Space News Archive - January 27, 2012
Jerry Ross, the first person to launch into space seven times, has retired from NASA.
The Kepler Space Telescope (KST), NASA’s planet-hunting observatory, has discovered 26 confirmed planets within 11 new solar systems.
Two teenagers attached a Lego figurine replete with maple leaf flag to a helium balloon, which they sent 80,000 feet into the air.
An asteroid about the size of a bus flew past Earth on Friday at a distance within about 36,750 miles.
- A gift; a largess; a gratuity; a present; a dole.