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Steven Hawley
2012-10-22 10:43:54

Steven Hawley is a former NASA astronaut. He was born Steven Alan Hawley on December 12, 1951 in Ottawa, Kansas. He graduated from Salina High School Central in Salina, Kansas in 1969 and continued on to The University of Kansas, where he received two Bachelor of Arts degrees in physics and astronomy. After graduating with the highest distinction of his class and spending summers as a research...

Kathryn Ryan Cordell Thornton
2012-10-01 17:05:28

Kathryn Ryan Cordell Thornton is a noted American scientist that was selected by NASA in 1984 to fill the role of astronaut. Now retired, Dr. Thornton is currently the Associate Dean for Graduate Programs at the University of Virginia in the Department of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the director at the University’s Center for Science, Mathematics and Engineering Education....

STS-6
2012-03-03 12:37:51

The first flight of space shuttle Challenger launched from Kennedy Space Center on April 4, 1983 at 1:30 PM (EST) and landed at Edwards Air Force Base on April 9, 1983 at 10:53 AM (PST). Challenger orbited 81 times at an altitude of 184 nautical miles at an inclination of 28.5 degrees and travelled 2.1 million miles. Mission duration was 5 days, 0 hours, 23 minutes, and 42 seconds. The...

Peterson Donald
2010-11-17 14:54:00

Donald Peterson is a retired United States Air Force officer and a former USAF and NASA astronaut. He was born Donald Herod Peterson on October 22, 1933 in Winona, Mississippi. He graduated from Winona High School and went on to attend the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1955. He is also a graduate of the Aerospace...

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edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
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