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2008-06-19 09:30:34

ESA’s Jules Verne ATV was used for the first time yesterday to transfer in one step 811 kg of refueling propellant to the International Space Station while the two vehicles orbited Earth at 28 000 km/h. With this premiere for Europe, Jules Verne becomes the first western spaceship to succeed in refueling another space infrastructure in orbit.

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2005-11-23 15:50:00

Laurence Theil lounges around in bed, with attendants to massage her back and bring her breakfast on a tray. But it isn't exactly a life of leisure: The French nurse has spent 50 straight days confined to bed for space research.

2005-11-09 21:45:31

By Matthew Bigg PARIS (Reuters) - Hundreds of cars were burned in France overnight in riots after the government imposed emergency measures aimed at halting two weeks of unrest rooted in discontent over conditions in poor suburbs. French police said at 2 a.m.

2005-11-09 17:47:55

By Matthew Bigg PARIS (Reuters) - France imposed emergency measures on Wednesday in 38 suburbs, towns and cities, but in a 14th night of violence youths clashed with police in the southwestern city of Toulouse and seven cars were burned.

2005-11-09 06:10:00

France imposed a state of emergency in 38 urban zones, towns and cities including Paris on Wednesday after youths threw firebombs at police and torched hundreds of cars in a 13th night of violence.

2005-11-09 05:45:46

By Jon Boyle PARIS (Reuters) - France imposed a state of emergency in 38 urban zones, towns and cities including Paris on Wednesday after youths threw firebombs at police and torched hundreds of cars in a 13th night of violence.

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2005-08-03 13:08:10

ESA’s Venus Express spacecraft has just completed its last phase of testing in Europe and is ready to be shipped to its launch site at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

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2005-06-16 22:30:00

A bed-rest study with female participants will help scientists understand changes to the immune response and decreased resistance to infection in space.


Word of the Day
dapifer
  • One who brings meat to the table; hence, in some countries, the official title of the grand master or steward of the king's or a nobleman's household.
The word 'dapifer' comes from Latin roots meaning 'feast' and 'bearer'.