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2011-04-29 15:19:00

HOUSTON, April 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA astronaut Doug Wheelock, a colonel in the U.S. Army, will relive his spaceflight experiences for students and teachers in the Fort Hood area on May 2. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Beginning at 11 a.m. CDT, the Nolanville Eagles' student council will welcome Wheelock during a ceremony at Nolanville Elementary, 901 Old Nolanville Rd., Nolanville, Texas. At 1 p.m., Wheelock will give a multimedia...

2011-03-29 16:40:00

Wheelock photo "Moon from Space" chosen for Real-Time Photo of the Year WASHINGTON, March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA astronaut Doug Wheelock was honored with a Shorty Award for an image of the moon he took and posted to his Twitter account, @Astro_Wheels, while living aboard the International Space Station last year. The awards ceremony was held at the TimesCenter in New York City on Monday, March 28. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The Shorty...

2011-02-28 15:35:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA invites its Twitter followers to a special Tweetup with astronaut Doug Wheelock at 3 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, March 16. The event will take place in the James E. Webb Memorial Auditorium at NASA Headquarters, 300 E St. SW, Washington. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Wheelock posted images he took of Earth from the International Space Station to his Twitter account, and he was the first person to "check...

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2010-11-26 08:05:00

A Soyuz spacecraft carrying a Russian cosmonaut and a pair of American astronauts safely touched down near the town of Arkalyk, Kazakhstan late Thursday evening. The three-person crew--Fyodor Yurchikhin of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) and Doug Wheelock and Shannon Walker of NASA--landed at 11:46pm EST (10:46am on Friday, in local time) following a five-month stay on board the International Space Station (ISS). With Yurchikhin at the helm, the trio departed from the ISS at...

2010-11-25 22:59:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 25, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Expedition 25 Commander Doug Wheelock and Flight Engineers Shannon Walker and Fyodor Yurchikhin safely landed their Soyuz spacecraft on the Kazakhstan steppe Thursday, wrapping up a five-month stay aboard the International Space Station. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Russian cosmonaut Yurchikhin, the Soyuz commander, was at the controls of the spacecraft as it undocked at 8:23 p.m. EST from the station's Rassvet...

2010-11-18 14:48:19

To highlight International Education Week (IEW), NASA and the U.S. Department of Education will host a live long-distance call for students with International Space Station residents Scott Kelly, Shannon Walker and Doug Wheelock. NASA Associate Administrator for Education Leland Melvin and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will join students from Hart Middle School and Deal Middle School in Washington to discuss living and working in space with the ISS crew. The downlink is scheduled for...

2010-11-18 14:45:00

NASA Television will air the Thanksgiving Day return to Earth of three crew members from the International Space Station and the preparation, launch and docking of the newest trio of station residents three weeks later. Soyuz Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin, NASA Expedition 25 Commander Doug Wheelock and NASA Flight Engineer Shannon Walker are scheduled to land in the Soyuz TMA-19 spacecraft on the northern steppe of Kazakhstan on Nov. 25 (Nov. 26 local time). On Dec. 15, Soyuz Commander Dmitry...

2010-10-22 10:27:00

Astronaut Doug Wheelock "Checks In" From International Space Station WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA astronaut and International Space Station Commander Doug Wheelock became the first person to "check in" from space Friday using the mobile social networking application Foursquare. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Wheelock's check in to the space station launches a...

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2010-10-22 11:30:00

Kick Off NASA Partnership With Foursquare NASA astronaut and International Space Station Commander Doug Wheelock became the first person to "check in" from space Oct. 22 using the mobile social networking application Foursquare. Wheelock's check in to the International Space Station launched a partnership between NASA and Foursquare to connect its users to the space agency, enabling them to explore the universe and discover Earth. Foursquare users "check in" to venues wherever they go, using...

2010-10-13 16:50:00

HOUSTON, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA astronaut Doug Wheelock spoke from space to Mission Control at NASA's Johnson Space Center today about the ongoing rescue of the miners trapped in Chile. Wheelock, a colonel in the U.S. Army, is the commander of a six-person crew aboard the International Space Station. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) NASA Television's Video File is airing audio of...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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