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Retired NASA Astronaut And Test Pilot C. Gordon Fullerton Dies At 76
2013-08-22 10:09:36

NASA [ Watch The Video - Retired Astronaut Gordon Fullerton Dies ] C. Gordon Fullerton, who compiled a distinguished career as a NASA astronaut, research pilot and Air Force test pilot spanning almost 50 years, died Aug. 21. He was 76. Fullerton had sustained a severe stroke in late 2009, and had been confined to a long-term care facility in Lancaster, Calif., for most of the past 3½ years. Fullerton logged 382 hours in space flight on two space shuttle missions while serving in...

NASA Dryden Contributions To Aerospace And Science Research In 2012
2012-12-19 11:02:47

NASA NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., helped advance the agency´s overall mission of Earth and space science and aerospace technology research as it continued supporting NASA's four mission areas during 2012. Aeronautics X-48 Blended/Hybrid Wing Body The remotely piloted "C" version of the X-48 Blended Wing Body sub-scale research aircraft successfully flew for the first time on Aug. 7. The new X-48C model was modified from its earlier X-48B...

2012-09-21 09:49:28

NASA invites Californians to participate in space shuttle Endeavour's historic flyover of the state Friday, Sept. 21. The orbiter, atop its 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA), is scheduled to fly over northern California and a large area of the Los Angeles basin beginning at about 8:15 a.m. PDT, one hour later than originally planned. NASA, the California Science Center, and the Federal Aviation Administration delayed the start of the flight to increase the probability that fog over the...

Space Shuttle Endeavour Continues West From Houston To California
2012-09-20 06:39:49

[WATCH VIDEO] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Space Shuttle Endeavour will continue its journey across the US today (September 20), departing Houston at about 7 a.m. (8 a.m. EDT) atop its Boeing 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA). Today´s flight will take Endeavour to Edwards Air Force Base (EAFB) in California, due to arrive around Noon. After this morning´s departure, Endeavour is planned to make low flyovers of Clear Lake and NASA´s Johnson...

Endeavour Shuttle Ferry Postponed Due To Inclement Weather Forecast
2012-09-18 07:09:35

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online UPDATED September 18, 2012 NASA´s retired Space Shuttle Endeavour will take a final tour across the US from Florida to the California Science Center in Los Angeles piggybacking a modified Boeing 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA). The flight, which was scheduled to begin Monday (September 17), has been postponed until Wednesday (September 19) due to inclement weather. To ensure a safe flight for the shuttle and its...


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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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