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Space News Archive - November 28, 2011

Space Lab Student Competition On YouTube Attracts 5500 Teams

ESA astronauts will join Google and YouTube managers on 30 November to present highlights of the 'Space Lab' competition. Space Lab is challenging students around the world to design a science experiment for the International Space Station.

Russian President Mulls Criminal Charges For Space Failures

A series of failed Russian space missions has impelled Russian President Dmitry Medvedev to contemplate bringing criminal charges against space officials responsible for the embarrassing failures.

Spanish Crown Prince Visits ESO's Paranal Observatory

On 24 November 2011 ESO’s Paranal Observatory in Chile was honored by a visit from Their Royal Highnesses the Prince and Princess of Asturias.

Fresh off the arrival of three new crew members at the International Space Station, the next trio of residents is set to launch to the outpost Dec. 21. NASA Television will cover prelaunch activities, launch and docking to the orbital laboratory during the next several weeks.

Just back from his command of the International Space Station, NASA astronaut Mike Fossum will be available for live satellite interviews from 6 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. CST on Thursday, Dec. 1.

Word of the Day
omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.