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2014-09-09 10:28:47

Laura Nilesm International Space Station Program Science Office and Public Affairs Office, NASA’s Johnson Space Center A series of new Earth science instruments launching to the International Space Station over the next year is prompting a new era of Earth observation from the orbiting outpost. These new tools that monitor ocean winds and measure clouds and pollution in the atmosphere, among other climate science phenomena, will help NASA deliver important information to climate...

2014-09-08 12:21:04

WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The next crew to launch to the International Space Station, including NASA astronaut Terry Virts, will participate in a news conference and media interviews Thursday, Sept. 18, at the agency's Johnson Space Center in Houston. The news conference will air live on NASA Television at 2 p.m. EDT. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Virts, Samantha Cristoforetti of the European Space Agency, and Anton Shkaplerov of...

capturing cygnus
2014-07-16 08:40:55

NASA The Expedition 40 crew welcomed more than a ton and a half of science, supplies and spacewalking equipment to the International Space Station Wednesday with the arrival of Orbital Sciences’ Cygnus cargo spacecraft. With Cygnus securely in the grasp of the Canadarm2 robotic arm, the robotics officer at Mission Control in Houston remotely operated the arm to guide the cargo craft to its berthing port on the Earth-facing side of the Harmony module. Once Cygnus was in position,...

Space Station NightPod Images Bring Earth To Light
2013-02-08 13:26:51

NASA There is a reason the phrase "shooting in the dark" refers to things that are difficult to do -- and night photography is no exception. To account for low-light image scenarios, a photographer needs a steady tripod, but aboard the International Space Station, a traditional tripod isn't going to cut it. Thankfully, the European Space Agency, or ESA, developed NightPod for the crew's cameras. This astronaut photograph of Liège, Belgium, at night was taken using the...

SpaceTweetup With André Kuipers: Ask @Astro_Andre
2012-04-05 03:50:56

Are you following @Astro_Andre´s Twitter updates and images from space? If you could speak to him live on the International Space Station, what would you most like to ask? Now´s your chance! ESA is inviting 80 followers of @Astro_Andre to join us for a SpaceTweetup, with André participating live from the Space Station. The Tweetup will take place in English on 29 May at ESA´s ESTEC research and technology center in Noordwijk, the Netherlands. ESA astronaut...

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2011-06-08 13:41:18

Now that Paolo Nespoli has returned from the International Space Station, we are looking forward to Europe's next mission. Andr© Kuipers will be launched to the orbital outpost in November "“ but his mission still has no name. Help us to find a good one! This will be Andr©'s second mission to the Space Station: he made an 11-day visit in 2004 as part of a crew rotation flight. But this time he will be staying for about six months, as a flight engineer on Expeditions 30 and 31....

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2010-02-17 06:40:00

Endeavour Pilot Terry Virts opened the windows one at a time early Wednesday, giving spacewalkers Robert Behnken and Nicholas Patrick an early look into the International Space Station's room with a view that they had helped install. Behnken and Patrick wrapped up their third and final planned spacewalk, a 5-hour, 48-minute excursion, at 2:03 a.m. CST. They completed all of their planned tasks, removing insulation blankets and removing launch restraint bolts from each of the cupola's seven...

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2010-02-15 06:30:00

The International Space Station's new viewport is facing the Earth now, ready to provide a panoramic view of the planet below and approaching cargo ships. Relocation of the cupola from Tranquility's forward port to its new location was completed at 12:31 a.m. CST. Endeavour Mission Specialist Kathryn Hire and Pilot Terry Virts moved the cupola, operating the station's Canadarm2 from controls in the U.S. laboratory, Destiny. Expedition 22 Commander Jeff Williams operated the latches and bolts...

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2010-02-13 08:37:10

Astronauts of the Space Shuttle Endeavour and ISS opened the hatches between Node-1 and Node-3 at 03:17 CET (02:17 GMT) this morning and entered their new module. For the moment, the module remains passive, with temporary lighting and ventilation, while it is prepared for the relocation of the Cupola window module. With Node-3 now a part of the International Space Station (ISS), the first racks are being installed. This includes the advanced Resistive Exercise Device and the Air...

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2010-02-08 09:40:00

Space Shuttle Endeavour was launched at 4:14 a.m. EST today and is heading for the International Space Station carrying two sophisticated European modules: Node-3 (Tranquility) and Cupola. Their installation will mark the completion of the non-Russian part of the ISS, with more than a third of the pressurized Station elements designed and built in Europe. Node-3 is part of the Columbus laboratory launch barter agreement with NASA, whereby ESA supplies two of the connecting nodes (Nodes-2...


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  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin