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2013-01-25 10:34:43

NASA again is inviting eligible educational institutions, museums and other organizations to screen and request historical space artifacts. This is the 16th screening of artifacts since 2009. The artifacts represent significant human spaceflight technologies and processes and the accomplishments of NASA's many programs. NASA and the General Services Administration worked together to ensure broad access to space artifacts and to provide a web-based electronic artifacts viewing capability....

Mars in 1980 as seen by the Viking 1 Orbiter
2011-08-29 06:29:30

  A green thumb and a little flair as a gourmet chef may be among the key skills for the first men and women who travel to the Red Planet later this century, according to a scientist who reported Sunday August 28 on preparations for the first manned missions to Mars. Speaking at the 242nd National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS), Maya R. Cooper said that provisioning the astronauts with food stands as one of the greatest challenges in scripting the...

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2010-11-04 14:50:16

An award-winning "Top Chef" recipe is set to fly to the International Space Station on Discovery's STS-133 mission. Chef Angelo Sosa's recipe for short ribs won a recent challenge on Bravo's Emmy Award-winning cable reality TV show "Top Chef" to develop a dish for astronauts to eat in space. The announcement was made on an episode of the program that aired in early September. Sosa's winning recipe"”"ginger-lacquered short ribs with pea puree, pickled mushrooms and horseradish creme...

2008-06-27 15:01:55

By Martha Deller, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Texas Jun. 27--BURLESON -- Makayla Graham had always wondered what astronauts eat in space. She got her answer Thursday during a live downlink with Greg Chamitoff, flight engineer of Expedition 17 at the international space station. As the hand-picked students watched from the Burleson High School auditorium, Chamitoff pulled out bags of trail mix, spinach, yogurt, granola bars and other foods that he pronounced "really good." "It was really...

2007-11-05 09:00:10

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y., Nov. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Just in time for Sputnik's 50th anniversary, the classic space-age energy snack Space Food Sticks is landing on store shelves across the country. A cult favorite of kids who grew up in the 1970s, Space Food Sticks won their association with the space program during the Apollo Moon landings. Retrofuture Products is releasing the fabled snacks in their original stick form in two flavors, chocolate and peanut butter. What explains the...

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2007-03-29 07:25:00

The landing site is unknown. The rockets are still on the drawing board. Some of the astronauts haven't even been born yet. Never mind all that. NASA's journey to Mars has already begun. The first steps are being taken onboard the International Space Station (ISS). "Astronauts are stationed on the ISS for six months at a time," says Dr. Clarence Sams, lead scientist for the ISS Medical Project at NASA's Johnson Space Center (JSC). "Coincidentally, that's about how long it takes to travel to...

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2005-11-24 10:30:00

SPACE CENTER, Houston -- A few decades from now, space travelers living on Mars may think the Pilgrims had it easy. The pioneers who make the 80-million-mile, three-year journey to Mars and back will probably not have the just-add-water-and-heat packaged foods that are aboard the international space station, where the crew orbiting Earth will prepare a Thanksgiving dinner Thursday of turkey, mashed potatoes, corn, green beans and cherry-blueberry cobbler. During the six- to eight-month...


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call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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