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Space News Archive - May 01, 2012

Image 1 - Astronomers Find Hypervelocity Stars Ejected From The Galactic Core

It’s very difficult to kick a star out of the galaxy. In fact, the primary mechanism that astronomers have come up with that can give a star the two-million-plus mile-per-hour kick it takes requires a close encounter with the supermassive black hole at the galaxy’s core.

NASA Television will provide live coverage of the 2012 U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame induction ceremony at 3 p.m. EDT on Saturday, May 5. The ceremony will take place at NASA's Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida.

Rare Venus Event Expected In June

A once-in-a-lifetime event is on its way -- an event that hasn’t occurred since 1882 and will not occur again until 2117 -- and will be a spectacular event for millions of people all around the world.

Students from across the nation will gather at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston May 2-5 for the annual NASA Explorer Schools Symposium.

Secretive Private Aerospace Company Building Reusable Rocket

Blue Origin, a space flight company established by Amazon's founder Jeff Bezos, is in the process of developing reusable rockets.

Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'