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2010-05-12 11:36:41

Space Shuttle Atlantis, ready for liftoff on Friday, will deliver important hardware from Europe to the International Space Station: spare portions of the European Robotic Arm and the first Russian payloads to use the arm. The European Robotic Arm (ERA) is the second 'intelligent' robot arm for the International Space Station (ISS). The first, used extensively for ISS assembly for almost 10 years, is Canadarm-2 "“ an iconic part of the ISS photos. The second arm, for launch in 2012,...

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2009-11-12 12:35:00

Russia's space agency said Thursday that its spacecraft carrying a new research module has arrived at the International Space Station. Russia launched a cargo ship carrying the Poisk ("Quest") Mini-Research Module-2 on Tuesday in its efforts to resume construction on the ISS after a decade of economic problems that kept the space agency from any development on the orbiting outpost. The cargo ship was also carrying about 850 kg of food, water, oxygen and other various equipment for crew...

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2009-11-10 14:08:29

Russia's space agency on Tuesday launched a new module with plans to revive its efforts to add to the International Space Station. The Poisk ("Quest") Mini-Research Module-2 represents the country's first mission to resume construction on the ISS after almost a decade of economic problems that kept the space agency from any development on the orbiting outpost. The MIM-2 module launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome at 1422 GMT. The MIM-2 module is the first of three components Russia intends to...


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callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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