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2008-12-08 09:44:42

The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration has identified the crews assigned to space shuttle missions STS-130 and STS-131. NASA said the STS-130 mission -- to be launched during December 2009 -- will deliver a third connecting module to the International Space Station and a seven-windowed cupola to be used as a control room for robotics. The STS-131 mission -- targeted for a February 2010 liftoff -- will deliver research and science experiment equipment to the ISS, including a...

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2008-12-05 11:40:00

NASA has assigned the crews for space shuttle missions STS-130 and STS-131. The STS-130 mission will deliver a third connecting module to the International Space Station and a seven-windowed cupola to be used as a control room for robotics. The STS-131 mission will deliver research and science experiment equipment, a new sleeping area and supplies to the station in a logistics module carried in the shuttle's payload bay. Marine Col. George Zamka will command the shuttle Endeavour during...

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2008-06-27 15:00:00

Veteran space shuttle astronaut Barbara R. Morgan will leave NASA in August to become an educator at Idaho's Boise State University. NASAs first educator astronaut, Morgan logged more than 305 hours in space aboard shuttle Endeavours STS-118 assembly mission to the International Space Station in August 2007. She operated the shuttle and station robotic arms to install hardware, inspect the orbiter and support spacewalks. Morgan also served as loadmaster for the transfer of supplies between...

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2005-05-07 08:55:00

NASA -- They were ejected, spun, strapped, blindfolded, dunked in water, looped, rolled, flipped, floated, left in a forest, taught to eat leaves and roots, "injured" and rescued. It may sound a lot like a script from a hit reality show, but these challenges surpassed any task ever seen on an episode of 'Survivor' or 'Fear Factor.' Today, NASA's astronaut candidates selected May 6, 2004, mark a major milestone "“ completion of a year of training toward becoming the next generation...


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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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