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

[ Watch the Video: Happy Birthday ISS! ] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online 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. DELIVERING THE GOODS The story of the ISS actually began...

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

NASA 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. The scope of biology research provides scientists from many disciplines with opportunities to express and explore their area of interest, translating findings into treatments and applications for use on Earth and in space exploration. Supporting this research in biological science and technology is...

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. And when it's marked in space, some believe it's even more of an achievement. That's not lost on the hundreds of researchers, astronauts and operational engineers who have had their "hands" in the Microgravity Science Glovebox on the International Space Station. The glovebox, also known as MSG, is sealed and at negative pressure, so astronauts can manipulate experiment hardware and samples without the risk of small parts,...

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2011-07-10 18:26:16

NASA's Ames Research Center will send a variety of life science experiments and technology demonstrations aboard the final space shuttle to better our understanding of how robots can help humans live and work in space and how spaceflight affects the human body, the growth of cells, yeast and plants. Future astronauts on long-term space missions in low-Earth orbit, to asteroids, other planets and beyond will rely on robots and need to understand how to prevent illnesses during space travel.On...

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. The following Glenn-related experiments and hardware will travel to station during this 39th flight of NASA's most flown shuttle. The mission is scheduled to launch at 4:50 p.m. EDT on Thursday, Feb. 24. The Microheater Array Boiling Experiment will obtain data using an array of tiny instrumented heaters to map the role of...

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. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The Russian-built Mini Research Module-1, also known as Rassvet (dawn in Russian), will host a variety of biotechnology, biological...

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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. The Russian-built Mini Research Module-1, also known as Rassvet (dawn in Russian), will host a variety of biotechnology, biological science, fluid physics and educational research experiments. Rassvet was attached Tuesday morning to the bottom port of the...


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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
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 'kardia,' heart.
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