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Station To Perform Debris Avoidance Maneuver Friday
2012-01-13 06:34:53

International Space Station crew members are set to maneuver the space lab out of the way of an orbiting piece of space debris left over from a 2009 collision of two satellites, after US Space Command informed the station flight control team Wednesday of the potential hazard. On Thursday, ISS ballistics officers confirmed the path of the debris and radioed Flight Director Emily Nelson that the debris has the potential of making impact with the station. As a result, Nelson gave the OK to...

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2011-02-24 12:14:44

Europe's Johannes Kepler space freighter docked with the International Space Station (ISS) on Thursday. The unmanned robotic truck attached itself to the Zvezda module on the rear of the ISS. The sophisticated ship is delivering new supplies of fuel, food, air, and equipment to the ISS's astronauts. Kepler is completely automatic and uses computerized systems and sensors to find the station in orbit and make the connection. The Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV) traveled 310,000 miles since...

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2011-02-11 09:05:00

An Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV) carrying supplies to the International Space Station (ISS) will launch from French Guiana on Tuesday, the European Space Agency (ESA) has announced. The ATV, which has been christened in honor of German astronomer Johannes Kepler, is scheduled to lift off at 2208 GMT Tuesday and will be carrying a 20 ton cargo module--the heaviest payload ever launched by European space officials, according to a February 3 ESA press release. "The ATV is designed to deliver...

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2011-02-03 11:05:00

ESA's latest Automated Transfer Vehicle is ready for launch to the International Space Station on Tuesday, February 15 at 22:08 GMT from Europe's Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. The unmanned spaceship will deliver essential supplies and reboost the Station during its mission lasting three and half months. The launch will be covered live from Kourou for broadcasters and on the Web, and celebrated at a launch event in Bremen, Germany. Europe's second ATV Johannes Kepler is the first...


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  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
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  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
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According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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