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Image 1 - André’s PromISSe Mission Extended
2012-02-29 03:59:25

ESA astronaut André Kuipers will stay on the International Space Station for more than a month longer than originally planned. In addition to his normal routine he will spend some of the extra time conducting scientific experiments.

Successful Sunday Launch For Russian Cargo Freighter
2011-10-31 04:10:39

Sunday morning's scheduled launch of an unmanned Roscosmos cargo ship went off without a hitch, marking the first successful liftoff since an August crash led to concerns over the future of Russian space travel.

Soyuz Failure May Force Crew To Abandon Space Station
2011-08-31 04:43:13

Astronauts may be forced to abandon the International Space Station (ISS) in November if last week’s engine failure of a Russian Soyuz rocket is not diagnosed and fixed.

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2011-08-17 12:20:00

A Russian company has announced plans to build a hotel in space in 2016.

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2011-06-10 08:25:00

The International Space Station is once again host to a full house.


Latest Space station Reference Libraries

History Of Space Exploration
2013-10-06 08:29:34

Space exploration is the exploration and discovery of outer space by use of space technology and is conducted by both robotic spacecraft and humans. Astronomy, which is the viewing of objects in space from Earth, is thought to predate recorded history, but it was the inspiration to modern space exploration. Humans explore space for many reasons including the survival of humankind if Earth cannot sustain life, uniting nations, and scientific research. Physical space exploration began in...

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2004-10-19 04:45:41

International Space Station -- Continuing on from the United States' Skylab and Russia's Mir, the International Space Station (ISS) represents a permanent human presence in space. The space station is located in orbit around the Earth at an altitude of approximately 386 km, a type of orbit usually termed low Earth orbit. (The actual height varies over time by several kilometres due to atmospheric drag and reboosts.) It is serviced primarily by the Space Shuttle, and Soyuz and Progress...

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cespitose
  • Growing in low tufty patches.
The word 'cespitose' comes from a Latin word meaning 'turf'.
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