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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
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.