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Space News Archive - February 10, 2011

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Astronaut musician Catherine Coleman played a few songs on her flute onboard the International Space Station (ISS) on Wednesday for TV and radio interviewers.

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In communities all across the US, travelers that went to the moon and back with the Apollo 14 mission are living out their quiet lives.

WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Glory mission is scheduled to launch Wednesday, Feb. 23, from Space Launch Complex 576-E at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Liftoff is targeted for 5:09 a.m. EST (2:09 a.m.

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Stars at all stages of development, from dusty little tots to young adults, are on display in a new image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.

WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has presented the agency's Quality and Safety Achievement Recognition, or QASAR, award for 2010 to Wayne Frazier of Stafford, Va.

WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA presented its premier honor for quality and performance, the George M.

Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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