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2011-06-29 05:05:00

NASA said on Tuesday that its final space shuttle launch will take place on July 8. The space agency's managers met at Kennedy Space Center on Tuesday and confirmed the date as the last launch for space shuttle Atlantis. Atlantis will fly to the International Space Station with a year's worth of supplies.  NASA said this will be enough supplies to keep the station running if private U.S. companies fall behind in their effort to launch their own cargo ships. "This flight is incredibly...

2011-06-28 17:00:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Atlantis is scheduled to liftoff at 11:26 a.m. EDT on July 8, to begin the STS-135 mission to the International Space Station. A NASA blog will provide countdown updates beginning at 6:30 a.m. on July 8. Originating...

2011-06-21 15:50:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA managers will hold a news conference on Tuesday, June 28, at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida to discuss the status of the final space shuttle launch. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The briefing will begin after the Flight Readiness Review, or FRR, a meeting to assess preparations for shuttle Atlantis' STS-135 mission to the International Space Station. Live status updates,...

2011-05-11 09:15:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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. Liftoff is planned for 8:56 a.m. EDT on Monday, May 16, to begin the STS-134 mission to the International Space Station. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) A NASA blog will provide countdown updates beginning at 3:30 a.m. May 16....

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2011-05-10 06:45:00

NASA managers have set the liftoff of space shuttle Endeavour for 8:56 a.m. EDT on Monday, May 16. Launch attempts are available through May 26, except for May 21. The STS-134 mission to the International Space Station is the penultimate shuttle flight and the final one for Endeavour. Space Shuttle Program Launch Integration Manager Mike Moses and Shuttle Launch Director Mike Leinbach announced the date at a news briefing Monday from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. They also discussed...

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2011-04-20 06:10:00

NASA announced on Tuesday that space shuttle Endeavour will embark on its last journey to space on April 29. Mark Kelly, who is the husband of wounded Arizona Representative Gabrielle Giffords, will lead the mission. Giffords was critically wounded in Tucson, Arizona in January and has been undergoing extensive rehabilitation at a hospital in Houston. Launch director Mike Leinbach said he hopes Giffords will be present for the launch. "There's a whole separate team working that issue," he...

2011-04-14 07:47:11

NASA managers will hold a news conference on Tuesday, April 19, at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida to discuss the status of the next space shuttle launch. The briefing will begin after the Flight Readiness Review, or FRR, a meeting to assess preparations for shuttle Endeavour's STS-134 mission to the International Space Station. Live status updates, including the start time for the news conference, will be provided during the meeting via the NASA News Twitter feed. To access the...

2011-03-07 15:51:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., March 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Space shuttle Discovery is scheduled to return to Earth for the final time on Wednesday, March 9, completing a 13-day mission to outfit the International Space Station. If Discovery lands Wednesday, it will have spent a total of 365 days in space and traveled more than 148 million miles during 39 flights. It launched on its first mission on Aug. 30, 1984. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Wednesday...

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2010-11-05 15:25:00

NASA has announced that a hydrogen leak is delaying space shuttle Discovery's final flight for the fifth time. Officials said the next launch attempt will not take place until after November 30. "NASA managers have decided to postpone the next launch attempt for space shuttle Discovery to no earlier than November 30 at 4:05 am EST (0905 GMT)," the US space agency said on its website. The STS-133 mission has had multiple complications from bad weather to equipment problems. "We know we have...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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