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2010-04-21 17:25:00

A NASA Boeing 747 carrying a German-made infrared telescope is ready to scan the skies for the first time.

2010-04-14 09:40:00

COLUMBIA, Md., April 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Universities Space Research Association (USRA) is extremely proud to welcome the University of Stuttgart to its distinguished group of member universities.

2010-02-17 07:12:10

NASA will exercise a one-year extension option for a contract with Computer Science Corporation of Fort Worth, Texas, to provide aircraft maintenance and modification support.

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2010-02-03 13:36:40

NASA astronomers have successfully demonstrated that a David of a telescope can tackle Goliath-size questions in the quest to study Earth-like planets around other stars.

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2010-01-08 11:40:00

Most astronomers wouldn't dream of opening their observatory's doors in 100 mph winds, yet NASA's new SOFIA telescope recently flew in an airplane at 250 mph with doors wide open.

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2009-12-18 15:25:00

A NASA jumbo jet that will help scientists unlock the origins of the universe with infrared observations reached a milestone Friday when doors covering the plane's telescope were fully opened in flight.

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2009-11-20 07:30:00

SOFIA will observe the universe while gliding through the stratosphere at 45,000 feet. When it begins operations next year, it will be the world's biggest, most advanced airborne observatory.

2009-11-17 10:57:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or Wise, is chilled out, sporting a sunshade and getting ready to roll. NASA's newest spacecraft is scheduled to roll to the pad on Friday, Nov.

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2009-11-17 11:00:00

NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or Wise, is chilled out, sporting a sunshade and getting ready to roll.


Word of the Day
coulisse
  • One of the side scenes of the stage in a theater, or the space included between the side scenes.
  • The outside stock exchange, or “curb market,” of Paris.
  • A flute or groove on the blade of a sword.
  • A section of stage scenery placed in a wing of a theatre.
The word 'coulisse' comes from a French word meaning "sliding door".
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