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2011-03-07 08:30:00

Space shuttle Discovery departed from the International Space Station (ISS) on Monday, beginning its journey home for the final time after a nine day stopover at the orbital base. According to Irene Klotz of Reuters, shuttle pilot Eric Boe "gently pulsed the ship's steering jets to back away from the station" at 7am EST, and as the most well-traveled spaceship in the world departed from the ISS, they left behind "a new storage room, a prototype robot and tons of supplies." Discovery's 39th...

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2008-11-10 08:15:00

The seven astronauts aboard the space shuttle Endeavour will spend Thanksgiving in orbit around the Earth.  According to Commander Christopher Ferguson, at least seven turkey dinners have been packed aboard Endeavor for the two-week mission scheduled to lift-off on Friday night. "They've given us the full seven-course Thanksgiving meal, and all we need to have now is the time to eat it," Ferguson said. Their not-so-ordinary holiday meal included rehydratable green beans,...


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Gregory Johnson
2012-10-22 11:08:31

Gregory Johnson is a NASA astronaut and a former colonel in the United States Air Force. He was born Gregory Harold "Box" Johnson on May 12, 1962 in South Ruislip, Middlesex, United Kingdom. Throughout his childhood, he became an Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America.. He graduated from Park Hills High School in Fairborn, Ohio in 1980 and went on to attend the United States Air Force Academy, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in aeronautical engineering in 1984. He was...

Ron Garan
2012-10-02 10:22:57

Ron Garan is a NASA astronaut and a former USAF Second Lieutenant. He was born Ronald John Garan, Jr., of Russian decent, on October 30, 1961 in Yonkers, New York. He graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1979 and then graduated from the State University of New York College at Oneonta with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Economics in 1982. Two years later, Garan was commissioned by the United States Air Force. He then went to Undergraduate Pilot Training at Vance AFB in Oklahoma...

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Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'