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2009-08-22 14:35:00

NASA began the countdown clock for the launch of space shuttle Discovery to occur on Tuesday, as planned. Discovery is due to liftoff at 1:36 a.m. EDT Tuesday from Kennedy Space Center in Florida. "In this business there are few sites as beautiful as a nighttime launch," said NASA Test Director Charlie Blackwell-Thompson. "And I expect this to be a spectacular site as Discovery roars to life early Tuesday morning and lights up the night sky." Shuttle Discovery is expected to have a 70...

2009-08-20 09:54:58

 News conferences, events and operating hours for the news center at NASA's Kennedy Space Center are set for the upcoming launch of space shuttle Discovery. The shuttle's STS-128 mission to the International Space Station is scheduled to lift off at 1:36 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, Aug. 25. NASA will provide continuous STS-128 online updates, including a webcast and a blog at: http://www.nasa.gov/shuttleOn launch day, a blog will update the countdown beginning on Monday, Aug. 24, at 8:30 p.m....

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2009-08-05 06:55:00

Space shuttle Discovery reached Launch Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center on Tuesday afternoon following a slow drive on the top of the crawler-transporter from the Vehicle Assembly Building. The 3.4-mile rollout began at 2:07 a.m. and ended with the launch platform secured in place at about 1:50 p.m. The move took longer than expected because of weather conditions, including lightning. The crawler also had to pause occasionally so mud could be removed from its treads and bearings....

2009-06-16 14:12:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., June 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-O, or GOES-O, is scheduled for a liftoff on Friday, June 26, from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The one-hour launch window extends from 6:14 to 7:14 p.m. EDT. GOES-O is the second of three in the current series of geostationary weather and environmental satellites. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) NASA will provide television, Internet...

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2009-06-25 10:20:00

The Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-O, or GOES-O, is scheduled for a liftoff on Friday, June 26, from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The one-hour launch window extends from 6:14 to 7:14 p.m. EDT. GOES-O is the second of three in the current series of geostationary weather and environmental satellites. NASA will provide television, Internet and photo coverage of the launch starting with a prelaunch news conference at 1 p.m. on Thursday, June 25, at NASA's...

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2009-06-10 12:31:59

South Korea has finished working on its first space center which will allow for the nation's first-ever satellite launch. The 5.11 million square-meter Naro Space Center has been a work in progress since December 2000. The project cost 312 billion won (or $248.6 million) according to the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology. The first mission on the new space center's agenda is the launch of a Korea Space Launch Vehicle-1 (KSLV-1), which will place a satellite in orbit on July 30....

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2009-06-06 06:55:00

NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, or LRO, and Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite, or LCROSS, spacecraft are set to launch together to the moon aboard an Atlas V rocket on June 17. Three launch opportunities from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., are at 3:51 p.m., 4:01 p.m. and 4:11 p.m. EDT. NASA Television's coverage of the launch will begin at 1 p.m. EDT. If the launch is postponed 24 hours, the launch times on June 18 are 5:12 p.m., 5:22 p.m. and 5:32 p.m. LRO's...

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2009-03-17 17:07:30

A bat that was clinging to space shuttle Discovery's external fuel tank during the countdown to launch the STS-119 mission remained with the spacecraft as it cleared the tower, analysts at NASA's Kennedy Space Center concluded. Based on images and video, a wildlife expert who provides support to the center said the small creature was a free tail bat that likely had a broken left wing and some problem with its right shoulder or wrist. The animal likely perished quickly during Discovery's climb...

2009-03-15 06:50:00

The U.S. space shuttle Discovery is ready for a Sunday launch opportunity as technicians repair a leaking gaseous hydrogen vent line, officials said. The repairs were moving along smoothly late Saturday and the weather over Cape Canaveral, Fla., looked promising for an on-time 7:43 p.m. Sunday launch for Mission STS-119, in which a crew of seven is set to visit the International Space Station, launch controllers said. I think we're in really good shape, said Mike Moses, chairman of the NASA...

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2009-03-08 09:46:08

Media briefings, events and operating hours for the news center at NASA's Kennedy Space Center are set for the upcoming launch of space shuttle Discovery. The STS-119 mission to the International Space Station is scheduled to lift off at 9:20 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, March 11. On Sunday, March 8, Discovery's seven astronauts are expected to arrive at Kennedy at approximately 3 p.m. NASA Television will provide live coverage as Commander Lee Archambault briefs reporters. Journalists with Kennedy...


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  • To think; to imagine; to fancy.
  • To be of opinion; have the notion; think; imagine; suppose.
The word 'ween' comes from Middle English wene, from Old English wēn, wēna ("hope, weening, expectation"), from Proto-Germanic *wēniz, *wēnōn (“hope, expectation”), from Proto-Indo-European *wen- (“to strive, love, want, reach, win”).
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