Latest Piers Sellers Stories

2006-07-18 19:01:43

HOUSTON -- With a bit of poetic flair, space shuttle Discovery's astronauts thanked several hundred people Tuesday who welcomed them home to Texas. Astronaut Piers Sellers told the crowd what the view was like from the shuttle "barreling around the Earth at five miles per second." "Sunrises and sunsets are like watching a small, soft atomic explosion go off in the horizon and stream through and warm your face every time it happens," Sellers said. "Part of me is still up there floating around...

2006-06-28 08:20:00

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida -- Perched on the end of a 100-foot (30-meter) pole, shrouded in darkness and floating in space, British astronaut Piers Sellers may be forgiven a moment of trepidation. Not that the 51-year-old scientist is expecting one. As the lead spacewalker on Discovery's upcoming mission to the International Space Station, Sellers, and Michael Fossum, 48, have trained for a most unusual task: testing a spindly pole laden with sensors. The pole is normally used for...

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The word 'reremouse' comes from Middle English reremous, from Old English hrēremūs, hrērmūs ("bat"), equivalent to rear (“to move, shake, stir”) +‎ mouse.