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Spacelab Remembered 30 Years Later
2013-11-29 05:26:01

The first European Space Agency astronaut traveled into space alongside the first Spacelab reusable laboratory 30 years ago Thursday, marking the organization’s inaugural entry into manned spaceflight.

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2011-03-24 13:05:10

After eight weeks of exercises and classroom activities, 4000 children from more than 25 cities worldwide are about to conclude their ‘Mission X: Train Like an Astronaut’ challenge that promotes healthy nutrition and regular exercise.


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2012-03-10 09:07:55

Challenger launched from Kennedy Space Center on October 30, 1985 at 12:00 PM EST and landed at Edwards Air Force Base on November 6 at 9:44 AM PST. The shuttle orbited 112 times at an altitude of 207 nautical miles at an inclination of 57 degrees. The mission lasted 7 days, 0 hours, 44 minutes, and 51 seconds. The dedicated German Spacelab (D-1) mission was conducted in a long module configuration, which featured a Vestibular Sled designed to give scientists data on the functional...

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plim
  • To swell, as grain or wood with water.
The word 'plim' is probably a variant of the word 'plum'.
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