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Fifteenth Anniversary Of First Humans To Cross Threshold Into ISS
2013-12-09 08:30:16

[ Watch the Video: Happy Birthday ISS! ] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On Dec. 10, 2013 NASA and its 15 international partners will celebrate the fifteenth anniversary of the first humans to enter the International Space Station (ISS). While a continuous human presence did not begin until Nov 2, 2000, the six-person crew of the Space Shuttle Endeavour (STS-88) were the first to cross the threshold. DELIVERING THE GOODS The story of the ISS actually began...

International Space Station Celebrates 15th Anniversary
2013-11-19 18:34:23

[ Watch the Video: International Space Station Turns 15 Today ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online November 20 marks the 15 year anniversary that nations united to build the most advanced space laboratory every created — the International Space Station (ISS). In November 1998, an autonomous Russian Proton rocket took up the first module of the space station, Zarya. This module, also known as the Functional Cargo Block, provided electrical power, storage,...

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2009-11-05 13:15:00

NASA Television will air the docking of the newest Russian module to the International Space Station starting at 9 a.m. CST Nov. 12. The Mini Research Module-2, known as "Poisk," which means "explore" in Russian, will deliver 1,800 pounds of cargo to the station. Poisk is scheduled to automatically dock to the station's Zvezda Service Module at 9:44 a.m. The 8-ton module is scheduled to launch at 8:22 a.m. Nov. 10 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The combination docking port and...

2009-11-05 11:32:00

HOUSTON, Nov. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Television will air the docking of the newest Russian module to the International Space Station starting at 9 a.m. CST Nov. 12. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) The Mini Research Module-2, known as "Poisk," which means "explore" in Russian, will deliver 1,800 pounds of cargo to the station. Poisk is scheduled to automatically dock to the station's Zvezda Service Module at 9:44 a.m. The 8-ton module is...

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2008-11-18 09:05:00

Nations around the world will join together to mark a milestone in space exploration this week, celebrating the 10th birthday of a unique research laboratory, the International Space Station. Now the largest spacecraft ever built, the orbital assembly of the space station began with the launch from Kazakhstan of its first bus-sized component, Zarya, on Nov. 20, 1998. The launch began an international construction project of unprecedented complexity and sophistication. The station is a venture...

2006-03-20 03:10:00

MOSCOW -- Crew on board the International Space Station (ISS) on Monday took a short flight in their Soyuz craft to free up a docking bay for their replacements arriving later this month, Russian mission control said. Cosmonaut Valery Tokarev undocked the Soyuz from the Zarya module docking port, backed off from the station about 50 metres, and then docked at the Zvezda living quarters module, a mission control spokeswoman said. Tokarev was assisted by Bill McArthur, the U.S. astronaut and...


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lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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