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Space News Archive - May 04, 2012

Expedition 31 Flight Engineer Don Pettit of NASA has taught more than half a million internet viewers how microgravity affects scientific principles by using everyday objects on the International Space Station.

On Friday, NASA Kennedy Space Center Director Bob Cabana participated in an event with federal and state officials to discuss the future plans of Sierra Nevada Corp., one of NASA's industry partners, in Florida.

Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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