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2011-01-10 14:44:12

NASA managers will hold a news conference at 1 p.m. CST Tuesday, Jan. 11, at the agency's Johnson Space Center in Houston. They will discuss Discovery's STS-133 flight to the International Space Station and talk about the progress of repairs since the shuttle's original launch date last November. The briefing participants are: -- Bill Gerstenmaier, associate administrator for Space Operations-- John Shannon, Space Shuttle Program manager-- Mike Suffredini, International Space Station Program...

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2010-12-09 13:51:28

As NASA's space shuttle fleet nears retirement, the agency is preparing to release a comprehensive account of the program that managed the spacecraft and the dedicated people who made its accomplishments possible. The 500-plus-page book, "Wings in Orbit" is available for pre-publication sale. The book describes the scientific, engineering and cultural contributions of the space shuttle through text, photographs and graphics, written or selected by those who worked in the shuttle program. "Not...

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2010-10-19 12:00:00

The International Space Station Multilateral Coordination Board (MCB) has approved a docking system standard. The international standard will provide guidelines for a common interface to link future spacecraft ranging from crewed to autonomous vehicles and from low-Earth orbit to deep-space exploration missions. The interface definition document is available at: http://www.internationaldockingstandard.com The MCB consists of senior representatives from NASA, the Russian Federal Space Agency;...

2010-08-27 11:30:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA and U2 released a commemorative video highlighting a year's worth of collaboration in space and on the Irish rock band's 360 Degree tour. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) U2 approached NASA in 2009 with an idea to include a dialogue between the band and the crew of the International Space Station during U2's world tour. The astronauts of...

2010-04-08 07:47:54

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and Deputy Administrator Lori Garver will brief reporters on Thursday, April 8, about the next steps in implementing the agency's new exploration initiatives outlined in the new fiscal year 2011 budget. Joining the Administrator and Deputy Administrator will be: * Bill Gerstenmaier, Space Operations Mission Directorate Associate Administrator* Edward Weiler, Science Mission directorate Associate Administrator* Doug Cooke, Exploration Systems Mission...

2010-03-24 13:06:00

HOUSTON, March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- NASA Administrator, Major General (USMC, Ret.) Charles Bolden, Jr., will give the keynote address at the Rotary National Award for Space Achievement (RNASA) Foundation's annual awards banquet on April 30. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100324/DA76149-a) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100324/DA76149-b) Veteran space journalist Miles O'Brien will emcee the black-tie event held at the Houston Hyatt Regency where the highlight...

2010-03-03 17:19:00

WASHINGTON, March 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's International Space Station Program has won the 2009 Collier Trophy, which is considered the top award in aviation. The National Aeronautic Association in Washington bestows the award annually to recognize the greatest achievement in aeronautics or astronautics in America. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The association says it selected the station "for the design, development, and assembly of the of...

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2010-03-03 14:00:09

The International Space Station Program has won the 2009 Collier Trophy, which is considered the top award in aviation. The National Aeronautic Association bestows the award annually to recognize the greatest achievement in aeronautics or astronautics in America. "We are honored to receive this prestigious award," said Bill Gerstenmaier, associate administrator for NASA's Space Operations Mission Directorate. "We're proud of our past achievements to build and operate the space station, and...

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2010-01-21 09:40:00

NASA managers will hold a news conference on Wednesday, Jan. 27, at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida to discuss the status of the next space shuttle launch. The briefing will begin after the Flight Readiness Review, a meeting to assess preparations for shuttle Endeavour's STS-130 mission to the International Space Station. Live status updates, including the start time for the news conference, will be provided via the NASA News Twitter feed during the meeting. To access the feed,...

2010-01-13 14:07:00

HOUSTON, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Advisors of the Rotary National Award for Space Achievement (RNASA) Foundation has selected NASA Associate Administrator for Space Operations, William (Bill) H. Gerstenmaier, as the recipient of the 2010 National Space Trophy. As Associate Administrator, Gerstenmaier is responsible for oversight of all NASA's Space Shuttle, International Space Station (ISS), space launch services programs, the astronaut crew health program and the communication...


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  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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