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2008-04-22 06:45:00

At this year's Great Moonbuggy Race in Huntsville, Alabama, Prof. Paul Shiue of Christian Brothers University was overheard joking that duct tape was his team's "best engineering tool." Others felt the same way. The sound of gray tape being torn from rolls practically filled the race course as dozens of college and high school student engineers busily assembled and repaired their homemade moonbuggies. Little did they know, this was in the finest tradition of lunar exploration. Turning back...

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2007-09-20 00:45:43

It may seem hard to remember these days and even harder to believe, but there was a time when the United States seemed united in the spirit of a common goal: rocketing to the moon during the summer of 1969. Director David Sington's documentary "In the Shadow of the Moon" vividly captures that sense of innocent enthusiasm, an almost tingly feeling of optimism. The film features all-new interviews with the astronauts themselves, still bright and viable after all these years and full of...

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2006-01-31 07:30:00

NASA -- Moondust. "I wish I could send you some," says Apollo 17 astronaut Gene Cernan. Just a thimbleful scooped fresh off the lunar surface. "It's amazing stuff." Feel it -- it's soft like snow, yet strangely abrasive. Taste it -- "not half bad," according to Apollo 16 astronaut John Young. Sniff it -- "it smells like spent gunpowder," says Cernan. How do you sniff moondust? Every Apollo astronaut did it. They couldn't touch their noses to the lunar surface. But, after every...

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2006-01-18 05:20:00

NASA -- Now this is a ski report: Clear skies, no wind, sweet slopes and deep powder -- not expected to melt for at least five billion years. Grab your poles and pack your bags. Just don't forget your spacesuit, because you're going to the moon. The moon's dust-covered mountains reminded more than one Apollo astronaut of a winter wonderland: "My snowsuit's ready," joked Apollo 14 pilot Ed Mitchell after donning his spacesuit for a walk around Fra Mauro. Commander Al Shepard agreed, "You're...

2005-10-28 18:15:00

WICHITA, Kan. -- A former space museum president testified Friday at his theft trial that he sometimes traded his own space and astronaut artifacts to obtain items for the museum. Max Ary also is charged with fraud and money laundering for allegedly stealing and selling items that belonged to the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center. His lawyer said Ary's personal artifacts and items that didn't belong to him were accidentally mixed together. Two former astronauts have testified in Ary's...

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2005-07-12 07:00:00

For the first time since the 1970s, a NASA spacecraft will get clear pictures of Apollo relics on the Moon. Inside the lunar lander Challenger, a radio loudspeaker crackled. Houston: "We've got you on television now. We have a good picture." Gene Cernan, Apollo 17 commander: "Glad to see old Rover's still working." "Rover," the moon buggy, sat outside with no one in the driver's seat, its side-mounted TV camera fixed on Challenger. Back in Houston and around the world, millions watched. The...


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2012-10-25 11:30:42

Ronald Ellwin Evans, Jr. was an astronaut that worked with NASA on the Apollo missions and served as a Captain in the United States Navy. Evans is one of the twenty-four astronauts to fly to the moon. . Evans was born on November 10, 1933 in St. Francis, Kansas. He graduated from Highland Park High School in Topeka, Kansas. Boy Scouts of America played a huge role in Evans youth as he attained the highest level of Life Scout. Evans then went on to study at the University of Kansas...

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2010-11-17 15:43:04

John Young was a NASA astronaut and engineer. He was born as John Watts Young on September 24, 1930 in San Francisco, California but was raised in Orlando, Florida. After high school, Young went to the Georgia Institute of Technology and graduated in 1952 with a Bachelor of Science degree in aeronautical engineering. After his graduation, he entered the United States Navy and served as a Fire Control Officer on the USS Laws. He also completed a tour in the Korean Seas. About ten years...

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2010-10-29 20:25:18

Eugene Cernan was a NASA astronaut and an engineer. He was born David Eugene "Gene" Andrew Cernan on March 14, 1934 in Chicago, Illinois. He grew up in a diverse environment and graduated from Proviso East High School in Maywood, Illinois. He continued his education in Indiana at Purdue University, where he earned his Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering. He was contracted into the United States Navy at Purdue, and began flying jets as a Naval Aviator. In 1963, he obtained a Masters...

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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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