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Merritt Island

(Encyclopedia) Merritt Island, c.40 mi (60 km) long and c.6 mi (10 km) wide, E Fla., separated from the mainland by Indian River (a lagoon) and from the Canaveral peninsula on the east…

Columbia

(Encyclopedia) Columbia, U.S. space shuttle. On its 28th flight, on Feb. 1, 2003, after completing a 16-day scientific mission, the spacecraft disintegrated during reentry, killing its…

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

(Encyclopedia) National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), civilian agency of the U.S. federal government with the mission of conducting research and developing operational…

Florida Overview

(Encyclopedia) Florida flôr´ĭdə, flŏr´– [key], state in the extreme SE United States. A long, low peninsula between the Atlantic Ocean (E) and the Gulf of Mexico (W), Florida is…

2011 Science News: Mission Accomplished

The final voyage of the space shuttle Atlantis marked the end of NASA's space shuttle program by Catherine McNiff Atlantis lifts off! Source: NASA. Related…

So How's the Europan Seafood?

Related Links: SpaceAstronomyEncyclopedia: Space ExplorationU.S. Unmanned Planetary & Lunar ProgramsNASA Home PageProject Galileo Home PageCassini Mission Home PageStudents for the…

Space Accidents

1967Jan. 27, Apollo 1: a fire aboard the space capsule on the ground at Cape Kennedy, Fla., killed astronauts Virgil I. Grissom, Edward H. White, and Roger Chaffee. April 23–24, Soyuz 1:…

May 1998 News and Events

1998 News Month-By-MonthWorldFormer Premier Admits to Rwanda Massacres (May 1): Jean Kambanda pleads guilty to genocide charges before U.N. tribunal. He faces life in prison.Europeans Agree…