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Agenzia Spaziale Italiana

Overview page. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.

(ASI;

A member of the European Space Agency, established by the Italian government in 1988. It has actively participated in many projects, including Hermes and Spacelab. ASI...

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Ames Research Center

Overview page. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.

A NASA scientific and engineering establishment in Mountain View, California. It was founded in 1939 for aeronautical research and became part of NASA in 1958. As well as aeronautics, Ames...

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Andrew Sydney Withiel Thomas

Overview page. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.

(1951– )

US astronaut. His three missions include 141 days in space as a crew member aboard the Russian space station Mir, transported there on the Endeavour space shuttle in...

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Atlantis

Overview page. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.

The fourth of the US space shuttles. It made its first flight on 3 October 1985 with a crew of five.

In 1989 Atlantis launched the Galileo spacecraft on a six-year journey to the...

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Baikonur Cosmodrome

Overview page. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.

A launch site for spacecraft, located near Baikonur (formerly Tyuratam and Leninsk), Kazakhstan, near the Aral Sea. It was built in 1955. The first Soviet satellites and all Soviet (later...

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Boeing Company

Overview page. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.

US military and commercial aircraft manufacturer that has produced many components for NASA. These include the Delta rocket series and the Inertial Upper-Stage rockets for such probes as Ga...

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Canadarm

Overview page. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.

A system used by the space shuttle and International Space Station (ISS) to deploy or recover satellites and other payloads. It is also used to move astronauts when they stand on its mobile...

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Canadian Space Agency

Overview page. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.

(CSA)

The organization responsible for the Canadian space programme. The CSA has contributed instruments and payloads for many space missions. Its high-flux telescope on Ulysses (l...

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cargo

Overview page. Subjects: Law.

N.

Goods, other than the personal luggage of passengers, carried by a ship or aircraft. Normally (but not necessarily in relation to insurance) “cargo” denotes the whole of a...

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centrifuge

Overview page. Subjects: Science and Mathematics — Medicine and Health.

n. a device for separating components of different densities in a liquid, using centrifugal force. The liquid is placed in special containers that are spun at high speed around...

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Charles Lacy Veach

Overview page. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.

(1944–95)

US astronaut. His two space shuttle flights include the Discovery mission in April 1991 during which he was the primary operator of the Canadarm. He then worked as the...

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control moment gyroscope

Overview page. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.

A gyroscope used for the attitude control of a spacecraft, part of the attitude and orbit control subsystem. The International Space Station has four control moment gyroscopes, but only two...

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crew return vehicle

Overview page. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.

(CRV;

A proposed NASA ‘lifeboat’ spacecraft for the International Space Station, to return crew members to Earth in an emergency. It was intended to be attached permanently to the...

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Daniel Thomas Barry

Overview page. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.

(1953– )

US astronaut and physician. He flew with the space shuttle Endeavour in January 1996, when he undertook a six-hour space walk to evaluate techniques to be used to assemble...

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David Alexander Wolf

Overview page. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.

(1956– )

US astronaut and physician. He flew on the space shuttle Columbia mission in October 1993 to conduct experiments on the effect of microgravity on humans. He spent 119 days...

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David McDowell Brown

Overview page. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.

(1956–2003)

US astronaut and physician. A mission specialist, he was assigned to a space shuttle launch in 2001, having previously supported payload development for the Internation...

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Dominic Lee Pudwill Gorie

Overview page. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.

(1957– )

US astronaut and chief of the Astronaut Safety Branch. He piloted the space shuttle Discovery's final docking mission with the Russian space station Mir in June 1998. He...

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Donald Alan Thomas

Overview page. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.

(1955– )

US astronaut. He logged more than 1040 hours during his four space shuttle flights, which included the 15-day Columbia mission in July 1994 that conducted microgravity...

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Ellen Ochoa

Overview page. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.

(1958– )

US astronaut. Her four space shuttle flights include the Discovery mission in May 1999 for the first docking with the International Space Station (ISS), and the April 2002 null...

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European Space Agency

Overview page. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.

(ESA)

An organization, founded in May 1975 to replace the European Space Research Organization, that conducts space research and operates its own launch vehicles.

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