SpaceX sets March 1 for launch to ISS

SpaceX sets March 1 for launch to ISS

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Jan. 11 (UPI) -- U.S. commercial space company SpaceX says it has picked March 1 for the next launch of its Dragon capsule to the International Space Station.
Astronauts install batteries on station

Astronauts install batteries on station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., May 21 (UPI) -- U.S. astronauts Mike Good and Garrett Reisman Friday installed the last two of 12 batteries that needed replacing on the International Space Station.
Astronauts finish first STS-132 spacewalk

Astronauts finish first STS-132 spacewalk

HOUSTON, May 17 (UPI) -- NASA Astronauts Garrett Reisman and Steve Bowen completed the first of three STS-132 spacewalks Monday in 7 hours and 12 minutes, ending at 3:19 p.m. EDT.

NASA assigns STS-132 space shuttle crew

WASHINGTON, May 14 (UPI) -- The U.S. space agency says it has assigned the crew for space shuttle mission STS-132, targeted for launch in April 2010.
Shuttle Discovery lands safely in Florida

Shuttle Discovery lands safely in Florida

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla., June 14 (UPI) -- Space shuttle Discovery had a smooth landing Saturday at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, concluding an assembly mission to the International Space Station.

Discovery undocks from the space station

HOUSTON, June 11 (UPI) -- U.S. space shuttle Discovery undocked from the International Space Station Wednesday at 7:42 a.m. EDT, ending a nearly nine-day visit to the orbital outpost.

NASA approves May 31 space shuttle launch

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., May 20 (UPI) -- National Aeronautics and Space Administration officials have selected May 31 as the launch date for space shuttle Discovery's STS-124 mission.

NASA offers HD glimpse of life on the ISS

HOUSTON, May 19 (UPI) -- The U.S. space agency said it will telecast a high-definition glimpse of life in space with a special program to be broadcast beginning Thursday.

Students to call long distance to the ISS

WASHINGTON, May 8 (UPI) -- Students from New York and California will make a really long long-distance phone call next week to speak with an International Space Station's crew member.
Shuttle swoops to Earth safely

Shuttle swoops to Earth safely

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., March 26 (UPI) -- The U.S. space shuttle Endeavour announced its arrival with twin sonic booms as it swooped to a smooth landing in Florida Wednesday night.
Space shuttle Endeavour is launched

Space shuttle Endeavour is launched

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., March 11 (UPI) -- Space shuttle Endeavour roared into the dark Florida sky early Tuesday, beginning a record 16-day mission to the International Space Station.

Endeavour is 'go' for Tuesday launch

WASHINGTON, March 10 (UPI) -- The U.S. space agency said all systems were "go" for the launch of space shuttle Endeavour and its STS-123 mission to the International Space Station.
Garrett Reisman
Expedition 16 flight engineer Astronaut Garrett Reisman uses a digital camera to expose a photo of his helmet visor during the mission's first scheduled session of extravehicular activity (EVA) at the International Space Station on March 14, 2008. Also visible in the reflections in the visor are various components of the station, the docked Space Shuttle Endeavour and a blue and white portion of Earth. During the seven-hour and one-minute spacewalk, Reisman and STS-123 mission specialist astronaut Rick Linnehan (out of frame) prepared the Japanese logistics module-pressurized section (JLP) for removal from Space Shuttle Endeavour's payload bay, opened the Centerline Berthing Camera System on top of the Harmony module, removed the Passive Common Berthing Mechanism and installed both the Orbital Replacement Unit (ORU) tool change out mechanisms on the Dexter robotic system, the final element of the station's Mobile Servicing System. (UPI Photo/NASA)

Garrett Erin Reisman (born February 10, 1968 in Morristown, New Jersey) is an American engineer and NASA astronaut. He was a backup crew member for Expedition 15 and joined Expedition 16 aboard the International Space Station for a short time before becoming a member of Expedition 17. He returned to Earth 14 June 2008 on board STS-124 on the Space Shuttle Discovery. He is currently in space on board the Space Shuttle Atlantis (STS-132) as of May 2010.

Reisman attended Central Middle School, is a 1986 graduate of Parsippany High School, a 1990 graduate of the Jerome Fisher Program in Management and Technology at the University of Pennsylvania, and received his Masters and Doctorate degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology in 1992 and 1997, respectively.

Reisman was assigned as a long duration crewmember on the International Space Station. He launched as Mission Specialist 5 aboard the STS-123 Space Shuttle mission on March 11, 2008. After docking he stayed onboard as Flight Engineer 2 for part of Expedition 16 and part of Expedition 17. Having completed his mission, he returned to Earth as Mission Specialist 5 aboard STS-124 on June 14, 2008. During his time onboard the ISS he had seen two visiting Space Shuttles and the installation of the Special Purpose Dextrious Manipulator (SPDM) and the pressurized section of the Japanese Experiment Module "Kibo".

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