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2014-06-30 12:23:11

HOUSTON, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA astronaut and educator Dottie Metcalf-Lindenburger has departed the agency for other pursuits. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Selected by NASA in 2004, Metcalf-Lindenburger was among NASA's first class of educator astronauts. She flew on space shuttle mission STS-131 in April of 2010, accumulating more than 15 days in space. During her mission she coordinated supplies and equipment transferred to the...

2011-05-04 15:40:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Television will provide live coverage of the 2011 U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame induction ceremony at 3 p.m. EDT on Saturday, May 7. The ceremony will take place at NASA's Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Joining the hall of fame this year are former astronauts Karol J. "Bo" Bobko and Susan J. Helms. Their inductions bring the total number of space...

2010-06-16 07:26:25

NASA's Glenn Research Center will welcome NASA astronaut Dottie Metcalf-Lindenburger and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Naoko Yamazaki to Plum Brook Station in Sandusky, Ohio, on Monday, June 21, at 2:30 p.m. The space shuttle Discovery mission STS-131 astronauts will share highlights of their 15-day mission of more than 6.2 million miles with the staff and will be available for an informal media opportunity after their presentation. This flight was the 33rd mission to the...

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2010-06-02 06:38:31

NASA Television will provide live coverage of the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 2010 induction ceremony on Saturday, June 5, at 2:30 p.m. EDT. The ceremony will take place at NASA's Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida. Joining the hall of fame this year are former astronauts Guy Bluford Jr., the first African- American to fly in space; Ken Bowersox, pilot of the first maintenance mission to restore NASA's Hubble Space Telescope; Frank Culbertson Jr., commander of the first space...

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2010-04-07 14:34:20

Schools, colleges and universities from Maryland and Connecticut to California, Washington and Japan will be represented aboard space shuttle Discovery as it thunders into space for the STS-131 mission. The items reflect personal connections to the astronauts who will fly Discovery to the International Space Station during the 13-day mission. In most cases, they are the alma maters of a crew member, such as a white and green flag from Sheldon High School in Eugene, Ore., which STS-131 Pilot...

2010-03-05 15:11:00

Next Mission Includes Teacher Turned Astronaut Dottie Metcalf-Lindenburger HOUSTON, March 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA will highlight the educational activities planned on the next space shuttle mission during a news briefing at 12 p.m. CST, Tuesday, March 9. The briefing will originate from NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston and be carried live on NASA Television and the agency's Web site. Reporters will be able to ask questions from participating NASA locations. (Logo:...

2010-02-19 14:19:31

NASA will preview the next space shuttle mission during a series of news briefings on Tuesday, March 9, at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston. NASA Television and the agency's Web site will broadcast the briefings live. Reporters will be able to ask questions from participating NASA locations. The STS-131 mission, targeted for launch April 5, will be shuttle Discovery's next-to-last flight and deliver critical spare parts and cargo to the International Space Station. A multipurpose...

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2010-01-23 09:26:29

The crew of the space shuttle Atlantis' STS-129 mission will deliver a specially minted silver medallion to National Football League officials at 10 a.m. EST on Wednesday, Jan. 27, at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. The medallion will be used for the official coin toss prior to the kickoff of Super Bowl XLIV on Sunday, Feb. 7. Shuttle commander Charlie Hobaugh, a graduate of North Ridgeville High School near Cleveland, Pilot Barry Wilmore, Mission Specialists Leland Melvin,...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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