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Space News Archive - May 16, 2011

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An Air Force C-17 transport plane delivered the heat shield, back shell and cruise stage of the Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft to NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Fla, on May 12, 2011.

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Space shuttle Endeavour set out on its final mission on Monday after a two-week delay.

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What locations would you go see if you had a chance to visit the surface of Mars?

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Scientists said on Monday that a rocky planet outside our solar system is the first to meet key requirements for sustaining life.

NASA selected Honeywell Technology Solutions Inc of Columbia, Md, to provide safety audits, technical assessments and mission assurance support services for the agency.

Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) (NYSE: SAI) today announced it was selected by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to provide managerial and technical expertise in support of the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) for corporate and mission communications needs, including local area network management at all NASA centers.

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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