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NASA Astronauts Testing Tools Underwater Preparing For A Mission To An Asteroid
2014-05-12 04:00:46

[ Watch The Video: Asteroid Initiative: Practicing For A Future Mission To An Asteroid ] NASA NASA is planning to send astronauts to an asteroid in the 2020s, and preparations are already being made. Stan Love and Steve Bowen have between them spent more than 62 hours in the vacuum of space on nine shuttle mission spacewalks, and they’re putting that experience to use here on Earth by helping engineers determine what astronauts will need on NASA’s next step toward Deep Space....

2008-08-04 12:00:27

HOUSTON, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA astronaut Stan Love will return to his alma mater on Aug. 4 for the first time since his mission to the International Space Station in February. During his three-day visit to the University of Washington campus, Love will give a firsthand account of his spaceflight, speak about NASA's future and return items he carried with him in space. On Monday, Aug. 4, Love begins his visit with an evening lecture reception at Kane Hall. The lecture...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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