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2014-08-10 04:03:39

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online One of the downfalls of space travel is that astronauts are limited in the types of food they can eat due to the low gravity environment, but researchers from Cornell University are reportedly working on a solution that could one day allow the men and women traveling to Mars or the moon to enjoy a home-cooked meal. According to Stacey Shackford, a writer for Cornell’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, postdoctoral...

Expedition 40 Crew All Set To Go
2014-05-26 03:28:01

ESA From unusual training to upholding cherished traditions, everything is being done to ensure that ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst and his crewmates arrive at the International Space Station on Thursday safely and in good health – including being flipped upside down and relieving themselves on the wheel of a bus. The crew landed at the Baikonur launch site in Kazakhstan two weeks before the 28 May launch and continue preparing themselves for the disorientation of living in...

2014-02-18 08:20:54

ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kate Upton and Sports Illustrated (SI) have taken swimsuit modeling where it's never gone before. Flying with Zero Gravity Corporation (ZERO-G), Upton flipped, floated and modeled in true weightlessness - as if in outer space - for SI's 50(th) anniversary Swimsuit issue. Visit Swimsuit.Si.com for behind-the-scenes video and photos of Kate Upton's zero gravity shoot. Tweet It:.@KateUpton in space? Close - watch as she defies gravity...

Students from Kings College London, UK, wearing the 'Skinsuit' as subjects for a functional evaluation study
2014-01-11 03:58:46

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Far from being a fashion statement, the European Space Agency (ESA) has unveiled the Skinsuit, which is scientifically designed to mitigate some of the negative effects weightlessness has on the body. In the weightlessness of space, bone and muscle wither as microgravity puts very little strain on these tissues. Some astronauts have been known to grow nearly 3 inches as their spines lengthen in this environment. Many astronauts also...

Travel To The Edge Of Space In Style
2013-10-23 03:43:47

[ Watch the Video: Riding High To The Edge Of Space ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online If you’ve ever wanted to touch the stars, but can’t afford the quarter-of-a-million dollars required to hitch a ride on a rocket, a new Arizona-based start-up has come up with a slightly more affordable alternative means of transportation. The company is a subsidiary of Paragon Space Development Corporation named World View, and according to Joel Achenbach of the...

Zero-G Corp Gives Virgin Galactic Ticket Holders A Weightless Ride
2013-10-07 15:27:30

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic continues preparations to soon offer passengers a few minutes in suborbital space, those who have already reserved a spot on the company's next-gen space plane are getting a chance to experience weightlessness ahead of schedule. Virgin Galactic has teamed up with Zero Gravity Corporation (ZERO-G) to provide future astronauts the opportunity to experience zero gravity without leaving the...

Drinking Coffee In Space
2013-07-15 12:26:22

[Watch the video: The Zero Gravity Coffee Cup] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists are conducting experiments aboard the International Space Station (ISS) to better understand how coffee behaves in microgravity. On Earth, liquid coffee depends on gravity for its brewing process. Hot water drips onto fresh grinds, which strips the oil from the beans to create the cup of joe you rely on for that early-morning pick-me-up. Without gravity, however, brewing a...

Canadian Science Challenge Asks What Happens When You Wring Out Water In Space?
2013-04-19 13:21:54

WATCH VIDEO: [Wringing Out Water On The ISS -- For Science] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) performed a science experiment to look into the effects of weightlessness on washcloths being wrung out. Commander Chris Hadfield performed the experiment live on the orbiting laboratory. The experiment was designed by two 10th grade students from Lockview High School in Fall River, Nova Scotia. The Canadian...

Latest Weightlessness Reference Libraries

2012-05-12 09:00:40

Columbia launched from Kennedy Space Center on October 18, 19993 at 110:53 AM EDT and landed at Edwards AFB on November 1 at 7:05 AM PDT. The shuttle orbited 225 times at an altitude of 155 nautical miles at an inclination of 155 nautical miles and travelled 5.8 million miles. The mission lasted 14 days, 0 hours, 12 minutes, and 32 seconds. This was a Spacelab mission and the longest shuttle mission to date.  Shannon Lucid accumulated the most hours for a female astronaut at 838. The...

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Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.