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Fifteenth Anniversary Of First Humans To Cross Threshold Into ISS
2013-12-09 08:30:16

On Dec. 10, 2013 NASA and its 15 international partners will celebrate the fifteenth anniversary of the first humans to enter the International Space Station (ISS). While a continuous human presence did not begin until Nov 2, 2000, the six-person crew of the Space Shuttle Endeavour (STS-88) were the first to cross the threshold.

Biological Research In Orbit Boosted By Space Station
2013-08-13 13:44:21

Studying the science of biology in microgravity opens a world of possibilities! Research ranges from plant growth to cell growth and from bacterial virulence to strength in human bones.

Anniversary Of The Microgravity Science Glovebox Is Marked With 'Hands' on the Future
2012-08-02 09:54:23

Marking the 10th anniversary of an achievement is a proud occasion.

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2011-07-10 18:26:16

NASA will help better our understanding of how robots can help humans live and work in space.

2011-02-23 09:20:13

NASA's Glenn Research Center will have several experiments and hardware aboard space shuttle Discovery as it heads to the International Space Station on its final mission.

2010-05-18 08:09:00

WASHINGTON, May 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's space shuttle Atlantis is delivering science experiments and a new Russian laboratory to the International Space Station, continuing the transition from station assembly to continuous scientific research through the end of the decade.

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2010-05-18 08:40:00

NASA's space shuttle Atlantis is delivering science experiments and a new Russian laboratory to the International Space Station, continuing the transition from station assembly to continuous scientific research through the end of the decade.


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2012-05-12 09:28:53

Columbia launched from Kennedy Space Center on October 20, 1995 at 9:53 AM EDT and landed at Kennedy on November 5 at 6:45 AM EST. The shuttle orbited 256 times at an altitude of 150 nautical miles at an inclination of 39 degrees and travelled 6.6 million miles. The mission lasted 15 days, 21 hours, 52 minutes, and 28 seconds. At almost 16 days this was the longest mission to date. The crew took time out to tape the ceremonial first pitch for Game Five of baseball World Series, marking...

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2012-03-24 10:36:19

Columbia launched from Kennedy Space Center on June 25,1992 at 12:23 PM EDT and landed at Kennedy on July 9 at 7:42 AM EDT. The shuttle orbited 221 times at an altitude of 160 nautical miles at an inclination of 28.45 degrees and travelled 5.8 million miles. The mission lasted 13 days, 19 hours, 30 minutes, and 4 seconds. This was the longest mission to date, close to 14 days. The mission's primary purpose was to study the effects of microgravity on humans. The primary payload was the...

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