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vur nee er

  • n  French mathematician who described the vernier scale (1580-1637)
  • n  a small movable scale that slides along a main scale; the small scale is calibrated to indicate fractional divisions of the main scale

  • First they fired Surveyor's vernier engines for 33 seconds to consume more fuel and reduce the craft's landing weight.
  • They were, Small vernier rockets near each of the craft's three legs fired to stabilize the spacecraft in a base-down attitude.
  • The final push came from eight small vernier rockets fired by radio command from Cape Canaveral to adjust the speed.
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  • Vernier Launches its Fall 2013 Data-Collection Workshop Series for Science Educators
    BEAVERTON, Oregon, June 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Starting this September, Vernier Software & Technology will offer 38 free workshops to help science educators learn about the various ways to integrate data-collection technology, also called digital tools, into their curriculum, which is called for in the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Led by experienced training specialists ...
    June 27, 2013 - PR Newswire via Yahoo! News
  • Calling All STEM Educators: Applications Now Open for the 2014 Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards
    BEAVERTON, Ore., June 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Vernier Software & Technology and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) are now accepting applications for the annual Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards. This year's awards will recognize and reward seven educators – one elementary teacher, two middle school teachers, three high school teachers, and one college-level educator – for ...
    June 24, 2013 - PR Newswire via Yahoo! News

  • Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan in Spaceflight Now
    The detailed analysis of the flight data will be carried out and we will find out the reasons for the non-ignition of the vernier engines,Radhakrishnan said. "We will also confirm that the main cryogenic engine ignited."

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