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2011-06-10 10:22:33

Three NASA astronauts who will fly aboard the last space shuttle mission in July are available for live satellite interviews next week. STS-135 mission Commander Chris Ferguson is available from 3 - 4:50 p.m. CDT on Wednesday, June 15. Pilot Doug Hurley is available from 10 - 11:50 a.m. and Mission Specialist Rex Walheim from 1 - 2:45 p.m. on Tuesday, June 14. Shuttle Atlantis is targeted for launch July 8 with Ferguson, Hurley, Walheim, and Mission Specialist Sandra Magnus to deliver...

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2009-03-26 14:20:00

Space shuttle Discovery astronauts conducted one final inspection of the shuttle on Thursday as it prepares for its trip back to Earth following an eight-day visit to the International Space Station. Crewmembers guided a robotic arm attached to a 50-foot boom to inspect Discovery for any damage from micrometeorites while docked with the orbiting outpost. The procedure became routine after the 2003 Columbia disaster killed seven astronauts. Discovery and the space station closed their...

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2009-03-25 13:55:00

Crewmembers from the space shuttle Discovery left the International Space Station on Wednesday following an eight-day visit to make new installations to the orbiting outpost. Discovery and the space station closed their respective hatches at 1:59 p.m. EDT, marking the end of the STS-119 mission, NASA said. Shuttle astronauts took part in three spacewalks over the course of their visit to the space station. They completed the installation of the final pair of solar wings to the space station,...

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2009-03-24 13:35:00

The White House phoned in a congratulatory call to the astronauts aboard the linked shuttle-station complex on Tuesday, where the shuttle crew told President Barack Obama and visiting schoolchildren about their spaceflight experience, the Associated Press reported. "We're glad that you are using the hands-free phone," joked President Obama, as the 10 astronauts were cruising at a speed of 17,500 mph. Obama asked about the new solar panels being installed and what the impact of that green...

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2009-03-18 13:26:52

Mission Control Center, Houston, Texas -- The astronauts on space shuttle Discovery are primed for rendezvous and docking operations that will link their ship to the International Space Station this afternoon and deliver a new crew member. The crew was awakened at 8:44 a.m. CDT with "Radio Exercise," performed by the Tokyo Broadcast Children's Choir. The song traditionally accompanies exercise for Japanese schoolchildren, and was played for astronaut Koichi Wakata of the Japan Aerospace...

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2009-03-17 11:58:22

The astronauts on space shuttle Discovery are primed for rendezvous and docking operations that will link their ship to the International Space Station this afternoon and deliver a new crew member. The crew was awakened at 8:44 a.m. CDT with "Radio Exercise," performed by the Tokyo Broadcast Children's Choir. The song traditionally accompanies exercise for Japanese schoolchildren, and was played for astronaut Koichi Wakata of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, who's to become his...

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2009-03-15 18:58:46

Seven astronauts headed toward the International Space Station following Sunday's launch of space shuttle Discovery at Cape Canaveral, Fla. The shuttled lifted off at 7:43 p.m. EDT. The countdown proceeding apace after technicians repaired a gaseous hydrogen vent line, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration said on its Web site. The final inspection team completed its check of the shuttle and pad, and there were no weather-related issues. They've found no issues other than a...


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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.