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Joseph Richard Joe Tanner
2012-09-17 10:46:05

Joseph Richard “Joe” Tanner was born January 21, 1950 in Danville, Illinois. He was awarded Eagle Scout by the Prairielands Council with the Boy Scouts of America in Champaign, Illinois. He attended the University of Illinois where he was the captain of the swimming team and included in the “Top 100 Seniors”. He received an award for being an Outstanding Alumnus of the Department of...

STS-69
2012-05-12 09:27:49

Endeavor launched from Kennedy Space Center on September 7, 1995 at 11:09 AM EDT and landed at Kennedy on September 18 at 7:37 AM EDT. The shuttle orbited 171 times at an altitude of 190 nautical miles at an inclination of 28.4 degrees and travelled 4.5 million miles. The mission lasted 10 days, 20 hours, 28 minutes and 56 seconds. STS-69 marked the first time two different payloads were...

STS-51
2012-05-12 08:59:17

Discovery launched from Kennedy Space Center on September 12, 1993 at 7:45 AM EDT and landed at Kennedy on September 22 at 3:56 AM EDT. The shuttle orbited 157 times at an inclination of 28.45 degrees and travelled 4.1 million miles. The mission lasted 9 days, 20 hours, 11 minutes, and 11 seconds. One of two primary payloads, Advanced Communications Technology Satellite (ACTS) was deployed...

Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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