Quantcast

Space News Archive - August 03, 2006

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two astronauts from the International Space Station floated outside their orbital home for a 6-1/2 hour spacewalk on Thursday to prepare the half-built complex for future construction.

72b2395f4a669ca48625d33e735dbbcd1

Two spacewalking astronauts did so well at their international space station repairs that they finished up 90 minutes early and got to marvel at the weakening Tropical Storm Chris below.

8eaabdc6b5b3721d40140b18a2bf49f31

Engineers designing the new U.S. moon rocket said Thursday they plan to cover part of it with the same type of foam that doomed Columbia and has been a problem throughout the space shuttle program.

Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.