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2013-04-25 11:20:25

NASA astronaut Don Pettit will conduct three live video chats Thursday, April 25, with 12 student teams whose science experiments won an agency-sponsored contest.

2012-06-04 11:19:51

Students at Junction Avenue K-8 School in Livermore, Calif., will speak with Expedition 31 flight engineers Don Pettit, Joseph Acaba and André Kuipers aboard the International Space Station at 12:30 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, June 6. Media representatives are invited to attend.

Transit Of Venus Only A Day Away...Are You Prepared?
2012-06-04 10:00:17

If you aren't looking up towards the sun tomorrow with the proper eye equipment, then a special moment is going to pass you by. The Transit of Venus is taking place on Tuesday, and it will not be seen again until 2117.

Space And Science Meet Online For Youngsters
2012-05-23 03:28:59

What happens when your experiment gets over 30,000 views online? Tomorrow’s space explorers were awarded an out-of-this-world scientific exchange with astronauts on the International Space Station last Wednesday.

2012-05-22 12:47:32

International Space Station crew members will answer questions from reporters following the scheduled hatch opening of SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.