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Space News Archive - May 30, 2011

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Technology developed with ESA funding and drawing on long-running research aboard the International Space Station is opening up a new way to keep hospital patients safe from infections.

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Endeavour undocked from the International Space Station at 10:55 pm CDT Sunday, ending a stay of 11 days, 17 hours and 41 minutes at the orbiting laboratory.

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A team of researchers from the Royal Institute and Observatory of the Navy (ROA) in Cádiz (Spain) has developed a method to track the movement of geostationary objects using the position of the stars, which could help to monitor space debris.

The four astronauts for the final space shuttle mission, STS-135, will answer reporters' questions at 8:30 pm EDT on Tuesday, May 31, as shuttle Atlantis is moved to its launch pad at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.