Don Pettit, Fourth Most Experienced US Astronaut, Turns 60 Today

Don Pettit holds a still camera as he looks through the nadir window in the Destiny laboratory on the International Space Station (ISS). The islands of Lanzarote and Fuerteventura of the Canary Island chain in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Morocco are visible. Photo Credit: NASA

Astronaut Don Pettit, a veteran […]

Ding-Dong Merrily On-Orbit: Celebrating Yuletide in Space (Part 2)

Since December 2000, a multi-national mix of Americans and Russians, Japanese and Italians, a Dutchman and a Canadian have celebrated Christmas aboard the International Space Station. Photo Credit: NASA

As we celebrate the festive period over the coming days, spare a thought for the four men and two women from three discrete nations […]

Texas Astronomers First To Successfully Signal ISS from the Ground

A bright flashing light (upper center of image) used to signal the ISS north of San Antonio was successfully caught & photographed for the first time on March 3. Photo Credit: NASA/Don Pettit

A bright flashing light (upper center of image) used to signal the ISS north of San Antonio was successfully caught & photographed for the first time from the orbiting outpost on March 3. Photo Credit: Don Pettit/courtesy of the San Antonio Astronomical Association

The San Antonio Astronomical Association, in a combined effort with […]

Astronaut Don Pettit Shares Passion For Science from Space

NASA astronaut Don Pettit, currently on the ISS as a member of the Expedition 30 crew, will use everyday objects from Earth to demonstrate physics through "Science off the Sphere" presentations for viewers on Earth. Photo Credit: NASA

NASA astronaut Don Pettit, currently on the ISS as a member of the Expedition 30 crew, will use everyday objects from Earth to demonstrate physics through "Science off the Sphere" presentations for viewers on Earth. Photo Credit: NASA

HOUSTON — NASA and the American Physical Society (APS) have begun a partnership to share […]

East Coast Students To Speak Live With Space Station Commander

NASA astronaut Dan Burbank, Expedition 30 commander, will talk to kindergarten through 12th-grade students participating in a U.S. Coast Guard Academy mentoring program about life on the space station at 11:15 EST on Thursday, Feb. 2. Photo Credit: NASA

NASA astronaut Dan Burbank, Expedition 30 commander, will talk to kindergarten through 12th-grade students participating in a U.S. Coast Guard Academy mentoring program about life on the space station at 11:15 EST on Thursday, Feb. 2. Photo Credit: NASA

WASHINGTON — Students participating in a U.S. Coast Guard Academy mentoring program will speak […]

Virginia Students To Speak Live With Space Station Astronauts

Expedition 30 crew

The Expedition 30 crew currently onboard the ISS. NASA Astronaut / ISS Commander Dan Burbank (front left) and NASA Astronaut / Flight Engineer Don Pettit (far right back row) will speak with a crowd of 2,500 students from The University of Virginia College at Wise on January 26th. Photo Credit: NASA

WASHINGTON — […]