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Spacelab Remembered 30 Years Later
2013-11-29 05:26:01

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The first European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut traveled into space alongside the first Spacelab reusable laboratory 30 years ago Thursday, marking the organization’s inaugural entry into manned spaceflight. That astronaut, Ulf Merbold, became the first non-American to participate in a space shuttle mission when he departed from Kennedy Space Center in Florida on November 28, 1983, the ESA explained in a statement. “The six...

2008-08-15 00:00:08

BANGALORE: Thousands of miles above the atmosphere , the earth looks beautiful. The space is deep black. The stars, in millions, are an amazing sight. The sun rises, first a sliver and then a full- born giant every few hours. The day is one hour long, it's night then for just half hour. The breathtaking secrets and colours that the universe reveals can be very distracting . That is when you need to force yourself to work and not waste time looking at the stars and the earth if you have to...

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2007-07-09 16:55:00

Many of the best-loved science fiction movies show intelligent robotic servants working alongside their masters. Fiction is rapidly becoming fact as European engineers develop increasingly sophisticated machines that can operate in space. One of these, known as Eurobot, has just completed trials in the giant pool at the European Astronaut Centre. Eurobot has been under development since 2003, with the intention that the multi-jointed, three-armed assistant will eventually handle some of the...


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2012-05-12 09:14:38

Endeavour launched from Kennedy Space Center on December 2, 1993 at 4:27 AM EST and landed at Kennedy on December 13 at 12:25 AM EST. The shuttle orbited 163 times at an altitude of 321 nautical miles at an inclination of 28.45 degrees and travelled 4.4 million miles. The mission lasted 10 days, 19 hours, 58 minutes, and 37 seconds. This was the first mission to repair and maintain the Hubble Space Telescope. It involved the second longest spacewalk to date at nearly 8 hours. The final...

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Word of the Day
mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.