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International Space Station Scientists Look Forward To 10 More Years Of Breakthroughs
2014-02-15 04:29:44

[ Watch the Video: ScienceCasts: 10 More Years For The International Space Station ] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The world can change in a decade, as we well know. The same is true in space. Over the last ten years, the International Space Station (ISS) has been producing results at an extraordinary rate. The unique capabilities of this under-appreciated laboratory have resulted in: • The development of a precision robotic arm that aids in the removal of...

2012-11-28 16:40:28

NASA and the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) will hold two briefings on Wednesday, Dec. 5, beginning at 8 a.m. CST, to preview the upcoming yearlong expedition by two crew members aboard the International Space Station. NASA Television and the agency's website will carry the briefings live. Scott Kelly of NASA and Mikhail Kornienko of Roscosmos will launch to the station in early 2015 to begin a yearlong stay aboard the orbiting laboratory. This will be the longest time an...

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2009-08-07 16:40:00

The International Space Station has a new "engawa""”and it's open for business.Engawa is Japanese for "porch," and while that might seem like a strange thing for a space station to have, researchers have been looking forward to the addition for a long time. Space shuttle Endeavour delivered the Japanese-built platform to the ISS on July 22nd and astronauts attached it to Japan's Kibo1 science lab a day later. Now, when a science experiment requires a dose of hard vacuum or radiation, it...

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2009-06-27 06:50:00

The crew of the International Space Station (ISS) is about to get a new "eye-pod." The Tranquility node headed for the space station early in 2010 will feature a viewing dome unlike any other window ever flown in space. The dome, called the Cupola, is literally studded with windows for observing Earth, space, and the marvelous expanse of the ISS itself. The Cupola, named after the raised observation deck on a railroad caboose, is designed as an observation platform for operations outside the...

2008-08-19 12:00:29

By Steve Fry By Steve Fry THE CAPITAL-JOURNAL At best, it appears Wittig-Lake III -- the third trial of David Wittig and Douglas Lake, former top executives of Westar Energy -- will start in early October, prosecutors and defense attorneys were told Monday. Even if the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled whether to dismiss two charges against Wittig and Lake just four days before the Sept. 9 start-up date, it would take about 30 days to issue questionnaires to prospective jurors...

2008-08-14 12:00:32

By Steve Fry By Steve Fry THE CAPITAL-JOURNAL In trying to stop David Wittig and Douglas Lake from appealing a judge's ruling, federal prosecutors are attempting to deprive the former Westar Energy executives of their constitutional right under the double jeopardy clause, the defendants said in a motion filed earlier this week in U.S. District Court. Wittig and Lake on Aug. 8 asked U.S. District Court Judge Julie Robinson to reject the prosecution motion seeking to block the defense...

2008-08-02 03:00:15

By Dan Margolies, The Kansas City Star, Mo. Aug. 2--A federal judge has refused to dismiss indictments against former Westar Energy executives David Wittig and Douglas Lake, setting the stage for their retrial on conspiracy and other charges. U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson, in a 25-page order handed down Friday, denied the men's motions to throw out the charges on the grounds that a retrial would violate the Constitution's double jeopardy clause. Wittig, Westar's former chairman,...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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