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2010-08-12 18:55:14

When Columbia lifted off on the first space shuttle mission April 12, 1981, Americans could watch the countdown as it happened on any of the three major broadcast networks. It was front page news in the next morning's newspapers from New York to Los Angeles and many a town in between."There was a lot of questions, because, first of all, it was really advanced," said NBC's Jay Barbree, who has covered all of NASA's human spaceflight missions starting with Alan Shepard's Mercury flight in...

2008-08-17 18:05:00

To: TECHNOLOGY EDITORS Contact: Sally Harrington, Media Relations Office of NASA Glenn Research Center, +1-216-433-2037, Sally.V.Harrington@nasa.gov CLEVELAND, Aug. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A historic gathering of 19 of the astronauts who call Ohio home will take place on Friday, Aug. 29, at the Cleveland Marriott Downtown at Key Center to celebrate NASAs 50 years of innovation, inspiration and discovery. The celebration gala is hosted by the Ohio aerospace community. John H. Glenn,...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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