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2008-04-24 07:10:51

The International Space Station's (ISS) first female commander said her 'dramatic' landing aboard a Russian spacecraft last week capped a landmark mission to build up the orbiting laboratory. NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson said in an audio recording released Tuesday that her off-target landing aboard a Russian-built Soyuz spacecraft on Saturday was "more dramatic than I was expecting," but not as bad as she anticipated. Whitson returned to Earth aboard a Soyuz TMA-11 spacecraft...

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2008-04-19 09:45:00

A Soyuz capsule carrying South Korea's first astronaut landed in northern Kazakhstan today, 260 miles off its mark, Russian space officials said.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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