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2012-12-21 15:35:17

The team designing America's new flagship rocket has completed successfully a major technical review of the vehicle's core stage.

2012-12-14 16:03:42

NASA on Thursday took another step toward human exploration of new destinations in the solar system.

FASTSAT Nearing End Of Mission
2012-11-30 20:17:38

NASA said that its Fast, Affordable, Science and Technology Satellite (FASTSAT) mission is coming to an end after two successful years.

2012-11-14 18:04:46

Organizers of the NASA Student Launch Projects have announced the 57 student teams whose inventive creations will soar skyward in April during the space agency's 2012-13 rocketry challenge.

Protecting Astronauts From Radiation
2012-11-10 10:46:10

Plans are afoot to send astronauts farther into our solar system than ever before. This will require advanced instruments designed for monitoring and detecting radiation in space vehicles and habitats.


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Owen Garriott
2012-10-02 10:26:07

Owen Garriott is a former United States Navy officer and NASA astronaut. He was born Owen Kay Garriott on November 22, 1930 in Enid, Oklahoma. In 1948 he graduated from Enid High School and then went on to attend the University of Oklahoma, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering in 1953. He subsequently joined the United States Navy and worked his way to the role of officer. However, just three years later Garriott decided to leave the Navy to pursue a higher...

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2013-03-16 00:00:00

Wernher von Braun (March 23, 1912 - June 16, 1977) was one of the leading figures in the development of rocket technology in Germany and the United States. His work on the Nazi rocket program made him a controversial figure. The controversy was captured in a song by satirist Tom Lehrer, who described him as "A man whose allegiance is ruled by expedience". He was born on in Wirsitz, Posen, Germany and his mother gave him a telescope upon his Lutheran confirmation. His interest in astronomy...

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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'.