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2015-04-28 16:21:32

WASHINGTON, April 28, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA researchers, working in concert with the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and FlexSys Inc., of Ann Arbor, Michigan, successfully

2015-04-28 16:20:50

WASHINGTON, April 28, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The six crew members of the International Space Station (ISS) are safe and continuing regular operations with sufficient supplies as Russian

2015-04-28 12:22:07

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., April 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has been selected by prime contractor Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) to provide the space inertial

2015-04-28 04:20:38

Satellites will be based on the modernized A2100 and will serve the Middle East and Europe RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, April 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Arabsat and King Abdulaziz

2015-04-27 20:20:41

WASHINGTON, April 27, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following are statements from NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and Dr.

2015-04-27 16:22:18

RICHMOND, BC, April 27, 2015 /CNW/ - MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. ("MDA" or the "Company") (

2015-04-27 16:21:14

REDONDO BEACH, Calif., April 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) joined Griffith Observatory April 24-26 with daily events to celebrate the 25th anniversary of

2015-04-27 12:26:54

SHREVEPORT, La., April 27, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA researchers, working with Boeing's ecoDemonstrator Program, plan to be in Shreveport, Louisiana, April 27 to May 15, to test non-stick

2015-04-27 12:23:30

WASHINGTON, April 27, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA will test non-stick wing coatings designed to minimize insect residue and help reduce aircraft fuel consumption during flights in Shreveport,

2015-04-27 12:22:50

New General Dynamics SGSS test and integration lab provides a realistic, ground-control operations environment to speed SGSS system design and implementation. FAIRFAX, Va., April 27,


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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...

Reptilians
2013-09-05 08:02:45

Reptilians are depicted as reptile humanoid creatures that are used in science fiction, ufology, and in conspiracy theories. Sometimes reptilians are also called reptoids, reptiloids, or draconians. One of the first alleged contacts with a reptilian occurred in 1967 in Ashland, Nebraska. Police officer Herbert Schirmer claimed to have been abducted and taken aboard a UFO by reptile-like humanoids that had a winged serpent emblem on the left side of their chests. David Icke, a British...

Sir Richard Branson
2013-08-10 06:47:02

Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson, born July 18, 1950, in Surrey, England, is a British business magnate and investor. He is best known as the founder and chairman of Virgin Group of more than 400 companies. His net worth as of 2013 is $4.6 Billion (US). He is the fourth (4th) richest person in the UK, according to Forbes Magazine. His first business venture was a magazine called Student at the age of 16. By 1969, Branson was living in a London commune, surrounded by the British...

Elon Musk
2013-08-05 10:31:59

Elon Musk was born on June 28, 1971. He is a South African-American inventor and entrepreneur. He is the founder of SpaceX and Co-founder of Tesla Motors and PayPal. He is also chairman of SolarCity. Musk attended Bryanston High School in South Africa, but graduated from Pretoria Boys High School. In the early 90s, Musk was educated at Queen's University in Kingston Ontario Canada and left Canada around 1992 to pursue Business and Physics at the University of Pennsylvania, where he...

Stephanie Wilson
2012-10-29 14:17:00

Stephanie Wilson is an American engineer, a NASA astronaut, and the second African American woman to go into space. She was born Stephanie Diana Wilson on September 27, 1966 in Boston, Massachusetts. An astronomy professor she interviewed during middle school became her first inspiration to pursue a career in space. She graduated from Taconic High School in Pittsfield, Massachusetts in 1984, and then attended Harvard University, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering...

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Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.