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Astronauts Chosen For Year Long ISS Mission In 2015
2012-11-26 08:52:05

NASA Release NASA, the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos), and their international partners have selected two veteran spacefarers for a one-year mission aboard the International Space Station in 2015. This mission will include collecting scientific data important to future human exploration of our solar system. NASA has selected Scott Kelly and Roscosmos has chosen Mikhail Kornienko. Kelly and Kornienko will launch aboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in...

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2010-07-03 00:15:00

An unmanned Russian cargo ship carrying supplies for the International Space Station was forced to abort its docking procedure after a faulty radio link was discovered moments before the ship made contact with the station on Friday, US and Russian space officials said. The glitch occurred about 25 minutes before the Progress cargo ship was due to automatically dock itself at a berthing slip on the station's Zvezda module, scheduled for 20:58 Moscow time (1658 GMT). Instead, Progress floated...

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2010-03-20 07:35:00

Russian cosmonaut Alexander Skvortsov displayed a small toy duck on Friday as he and his crewmates prepared for a mission to the International Space Station (ISS) in April. Skvortsov said his daughter picked out the toy as an impromptu "weightlessness sensor." The crew, consisting of Skvortsov, fellow Russian Mikhail Korniyenko and NASA astronaut Tracy Caldwell-Dyson, will take off from Baikonur on April 2 "We thought it was light and pretty enough. I think it should bring us luck," said...

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2009-09-18 06:33:32

NASA astronaut Jeff Williams, who will command the next International Space Station mission, is using Twitter, a blog and short video clips to provide a unique, behind the scenes insight into his training in Russia. Once in orbit, Williams will become the first space station commander to share his experiences using Twitter. Williams Twitter username is Astro_Jeff. He is in his final month of training at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia. He will be providing a look at...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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