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Space News Archive - July 15, 2012

Amped Up: New Amplifier Redefines All Things Measureable

If you want to study space and explore quantum worlds and computers in greater detail, you need an amplifier, something that will boost the weakest of signals.

International Space Station Crew Blasts Off

A Soyuz TMA-05M spacecraft carrying three new crew members to the International Space Station (ISS) departed from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan shortly before 11pm EDT Saturday night.

Space Launch System Advanced Booster Proposals Selected By NASA

NASA reports that it has selected six proposals to improve the cost, dependability and performance of an advanced booster for the Space Launch System, a heavy-lift rocket that will provide an entirely new capability for human exploration beyond low Earth orbit.

Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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