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Space News Archive - July 20, 2012

NASA Television will broadcast the move of a Russian cargo spacecraft at the International Space Station and the demonstration of a new docking system beginning Sunday, July 22.

NASA partner United Launch Alliance (ULA) has completed a review of its Atlas V rocket to assess its compliance with NASA human spaceflight safety and performance requirements.

NASA managers are rescheduling the launch of an inflatable heat shield technology demonstration flight from the agency's Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Va., until no earlier than Sunday, July 22.

IRVE-3 Flight Hardware Test Sounding Rocket

NASA will launch an inflatable aeroshell/heat shield technology demonstrator on a Black Brant XI sounding rocket July 22 from the agency's launch range at the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

Remembering Apollo: Lunar Landing 43 Years Later

Forty-three years ago from today, the moon indeed became tangible, as the three astronauts landed on the moon for the first time in human history.

Tropical Depression Khanun Covers South Korea

Tropical Depression Khanun came ashore with some heavy rainfall in the morning hours (local time) on Thursday, July 19.

Plasma Waves Move Faster Than Shockwaves

The Sun and the dynamic space weather system that envelops the Earth are what researchers are trying to get a better understanding of with the help of Heliophysics nuggets.

Fabio's Remnants Fading In Cool Pacific Waters Seen By TRMM

NASA's TRMM satellite noticed that Fabio's remnants have "chilled out" in very cool waters of the Eastern Pacific, while only dropping light to moderate rains.

Opportunity On A Martian Marathon Mission

NASA, busy planning for the landing of its Curiosity rover on the Red Planet in August 2012, is perhaps getting into the Olympic spirit after the Mars Exploration Rover team announced Wednesday that another of its rovers, Opportunity, is on par to complete a Martian marathon.

Black Holes Need Diet Rich In Stars To Grow

Researchers from several American institutes and agencies have developed a new model showing how an elusive type of black hole can be formed in the gas surrounding their supermassive counterparts.

Word of the Day
scriggle
  • To writhe; struggle or twist about with more or less force; wriggle.
  • To scribble, jot.
The word 'scriggle' is likely an alteration of 'wiggle'.
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