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Retired NASA Astronaut And Test Pilot C. Gordon Fullerton Dies At 76
2013-08-22 10:09:36

C. Gordon Fullerton, who compiled a distinguished career as a NASA astronaut, research pilot and Air Force test pilot spanning almost 50 years, died Aug. 21. He was 76.


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2012-03-03 12:33:23

The third space shuttle mission launched from Kennedy Space Center on March 22, 1982 at 11:00 AM (EST) and landed at White Sands, NM on March 30 at 9:04 AM (MST). Columbia orbited 130 times at an altitude of 147 nautical miles at an inclination of 38 degrees and travelled 3.335 million miles. Total mission duration was 8 days, 0 hours, 4 minutes, and 46 seconds. Payloads included the 8,740 lbs. Office of Space Science (OSS-1) Pallet consisting of the Plant Lignification Experiment, the...

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2012-03-03 12:29:57

The second shuttle mission was launched from the Kennedy Space Center on November 12, 1981 (EST) and landed at Edwards Air Force Base on November 14 at 10:09AM (PST). Columbia orbited 37 times at an altitude of 157 nautical miles at an inclination of 38 degrees and travelled 1,075 million miles. The mission duration was 2 days, 6 hours, 13 minutes, and 12 seconds. This second flight served to further verify the safety of Columbia in launch, orbit, re-entry, and landing. Payloads included...

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edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.