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2012-05-01 07:00:27

NASA Television will provide live coverage of the 2012 U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame induction ceremony at 3 p.m. EDT on Saturday, May 5. The ceremony will take place at NASA's Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida. Joining the Hall of Fame this year are former astronauts Franklin Chang-Diaz, Kevin Chilton and Charles Precourt. Chang-Diaz, a veteran of seven space shuttle flights, has logged more than 1,601 hours in space. Chilton, the pilot on space shuttle Endeavour's maiden...

2011-05-04 15:40:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Television will provide live coverage of the 2011 U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame induction ceremony at 3 p.m. EDT on Saturday, May 7. The ceremony will take place at NASA's Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Joining the hall of fame this year are former astronauts Karol J. "Bo" Bobko and Susan J. Helms. Their inductions bring the total number of space...

2011-03-17 08:00:00

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla., March 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation's (ASF) online Spring Semi-Annual Auction of Astronaut Experiences & Memorabilia, which opens Friday, March 18, is offering bidders the chance to own rare relics that flew in outer-space and even to the Moon with hero astronauts like Buzz Aldrin, and autographed memorabilia from legends like astronaut John Glenn. All it takes is one small step to a computer to make one giant leap into this...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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