Space News Archive - July 19, 2008

By Elizabeth Miller, The Salt Lake Tribune Jul. 19--It was that call in the middle of the night everyone fears. NASA astronaut Dan Tani celebrated Christmas and his 47th birthday in the four months he spent late last year as a flight specialist on Expedition 16 on the international space station.


Personnel working under contract for NASA used cadavers in tests to develop landing systems, spacesuits and seats in the new Orion moonship, space agency officials said Friday.

By Deborah Bulkeley Deseret News When kids ask Dan Tani what it takes to be an astronaut, he smiles and says good grades are a plus, but even more important, "you have to be nice enough that someone would want to live with you in a tin can for six months." Speaking Friday to a roomful of children at the Salt Lake Main Library, Tani described his latest mission to space -- a four-month stay on the International Space Station.

BAKU. July 19 (Interfax) - The Azeri Communications and Information Technology Ministry plans to conclude contracts by October 2008 on launching its own communications satellite AzerSat into space in 2010.

Word of the Day
  • To say in too many words; to express verbosely.
  • To express in too many words: sometimes used reflexively.
  • The leading idea or a repeated phrase, as of a song or ballad; the refrain; burden.
The word 'overword' comes from over- +‎ word.