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2012-06-23 23:00:17

Gap Filler 1000SR is a new two-part Gap Filling Thermal Interface Material that dispenses precisely without slumping offering the ideal form-in-place thermal solution. Chanhassen, MN (PRWEB) June 22, 2012 The Bergquist Company is proud to introduce Gap Filler 1000SR (Two-Part), the latest member of its industry-leading Gap Filler family. Gap Filler 1000SR is a two-component, room temperature cure, liquid-dispensable thermal interface material that features superior slump resistance. As...

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2005-11-23 16:35:22

NASA -- The steady hum of oversized sewing machines is finally returning to the building where a team of dedicated employees pieces together the space shuttle's protective skin. On Sept. 4, 2004, Hurricane Frances struck NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. As the wind whipped around and rain fell in drenching sheets, several facilities sustained varying degrees of damage. But the storm dealt an especially heavy blow to the Thermal Protection System Facility. The shuttle's thermal...

2005-11-15 17:53:40

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - NASA's quest to resume space shuttle flights has slowed to a crawl at the Kennedy Space Center, where technicians were meticulously testing the fragile cloth strips that forced an unprecedented and risky spacewalk during the last shuttle mission. The tests on the cloth strips were in addition to extensive changes to the insulation on the shuttle's external fuel tank and other changes designed to make the spacecraft safer. NASA hopes...

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2005-11-15 17:50:00

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida -- NASA's quest to resume space shuttle flights has slowed to a crawl at the Kennedy Space Center, where technicians were meticulously testing the fragile cloth strips that forced an unprecedented and risky spacewalk during the last shuttle mission. The tests on the cloth strips were in addition to extensive changes to the insulation on the shuttle's external fuel tank and other changes designed to make the spacecraft safer. NASA hopes to launch the...

2005-08-02 20:32:12

By Irene Klotz HOUSTON (Reuters) - NASA on Tuesday prepared for an unprecedented spacewalk to the belly of space shuttle Discovery to remove dangling cloth strips from the ship's delicate heat shield and pondered another potential problem. U.S. space agency managers were looking into whether a damaged insulating blanket beneath the shuttle commander's window could break off and strike Discovery during its return to Earth next week at the end of the first shuttle mission since the...

2005-08-01 07:06:17

By Jeff Franks HOUSTON (Reuters) - Two spacewalking astronauts, one of them perched on a 50-foot robot arm, worked to replace a failed gyroscope on the International Space Station on Monday, while NASA pondered whether shuttle Discovery's heat shield needs an unprecedented repair. Japan's Soichi Noguchi wrestled to pull the 660-pound gyroscope from the station, then held on while Wendy Lawrence, inside the spacecraft, worked controls to swing the robot arm on which he stood back to...

2005-08-01 07:05:00

HOUSTON -- Two spacewalking astronauts, one of them perched on a 50-foot robot arm, worked to replace a failed gyroscope on the International Space Station on Monday, while NASA pondered whether shuttle Discovery's heat shield needs an unprecedented repair. Japan's Soichi Noguchi wrestled to pull the 660-pound gyroscope from the station, then held on while Wendy Lawrence, inside the spacecraft, worked controls to swing the robot arm on which he stood back to Discovery. "You've got a ticket to...

2005-07-31 19:51:32

By Irene Klotz HOUSTON (Reuters) - NASA is considering sending two astronauts on an unprecedented spacewalk to the belly of space shuttle Discovery to smooth out rough spots in the ship's heat shield, U.S. space agency officials said on Sunday. NASA managers are concerned that two protruding bits of material known as "gap fillers" could overheat Discovery as it plunges through Earth's atmosphere for landing. Heat shield damage was responsible for the loss of shuttle Columbia and its seven...

2005-07-31 13:53:31

By Irene Klotz HOUSTON (Reuters) - NASA is trying to determine if two bits of material sticking up from the shuttle Discovery's thermal tiles present an unacceptable risk of overheating when the shuttle returns to Earth, the flight director said on Sunday. The space agency is working on plans for spacewalkers to fix the parts if engineers decide they pose a threat to the first shuttle mission since the 2003 Columbia accident, said Flight Director Paul Hill. NASA managers already have...


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cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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