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Space News Archive - May 27, 2011

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

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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.

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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
drawcansir
  • A blustering, bullying fellow; a pot-valiant braggart; a bully.
This word is named for Draw-Can-Sir, a character in George Villiers' 17th century play The Rehearsal.
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