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2009-03-23 12:39:13

The U.S. space agency says it plans to honor astronaut Thomas Mattingly with the presentation of an Ambassador of Exploration Award. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration said Mattingly will be honored for his contributions to the U.S. space program. The presentation will be made during a Thursday ceremony at the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering at Auburn University in Alabama, where the award will be placed on display. NASA said its Ambassador of Exploration Awards are being...

2008-12-18 15:38:12

The U.S. space agency says it has signed an agreement that might lead to testing of a new plasma-based propulsion system at the International Space Station. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the Ad Astra Rocket Co. of Webster, Texas, signed the Space Act Agreement. Ad Astra is commercially developing the Variable Specific Impulse Magnetoplasma Rocket engine that was initially studied by NASA. The space agency said the agreement is the first for a payload on the station's...

2006-10-11 09:25:00

"She is riding like a dream." So said mission commander Walter Schirra as Apollo 7 rocketed into history on Oct. 11, 1968. During the 10-day mission, Apollo 7's crew -- Commander Walter Schirra, Command Service Module Pilot Donn F. Eisele and Lunar Module Pilot R. Walter Cunningham--paved the way for the missions to follow. Once Apollo 7 cleared the pad, a three-shift mission control team-led by flight directors Glynn Lunney, Eugene Kranz and Gerald D. Griffin in Houston took over. A little...

2005-10-28 08:37:27

In WASHINGTON story of October 27, headlined "Space station anniversary sees a challenged NASA," please read in 6th paragraph ... Only one shuttle has traveled to the station since the Columbia accident ... instead of ... No U.S. vehicles have traveled to the station since the Columbia accident . A corrected repetition follows. By Deborah Zabarenko WASHINGTON (Reuters) - NASA trumpeted five years of human flight on the International Space Station on Thursday, at a time when U.S....


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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