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2013-01-29 08:36:55

NASA will pay tribute to the crews of Apollo 1 and space shuttles Challenger and Columbia, as well as other NASA colleagues, during the agency's Day of Remembrance on Friday, Feb. 1, the 10th anniversary of the Columbia accident. NASA's Day of Remembrance honors members of the NASA family who lost their lives while furthering the cause of exploration and discovery. Flags across the agency will be flown at half-staff in their memory. NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and other NASA...

NASA Announces New Spot The Station Service On 12th Anniversary
2012-11-05 11:41:26

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA is celebrating the 12th year of continually manned operations on the International Space Station (ISS) with the launch of a new service that will let space enthusiasts know when the orbiting lab is flying over their neck of the woods. The service, called “Spot the Station,” was announced Friday November 2, 2012, twelve years to the day when Expedition 1 first arrived at the home away from home. For those who sign...

2012-08-02 07:11:32

NASA will issue a news release to announce new agreements with industry partners for its Commercial Crew integrated Capability (CCiCap) initiative at 9 a.m. EDT, Friday, Aug. 3. At 10 a.m. NASA will host a news briefing from Kennedy Space Center in Florida, which will be broadcast live on NASA Television and the agency's website. NASA also will host a follow-up teleconference for media representatives with detailed questions at 10:45 a.m., immediately following the briefing. Through...

2012-05-16 14:20:45

Do you want to learn more about science and technology accomplishments on the International Space Station? Do you have an idea for a microgravity experiment? Looking for a way to put the amazing platform of the space station within your reach? Then you need to check out the first annual International Space Station Research and Development Conference! Scientists, students, businesses and enthusiasts are encouraged to attend and be part of this year's theme: Results and Opportunities -- The...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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