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2010-05-14 08:22:47

Astronaut Michael Good of Broadview Heights, Ohio, will be aboard space shuttle Atlantis as a mission specialist when it launches to the International Space Station on May 14 at 2:20 p.m. NASA's Glenn Research Center space experiments and other activities also will play a part in this mission. This 12-day shuttle mission will be Good's second spaceflight. He was a crew member on the final Hubble Space Telescope servicing mission in 2009. Below are the Glenn-related activities on this...


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Roger K. Crouch
2012-08-17 17:13:52

Roger Crouch is an American scientist and a NASA astronaut. He was born Roger Keith Crouch on September 12, 1940 in Jamestown, Tennessee. Crouch grew up participating in the Eagle Scouts of America and went to high school at the Alvin C. York Institute. He then went to attend Tennessee Polytechnic Institute, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in physics in 1962. That same year he became a group leader and researcher at the NASA Langley Research Center, where he stayed until 1985. With his...

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2012-03-24 10:10:06

Atlantis launched from Kennedy Space Center on March 24, 1992 at 8:13 AM EST and landed at Kennedy on April 2, 1992 at 6:23 AM EST. The shuttle orbited 143 times at an altitude of 160 nautical miles at an inclination of 57 degrees and travelled 3.2 million miles. The mission lasted 8 days, 22 hours, 9 minutes, and 28 seconds. The mission was planned to study the upper atmosphere and involved seven countries. The mission carried the first Atmospheric Laboratory for Applications and...

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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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