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2011-07-08 13:13:00

HAMPTON, Va., July 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Using creativity, weather on other planets has never been so clear. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) On Tuesday, July 12, at NASA Langley Research Center here, Michael Carroll will present, "Drifting on Alien Winds: Exploring the Skies and Weather on Other Worlds," at 2 p.m. in the Reid Conference Center. Carroll will explain the newest scientific discoveries involving the weather across the solar system as...

2011-06-10 00:00:28

Buy-Telescope.com just published new information regarding the latest Mini Autoguider package by Orion Telescopes. In addition to its affordability, Buy-Telescope.com reports that it is a very accurate autoguider solution suitable for virtually all amateur astrophotography applications. (PRWEB) June 09, 2011 Capturing a breath taking image with a telescope used to be very difficult, and it required somewhat expensive astronomy equipment to do the job right. Thanks to Orion Telescopes and...

2011-03-09 00:00:29

Good astronomy equipment is more accessible and more affordable than ever. As such, the interest in astrophotography has spiked in recent years. Getting started in astrophotography is appealing to a lot of people, but most of them have no clue what this hobby entails. To remedy this problem, Buy-Telescope.com has just released a free ebook titled "An Introduction to Astrophotography" which will get any astronomy nut started on the right track. (Vocus/PRWEB) March 08, 2011 Good astronomy...

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2010-07-22 12:19:40

U.S. astronauts reunited with Soviet cosmonauts on Wednesday to mark the 35th anniversary of their "handshake in space" in 1975 at the height of the Cold War. Apollo astronauts Tom Stafford and Vance Brand joked with Soyuz cosmonaut Alexei Leonov over their troubles communicating after the initial greetings that took place when the two space crafts docked on July 17, 1975. The three men shook hands as the hatches opened, marking the start of the East-West space cooperation following years...

2010-04-06 13:16:00

POULTNEY, Vt., April 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Alan Bean, one of only twelve men ever to see earth from the vantage point of the moon, is the guest speaker on Earth Day at Green Mountain College. Bean will give the address for the College's third annual Thomas L. Benson Lecture at 1 p.m. April 22. Alan Bean was the fourth man to set foot on the moon during the Apollo 12 mission in November 1969, a few months before the first Earth Day was established in April 1970. He explored the...

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2009-05-30 09:55:00

Alexei Leonov, the first person to walk in space, marked his 75 birthday Saturday with a telegram from Russian President Dmitry Medvedev. You belong to the eminent corps of Russia's first cosmonauts, Dmitry said, calling Leonov a man of the highest professionalism and personal courage. Leonov, twice honored as a Hero of the Soviet Union, was one of 20 Russian air force pilots selected as the first cosmonaut group in 1960, Itar-Tass reported Saturday. He made his historic 12-minute, 9-second...

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2007-05-21 13:55:00

Ron Woods is one of the few people to effectively capture spacesuits in their native habitats. Designed to keep humans alive in the void of orbit and on the moon, the rugged garments nevertheless spend almost their entire lives in pristine rooms on Earth. It is there that Woods finds them and brings their stories to life. "To me, there's nothing more artistic than a spacesuit," Woods said. "They're just real interesting pieces of hardware to me and I just started painting them." The details...


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2010-10-07 15:18:57

Alan Bean was a NASA astronaut, an engineer, and was the fourth person to walk on the moon. He was born Alan LaVern Bean on March 15, 1932 in Wheeler, Texas. He completed his public schooling at R. L. Paschal High School, and went on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in aeronautical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 1955. Upon graduation, Bean was commissioned by the U.S. Navy and was assigned to a jet attack squadron in Florida. After his tour of duty, he went on to...

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Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.