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2014-04-21 12:29:26

Space Exploration Panel Will Be Featured on Lockheed Martin Stage April 26 BETHESDA, Md., April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of its ongoing commitment to STEM education,


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2012-03-24 10:11:14

This was the first flight of Endeavour. Endeavour launched on May 7, 1992 at 7:40 PM EDT and Landed at Edwards AFB on May 16 at 1:57 PM PDT. The shuttle orbited 141 times at an inclination of 28.35 degrees at an altitude of 195 nautical miles. The mission lasted 8 days, 21 hours, 17 minutes, and 38 seconds. A satellite was moved to a corrected orbit using three spacewalks. A fourth spacewalk was conducted as practice for assembling Space Station Freedom. The INTELSAT VI (F-3) satellite,...

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2010-11-19 16:00:30

Thomas Akers is a former astronaut in the United States Space Shuttle program. He was born Thomas Dale Akers on May 20, 1951 in St. Louis, Missouri. He graduated from Eminence High School in Missouri in 1969, and went on to continue his education at the University of Missouri"“Rolla. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1973, and then went on to earn his Master of Science degree in Applied Mathematics in 1975. Akers spent the next four years as the high school principal in his...

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zill
  • One of a pair of round metal cymbals attached to the fingers and struck together for rhythm and percussion in belly dancing.
The word 'zill' comes from a Turkish word meaning "cymbals".
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