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Space News Archive - April 20, 2012

Webb Telescope Spinoff Technologies Already Seen In Some Industries

A critical component of the James Webb Space Telescope is its new technology. Much of the technology for the Webb had to be conceived, designed and built specifically to enable it to see farther back in time.

NASA Asking For Help With 'Target Asteroids!' Project

NASA announced a new project on Wednesday that will enlist help from amateur astronomers to discover near-Earth objects (NEOs).

Discovery Laid To Rest At Smithsonian

Space shuttle Discovery found its way to its retirement facility on Thursday at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum.

Images Of Envisat Taken, ESA Still Scrambling To Make Contact

The European Space Agency (ESA) lost contact with its flagship Earth observing satellite almost two weeks ago, but the space agency hasn't skipped a beat in trying to make contact with Envisat.

First Payload Ready For Next Batch Of Galileo Satellites

The next Galileo navigation payload has been completed and is on its way to meet the satellite platform that will host it in orbit.

Word of the Day
whirret
  • To give a box on the ear to.
The word 'whirret' may be onomatopoeic.