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Discovery Flyover of DC Scheduled for April 17
2012-04-10 03:50:01

NASA's retired Space Shuttle Discovery will be flying over portions of Washington D.C. on the morning of April 17 as it travels en route to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, where it will be displayed.

2012-03-11 06:52:36

NASA and the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum will invite 30 of their social media followers to the first "NASA Social" on April 19 to welcome space shuttle Discovery to the national collection.

Discovery Powered Down One Last Time
2011-12-19 12:57:33

NASA powered down its space shuttle Discovery for the final time last Friday at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, after the vehicle was "unplugged" inside Orbiter Processing Facility-1 (OPF-1) in Florida.

Image 1 - Enterprise Pods Tested For Move
2011-10-01 06:59:44

Teams at NASA's Kennedy Space Center continue practicing rarely performed techniques for moving space shuttles among some of the nation's premier museums as next year's shuttle shuffle nears.

2011-06-25 00:00:30

A connection between a stuttering research institute and the National Air and Space Museum may seem unusual.

2011-04-12 12:42:00

WASHINGTON, April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After 30 years of spaceflight, more than 130 missions, and numerous science and technology firsts, NASA's space shuttle fleet will retire and be on display at institutions across the country to inspire the next generation of explorers and engineers.

2010-09-10 15:06:00

FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cooler temperatures, shorter days, changing leaves and football are all signs that summer is coming to an end.

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2009-10-20 11:40:00

Maple tree seeds (or samara fruit) and the spiraling pattern in which they glide to the ground have delighted children for ages and perplexed engineers for decades.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.