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ATV-3 Edoardo Amaldi Completes Six-Month Mission To International Space Station
2012-10-03 08:00:40

European Space Agency’s (ESA) ATV-3 cargo vessel completed a successful six-month servicing mission to the International Space Station (ISS) and ended its life after reentering the Earth’s atmosphere and burning up as planned over the southern Pacific Ocean overnight.

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2010-03-16 08:15:00

ESA announced today that their third ATV has been named after the Italian physicist and space pioneer Edoardo Amaldi.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.