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2009-04-14 07:40:00

The U.S. space agency says it will move space shuttle Endeavour to a launch pad at the Kennedy Space Center to standby for possible emergency duty. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration said Endeavour will be moved Friday morning from the Vehicle Assembly Building at the Kennedy Space Center to Launch Pad 39B -- a journey of 4.2 miles that will take approximately seven hours. Endeavour will be on standby should a rescue mission be needed during space shuttle Atlantis' May flight...

2008-10-23 18:00:07

Space shuttle Endeavour was moved Thursday from Launch Pad 39B at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida to Launch Pad 39A in preparation for a Nov. 14 liftoff. National Aeronautics and Space Administration officials said the six-hour move had been scheduled for Saturday but that was changed due to a forecast of potentially severe weekend weather at the space center. NASA said Endeavour was moved from Launch Pad 39B so workers could prepare for the Ares I-X test flight in 2009. The next...

2008-09-23 12:00:11

The U.S. space agency, for the first time since July 2001, has two space shuttles on launch pads at the same time at the Kennedy Space Center. Space shuttle Endeavour was moved to Launch Pad 39B Friday. It will serve as a stand-by emergency rescues vehicle should a rescue mission be necessary during space shuttle Atlantis' upcoming mission to repair the Hubble Space Telescope. It is targeted to launch Oct. 10 from Launch Pad 39A. "After Endeavour is cleared from its duty as a rescue...

2008-09-19 18:00:02

The space shuttle Endeavour was moved to a launch pad Friday as an emergency precaution, U.S. space officials said. NASA said Endeavour will stand by at Kennedy Space Center's pad 39B in the event that a rescue mission is necessary during space shuttle Atlantis' upcoming mission to repair NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. Atlantis is targeted to launch Oct. 10. The space agency said Endeavour will be moved to launch pad 39A once it is cleared from its duty as a rescue spacecraft....

2008-09-19 12:00:07

To: SCIENCE EDITORS Contact: John Yembrick, NASA Headquarters, Washington, +1-202- 358-0602, john.yembrick-1@nasa.gov, or Candrea Thomas, NASA Kennedy Space Center, Fla., +1-321-867-2468, candrea.k.thomas@nasa.gov CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Sept. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the first time since July 2001, two shuttles are on the launch pads at the same time at NASA's Kennedy Space Center. Space shuttle Endeavour completed a 4.2-mile journey to Launch Pad 39B on Friday, Sept. 19, at 6:59...

2008-09-11 18:00:07

The U.S. space agency says it will move space shuttle Endeavour to a Kennedy Space Center launch pad to act as a safety stand-by for space shuttle Atlantis. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration said the move to Launch Pad 39B will occur next Thursday in preparation for shuttle Atlantis' mission to repair the Hubble Space Telescope. Endeavour will stand by in the event a rescue mission is necessary following Atlantis' Oct. 10 launch. "After Endeavour is cleared from its duty as...


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  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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