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Fifteenth Anniversary Of First Humans To Cross Threshold Into ISS
2013-12-09 08:30:16

[ Watch the Video: Happy Birthday ISS! ] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On Dec. 10, 2013 NASA and its 15 international partners will celebrate the fifteenth anniversary of the first humans to enter the International Space Station (ISS). While a continuous human presence did not begin until Nov 2, 2000, the six-person crew of the Space Shuttle Endeavour (STS-88) were the first to cross the threshold. DELIVERING THE GOODS The story of the ISS actually began...

International Space Station Celebrates 15th Anniversary
2013-11-19 18:34:23

[ Watch the Video: International Space Station Turns 15 Today ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online November 20 marks the 15 year anniversary that nations united to build the most advanced space laboratory every created — the International Space Station (ISS). In November 1998, an autonomous Russian Proton rocket took up the first module of the space station, Zarya. This module, also known as the Functional Cargo Block, provided electrical power, storage,...

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2009-11-12 12:35:00

Russia's space agency said Thursday that its spacecraft carrying a new research module has arrived at the International Space Station. Russia launched a cargo ship carrying the Poisk ("Quest") Mini-Research Module-2 on Tuesday in its efforts to resume construction on the ISS after a decade of economic problems that kept the space agency from any development on the orbiting outpost. The cargo ship was also carrying about 850 kg of food, water, oxygen and other various equipment for crew...

2008-09-17 21:00:03

KOROLYOV, Moscow region. Sept 17 (Interfax-AVN) - Russia's Progress M-65 cargo spacecraft, which has been flying for four days more than was planned, should dock with the International Space Station (ISS) on Wednesday evening. The docking is slated for 10.43 p.m. Moscow time, a source with the Russian Mission Control Center told Interfax-AVN. "Several hours later the ISS crew will open the hatch to the Progress and will begin unloading it," the source said. Initially it was planned that...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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