Space News Archive - July 08, 2008

Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo Washington, July 7 Kyodo - Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata will travel on the US space shuttle Discovery to the International Space Station on his third space mission Feb. 12 next year, NASA said Monday.


The Expedition 17 crew kicked off a busy week aboard the International Space Station with more spacewalk preparations.

The U.S. space agency says its Phoenix Lander has used its robotic arm to deliver another sample of Martian soil for analysis by the spacecraft's laboratory.

By The Fayetteville Observer, N.C. Jul. 8--Having a hard time finding a parking space around the Cumberland County Courthouse? Plenty of spaces are available but it may mean having to do some walking, county officials said today in a news release.

To: TECHNOLOGY EDITORS Contact: John Yembrick, Headquarters, Washington, +1-202-358- 0602, john.yembrick-1@nasa.gov; or Nicole Cloutier-Lemasters, Johnson Space Center, Houston, +1-281-483-5111, nicole.cloutier- 1@nasa.gov; both of NASA HOUSTON, July 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has awarded Lockheed Martin Integrated Systems Inc.


NASA and several other international organizations have joined forces to launch into space a "crystal ball" to give scientists an extended satellite data record.

Word of the Day
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.