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Spacelab Remembered 30 Years Later
2013-11-29 05:26:01

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The first European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut traveled into space alongside the first Spacelab reusable laboratory 30 years ago Thursday, marking the organization’s inaugural entry into manned spaceflight. That astronaut, Ulf Merbold, became the first non-American to participate in a space shuttle mission when he departed from Kennedy Space Center in Florida on November 28, 1983, the ESA explained in a statement. “The six...


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Lodewijk van den Berg
2012-10-27 13:54:11

Lodewijk van den Berg is a naturalized American chemical engineer born in the Netherlands whom was rather dedicated to crystal growth and also rode aboard as a payload specialist on the 1985 Space Shuttle Challenger mission. He was born in Sluiskil, Netherlands on March 24, 1932. He worked to get his Engineer’s degree in chemical engineering at the Delft University of Technology in Netherlands from 1949 to 1961. After moving to the United States, Van den Berg continued his education to...

Roger K. Crouch
2012-08-17 17:13:52

Roger Crouch is an American scientist and a NASA astronaut. He was born Roger Keith Crouch on September 12, 1940 in Jamestown, Tennessee. Crouch grew up participating in the Eagle Scouts of America and went to high school at the Alvin C. York Institute. He then went to attend Tennessee Polytechnic Institute, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in physics in 1962. That same year he became a group leader and researcher at the NASA Langley Research Center, where he stayed until 1985. With his...

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2012-05-12 08:57:07

Columbia launched from Kennedy Space Center on April 26. 1993 at 10:50 AM EDT and landed at Edwards AFB on May 6 at 7:29 AM PDT. The shuttle orbited 160 times at an altitude of 163 nautical miles at an inclination of 28.45 degrees and travelled 4.2 million miles. The mission lasted 9 days, 23 hours, 39 minutes, and 59 seconds. This was a joint Spacelab mission with Germany. 88 experiments were conducted, covering materials and life sciences, technology applications, Earth observations,...

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2012-03-24 10:08:27

Discovery launched from Kennedy Space Center on January 22, 1992 at 9:52 AM EST and landed at Edwards AFB on January 30 at 9:52 AM EST. The shuttle orbited 129 times at an altitude of 163 nautical miles at an inclination of 57 degrees and travelled 2.9 million miles. The mission lasted 8 days, 1 hour, 14 minutes, and 44 seconds. The mission was to study the human nervous system in low gravity, and the effects of low (micro) gravity on other life forms such as shrimp eggs, lentil seedlings,...

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2012-03-24 09:58:51

Columbia launched from Kennedy Space Center on June 5, 1991 at 9:24 AM EDT and landed at Edwards AFB on June 14 at 8:39 AM PDT. The shuttle orbited 146 times at an altitude of 157 nautical miles at an inclination of 39 degrees and travelled 3.8 million miles. The mission lasted 9 days, 2 hours, 14 minutes, and 20 seconds. This was the fifth Spacelab mission and was dedicated to life science experiments, including humans, 30 rodents and thousands of tiny jellyfish. Primarily the SLS-1...

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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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