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2009-10-19 15:00:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Human Space Flight Review Committee Chairman Norman Augustine will hold a press conference at 1 p.m. EDT, on Thursday, Oct. 22, in the Zenger Room of the National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW, in Washington. Augustine will be accompanied by committee member Ed Crawley. Printed copies of the committee's final report will be available during the press conference and an electronic copy of the report will be posted to the committee's Web site...

2009-10-14 09:49:00

HOUSTON, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The residents of the International Space Station will receive a new shipment of food, fuel and supplies at 8:41 p.m. CDT on Saturday, Oct. 17. NASA Television's coverage of the ship's arrival at the station will begin at 8:15 p.m. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The Russian ISS Progress 35 cargo ship, filled with more than two tons of supplies for the station, is set to launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in...

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2009-10-14 11:15:00

The residents of the International Space Station will receive a new shipment of food, fuel and supplies at 8:41 p.m. CDT on Saturday, Oct. 17. NASA Television's coverage of the ship's arrival at the station will begin at 8:15 p.m. The Russian ISS Progress 35 cargo ship, filled with more than two tons of supplies for the station, is set to launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Wednesday, Oct. 14 at 8:14 p.m. There will be no television coverage of the launch. Expedition 21...

2009-10-09 05:45:00

HAMPTON, Va., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Emmy award-winning "NASA 360" has added a new dimension to its half-hour TV show. It's the third dimension or 3-D. "NASA 360," produced by NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., in partnership with the National Institute of Aerospace, has just release a "webisode" in 3-D. The two and a half minute segment that is available on YouTube and Facebook takes viewers to the Arizona desert so they can see the testing of moon rover...

2009-10-05 15:00:00

HOUSTON, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The nine residents of the International Space Station will hold a news conference Tuesday at 8:55 a.m. CDT, 15 minutes earlier than previously announced. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Aboard the station are NASA astronauts Mike Barratt, Nicole Stott and Jeff Williams; Russian cosmonauts Gennady Padalka, Roman Romanenko and Max Suraev; European Space Agency astronaut Frank De Winne; Canadian Space Agency...

2009-10-02 06:30:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the first time, NASA's Twitter followers will have the opportunity to directly talk live with astronauts aboard the International Space Station. NASA is hosting this unique Tweetup for 35 people from 10 a.m. to noon EDT on Wednesday, Oct. 21, from the James E. Webb Memorial Auditorium at NASA Headquarters, 300 E Street SW, in Washington. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) NASA Television and the agency's Web...

2009-09-16 13:50:46

NASA will preview the next space shuttle mission during a series of news briefings on Friday, Oct. 16, at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston. NASA Television and the agency's Web site will broadcast the briefings live. Reporters may ask questions from participating NASA locations. Shuttle Atlantis' 11-day mission, designated STS-129, is targeted to launch Nov. 12. The flight will include three spacewalks and the installation of two platforms to the International Space Station's truss, or...

2009-09-16 12:20:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Randy Bresnik, who is from Santa Monica, Calif., will make his first journey into orbit on space shuttle Atlantis' next mission to the International Space Station. The STS-129 flight is targeted to launch at 4:10 p.m. EST on Nov. 12 from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) Mission Specialist Bresnik will conduct two spacewalks during the 11-day flight to deliver...

2009-09-16 12:20:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Sept 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Michael Foreman, who is from Wadsworth, Ohio, will make his second journey into orbit on space shuttle Atlantis' next mission to the International Space Station. The STS-129 flight is targeted to launch at 4:10 p.m. EST on Nov. 12 from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) Mission Specialist Foreman will conduct two spacewalks during the 11-day flight to deliver...

2009-09-16 12:20:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Charlie Hobaugh, of Bar Harbor, Maine, will command space shuttle Atlantis' next mission to the International Space Station. The STS-129 flight is targeted to launch at 4:10 p.m. EST on Nov. 12 from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The 11-day flight will deliver two spare parts platforms that will be installed to the space station's exterior to sustain station...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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