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2009-05-17 15:30:00

Europe has delivered its final major module for the International Space Station (ISS) -- the cylindrical Node 3 known as "Tranquility", built by Italy's Thales Alenia Space.Node 3 will soon be shipped to Kennedy Space Center, from where it will be transported to the space station via space shuttle Endeavour, which is currently set to launch in February 2010.Once attached to the ISS, Node 3 will store life support gear and the Cupola, a large "bay" window that was also constructed in...

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2009-05-07 10:45:02

Top 10 new species to be announced May 23 "What has six legs and is way cooler than a spider?" asks a riddle on the cover of a birthday card sent to Stephen Colbert by entomologists Quentin Wheeler at Arizona State University and Kelly Miller at the University of New Mexico. The answer "“ Agaporomorphus colberti "“ is a diving beetle from Venezuela named by Wheeler and Miller to honor Colbert, the satirical host and executive producer of Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report."...

2009-05-04 13:33:01

The European Space Agency says it will hold a ceremony to mark the departure of its Node 3 module, built for the International Space Station. The node will be shipped May 17 to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The Node 3 connecting module, built by Thales Alenia Space in Turin, Italy, is the last element of a barter agreement by which ESA supplied NASA with International Space Station hardware. In return, NASA ferried the European Columbus...

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2009-04-27 06:45:00

Flight engineers Koichi Wakata and Michael Barratt worked to complete the maintenance of the station's treadmill vibration isolation system Friday. The astronauts spent several days working on the exercise unit to improve its performance after years of on-orbit use. A second treadmill will be delivered in the summer aboard space shuttle Discovery during the STS-128 mission. The new treadmill, named Combined Operational Load Bearing External Resistance Treadmill, or COLBERT, was named after...

2009-04-21 12:45:00

El SEGUNDO, Calif., April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- NASA's newest piece of astronaut fitness gear headed for the International Space Station, the COLBERT, is perfect for a facility that wants to avoid too many house calls for repairs. The COLBERT is designed to go up to 150,000 miles without a belt change. "The COLBERT represents the integrated efforts of our best engineers and scientists to deliver a highly reliable and very critical piece of flight hardware," said Jim Kukla, a group vice...

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2009-04-15 05:00:00

The International Space Station module formerly known as Node 3 has a new name. After more than a million online responses, the node will be called "Tranquility." The name Tranquility was chosen from thousands of suggestions submitted by participants on NASA's Web site, www.nasa.gov. The "Help Name Node 3" poll asked people to vote for the module's name either by choosing one of four options listed by NASA or offering their own suggestion. Tranquility was one of the top 10 suggestions...

2009-04-10 15:13:00

WASHINGTON, April 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's newest module for the International Space Station will get a new name on April 14. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The agency plans to make the announcement with the help of Expedition 14 and 15 astronaut Sunita "Suni" Williams on Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report." The program will air at 11:30 p.m. EDT. The name, which will not be publicly released until the program airs, was selected from thousands...

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2009-04-10 15:15:00

NASA's newest module for the International Space Station will get a new name on April 14. The agency plans to make the announcement with the help of Expedition 14 and 15 astronaut Sunita "Suni" Williams on Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report." The program will air at 11:30 p.m. EDT. The name, which will not be publicly released until the program airs, was selected from thousands of unique suggestions submitted on NASA's contest website. The "Help Name Node 3" poll asked people to vote for...

2009-04-09 12:46:00

Downloadable Poster Image Available Online Starting April 1 at Stpauligirl.com CHICAGO, April 9 /PRNewswire/ -- St. Pauli Girl Beer has developed a special edition of its iconic poster to honor another pop culture icon, Stephen Colbert, the host of the award-winning "Colbert Report" on Comedy Central. The special downloadable version of the 2009 poster will be available for a limited time starting April 1 through May 13 at www.stpauligirl.com for consumers who are at least 21 years of age....

2009-04-01 12:17:00

NEW YORK, April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Tom Purcell has been promoted to co-executive producer of "The Colbert Report," it was announced today by Stephen Colbert, executive producer, writer and host of the program. Purcell had previously served as supervising producer and head writer. He is flanked by Meredith Bennett and Richard Dahm, also co-exec producers, in this new role. "I've known Tom since 1989, but we didn't start working together until 2005. It shows you what a poor judge of talent...


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2014-04-07 14:17:32

Aptostichus stephencolberti is a species of trapdoor spider named after the American satirist Stephen Colbert. The spider was discovered on the coastline of California in 2007. This species can be found on coastal dunes that extend from the Big Sur region to the San Francisco peninsula at Point Lobos and Golden Gate. Compared to the closely related species such as Aptostichus angelinajolieae, Aptostichus stephencolberti is lighter in coloration.  The male holotype and the female paratype...

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