TMA-2 - . Call Sign: Agat. Crew: Malenchenko; Lu. Backup Crew: Kaleri; Foale. Return Crew: Malenchenko; Lu; Duque. Payload: Soyuz TMA s/n 212. Mass: 7,250 kg (15,980 lb). Nation: Russia. Related Persons: Malenchenko; Lu; Kaleri; Foale; Duque. Agency: RAKA. Manufacturer: Korolev. Program: ISS. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spacecraft. Flight: ISS EO-7. Spacecraft: Soyuz TMA. Duration: 184.95 days. Decay Date: 2003-10-28 . USAF Sat Cat: 27781 . COSPAR: 2003-016A. Apogee: 394 km (244 mi). Perigee: 386 km (239 mi). Inclination: 51.6000 deg. Period: 92.40 min. Summary: Two-man Russian/American crew to provide minimal manning of space station while shuttle is grounded. Replaced three-man crew aboard ISS since before STS-107 disaster..

2003 April 28 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #03-19 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Bowersox; Budarin; Lu; Malenchenko; Pettit. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-6; ISS EO-7. Summary: New residents arrived aboard the International Space Station today to take over occupancy of the orbital outpost from the crew that has been aloft for more than five months.. Additional Details: here....

2003 May 2 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #03-20 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Bowersox; Budarin; Lu; Malenchenko; Pettit. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-6; ISS EO-7. International Space Station crewmembers are wrapping up a week largely devoted to handover briefings and activities for the Expedition 7 crew and their Expedition 6 predecessors. The week will culminate with the undocking of the Soyuz TMA-1 from the station at 5:40 p.m. CDT on Saturday. Additional Details: here....

2003 May 4 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #03-21 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Bowersox; Budarin; Lu; Malenchenko; Pettit. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-6; ISS EO-7. The Expedition 6 crew touched down in northern Kazakhstan in its Soyuz spacecraft at 9:07 p.m. CDT Saturday, after an undocking from the International Space Station. The Soyuz landed well short of the predicted site and it took almost three hours for a search plane to find the capsule and report that all appeared well. Additional Details: here....

2003 May 9 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #03-22 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Bowersox; Budarin; Lu; Malenchenko; Pettit. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-7. Expedition 7 Commander Yuri Malenchenko and NASA ISS Science Officer Ed Lu are wrapping up their first week of independent operations aboard the International Space Station after departure of their Expedition 6 predecessors on May 3. A Russian holiday gave them some time off today. Additional Details: here....

2003 May 16 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #03-23 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Bowersox; Budarin; Lu; Malenchenko; Pettit. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-7. Summary: Expedition 7 Commander Yuri Malenchenko and NASA ISS Science Officer Ed Lu have completed their two weeks of orientation on the International Space Station and are ready to start regular operations in earnest.. Additional Details: here....

2003 May 23 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #03-24 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Lu; Malenchenko. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-7. Four weeks into their mission, the two-man crew of the International Space Station has moved beyond an orientation and familiarization schedule and into an agenda of operations that reflects the range of activities they'll pursue on orbit during the remaining five months of their flight. Additional Details: here....

2003 May 30 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #03-25 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Lu; Malenchenko. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-7. Science, maintenance and training for spacewalks was the focus of attention this week for the Expedition Seven crew of Commander Yuri Malenchenko and NASA International Space Station Science Officer Ed Lu as they complete their fifth week in space aboard the orbiting laboratory. Additional Details: here....

2003 June 6 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #03-26 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Lu; Malenchenko. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-7. Summary: Expedition 7 Commander Yuri Malenchenko and NASA International Space Station Science Officer Ed Lu completed their sixth week in orbit with a varied slate of science experiments, robotics and preparations for the arrival of a resupply ship next week.. Additional Details: here....

2003 June 8 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #03-27 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Duque; Lu; Malenchenko. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-7. Summary: An unmanned Russian resupply craft successfully blasted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan today, carrying more than two tons of food, fuel, water, supplies and scientific gear for the Expedition 7 crew aboard the International Space Station.. Additional Details: here....

2003 June 11 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #03-28 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Duque; Lu; Malenchenko. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-7. Summary: An unmanned Russian resupply craft successfully docked to the International Space Station this morning, delivering more than two tons of food, fuel, water, supplies and scientific gear to the Expedition 7 crew aboard the complex.. Additional Details: here....

2003 June 13 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #03-29 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Duque; Lu; Malenchenko. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-7. Fresh food, new clothes and more water were among the welcome new arrivals to the International Space Station this week as an unmanned Russian resupply craft docked with the complex. The Progress 11 spacecraft automatically docked to the station's Pirs Docking Compartment Wednesday morning, three days after its launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Expedition 7 Commander Yuri Malenchenko and NASA ISS Science Officer Ed Lu began unloading the cargo ship Friday afternoon. Additional Details: here....

2003 June 20 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #03-30 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Lu; Malenchenko; Whitson. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-7. Expedition 7 Commander Yuri Malenchenko and NASA International Space Station Science Officer Ed Lu donned Hawaiian aloha shirts this week to show off some of the clothing they had unpacked from a newly arrived Russian resupply craft. They wore the red and white, flowered shirts - complete with the Expedition 7 crew patch - in downlink television interviews. Additional Details: here....

2003 June 27 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #03-31 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Lu; Malenchenko; Whitson. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-7. Expedition 7 Commander Yuri Malenchenko and NASA International Space Station Science Officer Ed Lu today wrapped up a busy week of station and science activities as they approached the end of their eighth week on the ISS. Lu performed another run of the InSPACE experiment in the Microgravity Science Glovebox while Malenchenko spent some time loading the Progress 10, docked to the rear of the Zvezda Service Module, with station discards. Additional Details: here....

2003 July 3 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #03-32 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Lu; Malenchenko. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-7. Summary: The International Space Station Expedition 7 crew of Commander Yuri Malenchenko and NASA Science Officer Ed Lu began their third month aboard the Station this week, wrapping up a week that included a personal milestone and continued experiment work.. Additional Details: here....

2003 July 11 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #03-33 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Lu; Malenchenko. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-7. The International Space Station's Expedition 7 crewmembers concentrated on Station upgrades and routine maintenance during their 11th week on orbit. Commander Yuri Malenchenko and NASA ISS Science Officer Ed Lu also advanced the research in several laboratory experiments during the week and shared their experiences in both formal and informal settings. Additional Details: here....

2003 July 18 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #03-34 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Lu; Malenchenko. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-7. Summary: The Expedition 7 crew, Commander Yuri Malenchenko and NASA ISS Science Officer Ed Lu, prepared for a new science experiment and performed maintenance activities this week aboard the International Space Station.. Additional Details: here....

2003 July 25 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #03-35 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Duque; Foale; Kaleri; Lu; Malenchenko. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-7. Summary: The Expedition 7 crew, Commander Yuri Malenchenko and NASA ISS Science Officer Ed Lu, wound up a busy week with a Canadarm2 session that could lead to operation of the Station's robotic arm by controllers on the ground without crew participation.. Additional Details: here....

2003 August 1 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #03-36 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Duque; Foale; Kaleri; Lu; Malenchenko. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-7. Summary: The Expedition 7 crew, Commander Yuri Malenchenko and NASA International Space Station Science Officer Ed Lu, spent their 14th week in space performing various science experiments, practicing with the Station's robotic arm and maintaining Station systems.. Additional Details: here....

2003 August 8 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #03-37 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Duque; Foale; Kaleri; Lu; Malenchenko. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-7. Summary: The Expedition 7 crew, Commander Yuri Malenchenko and NASA International Space Station Science Officer Ed Lu, continued work this week with unique microgravity science experiments and maintained the operating systems of the orbiting lab.. Additional Details: here....

2003 August 15 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #03-38 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Duque; Foale; Kaleri; Lu; Malenchenko; Pettit. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-7. The Expedition 7 crew, Commander Yuri Malenchenko and NASA International Space Station Science Officer Ed Lu, this week conducted science experiments, maintenance activities and prepared for the upcoming departure and arrival of Progress cargo and Soyuz vehicles. Additional Details: here....

2003 August 22 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #03-39 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Duque; Foale; Kaleri; Lu; Malenchenko; Pettit. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-7. Aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 7 Commander Yuri Malenchenko and NASA Science Officer Ed Lu studied their first sample in an experiment designed to look at how air bubbles can weaken metals, crystals and other materials as they coalesce on orbit. They also packed a resupply craft full of trash and readied it for departure next week. Additional Details: here....

2003 August 27 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #03-40 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Duque; Foale; Kaleri; Lu; Malenchenko. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-7. Summary: An unmanned Russian Progress vehicle successfully undocked from the International Space Station today, heading for a plunge into the Earth's atmosphere with discarded items from the orbital complex.. Additional Details: here....

2003 August 28 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #03-41 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Duque; Foale; Kaleri; Lu; Malenchenko. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-7. Summary: An unmanned Russian Progress vehicle successfully blasted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan tonight to deliver almost three tons of food, fuel, water, and supplies to the residents of the International Space Station.. Additional Details: here....

2003 August 29 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #03-42 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Lu; Malenchenko. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-7. Progress 12, carrying more than 5,000 pounds of fuel, air and water, fresh and prepared foods, clothing, and experiment hardware, is scheduled to arrive at the International Space Station tomorrow. The unpiloted cargo spacecraft was launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 8:48 p.m. CDT yesterday, following Wednesday's undocking of a previous cargo craft from the aft end of the station's Zvezda module. The new supply ship is due to dock to that vacant port at 10:45 p.m. CDT tomorrow. NASA-TV coverage of the Progress 12 docking begins tomorrow at 10 p.m. CDT. Additional Details: here....

2003 August 30 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #03-43 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Duque; Foale; Kaleri; Lu; Malenchenko. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-7. An unpiloted Russian resupply craft successfully docked to the International Space Station tonight, delivering nearly three tons of food, fuel, water, supplies and scientific gear to the Expedition 7 crew aboard the complex and for the next crew to launch in October. Additional Details: here....

2003 September 4 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #03-44 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Duque; Foale; Kaleri; Lu; Malenchenko. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-7. Summary: An unmanned Russian Progress vehicle successfully undocked from the International Space Station today, heading for a month of scientific benefit before it is commanded to burn up in the Earth's atmosphere.. Additional Details: here....

2003 September 5 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #03-45 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Duque; Foale; Kaleri; Lu; Malenchenko. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-7. With a newly arrived Russian Progress cargo vehicle at the aft end of the Zvezda Service Module awaiting unloading and a just-vacated Pirs Docking Compartment awaiting their successors, International Space Station Expedition 7 crewmembers, Commander Yuri Malenchenko and NASA ISS Science Officer Ed Lu, spent much of Friday doing scheduled spacesuit maintenance. Additional Details: here....

2003 September 12 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #03-46 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Lu; Malenchenko. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-7. The unloading of nearly three tons of new supplies from a Progress cargo vehicle began in earnest this week aboard the International Space Station. Commander Yuri Malenchenko and NASA ISS Science Officer Ed Lu spent time each day unpacking, cataloging and stowing the equipment. Additional Details: here....

2003 September 19 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #03-47 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Lu; Malenchenko. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-7. Summary: Hurricane photography took its place alongside other science, maintenance, and education on the International Space Station this week, where Expedition 7 Commander Yuri Malenchenko and NASA ISS Science Officer Ed Lu completed a busy week on orbit.. Additional Details: here....

2003 September 26 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #03-48 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Duque; Foale; Kaleri; Lu; Malenchenko. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-7. Summary: Checks of robotics and spacesuits along with varied science activities highlighted the past week aboard the International Space Station for Commander Yuri Malenchenko and NASA ISS Science Officer Ed Lu.. Additional Details: here....

2003 October 3 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #03-49 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Duque; Foale; Kaleri; Lu; Malenchenko; Ross. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-7. Summary: The week for Commander Yuri Malenchenko and NASA International Space Station Science Officer Ed Lu was filled with work on various science experiments and routine maintenance aboard the orbiting laboratory.. Additional Details: here....

2003 October 10 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #03-50 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Duque; Foale; Kaleri; Lu; Malenchenko. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-7. Summary: Expedition 7 Commander Yuri Malenchenko and NASA International Space Station Science Officer Ed Lu formally began preparations to come home this week, while continuing to work on several science experiments.. Additional Details: here....

2003 October 17 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #03-51 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Duque; Foale; Kaleri; Lu; Malenchenko. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-7. Summary: During their last week alone aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 7 crewmembers focused on preparations to welcome their Expedition 8 successors and for their own return to Earth.. Additional Details: here....

2003 October 18 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #03-52 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Duque; Foale; Kaleri; Lu; Malenchenko. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS Cervantes; ISS EO-8. Summary: A new crew rocketed toward the International Space Station early today, leaving the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan aboard a Russian Soyuz booster that lifted off at 12:38 a.m. CDT and flawlessly sped into Earth orbit.. Additional Details: here....

2003 October 20 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #03-53 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Duque; Foale; Kaleri; Lu; Malenchenko. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS Cervantes; ISS EO-8. New residents arrived at the International Space Station Monday with the ISS Soyuz 7 spacecraft docking to the Station at 2:16 a.m. CDT (0716 GMT, 11:16am Moscow time). The arrival of Expedition 8 and a European Space Agency visiting researcher initiated a week of intense science operations and handover activities for the newest station crew, which will stay aboard the complex for nearly 200 days. Additional Details: here....

2003 October 20 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #03-54 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Duque; Foale; Kaleri; Lu; Malenchenko. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS Cervantes; ISS EO-8. The International Space Station's newest crew of Expedition 8 Commander Mike Foale and Flight Engineer Alexander Kaleri officially boarded the complex when hatches between its Soyuz spacecraft swung open at 5:19 a.m. CDT ( 1019 GMT, 2:19 p.m. Moscow time). They were joined by visiting researcher, European Space Agency astronaut Pedro Duque. Additional Details: here....

2003 October 24 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #03-55 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Duque; Foale; Kaleri; Lu; Malenchenko. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS Cervantes; ISS EO-8. Final handover activities are underway aboard the International Space Station as the Expedition 7 crew prepares to return to Earth Monday, following six months aboard the orbiting complex. Landing is scheduled for 8:41 p.m. CST on the steppes of Kazakhstan. Additional Details: here....

2003 October 27 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #03-56 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Duque; Foale; Kaleri; Lu; Malenchenko. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS Cervantes; ISS EO-8. The Expedition 7 crew touched down in northern Kazakhstan in its Soyuz spacecraft about 8:41 p.m. CST, concluding a 183-day mission aboard the International Space Station and 185 days in space. Landing occurred on target, approximately 24 miles (38 kilometers) from Arkylyk in Kazakhstan. Additional Details: here....

2003 October 28 - .
  • Landing of Soyuz TMA-2 - . Return Crew: Malenchenko; Lu; Duque. Nation: Russia. Related Persons: Malenchenko; Lu; Duque. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-7; ISS EO-8. The spacecraft returned with US astronaut Edward Lu, Russian Yuri Malenchenko and Spaniard Pedro Duque. The three astronauts aboard Soyuz TMA-2 landed at 02:14 GMT, 35 kilometers south of Arkalyk. Transfer of the astronauts was delayed when a snowstorm in Kazakhstan's capital Astana and heavy fog forced all of the rescue party's helicopters.

2003 October 31 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #03-57 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Duque; Foale; Kaleri; Lu; Malenchenko. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-8. International Space Station Expedition 8 Commander and NASA ISS Science Officer Michael Foale and Flight Engineer Alexander Kaleri wound up their first full workweek in space Friday. Science activities, Station maintenance, exercise and more familiarization with their new home were their focus. Additional Details: here....

2003 November 7 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #03-58 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Duque; Foale; Kaleri; Lu; Malenchenko. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-8. Summary: The Expedition 8 crew settled into life aboard the International Space Station this week, squaring away their new home in orbit and beginning work with several different experiments.. Additional Details: here....

2003 November 21 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #03-60 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Foale; Kaleri; Lu; Malenchenko. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-8. Summary: The eighth permanent crew to live on the International Space Station completed its first month aboard the complex this week, a week that saw the 16 nations that participate in the Station program celebrate the fifth anniversary of its launch.. Additional Details: here....

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