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2010-10-01 09:00:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA, the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) agreed on Friday to update the International Space Station launch schedule. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The target launch dates for the last planned space shuttle flight, STS-134 on Endeavour, will be Feb. 27, 2011, and the Automated Transfer Vehicle-2 (ATV-2)...

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2010-09-25 05:45:00

Expedition 24 Commander Alexander Skvortsov and Flight Engineers Tracy Caldwell Dyson and Mikhail Kornienko landed their Soyuz TMA-18 spacecraft in Kazakhstan on Saturday, Sept. 25, wrapping up a six-month stay aboard the International Space Station. Skvortsov, the Soyuz commander, was at the controls of the spacecraft as it undocked at 10:02 p.m. EDT Friday from the Poisk module's docking port on the station's Zvezda module. The undocking and landing occurred a day later than planned because...

2010-09-25 00:36:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Expedition 24 Commander Alexander Skvortsov and Flight Engineers Tracy Caldwell Dyson and Mikhail Kornienko landed their Soyuz TMA-18 spacecraft in Kazakhstan on Saturday, Sept. 25, wrapping up a six-month stay aboard the International Space Station. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Skvortsov, the Soyuz commander, was at the controls of the...

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2010-09-24 09:15:00

Three members of the International Space Station (ISS) crew set to depart for a return trip to Earth on Friday will be forced to wait another day due to issues encountered while trying to undock. According to a statement posted to the NASA website, Russian cosmonauts Alexander Skvortsov and Mikhail Kornienko and American astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson were forced to return to the space station after attempts to release the hooks and latches securing the Soyuz TMA-18 vehicle that was to carry...

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2010-09-23 13:25:00

The International Space Station partner agencies met Tuesday, Sept. 21, by videoconference to discuss continuation of space station operations into the next decade and its use as a research laboratory. The Multilateral Coordination Board (MCB) meeting included senior representatives from NASA, the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), the European Space Agency (ESA), the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos), and the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)....

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2010-08-29 07:45:00

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said on Saturday that the country hopes to launch manned rockets from its new Vostochny cosmodrome located in the far east of Russia as early as 2018. "The first manned flights from the cosmodrome should take place in 2018-2020," Putin was quoted as saying by Interfax news agency. Russia currently uses the Soviet-built Baikonur launch facility in Kazakhstan for its manned space missions and other commercial launches.  Currently, Russia pays...

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2010-08-27 10:55:00

A vacuum lab that is expected to be added to the International Space Station (ISS) by 2013 would be used to grow crystals that would improve the efficiency of solar cells on the orbital base, according to a Friday article by BBC News Science Reporter Katia Moskvitch. Moskvitch reports that the vacuum conditions in space would allow for the growth of a new film crystal that would possess "properties that are unachievable on Earth." The crystals, which are known as ultra-thin semiconductor...

2010-08-16 10:43:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Bion Environmental Technologies, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BNET) announced today that Ed Schafer, former Governor of North Dakota and former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, has agreed to join Bion's management team through the end of 2013. Mr. Schafer stated, "Bion's technology, along with the Integrated Project business model it supports, has the potential to simultaneously provide significant advantages to the agricultural...

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2010-07-20 12:25:00

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said Monday that the country would provide $800 million to help jump start the construction of a new cosmodrome to ease its dependence on a Soviet-era launch site in Kazakhstan. "The government has made a decision to earmark $809 million over the next three years for the start of the full-blown construction of the Vostochny Cosmodrome," Putin said in televised remarks at a government meeting. Russia rents its main Soviet-era spaceport Baikonur from...

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2010-07-03 00:15:00

An unmanned Russian cargo ship carrying supplies for the International Space Station was forced to abort its docking procedure after a faulty radio link was discovered moments before the ship made contact with the station on Friday, US and Russian space officials said. The glitch occurred about 25 minutes before the Progress cargo ship was due to automatically dock itself at a berthing slip on the station's Zvezda module, scheduled for 20:58 Moscow time (1658 GMT). Instead, Progress floated...


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  • A spider.
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'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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