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2013-05-12 08:14:04

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Monday marks the 40th anniversary of the first US space station that helped to pave the way for the International Space Station. Skylab first launched on May 14, 1973, allowing astronauts to live and work on experiments while in an environment only space can provide. The first residents were astronauts Pete Conrad, Paul Weitz and Joe Kerwin, who spent 28 days in orbit. The second crew spent 59 days up in space and it included...

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2007-05-21 13:55:00

Ron Woods is one of the few people to effectively capture spacesuits in their native habitats. Designed to keep humans alive in the void of orbit and on the moon, the rugged garments nevertheless spend almost their entire lives in pristine rooms on Earth. It is there that Woods finds them and brings their stories to life. "To me, there's nothing more artistic than a spacesuit," Woods said. "They're just real interesting pieces of hardware to me and I just started painting them." The details...


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2012-03-03 12:33:23

The third space shuttle mission launched from Kennedy Space Center on March 22, 1982 at 11:00 AM (EST) and landed at White Sands, NM on March 30 at 9:04 AM (MST). Columbia orbited 130 times at an altitude of 147 nautical miles at an inclination of 38 degrees and travelled 3.335 million miles. Total mission duration was 8 days, 0 hours, 4 minutes, and 46 seconds. Payloads included the 8,740 lbs. Office of Space Science (OSS-1) Pallet consisting of the Plant Lignification Experiment, the...

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2010-10-07 15:18:57

Alan Bean was a NASA astronaut, an engineer, and was the fourth person to walk on the moon. He was born Alan LaVern Bean on March 15, 1932 in Wheeler, Texas. He completed his public schooling at R. L. Paschal High School, and went on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in aeronautical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 1955. Upon graduation, Bean was commissioned by the U.S. Navy and was assigned to a jet attack squadron in Florida. After his tour of duty, he went on to...

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Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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