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The Nerdel News Classifieds

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Buzz Lightyear:

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Did you know that Buzz Lightyear, the toy spaceman made famous by the Toy Story movie series produced by Disney and PIXAR will make a flight into space aboard the space shuttle Discovery (STS-124) headed to the International Space Station (ISS). The flight of the toy space ranger is part of a program developed by NASA and Disney to encourage students to pursue studies in science, technology and mathematics. Buzz was unavailable for comment by a message from his publicist said he would make “one small step for toys, and one giant step for Toy Story”!!!! Buzz will return in six months with the crew of Endeavor-STS-126. For more information and to play an interactive Buzz Lightyear game, go to: http://www.nasa.gov/audience/forstudents/5-8/index.html

Phoenix joins rovers Spirit and Opportunity:

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NASA: The Phoenix Mars Lander successfully landed on the planet MARS May 25th, 2008. Its mission is to uncover clues to the geological history and biological potential of the Martian arctic and return data from the Polar Regions. Phoenix will look for any history of water and evidence of a habitable zone for future manned explorations. Phoenix joins rovers Spirit and Opportunity in their exploration of the red planet.

Astronaut climbs Mt. Everest:

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Did you know that Astronaut Scott Parazynski, an Emergency Medicine physician, selected by NASA in 1992 and who has been on five space shuttle missions (STS-66, STS-86, STS-95, STS-100 and STS-120)  climbed Mount Everest and reached the summit on May 22, 2008. I wonder if he ran into Professor Nerdelman. Here is the map of Parazynski’s ascent:
http://www.nasa.gov/pdf/220327main_everest_route.pdf

Astronauts use a treadmill in space to stay fit:

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Astronauts use a treadmill in space to stay fit: Did you know that spaceflight can result in weakened muscles and bone loss. Medical engineers at NASA’s Glenn Research Center developed the enhanced Zero-gravity Locomotion Stimulator (eZLS) which is aground based simulator able to mimic the vehicle and exercise device interfaces found on the International Space Station (ISS) and other space exploration vehicles. With the eZLS, scientists and engineers can test for exercise routines and methods to keep our astronauts fit and prevent osteoporosis and muscle fatigue in space and this may help direct therapies for patients with the same medical problems on earth. Paste this into your browser for a video of the eZLS:
http://spaceflightsystems.grc.nasa.gov/Advanced/
HumanResearch/Exercise/videos/sm_movie2.mov

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