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2011-06-29 13:15:00

HOUSTON, June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Flight Directors Kwatsi Alibaruho (KWAT-see Ah-lee-buh-roo-hoe) of Maywood, Ill., and Chris Edelen of Martinsville, Va., are available for live satellite interviews from 6 to 7:50 a.m. CDT on Wednesday, July 6. Just two days later, they will support the scheduled launch of space shuttle Atlantis on its STS-135 mission, the final flight of the 30-year Space Shuttle Program. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO)...

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2011-03-08 10:40:56

For the first time, NASA astronauts aboard an orbiting spacecraft were awakened by a live performance from Mission Control, as Todd Park Mohr and three other members of Big Head Todd and the Monsters performed "Blue Sky" live at 2:23 a.m. CST. The live performance was broadcast to space shuttle Discovery Commander Steve Lindsey and the other five crew members, as they orbited 220 miles above the southern tip of South America. The song started the crew's last full day in space after spending...

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2010-12-16 07:40:42

NASA will conduct a tanking test at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Friday, Dec. 17, to evaluate repairs made to space shuttle Discovery's external fuel tank. Managers decided Dec. 3 to perform more tests and analysis before proceeding with Discovery's STS-133 mission to the International Space Station. The test will air live on NASA Television beginning at 6:45 a.m. EST. Discovery's external tank will be filled with liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen, as it is before launch....

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2010-10-21 07:35:00

It has flown to space more than any other craft, and it has carried more crew members to orbit. It was the first spacecraft to retrieve a satellite and bring it back to Earth. It has visited two space stations. It launched a telescope that has seen deeper in space and in time than ever before. And twice it has demonstrated the United States' will to persevere following devastating tragedy, returning America to orbit following the two worst accidents in space history. Although all five...

2010-09-20 11:55:00

NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The external fuel tank that will power the last planned space shuttle into orbit will be shipped Tuesday to NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The tank has been restored to flight configuration at NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans after sustaining damage during Hurricane Katrina in 2005. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The tank,...

2010-07-08 14:50:28

NASA and Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company paid tribute to the workforce who built the external tanks for the space shuttle fleet on Thursday at NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans. ET-138, the last newly manufactured tank to roll out of the assembly building, served as a backdrop for speakers praising the employees. "This is a bittersweet moment for everyone who's been part of this great and dedicated NASA and Lockheed Martin external tank production team," said John...

2010-05-14 14:21:00

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla., May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- As Space Shuttle Atlantis was successfully launched today on its final planned mission to the International Space Station, United Space Alliance officials noted that the vehicle and the team that prepares and executes the missions are performing better than ever. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080407/LAM060LOGO) "It is a testament to the Shuttle team's professionalism and dedication," said Howard DeCastro, Space Shuttle...

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2010-04-07 05:15:00

The seven-member crew of Discovery docked to the International Space Station at 3:44 a.m. EDT. After a series leak checks between the vehicles they opened the hatches and joined the Expedition 23 crew aboard the outpost at 5:11 a.m. The crew docked the shuttle without radar because of the Ku-Band antenna failure. They are trained to rendezvous and dock without radar. Before docking, Commander Alan G. Poindexter commanded the shuttle to slowly rotate so that its underside was facing the...

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2010-03-18 06:55:00

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then the Expedition 22 crew aboard the International Space Station is about to complete the generation of 100 million words worth of information. That's because Commander Jeff Williams and Flight Engineers Max Suraev, Oleg Kotov, T.J. Creamer, and Soichi Noguchi are expected to snap a total of 100,000 images by the end of their mission in Earth orbit. Williams is setting a record that surpasses his own previous record of 83,856 images taken during...

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2009-09-11 09:37:37

The space shuttle Discovery could land Friday evening at its backup site in California due to increasingly inclement weather in Florida, NASA said. A landing at that Kennedy Space Center was scrubbed Thursday because of bad weather. If the weather in Florida fails to improve Friday, Discovery would land at Edwards Air Force Base and then be flown to Florida piggy-back on a jumbo jet at a cost of about $1.7 million, NASA officials said. Thursday, the shuttle's crew performed an evasive...


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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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