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2008-12-19 08:30:00

Engineers are getting ready to pack NASA's Kepler spacecraft into a container and ship it off to its launch site at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.

2008-11-11 11:39:26

NASA’s launch and mission officials and workers preparing space shuttle Endeavour are moving methodically toward a liftoff on schedule Friday at 7:55 pm EST.

2008-10-14 03:00:22

AN 11-year-old boy yesterday became the youngest Countdown "octochamp" in 20 years. The show victory was the eighth in a row for Kai Laddiman, from Broad Oak, East Sussex. Only Allan Saldanha, who became an octochamp in 1988 at the age of 10, was younger in the show's 26-year history.

2008-10-05 18:00:14

By jon wise THE Tenth Pride of Britain awards showed, in a celebrity- obsessed world, that it's the country's unsung heroes who really count. And presenter Carol Vorderman proved why she's worth more than Countdown could ever offer with her performance at the Daily Mirror event.

2008-09-28 18:00:24

NORTH comedy actor Alexander Armstrong is being tipped to become the new presenter of Countdown. Armstrong, who was born in Rothbury, Northumberland, and lived in County Durham, would replace current host Des O'Connor on the popular game show.

2008-09-27 18:00:20

By Cathy Owen Daily Mirror Pride of Britain Awards ITV1, Wednesday, 8pm Tissues at the ready - it is time for the annual cryfest that is the Daily Mirror Pride of Britain Awards. It is that time of year again when the UK's biggest stars salute the nation's unsung heroes in a glittering ceremony.

2008-09-26 09:00:26

FLASH: SHENZHOU-7 MISSION STARTS ONE-MINUTE COUNTDOWN (c) 2008 Xinhua News Agency - CEIS. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-09-23 21:00:22

The eighties advert has been remade with television presenters Kelly Brook and Carol Vorderman and comedian Harry Enfield.The original brainy scientists and their over-developed foreheads featured in a series of ads for the cookware and electrics giant between 1985 and 1989.The new version has Enfield and Brook playing the scientists, with Vorderman applying for a position with the company.However, former Countdown presenter Vorderman who in real life is a member of Mensa and has a degree in...

2008-09-23 18:00:26

THE "Tefal boffins" famous for their large heads are to return to UK screens with a new cast of well-known faces. The 1980s advert has been remade starring television presenters Kelly Brook and Carol Vorderman and comedian Harry Enfield.

2008-09-23 14:42:52

NASA's planet-hunting Kepler mission, scheduled to launch in 2009, has survived an extreme temperature test.

Word of the Day
  • Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
  • A standing still or idling (of mills, factories, etc.).
The word chomage comes into English from French.]