Essays Tagged: "Mir"

Atlantis & Mir. About the docking of the Space Shuttle Atlantis and the Space Station Mir.

A good piece about the docking of the Space Shuttle Atlantis & the Space Station Mir.Last year something amazing took place, but it wasn't in a laboratory. It wasn't under the ocean ... s in space. The docking of the United States's Space Shuttle Atlantis and the Russian Space Station Mir was an important step towards international cooperation in space. This is not the first t ... can astronauts have used the Russian training facility at the Cosmodrome to prepare for work on the Mir space station. We couldn't give up the hope of peace and freedom. Launch Day had arrived; ...

(2 pages) 69 0 4.3 Jan/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Astronomy

This is an essay about the tragedies of space travel.

cted electrical power and also some of the control thrusters were blocked by the folded panel. Vladimir Komarov, the sole cosmonaut on board, was able to bring the spacecraft out of orbit after 26 hou ... loded, killing the seven crew members. Soyuz-TM 5 (6 September 1988): returning from a visit to the Mir orbital station, computer problems prevented retrofire taking place after the spacecraft's orbit ...

(4 pages) 90 1 4.8 Nov/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Space

To What extent is Noldeke's chronology of the Qur'anic text still defensible?

ave some success in freeing Qur'anic study from the conservative's search for an 'original meaning'.Mir and the work of Farahi and IslahiWriting in Coherence in the Qur'an (1986) Mir addresses what he ... oted describing the Qur'an as "toilsome reading... a wearisome, confused jumble, crude, incondite." Mir looks to the work of Farahi and his student Islahi to present a case for an underlying nazm, lit ...

(7 pages) 32 0 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Eileen Marie Collins

ME: Eileen Marie Collins (Colonel, USAF) NASA Astronaut PERSONAL DATA: Born November 19, 1956, in Elmira, New York. Married. She enjoys running, golf, hiking, camping, reading, photography, astronomy. ... enjoys running, golf, hiking, camping, reading, photography, astronomy.EDUCATION: Graduated from Elmira Free Academy, Elmira, New York, in 1974; received an associate in science degree in mathematics ...

(2 pages) 890 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Science Essays > Astronomy