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astronaut Steve Swanson
2014-04-23 09:25:46

NASA Astronauts Steve Swanson and Rick Mastracchio have completed a short spacewalk to replace a failed Multiplexer/Demultiplexer (MDM) back up computer. They began the re-pressurization of the Quest airlock at 11:32 a.m. EDT signifying the excursion’s end time.

Entrepreneur Finds New Uses For Shuttle Truss
2013-05-14 08:06:24

A truss design devised to help workers process space shuttles continues to find new uses as a space shuttle engineer-turned-entrepreneur adapts it to everything from a solar-powered electric generator to a mobile cellphone tower.

2010-05-14 08:00:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2009 Robert J. Collier Trophy has been presented to NASA and the International Space Station Team by the National Aeronautic Association.

2009-03-21 11:35:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The fourth and final pair of massive solar arrays, built by Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) at its Space Systems facility in Sunnyvale, have been installed on the International Space Station by the crew of the space shuttle Discovery.

2009-03-20 13:26:03

The crew of the shuttle Discovery Friday installed solar wings that can double the electricity available on the International Space Station, NASA said. When extended, the array measures 240 feet tip to tip and adds 9,600 square feet to the station's solar arrays, the U.S.

2009-03-17 13:32:02

Astronauts are about to add a pair of 115-foot-long solar wings to the International Space Station and amateur astronomers can see it happen with their own eyes.

2006-08-01 08:45:00

The next part of the International Space Station might resemble a cocoon when tucked inside Space Shuttle Atlantis for flight. But by the time it's deployed in space, the segment that will provide a quarter of the completed station's power capability will look more like an extremely large butterfly.

Word of the Day
  • To play, gamble.
  • To impose upon; delude; trick; humbug; also, to joke; chaff.
  • A deceitful game or trick; trickery; humbug; nonsense.
The word 'gammon' in the sense of 'joke, trick' may come from 'backgammon'.