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2011-06-27 15:50:00

HOUSTON, June 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- So you think you can pilot the space shuttle? NASA will give 30 of its Twitter followers a chance to test their skills at space shuttle ascent, rendezvous or landing aboard the same simulator astronauts use to train for their missions. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) NASA's Johnson Space Center is hosting a daylong Tweetup on July 19, during space shuttle Atlantis' STS-135 mission to the International Space...

2011-06-24 17:19:00

WASHINGTON, June 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Space Flight Awareness Program recently recognized Patrick Johnson of Athens, Ala., for his outstanding support of human spaceflight. He is an analyst for Exploration Systems Mission Directorate facilities and transition and employed by ARES Corp. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Johnson played a major role in the NASA Capabilities Forum (NCF) held in July 2010. This follow on meeting to the Human...

2011-05-06 14:45:00

WASHINGTON, May 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Space Flight Awareness Program recently recognized Christine Williams of Elmont, N.Y., director for Systems Engineering Leadership at NASA Headquarters, for outstanding support of human space flight. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Williams was recognized for contributing beyond her normal work requirements in an ongoing pursuit to bring insight and innovative thinking to NASA's leadership programs and...

2011-05-06 14:30:00

WASHINGTON, May 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Space Flight Awareness Program recently recognized Michael Showers of Marshall, Texas, lead for contractor-held property management at NASA Headquarters, for outstanding support of human space flight. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Showers trained financial property accountants on the appropriate mechanism to account and validate contract held property accounts. For his contributions to the agency's...

2010-11-23 07:52:00

NASA has awarded a $165 million contract extension to United Space Alliance of Houston to provide mission and flight crew operations support for the International Space Station and human space exploration activities after the space shuttle is retired. The one-year extension exercises an option on the Integrated Mission Operations Contract, which covers ground-based human spaceflight operations capability development and execution. This includes support to mission planning and preparation,...

2010-02-21 21:40:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Feb. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Space shuttle Endeavour and six astronauts ended a 14-day journey of more than 5.7 million miles with a 10:20 p.m. EST landing Sunday at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) The STS-130 mission to the International Space Station included three spacewalks and the installation of the Tranquility node, a module that provides additional room for crew members and many of...

2009-04-27 14:54:11

The U.S. space agency says it will provide live television coverage of the 2009 U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame induction ceremony. The 3 p.m. EDT Saturday ceremony will take place at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida. Being inducted are former astronauts George Nelson, one of only four space shuttle astronauts to fly untethered in space; William Shepherd, commander of the first crew to live aboard the International Space Station;...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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