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2009-11-22 06:45:00

The six-member crew of Atlantis will have a half day to relax before getting ready for Monday's third and final spacewalk. The crew was awakened this morning with the song "Butterfly Kisses," by Bob Carlisle at 1:58 a.m. CST. It was selected for Mission Specialist Randy Bresnik. Later in the morning, Pilot Barry Wilmore and Mission Specialists Leland Melvin, Robert Satcher Jr. and Nicole Stott will answer reporters' questions in interviews with WTTG-TV in Washington, D.C., Bay News 9 in...

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2009-08-03 08:30:00

ESA has chosen "ËœAliss©' as the name of ESA astronaut Christer Fuglesang's mission to the International Space Station. The name was proposed in response to a competition launched by ESA's Directorate of Human Spaceflight in June. Fuglesang will be a Mission Specialist on the STS-128 flight to the International Space Station (ISS), scheduled for launch with Space Shuttle Discovery at the end of August. This will be Fuglesang's second flight following his 13-day Celsius mission...

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2008-12-05 11:40:00

NASA has assigned the crews for space shuttle missions STS-130 and STS-131. The STS-130 mission will deliver a third connecting module to the International Space Station and a seven-windowed cupola to be used as a control room for robotics. The STS-131 mission will deliver research and science experiment equipment, a new sleeping area and supplies to the station in a logistics module carried in the shuttle's payload bay. Marine Col. George Zamka will command the shuttle Endeavour during...

2008-08-04 12:00:27

HOUSTON, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA astronaut Stan Love will return to his alma mater on Aug. 4 for the first time since his mission to the International Space Station in February. During his three-day visit to the University of Washington campus, Love will give a firsthand account of his spaceflight, speak about NASA's future and return items he carried with him in space. On Monday, Aug. 4, Love begins his visit with an evening lecture reception at Kane Hall. The lecture...

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2008-02-14 08:30:16

HOUSTON "“ After a busy day of spacewalking on Wednesday, the space shuttle Atlantis and International Space Station crews have a light day ahead of them, with off-duty time, interviews and preparations for Friday. The shuttle crew woke up at 2:45 a.m. to "Consider Yourself at Home." The song, which is from the musical "Oliver!", was played for Mission Specialist Stanley Love. The first major event of the day will begin at 8:55 a.m., when shuttle Commander Steve Frick, Mission...


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Stephanie Wilson
2012-10-29 14:17:00

Stephanie Wilson is an American engineer, a NASA astronaut, and the second African American woman to go into space. She was born Stephanie Diana Wilson on September 27, 1966 in Boston, Massachusetts. An astronomy professor she interviewed during middle school became her first inspiration to pursue a career in space. She graduated from Taconic High School in Pittsfield, Massachusetts in 1984, and then attended Harvard University, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering...

Rex Walheim
2012-10-27 13:23:11

Rex Walheim is a United States Air Force officer and a NASA astronaut. He was born Rex Joseph Walheim on October 10, 1962 in Redwood City, California. He graduated from San Carlos High School in 1980 and went on to receive a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley in 1984. Upon his graduation, he was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Air Force. The following April, he was assigned to work as a missile warning operations crew...

Anna Fisher
2012-09-05 10:20:17

Anna Fisher is an American chemist and a NASA astronaut. She was born Anna Lee Tingle on August 24, 1949 in New York City. She grew up in San Pedro, California and graduated from San Pedro High School in 1967. She went on to attend the University of California Los Angeles, where she received a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry in 1971. Fisher remained at UCLA to start graduate school in chemistry, focusing on x-ray crystallographic studies, and received her Doctorate of Medicine in 1976.  The...

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Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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