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Space News Archive - February 08, 2010

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Space shuttle Endeavour lit up the predawn sky above Florida's Space Coast on Monday with a 4:14 am EST launch from NASA's Kennedy Space Center.

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Space Shuttle Endeavour was launched at 4:14 am EST today and is heading for the International Space Station carrying two sophisticated European modules: Node-3 (Tranquility) and Cupola.

Richard Francis has been responsible for managing ESA's CryoSat Project since the decision was made to rebuild the satellite following the loss of the original CryoSat in 2005.

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saggar
  • A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.
The word 'saggar' may come from 'safeguard'.
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