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Slog: verb – to work diligently for long hours slogged, slogging, slogs
(The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition, ©2014 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company)
Slog Intro
There are billions and billions of bits of information available on the Internet. But have you ever had over one million search results staring at you on your screen and still felt as if you had no idea how to complete an assignment? What source is credible? Is it a primary source reference? What does the text mean? How current is the information? SNN has developed SLOG-ITT to help you find and - Share Lots Of Great Information Through Technology.
Hungry Pests
Rosetta Orbiter & Philae Lander Update
Ebola Virus
Philae probe lands on Comet 67P after ten-year journey
What is propaganda?
NFL footballs - Made in America
The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown
Rosetta Orbiter & Philae Lander
SNN crosses paths with many fascinating and interesting people as we develop content. Often a story on a current event develops into a second story with more details on career paths. Read all about them below! 
Homer Hickam: aerospace engineer, author and - Rocket Boy
Oct. 13, 2014 - Homer Hickam hails from Coalwood, West Virginia, a small city in coal mining country. Homer sought a path out of Coalwood and found it by looking to the skies and his friends.

NASA TV live interview with NASA astronaut Terry Virts from Russia on Nov. 5, 2014 from 6-7 a.m. ET. Terry Virts is the commander of the Expedition 43 mission to the International Space Station, scheduled to launch from Russia on Nov. 23, 2014.
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SNN SLOG - The International Space Station, ISS
Astronaut to depart for ISS on Nov. 23
The idea for an orbiting lab in outer space is not a new one. In 1869, Edward Everett Hale wrote a short story called The Brick Moon in which he thought of a satellite in space built of 12 million bricks. The idea became reality in 1993 but not with bricks! In 1993, NASA signed an agreement with 15 countries, including Canada, Japan, Russia and many European countries, to build the International Space Station, ISS. Components and sections were made on Earth and assembled in space over many years beginning in 1993. Since November 2000, groups of astronauts (usually six at a time) have been living and working on ISS with the average mission about six months. ISS is powered with parallel sets of solar arrays on each side of the main space lab. Weighing 924,739 pounds and orbiting about 200 miles above Earth, ISS can be seen from Earth without using a telescope. On Nov. 23, 2014, Terry Virts, NASA astronaut, will depart for ISS from Russia’s space center aboard a Soyuz spacecraft. Scientific research and space exploration are the main missions of the ISS. It has been called the greatest engineering achievement of mankind.
Expert Commentary

1. Introduction to the ISS (NASA)

2. The International Space Station is the third brightest object in the sky. NASA has an app for visitors to find when the ISS can be seen from their location. Visit NASA’s Spot Locator
Terry Virts, center, trains at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston for his upcoming mission to the ISS. (Photo: NASA)

For more information, visit NASA
Video: ISS Configuration (1:04)
NASA: This fly-around video shows the International Space Station from the Endeavour space shuttle after the shuttle undocked from ISS on May 30, 2011.

Terry Virts is the commander of Expedition 43 to the International Space Station and is scheduled to depart from Russia on Nov. 23 aboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft to travel to the space station. (Photo: NASA)

Samantha Cristoforetti of the European Space Agency and flight engineer, is attired in a training version of her spacesuit. She is ready for a training session at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.  (Photo: NASA)


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