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2008-09-20 17:55:00

In an unparalleled move, NASA rolled its space shuttle Endeavour on to a spare launch pad at the Kennedy Space Center on Friday in case it is needed to rescue a stranded Hubble Space Telescope servicing crew. Endeavor is scheduled for an International Space Station (ISS) construction mission in November, but will serve as a standby for next month's Hubble Space Telescope mission, which will be carried out by the space shuttle Atlantis. Atlantis and its 7-member crew will make the trip to...

2008-09-11 09:00:35

SAN FRANCISCO, BASKING RIDGE, N.J., and FORT LEE, N.J., Sept. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- From CTIA WIRELESS I.T. & Entertainment 2008 in San Francisco, Verizon Wireless, builder and operator of the nation's most reliable wireless voice and data network, and SkyZone Entertainment, Inc. today announced "The Rise of Atlantis(TM),""Escape!" and "Twinkle Town" are now available to Verizon Wireless customers. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080911/NYTH006 ) For the first time on...

2008-08-27 12:01:00

BASKING RIDGE, N.J., Aug. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless announced today that it will give customers the gift of a lifetime of memories when it sends 40 lucky fans on vacation with the Jonas Brothers. Customers who purchase the Samsung Glyde(TM) or Verizon Wireless Juke(TM) by Samsung, register online and download V CAST Music with Rhapsody on their PCs will have the chance to be entered into a sweepstakes to win a trip to The Bahamas to see the Jonas Brothers perform at Atlantis,...

2008-05-20 09:00:34

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas, May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Atlantis, Paradise Island in The Bahamas, named one of Parents magazine's "Top Ten Beach Resorts For Families," is offering a 50 percent discount for a limited time at its newest luxury tower, The Reef Atlantis, in celebration of World Ocean Day. The recently-opened 497-key tower offers guests home-like accommodations and amenities -- with the beach as a backyard -- while instigating conservation and protection of the world's oceans through...

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2008-03-07 14:05:00

Astronauts belonging to the crew of the space shuttle Endeavour should arrive in Florida on Friday evening to an excellent forecast. Meteorologists predicted almost perfect weather and a 90 percent chance for an on time launch for Tuesday's 2:28 AM EDT launch of Endeavor from the Kennedy Space Center. The crew is arriving early to prepare for a three day launch countdown which will begin early Saturday. The Endeavour, embarking less than three weeks following the space shuttle Atlantis'...

2008-02-25 16:11:08

Each Monday, this column turns a page in history to explore the discoveries, events and people that continue to affect the history being made today. The world map might look differently had the Greek volcano Thera not erupted 3,500 years ago in what geologists believe was the single-most powerful explosive event ever witnessed. Thera didn't just blow a massive hole into the island of Santorini - it set the entire ancient Mediterranean onto a different course, like a train...

2008-02-14 08:38:13

This story was updated at 5:45 a.m. EST. HOUSTON — The seven astronauts of NASA's shuttle Atlantis are spending Valentine's Day with their very own Dr. Love and are due for a break as they start up a new European lab at the International Space Station (ISS). Dr. Stanley Love, an astronomer-turned-astronaut, and his STS-122 crewmates are scheduled to have a few hours off today to explore the ISS or peer down at their home planet before resuming work on the newly installed...

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2008-02-07 15:05:00

Cheers and shouts could be heard throughout the space center as Atlantis, carrying the STS-122 crew and Columbus Laboratory, roared off the launch pad into the mid-afternoon sky to begin the 24th mission to the International Space Station. The ship lifted off from NASA's Kennedy Space Center at 1:45 p.m. CST, roaring away ahead of stormy weather whose approach threatened to delay the 11-day mission earlier in the day. There were no problems with the erratic fuel gauges that thwarted two...

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2007-06-16 18:20:00

By MIKE SCHNEIDER HOUSTON - Atlantis was cleared Saturday to return to Earth this coming week after the space shuttle's heat shield was judged capable of surviving the intense heat of re-entry, and a U.S. astronaut reached a milestone with the longest single spaceflight by any woman. Atlantis is set to land at Cape Canaveral, Fla., on Thursday, although NASA officials were still deciding whether to keep the shuttle at the international space station for an extra day because of a failure of...

2006-09-02 11:57:42

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - The crew of the U.S. space shuttle Atlantis returned to Florida on Saturday to prepare for a new launch attempt on NASA's first International Space Station assembly mission in nearly four years. The U.S. space agency had intended to launch the shuttle last week, but a tropical storm and a lightning strike at the launch pad at the Kennedy Space Center derailed those plans. Instead of blasting into orbit, Atlantis commander Brent Jett...


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This word comes from the Late Latin 'virgula,' accentual mark, a diminutive of 'virga,' rod.
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