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Space Station Benefitting Natural Disaster Responders
2013-07-17 19:12:51

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online International space agencies released a statement on Wednesday about the benefits the space station can bring to the table during natural disasters. The International Space Station (ISS) sits 250 miles above the surface of the Earth, providing a broad view of the planet. The space station's partner agencies said that this orbiting outpost could play an important role in helping emergency responders know what areas are most in need...

Three Scientists Awarded For Their Research On ISS
2013-07-16 16:33:24

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Three scientists were honored today for their research on the International Space Station (ISS) at the second annual ISS Research and Development Conference. The individuals presented their research during the conference, kick-starting a week of discussions about research being performed aboard the orbiting laboratory. Thomas Lang, Ph.D., professor of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at the University of California San Francisco,...

2013-04-24 12:37:19

NASA's Space Communications and Navigation (SCaN) test bed has begun its experiments after completing its checkout on the International Space Station. The SCaN test bed is an advanced, integrated communications laboratory facility that uses a new generation of software-defined radio (SDR) technology to allow researchers to develop, test and demonstrate advanced communications, networking and navigation technologies in space. This radio communication technology is based on a new standard...

All Aboard! New Crew Members Reach The Space Station
2013-03-29 04:43:30

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Astronauts launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 2:43 a.m. Baikonur time Friday morning on their way towards the International Space Station (ISS). The three new crew members blasted off aboard the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos)  Soyuz spacecraft. Chris Cassidy of NASA and Pavel Vinogradov and Alexander Misurkin of Roscosmos docked with the station just six hours later, becoming the three new crew...


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  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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