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space mission

[′spās ‚mish·ən]
(aerospace engineering)
A journey by a vehicle, manned or unmanned, beyond the earth's atmosphere, usually for the purpose of collecting scientific data.
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The post China to launch manned space mission Shenzhou 11 on Monday appeared first on Cyprus Mail .
About 20 minutes into its flight, ISRO declared "mission accomplished", marking an important benchmark in two major fields - the world's quest for affordable space missions with reusable rockets, and India's own presence in the space race.
The imminent Shenzhou-10 mission makes him China's eldest astronaut to carry out a space mission.
The conferences are intended as an interface between the community that designs, develops, and operates space missions and the community of software, computing, and other information-technology practitioners who represent emerging capabilities of relevance and importance to space missions.
CORDS was established at The Aerospace Corporation to study orbital debris and reentry hazards and to help mitigate any risks debris might pose to space missions.
Regardless of the space missions to come, Earth-based spin-offs of space-targeted research are inevitable--if cordless power tools, superalloy golf clubs, and high-tech foam mattresses are any indication.
One friend said: "Here we have the woman who carried out a space mission that captured the imagination of the world and appears to be fearless.
Computer software that drives space missions contains many thousands of lines of computer code.
Professor Alan Wells, director of space research at the National Space Centre and at the University of Leicester, said: 'The idea to operate a space mission in full view of the visiting public to the National Space Centre is something we have been planning ever since Beagle 2 was conceived.
In 1995, European Space Agency physicist Carla Signorini told the newspaper Florida Today: "It given the money to do the work, within five years the European Space Agency could have solar cells ready to power a space mission to Saturn.
India will launch its first space mission to Mars in October 2013, according to President Pranab Mukherjee, as the South Asian giant joins rivals U.
Washington, Feb 3 ( ANI ): An Iranian official has confirmed reports that a monkey had been sent into space in a space mission, although he admitted that one of the two photos of the space-travelling primate depicted the wrong monkey.

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