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Japanese Space Agency Puts Fish On The International Space Station
2012-07-31 09:45:28

It all started in the 1940s when the US sent the first living organisms into space: fruit flies. Since then, everything from mice to cats to dogs to monkeys have gone into space. Even fish have been introduced to the effects of space in the 1970s.

Student Teams To Take NASA's Launch Challenge
2012-01-06 07:14:32

More than 500 students from middle schools, high schools, colleges and universities in 29 states will show their rocketeering prowess in the 2011-12 NASA Student Launch Projects flight challenge.

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2011-04-13 06:45:00

It was 30 years ago this week that NASA ushered in a new era of spaceflight with the inaugural launch of space shuttle Columbia on April 12, 1981, setting the pace for three decades of monumental leaps in environmental and space science achievements.

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2011-03-08 14:10:24

The Payload Operations Center at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala, is celebrating a decade of round-the-clock support to the International Space Station.

2009-03-15 18:56:00

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla., March 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Space Shuttle Discovery lifted off today on a mission to deliver the International Space Station's (ISS) final set of solar array wings that will help fully power science experiments and support an expanded crew of six. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080407/LAM060LOGO) In addition to supporting the ISS with the delivery and installation of the Starboard 6 truss segment, Discovery is carrying technologies that will enhance...


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Tamara Jernigan
2012-10-22 11:04:53

Tamara Jernigan is an American scientist and former NASA astronaut. She was born Tamara Elizabeth "Tammy" Jernigan on May 7, 1959 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. She attended Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe Springs, CA and graduated in 1977. She then went on to attend Stanford University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in physics in 1981 and a Master of Science degree in engineering science in 1983. While at Stanford, she was a member of the varsity volleyball team. Following her...

Owen Garriott
2012-10-02 10:26:07

Owen Garriott is a former United States Navy officer and NASA astronaut. He was born Owen Kay Garriott on November 22, 1930 in Enid, Oklahoma. In 1948 he graduated from Enid High School and then went on to attend the University of Oklahoma, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering in 1953. He subsequently joined the United States Navy and worked his way to the role of officer. However, just three years later Garriott decided to leave the Navy to pursue a higher...

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2012-03-10 09:01:47

Challenger launched from Kennedy Space Center on July 29, 1985 at 5:00 PM EDT and landed at Edwards Air Force Base on August 6 at 12:45 PM PDT. The shuttle orbited 127 times at an altitude of 173 nautical miles at an inclination of 49.5 degrees and travelled 3.3 million miles. The Spacelab-2 payload consisted of an igloo and three pallets in the payload bay, containing scientific instruments dedicated to life sciences, plasma physics, astronomy, high-energy astrophysics, solar physics,...

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2012-03-03 12:41:58

Columbia launched from Kennedy Space Center on November 28, 1983 at 11:00 AM (EST) and landed at Edwards Air Force Base on December 8, 1983 at 3:47 AM (PST). The shuttle orbited 167 times at an inclination of 57 degrees and travelled 4.3 million miles. The mission lasted 10 days, 7 hours, 47 minutes, and 24 seconds. This mission was the first time 6 people were carried into space on one shuttle, and it carried the first Spacelab mission and the first European crew member, Ulf Merbold of...

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2011-04-11 13:32:37

Franklin Diaz Franklin Diaz is a Costa Rican-American engineer, physicist and former NASA astronaut. He was born Franklin Ramón Chang Díaz on April 5, 1950 in San José, Costa Rica. His father is of Chinese descent and his mother is of Spanish and Costa Rican descent. He studied at La Salle School, and then he moved to the United States to finish high school. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Connecticut in 1973, and later went...

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ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.