Space News Archive - April 07, 2010


The seven-member crew of Discovery docked to the International Space Station at 3:44 am EDT.

NASA has selected Deltha-Critique NSS Joint Venture of New Orleans to receive a contract for business operations and technical services at NASA's Ames Research Center at Moffett Field, Calif.


A team led by NASA and The Boeing Company has completed the first phase of flight tests on the subscale X-48B blended wing body aircraft at the agency's Dryden Flight Research Center in Edwards, Calif.


According to the first ever infrared analysis of the atmosphere of Neptune's moon Triton, summer is in full swing in its southern hemisphere.


Could our universe be located within the interior of a wormhole which itself is part of a black hole that lies within a much larger universe?


More than 100 student teams from around the globe will drive their specially crafted lunar rovers through a challenging course of rugged, moon-like terrain at NASA's 17th annual Great Moonbuggy Race in Huntsville, Ala, April 9-10.


The European Space Agency is preparing to launch a satellite that should provide insight into the effect of climate change on the thickness of polar marine ice.


For the first time, astronomers have directly observed the mysterious dark companion in a binary star system that has puzzled skywatchers since the 19th century.


Malin Space Science Systems Inc, San Diego, has delivered the two cameras for the Mast Camera instrument that will be the science-imaging workhorse of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory rover, to be launched next year.


Schools, colleges and universities from Maryland and Connecticut to California, Washington and Japan will be represented aboard space shuttle Discovery as it thunders into space for the STS-131 mission.

Word of the Day
  • A woman chauffeur.
  • A woman who operates an automobile.
The word 'chaffeuse' comes from French, and is the feminine form of 'chauffeur'.