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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.

Word of the Day
conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin