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Aerial photograph of Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas. This image looks west to east with the space center in the foreground and Clear Lake in background. (Credit: NASA)
2012-01-28 13:48:56

NASA has exercised two six-month options to the agency's Safety and Mission Assurance Support Services Contract with Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) of San Diego for the Johnson Space Center in Houston. The options are worth $32.9 million. Exercise of the options provides continuity of support services in safety, reliability and quality assurance, engineering products and technical services for Johnson's Safety and Mission Assurance Directorate for the International Space...

2010-07-29 10:00:00

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- A remote Canadian island is being used to simulate isolated space flight conditions for a NASA-funded medical research study that could produce important information to assist astronauts in potential long duration flights to Mars or an asteroid. The Haughton-Mars Project Research Station on Devon Island, well above the Arctic Circle, has many features of isolation and terrain that make it an ideal environment to simulate some conditions of space...

2008-02-28 17:29:32

A new exhibit aimed at promoting the importance of safety to NASA employees is using debris recovered from the loss of space shuttle Columbia to underscore its message. Developed by the agency's space shuttle program office, the "Columbia Safety Exhibit" incorporates recognizable remnants of the fallen orbiter's hardware, including one of the flight deck window frames, control panels and hand controllers from the crew cockpit, heatshield tiles and one of the thrusters...

2005-09-21 11:15:00

MELBOURNE, Florida -- NASA prepared on Wednesday to evacuate its Johnson Space Center in Houston and turn over control of the International Space Station to its Russian partners as Hurricane Rita barreled across the Gulf of Mexico with ferocious winds. Space agency officials were meeting to discuss storm preparations, said NASA spokesman James Hartsfield. But many of the space center's 15,000 government and contractor workers were already taking advantage of NASA's liberal leave policy to...


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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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