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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
holluschickie
  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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