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2011-03-15 11:36:00

HAMPTON, Va., March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The world's space race officially began 50 years ago with the launch of Russian Yuri Gagarin. Hampton Roads residents will have the chance to celebrate that and another historic space anniversary during "Yuri's Night" at the Virginia Air & Space Center on April 16, 2011, from 7 p.m. to midnight. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) On April 12, 1961, Gagarin became the first human in outer space. Twenty...

2010-11-15 15:36:00

HAMPTON, Va., Nov. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hundreds of Hampton Roads teens will spend part of their Saturday night at the first ever TEDxYouth@NASA to be held locally Nov. 20, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., at the Virginia Air & Space Center or VASC in downtown Hampton. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) TEDxYouth@NASA, hosted by NASA's Langley Research Center, the VASC and the National...


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malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'