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Space News Archive - April 05, 2010

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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
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'