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2008-02-15 03:23:14

HOUSTON - A pair of spacewalking astronauts will outfit the International Space Station's (ISS) new Columbus laboratory for science Friday when they add new experiments to the module's orbital porch. Atlantis shuttle astronauts Rex Walheim and Stanley Love will step outside the station's Quest airlock at 8:40 a.m. EST (1340 GMT) to attach two European research platforms aimed at studying the sun and space environment. "First will be SOLAR, which is a solar telescope that mounts...

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2008-02-15 10:35:00

The third STS-122 spacewalk is under way. Astronauts Rex Walheim and Stanley Love began their work outside the International Space Station at 8:07 a.m. EST today. With Mission Specialist Leland Melvin driving the space station's robotic arm, Love carried the SOLAR experiment package from space shuttle Atlantis' payload bay to the European Space Agency's Columbus laboratory where the spacewalkers installed it. SOLAR "“ the first of two payloads to be installed on Columbus' exterior...

2008-02-14 08:38:13

This story was updated at 5:45 a.m. EST. HOUSTON — The seven astronauts of NASA's shuttle Atlantis are spending Valentine's Day with their very own Dr. Love and are due for a break as they start up a new European lab at the International Space Station (ISS). Dr. Stanley Love, an astronomer-turned-astronaut, and his STS-122 crewmates are scheduled to have a few hours off today to explore the ISS or peer down at their home planet before resuming work on the newly installed...

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2008-02-14 08:30:16

HOUSTON "“ After a busy day of spacewalking on Wednesday, the space shuttle Atlantis and International Space Station crews have a light day ahead of them, with off-duty time, interviews and preparations for Friday. The shuttle crew woke up at 2:45 a.m. to "Consider Yourself at Home." The song, which is from the musical "Oliver!", was played for Mission Specialist Stanley Love. The first major event of the day will begin at 8:55 a.m., when shuttle Commander Steve Frick, Mission...

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2008-02-11 19:40:00

After full day's work, Columbus, Europe's new $2 billion science lab was anchored to the international space station on Monday by a team of astronauts working inside and out. The process took much longer than expected but after a long spacewalk by Rex Walheim and Stanley Love, it was culminated by the attachment of the 23-foot, 14-ton lab that was ferried up by Atlantis. The event was heralded by the astronauts who shouted and cheered when the lab reached its destination.French astronaut...

2005-11-09 13:17:18

By Paul Majendie LONDON (Reuters) - No need to send Bruce Willis into space with a nuclear bomb -- the best way to deal with a killer asteroid hurtling toward Earth could be a "gravity tractor." Two NASA astronauts, gently mocking the solution offered in the Hollywood blockbuster "Armageddon," have come up with a deceptively simple plan to pull asteroids off course. Edward Lu and Stanley Love have proposed that a rocket be launched into space, effectively to act as a giant magnet....

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2005-11-10 00:15:00

By Paul Majendie LONDON -- No need to send Bruce Willis into space with a nuclear bomb -- the best way to deal with a killer asteroid hurtling toward Earth could be a "gravity tractor." Two NASA astronauts, gently mocking the solution offered in the Hollywood blockbuster "Armageddon," have come up with a deceptively simple plan to pull asteroids off course. Edward Lu and Stanley Love have proposed that a rocket be launched into space, effectively to act as a giant magnet. Landing on an...


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 'kardia,' heart.
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