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Space News Archive - July 07, 2011

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Spectators will be facing a risk while watching space shuttle Atlantis commence its last journey into space.

Study outcomes may also provide future direction for the development of drugs to combat osteoporosis, bone fractures.

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Landsat 5 captured an image of flooding occurring along the Iowa/Nebraska border on June 30, 2011.

NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida is entering into an agreement with Sierra Nevada Space Systems (SNSS) of Sparks, Nev, to offer technical capabilities from the center's uniquely skilled work force.

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NASA said on Wednesday that it has dwindled down the next Mars rover's landing site to two locations.

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Lawmakers working out the 2012 budget may be putting an end to NASA's James Webb Space Telescope.

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The Swedish space center said Thursday that scientists were forced to stop building a project to test the impact of stars when a balloon carrying an X-ray telescope began leaking helium.

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On July 8, at approximately 11:26 am EDT, the space shuttle Atlantis will streak skyward from the Kennedy Space Center's launch pad 39A, for one last mission.

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NASA's Dawn spacecraft is closing in on Vesta, and from now until the ion-powered spacecraft goes into orbit in mid-July, every picture of the giant asteroid will be the best one ever taken.

Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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