Space News Archive - May 27, 2011


The European Space Agency (ESA) said on Thursday that the fourth of Europe's robot freighters has been named after Albert Einstein.


Astronauts aboard space shuttle Endeavour completed the final spacewalk for the space program.

NASA astronaut Cady Coleman, back on Earth after working last week in orbit with the space shuttle Endeavour and International Space Station crews, will be available for live satellite interviews from 6 - 8 am CDT on Tuesday, May 31.


China and Venezuela are planning to develop an observation satellite that will be constructed in Asia and launched in South America in October 2012, according to Venezuela’s science and technology ministry.

Word of the Day
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin