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Space News Archive - May 22, 2011

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Space shuttle Endeavour and International Space Station crews gathered together on Saturday for an unprecedented call from Pope Benedict.

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NASA announced on Friday that July 8 will be the date for space shuttle Atlantis to embark on its final mission.

NASA's final space shuttle flight is targeted to launch July 8 at about 11:40 am EDT from the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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