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2008-02-28 11:40:00

Britain has now been fully reinstated as member of the Gemini Observatory after a $160 million budget shortfall temporarily suspended the country's membership. The reinstatement means British astronomers will continue to have direct access to two prime 8m-class telescopes in Chile and Hawaii.    After 15 months of development, the two optical-infrared reflecting telescopes, known as Gemini South and Gemini North, are only now realizing their full potential to view the most...

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2005-06-02 12:02:24

NASA -- A recent venture into a long-locked room at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida uncovered interesting artifacts of a by-gone era: retired spacesuits from Americans who trained in the 1960s to be space spies. Two security officers were doing a check of a facility known as the Launch Complex 5/6 museum. NASA Special Agent Dann E. Oakland and Security Manager Henry Butler, of the company that oversees the museum, Delaware North Parks and Resorts, discovered a locked room --...


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2010-11-17 14:54:00

Donald Peterson is a retired United States Air Force officer and a former USAF and NASA astronaut. He was born Donald Herod Peterson on October 22, 1933 in Winona, Mississippi. He graduated from Winona High School and went on to attend the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1955. He is also a graduate of the Aerospace Research Pilot School at Edwards Air Force Base, California where he completed his training. His first...

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Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.