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Neil Armstrong moonwalking
2014-09-22 03:00:12

Anyone who has seen the movies of Neil Armstrong's first bounding steps on the moon couldn't fail to be intrigued by his unusual walking style. But, contrary to popular belief, the astronaut's peculiar walk was not the result of low gravity.

NEEMO 18
2014-09-17 03:00:23

ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen is looking forward to flying to the International Space Station next year but until yesterday he was underwater trying out a handy new device he will use in space.

Aquanauts Complete 18th NEEMO Underwater Mission
2014-08-01 03:55:57

Four astronauts splashed up from the depths of the Atlantic Ocean on July 29, bringing to a successful close the 18th NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations (NEEMO) expedition.

mike Massimino
2014-07-29 16:21:00

After almost two decades with NASA, including two space shuttle missions, astronaut Mike Massimino left the space agency Monday for a full-time position with Columbia University in New York.

2014-07-16 12:21:27

WASHINGTON, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- How does living and working underwater for nine days help us explore space?

NASA Astronauts Work Undersea For The Future Of Space Missions
2014-06-10 14:57:24

With frequent missions to space hampered by costs and logistics, NASA has developed the next best thing – a station at the bottom of the sea where astronauts can conduct activities that will inform future International Space Station and exploration missions.

2014-06-10 12:21:49

WASHINGTON, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA is returning to the bottom of the ocean.

'Space Oddity' By Astronaut Chris Hadfield Removed From YouTube
2014-05-13 13:58:51

Last year when Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield was readying for his departure from his stint aboard the International Space Station, he covered David Bowie’s Space Oddity on the orbiting lab and uploaded it for all the world to see.


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Sunita Williams
2012-10-29 09:16:39

Sunita Williams is an American astronaut and a United States Navy officer who holds the record for the longest space flight by a woman. She was born Sunita Pandya Krishna on September 19, 1965 in Euclid, Ohio to parents of Indian and Slovenian decent. She graduated from Needham High School in Needham, Massachusetts in 1983, and then went on to receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical science from the United States Naval Academy in 1987. She was immediately commissioned as an Ensign in...

Peggy Whitson
2012-10-27 13:45:00

Peggy Whitson is an American biochemistry researcher and one of NASA’s most experienced female astronauts after having spent a total of over 365 days in space. She was born Peggy Annette Whitson on February 9, 1960 in Mount Ayr, Iowa, and grew up on a farm outside Beaconsfield. She graduated from Mount Ayr Community High School in 1978 and went on to attend Iowa Wesleyan College, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in biology and chemistry in 1981. She then went on to receive...

Rex Walheim
2012-10-27 13:23:11

Rex Walheim is a United States Air Force officer and a NASA astronaut. He was born Rex Joseph Walheim on October 10, 1962 in Redwood City, California. He graduated from San Carlos High School in 1980 and went on to receive a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley in 1984. Upon his graduation, he was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Air Force. The following April, he was assigned to work as a missile warning operations crew...

Douglas Wheelock
2012-10-22 12:06:23

Douglas Wheelock is an American astronaut. He was born Douglas Harry "Wheels" Wheelock on May 5, 1960 in Binghamton, New York. The Apollo 11 moon landing in July 1969 is said to have inspired him to pursue astronautics. He graduated from Windsor Central High School in Windsor, New York in 1978 and immediately went on to attend the United States Military Academy at West Point. After four years as a cadet, he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Science and Engineering. After...

Shannon Walker
2012-10-22 11:37:57

Shannon Walker  is an American scientist and a NASA astronaut. She was born on June 4, 1965 in Houston, Texas. She graduated from Westbury High School in Houston in 1983, and then received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Physics from Rice University in 1987. Walker began her career in 1987 with the Rockwell Space Operations Company at the Johnson Space Center as a robotics flight controller for the Space Shuttle Program. She served as a flight controller in the Mission Control Center for...

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obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
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The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".
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