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2012-05-29 14:20:07

HOUSTON, May 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA astronaut Sandy Magnus, who flew aboard the final space shuttle mission, will serve as the grand marshal of the annual Shriner Parade in Belleville, Ill., on June 1. The parade begins at 7:30 p.m. CDT at the corner of 17th and West Main Street. The route will travel eastward through downtown Belleville and end at 9th and East Main Street. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) Nearly 20,000 people are expected to...

2009-02-06 14:55:00

Even in space, someone has to clean the bathroom. Good housekeeping is essential when you're living in the close quarters of a tightly-sealed spaceship for months at a time. To make this possible, NASA scientists have developed a tricorder-like device called "LOCAD-PTS" that can track down microscopic bacteria and fungi. It helps astronauts do their chores. "The crew of the space station works hard to keep things clean," says Norm Wainwright, principal investigator for LOCAD-PTS...