Space News Archive - March 20, 2006
MOSCOW, March 20 - Crew on board the International Space Station (ISS) on Monday took a short flight in their Soyuz craft to free up a docking bay for their replacements arriving later this month, Russian mission control said.
In Star Wars and Star Trek movies, people travel between planets and galaxies with ease. But our future in space is far from assured. It doesn't seem possible that the human body could withstand extended exposure to the harsh radiation of outer space.
Move over, Superman, with your X-ray vision. Marine scientists have now figured out a way to "see through" the ocean's surface and detect what's below, with the help of satellites in space.
- The navel or umbilicus.
- In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
- A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.