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2013-01-15 09:52:45

NASA and its international partners have named several future International Space Station expedition crews. They include NASA astronauts Steve Swanson, Reid Wiseman, Barry Wilmore and Terry Virts. Swanson was born in Syracuse, N.Y., but considers Steamboat Springs, Colo., his hometown. Wiseman is from Baltimore and is a commander in the U.S. Navy. Wilmore, a captain in the U.S. Navy, is from Mount Juliet, Tenn. Virts, a colonel in the U.S. Air Force, was born in Baltimore, but considers...

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2011-04-26 06:45:00

Steven Siceloff, NASA's John F. Kennedy Space Center Years before the space shuttle would glide home to a safe touchdown on runways in California and Florida, astronauts pitched the noses of T-38 jet trainers toward the same runways to find out what it would look like to land a spacecraft in such a way. The T-38 remains a fixture for astronaut training more than 30 years later because the sleek, white jets make pilots and mission specialists think quickly in changing situations, mental...

2010-08-18 08:27:00

HOUSTON, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA astronaut and Little League coach Terry Virts will be honored at this year's Little League Baseball World Series in Williamsport, Pa. on Aug. 20 at 11 a.m. at Volunteer Stadium. During his visit, Virts will make other appearances to educate and excite Williamsport youth about space exploration and NASA science research and technology that benefits life on Earth. Details of his appearances include: (Logo:...

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2010-02-15 06:30:00

The International Space Station's new viewport is facing the Earth now, ready to provide a panoramic view of the planet below and approaching cargo ships. Relocation of the cupola from Tranquility's forward port to its new location was completed at 12:31 a.m. CST. Endeavour Mission Specialist Kathryn Hire and Pilot Terry Virts moved the cupola, operating the station's Canadarm2 from controls in the U.S. laboratory, Destiny. Expedition 22 Commander Jeff Williams operated the latches and bolts...

2010-02-11 08:32:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Students in elementary and middle schools nationwide will have their questions about space answered live on Feb. 14 by space shuttle astronauts orbiting 220 miles above Earth. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The students, who attend nine NASA Explorer Schools nationwide, submitted their questions to NASA via video. Space shuttle Pilot Terry Virts and Mission Specialist Kathryn Hire will answer the students'...

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2010-02-11 09:30:00

Students in elementary and middle schools nationwide will have their questions about space answered live on Feb. 14 by space shuttle astronauts orbiting 220 miles above Earth. The students, who attend nine NASA Explorer Schools nationwide, submitted their questions to NASA via video. Space shuttle Pilot Terry Virts and Mission Specialist Kathryn Hire will answer the students' questions on NASA TV. The call is targeted for 10:34 p.m. to 10:54 p.m. EST on Sunday, Feb. 14, but could take place...

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2008-06-14 10:20:00

The Discovery astronauts dropped from Earth's orbit and soared to a safe landing in Florida this morning, drawing to an end a 14-day mission to the international space station for the delivery of a $1 billion Japanese science module. The winged space ship swooped out of a sunny Florida sky and onto the runway at NASA's Kennedy Space Center at 10:15 a.m. CDT. Discovery's return to Earth unfolded trouble-free. Weather conditions were ideal. "Great to be back," said Discovery commander Mark...

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2005-05-13 17:58:37

NASA -- NASA Astronauts Mike Fincke and Terry Virts recently suited up for a voyage in "space" without ever leaving Earth. In fact, their most recent space expedition was in Hollywood. Instead of a countdown, their launch began on "lights, camera, and action!" While on vacation, the real-life space explorers traded in their spacesuits for make-believe future space garb as the two made a guest appearance on the upcoming season finale of the science fiction television series "Star Trek:...


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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 'karpos', fruit.
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