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2014-12-02 04:00:34

The new generation of human space exploration spacecraft is getting a new generation clock to count it down for launch on December 4.

Engineers Begin Acoustic Testing On NASA's Space Launch System
2013-04-17 15:20:18

Test conductors at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., are making progress on the agency's new rocket by listening closely to the roar of four thrusters.

2011-06-28 17:00:00

News conferences, events and operating hours for the news center at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Fla., are set for the final space shuttle launch.

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2011-06-24 09:36:14

When space shuttle astronauts are living and working in Earth orbit, their mission -- and, ultimately, their lives -- depend on all the shuttle orbiter's systems and controls working exactly as expected.

2011-05-11 09:15:00

News conferences, events and operating hours for the news center at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Fla, are set for the final scheduled launch of space shuttle Endeavour.

2011-04-19 15:35:00

News conferences, events and operating hours for the news center at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Fla, are set for the final scheduled launch of space shuttle Endeavour.

2011-02-19 06:31:21

News conferences, events and operating hours for the news center at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Fla, are set for the final scheduled launch of space shuttle Discovery.

2010-10-26 14:26:09

NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida has set the news conferences, events and operating hours for the news center for the final scheduled launch of space shuttle Discovery.

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2010-10-18 10:40:00

During the final minutes of a space shuttle launch countdown, you can almost hear the proverbial pin drop across Launch Complex 39 at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.