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STS-107 Crew
2013-02-01 04:34:15

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Today we remember a tragedy that took the lives of seven astronauts, ten years ago, when space shuttle Columbia disintegrated over the Texas sky upon re-entry into the Earth's atmosphere. Ten years ago from today, at 7:59 a.m., reports started coming in of a loud explosion and what seemed like fiery debris coming down from the East Texas sky. Crew members of the STS-107 mission had just wrapped up 16-days in orbit, and were heading...

2013-01-29 08:36:55

NASA will pay tribute to the crews of Apollo 1 and space shuttles Challenger and Columbia, as well as other NASA colleagues, during the agency's Day of Remembrance on Friday, Feb. 1, the 10th anniversary of the Columbia accident. NASA's Day of Remembrance honors members of the NASA family who lost their lives while furthering the cause of exploration and discovery. Flags across the agency will be flown at half-staff in their memory. NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and other NASA...

Sally Ride Dead At 61 Years Old
2012-07-23 16:56:36

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Sally Ride, the first American woman in space, has taken her final journey, passing on at the young age of 61 years old. Ride, who became a household name after venturing off into space for the first time in 1983, died on Monday after battling pancreatic cancer for 17 months. "Sally Ride broke barriers with grace and professionalism — and literally changed the face of America´s space program," NASA Administrator Charles...

2011-04-05 09:05:00

WASHINGTON, April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Comic strip artist Brian Basset has created a drawing depicting his characters, Red and Rover, racing alongside the space shuttle as it lands for the final time. After 30 years and more than 130 missions, NASA's space shuttle fleet will retire later this year. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) A poster commemorating the Space Shuttle Program's 30th anniversary will feature Basset's cartoon and a patch...

2011-02-22 10:57:00

HAMPTON, Va., Feb. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers at NASA's Langley Research Center will be back on the job watching over the space shuttle Discovery during its last mission, scheduled Feb. 24 to March 7. Some are part of the impact assessment and aerothermodynamic heating teams, and others will be watching during the orbiter's return to Earth. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) Discovery's STS-133 mission is set to launch shortly before five...

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2011-01-07 12:25:00

Citing the need for additional repairs to the external fuel tank of the space shuttle Discovery, NASA officials have once again delayed the lift-off of the STS-133 shuttle mission to resupply the International Space Station (ISS). "The decision was made today to allow the teams additional time and delay the next launch opportunity out of the early February launch window," the space agency said in a statement on its website on Thursday. The initial cracks were so big that the insulating foam...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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