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2010-09-15 08:35:00

NASA announced the four astronauts who will make up the crew of STS-335, the rescue mission that would fly only if needed to bring home the members of space shuttle Endeavour's STS-134 mission, currently the final scheduled shuttle flight. Chris Ferguson, a retired U.S. Navy captain and veteran of two previous shuttle missions, would command the flight. Astronaut and U.S. Marine Col. Doug Hurley would serve as pilot, and astronauts Sandy Magnus and retired U.S. Air Force Col. Rex Walheim...

2005-07-26 09:56:19

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - The U.S. space shuttle Discovery blasted off from its launchpad at Cape Canaveral in Florida on Tuesday in NASA's first shuttle mission since Columbia was destroyed in 2003. The launch was postponed from July 13 because of a glitch in a fuel sensor. The shuttle, carrying seven crew members, soared into slightly hazy skies on a plume of smoke and flames, and the roar of its solid booster rockets rattled windows and shook the ground across the Cape. The...


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2012-03-24 09:40:00

Discovery launched from Kennedy Space Center on November 22, 1989 at 7:23 PM EST and landed at Edwards Air Force Base on November 27 at 4:30 PM PST. The shuttle orbited 79 times at an altitude of 302 nautical miles at an inclination of 28.45 degrees and travelled 2.1 million miles. This was a Department of Defense mission and all activities are classified. The launch set for November 20 was rescheduled to allow changeout of suspect integrated electronic assemblies on the twin solid rocket...

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2010-11-17 15:40:10

John Blaha is an engineer, a retired United States Air Force Colonel, and a former NASA astronaut. He was born John Elmer Blaha on August 26, 1942 in San Antonio, Texas. He graduated from Granby High School in Norfolk, Virginia in 1960, and then went on to attend the United States Air Force Academy, where he received a Bachelor of Science in engineering science in 1965. Just one year later, he earned a Master of Science in astronautical engineering from Purdue University. In 1967, Blaha...

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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 'karpos', fruit.
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