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Space News Archive - May 09, 2011

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An Atlas 5 rocket launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Saturday to place the first satellite of the Defense Department's new missile-warning system into orbit.

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On Wednesday, April 27th, Science@NASA writer Dauna Coulter found herself near ground zero as a super-outbreak of tornadoes ripped through North Alabama.

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On May 6th, MESSENGER began its 100th orbit around Mercury.

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The official ceremony marking ESA’s handover of the Soyuz launch site to Arianespace took place today at Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana, after the site was declared ready for the first flight and the completion of a simulated launch campaign.

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ESA’s Herschel infrared space observatory has detected raging winds of molecular gas streaming away from galaxies.

To determine how best to explore asteroids in the future, NASA scientists and engineers are taking their experiments underwater in the 15th expedition of NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations, or NEEMO.

Word of the Day
donative
  • A gift; a largess; a gratuity; a present; a dole.
The word 'donative' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to give'.
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