Space News Archive - April 05, 2010


The Space Shuttle Discovery launched into space early Monday morning, successfully blasting off at 5:21am CDT from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

In preparation for National Lab Day on May 12, NASA will host a series of weekly live webcasts during the month of April through the agency's Digital Learning Network.

Eighth grade students and children of the military community in California's Monterey Peninsula area will speak with astronauts orbiting 220 miles above Earth on Saturday, April 10.

Word of the Day
  • One who brings meat to the table; hence, in some countries, the official title of the grand master or steward of the king's or a nobleman's household.
The word 'dapifer' comes from Latin roots meaning 'feast' and 'bearer'.