NASA Astronauts, Star Trek Crew Connect via Google+ Hangout


Published on May 16, 2013

Astronaut Chris Cassidy, from aboard the International Space Station participated in a Google+ hangout with fellow astronauts at Johnson Space Center and cast members of the new film, “Star Trek Into Darkness” to discuss how work aboard the ISS is turning science fiction into reality. The astronauts and Star Trek cast asked questions of each other and fielded questions from social media followers at several locations, including the Intrepid Museum in New York City (home of the space shuttle Enterprise) and the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC.


Coolant Pump Replaced on ISS on This Week @NASA


Published on May 11, 2013

Outside the International Space Station, Expedition 35 Flight Engineers Chris Cassidy and Tom Marshburn of NASA conducted a 5-hour, 30-minute spacewalk on the station’s P6 truss to replace a suspect pump controller box which distributes coolant to the station’s thermal control system. The quick-turnaround spacewalk was mounted just 48 hours after an ammonia coolant leak developed on P6. After installing the spare pump, power was turned on, and the system appeared to be working properly with no indications of ammonia leaking from the pump. Also, Humans 2 Mars, 40th Anniversary of Skylab, Marshburn “Testifies” From Space, Next ISS Crew Focused on Launch, Curiosity Rover Update, Landsat’s Vegas Time-Lapse, Fruit Flies Improving Flight, Student Launch Projects and more!

NASA Astronaut Discusses Life Onboard ISS with Texas Legislator


Published on May 2, 2013

Aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 35 Flight Engineer Chris Cassidy of NASA discussed life and research on the orbital laboratory with students at the Fredericksburg High School in Fredericksburg, Texas, May 2 during an in-flight educational event attended by Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX). Smith, who is the Chairman of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee, and former NASA astronaut Eileen Collins joined students to discuss the station’s activities with Cassidy, who arrived at the outpost in late March and who will remain in orbit


Astro Trio on “Destination: Station” Discuss Mission with Students

Published on Apr 17, 2013

Aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 35 Commander Chris Hadfield along with Flight Engineers Tom Marshburn and Chris Cassidy of NASA discussed life and research aboard the orbital laboratory with students gathered at the Fernbank Science Center in Atlanta Nov. 17. The educational in-flight event was part of NASA’s “Destination Station” traveling exhibit designed to spread the word on the wonders of ISS research and the permanent human presence in space.