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2011-02-22 08:50:00

Space Shuttle Discovery's final flight is currently scheduled to begin Thursday afternoon at 4:50pm EST, as the venerable spacecraft departs from Kennedy Space Center in Florida for an 11-day mission to the International Space Station (ISS), NASA officials have announced. The launch date for the STS-133 mission was confirmed by officials at the US space agency on Friday, and the countdown to blast off began at 3pm EST on Monday. According to NASA, there currently are no "significant issues"...

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2011-02-18 14:43:41

NASA and its International Space Station partners named crew members for missions aboard the complex that begin in 2013. The crews include NASA astronauts Tom Marshburn of Statesville, N.C., who previously was announced as part of Expedition 34; Chris Cassidy, who was born in Salem, Mass., and considers York, Maine his hometown; Karen Nyberg, a native of Vining, Minn.; Michael Hopkins, who was born in Lebanon, Mo., and grew up in Richland, Mo.; and Rick Mastracchio of Waterbury, Conn. The...

2010-12-15 13:51:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA astronaut Cady Coleman, Russian cosmonaut Dmitry Kondratyev, and European Space Agency astronaut Paolo Nespoli launched to the International Space Station from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 2:09 p.m. EST Wednesday (1:09 a.m. local time, Dec. 16). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Coleman, Kondratyev and Nespoli are scheduled to dock their Soyuz TMA-20 spacecraft to the station's Rassvet...

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2010-12-15 15:00:00

The newest International Space Station (ISS) crew has successfully launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Wednesday. The crew included NASA astronaut Catherine Coleman, Russian cosmonaut Dmitry Kondratyev, and European Space Agency astronaut Paolo Nespoli. The team will join up with Expedition 26 Commander Scott Kelly and Flight Engineers Alexander Kaleri and Oleg Skipochka aboard the ISS. NASA Television will air docking coverage on Friday of the hatches opening and a...

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2010-12-15 08:55:00

Preparations were underway at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan early Wednesday morning as a trio of crew members were set to begin a five-month mission onboard the International Space Station (ISS) at 2:09pm EST (1:09am on Thursday Baikonur time). NASA astronaut Catherine Coleman, Roscosmos cosmonaut Dmitry Kondratyev, and European Space Agency (ESA) flight engineer Paolo Nespoli will man the Soviet manufactured Soyuz TMA-20 craft, which is set to dock with the ISS shortly after 3pm EST...

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2010-09-25 05:45:00

Expedition 24 Commander Alexander Skvortsov and Flight Engineers Tracy Caldwell Dyson and Mikhail Kornienko landed their Soyuz TMA-18 spacecraft in Kazakhstan on Saturday, Sept. 25, wrapping up a six-month stay aboard the International Space Station. Skvortsov, the Soyuz commander, was at the controls of the spacecraft as it undocked at 10:02 p.m. EDT Friday from the Poisk module's docking port on the station's Zvezda module. The undocking and landing occurred a day later than planned because...

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2010-09-09 14:52:25

The launch of the ISS Progress 39 cargo craft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan was postponed for 48 hours Wednesday due to high winds at the launch pad. The launch of the spacecraft was rescheduled for Friday at 6:22 a.m. EDT. Docking to the aft port of the Zvezda service module has been rescheduled for Sunday at 7:58 a.m. with NASA TV coverage set to begin at 7:15 a.m. The postponement will have no impact on station operations. ISS Progress 39 will bring to the orbiting complex...

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2010-09-02 15:54:22

NASA and its international partners have assigned three new International Space Station crew members. They are targeted to launch to the station in November 2012 aboard the Russian Soyuz 33 spacecraft. NASA astronaut and Statesville, N.C., native Tom Marshburn, Canadian Space Agency astronaut Chris Hadfield and Russian cosmonaut Roman Romanenko will serve as flight engineers for the Expedition 34 mission. NASA astronaut Kevin Ford and Russian cosmonauts Oleg Novitskiy and Evgeny Tarelkin were...

2010-09-02 08:30:00

HOUSTON, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA and its international partners have assigned three new International Space Station crew members. They are targeted to launch to the station in November 2012 aboard the Russian Soyuz 33 spacecraft. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) NASA astronaut and Statesville, N.C., native Tom Marshburn, Canadian Space Agency astronaut Chris Hadfield and Russian...

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2010-06-18 06:35:00

Expedition 24 Flight Engineers Doug Wheelock, Shannon Walker and Fyodor Yurchikhin docked with the International Space Station at 6:21 p.m. EDT Thursday. The trio began the journey to their new home when they launched aboard the Soyuz TMA-19 spacecraft at 5:35 p.m. Tuesday from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. From inside the station, Expedition 24 Commander Alexander Skvortsov and Flight Engineers Tracy Caldwell Dyson and Mikhail Kornienko monitored the approach of the Russian...


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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.