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International Space Station
2011-08-29 09:57:24

  Russian news agencies said on Monday that the country's space agency is delaying the return of astronauts from the International Space Station (ISS) and the launch of the next mission to the station. The announcement comes after last week's failure to launch an unmanned supply ship to the ISS.  The space agency's Soyuz rocket failed after launch and crashed and exploded in a forested area of Siberia. Russian news agencies report the head of Roscosmos' manned space...

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2009-08-28 12:40:00

The European Space Agency (ESA) is looking to buy a Soyuz spacecraft from Russia in an effort to maintain flight opportunities for its astronauts, BBC News reported. ESA officials met in Moscow to explore the possibility of increasing the production of the craft from four to five a year. The ESA could then buy its own vehicle "“ possibly in a joint purchase with Canada, which is also looking for more ways to put its astronauts into space. The U.S. shuttle fleet is expected to be retired...


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Roberto Vittori
2012-10-27 14:08:27

Roberto Vittori is an ESA astronaut as well as an Italian Air Force Officer and a test pilot for the United States. Vittorri was born on October 15, 1964 in Viterbo, Lazio, Italy and attended the Italian Air Force Academy, graduating in 1989. While working towards his graduation from the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School at Patuxent River, Maryland in 1995, Vittori operated the Tornado GR1 along with the 50th Wing of the 155th Squadron in Piacenza, Italy from 1991 to 1994. During this time, he...

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Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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