Space News Archive - April 17, 2010
The Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite known as GOES-13 became the official GOES-EAST satellite on April 14, 2010.
Space shuttle Discovery undocked from the International Space Station at 8:52 a.m. EDT. Shuttle Pilot James P. Dutton, Jr. will grab the stick and perform a fly around of the station, enabling his crewmates to conduct a photo survey of the complex.
A free application using data from the UA's Catalina Sky Survey reveals a night sky that is surprisingly busy.
- A young chicken: also used as a pet name for children.