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Space News Archive - February 06, 2010

NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md, has selected Zantech IT Services Inc of McLean, Va, for the Programmatic and Institutional Learning Services contract.

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will meet with reporters covering the launch of space shuttle Endeavour at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

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NASA scientists hope to better understand exactly how and why plants grow differently in space in an experiment named, Tropi.

Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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