Space News Archive - May 18, 2011


As microbreweries fight to establish the best-flavored brew, Australian brewers are fighting the laws of physics to become the first beer in space.


At 6:14 am EDT, Commander Mark Kelly backed space shuttle Endeavour into pressurized mating adapter 2 on the International Space Station’s Harmony node.


On Monday’s final launch of the NASA shuttle Endeavour, the tardigrade once again got a ride into space on a new mission: to help scientists understand more about how this extremely hardy organism can survive for short periods in outer space.


Paul G Dembling, co-author of the legislation that founded NASA, died on Monday, May 16, in Florida.


After a brief postponement due to some electrical problems on the space shuttle Endeavour, the latest Earth vs Space chess match is now under way.


NASA said on Wednesday that astronomers have discovered a new class of Jupiter-sized planets floating alone in space.

Word of the Day
  • Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
  • A standing still or idling (of mills, factories, etc.).
The word chomage comes into English from French.]