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2010-11-17 16:02:00

GREENBELT, Md., Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Do you have elementary school students? If you answered "yes," visit NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center's Visitor Center on Sunday, November 21, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. EST for a free afternoon of eye-opening, hands-on activities exploring the Glory spacecraft! (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Glory, set to launch in early 2011, will study...

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2008-07-02 14:20:00

NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, located in Greenbelt, Maryland, has the lead on many exciting space missions launching in the next year. These missions include a final repair trip to upgrade the famous Hubble Space Telescope and spacecraft to study powerful gamma-rays, the moon, the Sun, and Earth's weather and pollution. "This is one of the busiest periods in the history of Goddard," said Rick Obenschain, acting director of Goddard. The mission that kicked off the series of launches was...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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