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Celebrations Begin Today With Start Of World Space Week
2012-10-04 11:54:56

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Today marks the beginning of World Space Week, a celebration of the contributions of space, science and technology. World Space Week was originally declared by the United Nations Generally Assembly resolution back in December 1999. The week runs from October 4 through October 10, coinciding with special historical space exploration dates. On October 4, 1957, the first human-made Earth satellite, Sputnik 1, was launched....

2008-09-01 06:00:25

Text of report by state-run North Korean radio on 31 August [Unattributed talk: "Our Rapidly Developing Science and Technology"] Ten years ago from today on 31 August Juche 77 (1998) - this is the day when Kwangmyo'ngso'ng-1, our first artificial earth satellite, flew to space and startled the world. Our army and people are not able to forget the deep emotion and jubilation of that day when the nation had seethed and the world had throbbed with excitement. Our rapidly developing science...


Word of the Day
cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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