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2009-09-04 23:47:22

Twin brothers who will command the space shuttle and International Space Station are tweeting about their preparations, NASA says. Mark and Scott Kelly are preparing for 2010 missions. Mark is commander of the space shuttle mission STS-134 and Scott is commander of state Expedition 26. If schedules don't change, they could meet in space. Both West Orange, N.J., natives are Navy captains who have been astronauts since 1996. Mark served as the pilot on missions STS-108 in 2001 and STS-121 in...

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2009-03-02 15:42:18

Space enthusiasts from across the United States and around the world are invited to submit questions about space shuttle Discovery's upcoming launch, its STS-119 mission to the International Space Station, and NASA space exploration. Questions may be answered on NASA Television during the countdown to launch. Questions can be submitted online at: http://webcast.ksc.nasa.gov The STS-119 mission will deliver a new crew member to the space station. The crew also will deliver and install a fourth...

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2008-12-10 14:55:46

NASA will discuss the next space shuttle mission during a daylong series of media briefings from NASA's Johnson Space Center beginning at 8 a.m. CST, Friday, Jan. 9. The briefings will be broadcast live on NASA Television and the agency's Web site. Questions also will be taken from participating NASA locations. Space shuttle Discovery's mission to the International Space Station is targeted for launch Feb. 12 from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The 14-day mission will deliver the...


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2012-03-10 08:33:18

Challenger launched from Kennedy Space Center on April 6, 1984 at 858 AM EST and landed at Edwards Air Force Base on April 13, 1984 at 5:38 AM PST. The shuttle orbited 108 times at an altitude of 313 nautical miles at an inclination of 28.5 degrees and travelled 2.9 million miles. This mission was the first to accomplish a direct ascent trajectory. The astronauts repaired the Solar Max satellite while in orbit during a spacewalk. This was the first use of the IMAX camera, which was part of...

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2012-03-10 08:29:30

Challenger launched from Kennedy Space Center on February 3, 1884 at 8:00 PM EST and landed at Kennedy Space Center on February 11, 1984 at 7:15 AM EST. The shuttle orbited 128 times at an altitude of 189 nautical miles, at an inclination of 28.5 degrees, and travelled 3.3 million miles. The mission lasted 7 days, 23 hours, 15 minutes, and 55 seconds. The highlights of the mission were the first untethered space walks were made by McCandless and Stewart using a manned maneuvering unit. In...

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2012-03-03 12:39:01

The second flight of Challenger was launched from Kennedy Space Center on June 18, 1983 at 7:33 AM (EDT) and landed on June 24, 1983 at 6:56 AM (PDT). Challenger orbited 98 times at an altitude ranging from 160-170 nautical miles at an inclination of 28.5 degrees and travelled 2.5 million miles.  The mission duration was 6 days, 2 hours, 23 minutes, and 59 seconds. Sally Ride became the first American woman in space on this mission. Two Indonesian communications satellites were deployed....

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2011-01-04 16:35:18

Vance Brand is an engineer and former test pilot and NASA astronaut. He was born Vance DeVoe Brand on May 9, 1931 in Longmont, Colorado. As a child, he was active in Troop 64 of the Boy Scouts of America and in the International Order of DeMolay. He graduated from Longmont High School and then went on to receive a Bachelor's degree in Business from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1953. Immediately after his graduation, Brand was commissioned as an officer and a naval aviator with the...

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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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