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Space News Archive - May 10, 2011

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NASA managers have set the liftoff of space shuttle Endeavour for 8:56 am EDT on Monday, May 16.

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Four bright planets are aligning in the morning sky this week.

NASA has selected six teachers to work with scientists aboard the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) during research flights in May and June.

Four high school experiments will launch Thursday, May 19, aboard a NASA helium weather balloon that will travel to the stratosphere, a near-space environment 19 to 20 miles above sea level.

NASA has selected 25 graduate and undergraduate students from across the country to receive aeronautics scholarships for the next school year.

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Pau Pyrénées in southern France has become Europe’s first airport to use the new EGNOS Safety-of-Life Service, to guide aircraft in for landing using only this highly accurate space navigation signal.

Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.