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shuttle diplomacy

An act, instance, or practice of carrying out discussions or negotiations between two parties who refuse to communicate with one another directly. The ambassador has been on a mission of shuttle diplomacy, trying to broker a peace deal between the two warring nations.
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shuttle someone or something from (person to person)

 and shuttle someone or something from place to place
(Specific persons or places are sometimes expressed.) to move or pass someone or something from person to person; to move or pass someone or something from place to place. My phone call was shuttled from person to person. Mary shuttled her children from home to school to practice.
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In another landmark event slated for September, a space shuttle will reel out a tiny satellite connected by only a thin umbilical cord -- a 20-meter tether.
For its "Return to Flight" mission, the first space shuttle voyage since the Columbia tragedy, NASA engineers replaced foam on the bipod fittings with four 300-watt cartridge heaters (including two back-up heaters).
In contrast, when a standard shuttle tile is hit, a crack spreads from the point of impact as it does when window glass is struck.
Increased passenger comfort as seats were removed last summer on all USAir Shuttle aircraft to provide more legroom.
This release contains forward-looking statements (as defined in Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended) which reflect management's current views with respect to certain future events and performance, including statements regarding: the total investment required to acquire and convert two of the shuttle tankers; the commencement dates of the charter contracts; the annual cash flow from vessel operations expected from the charter contracts; the growth prospects for shuttle tankers; the increase in offshore oil production and exploration; and other potential financial and other benefits relating to the charter contracts.
Margie Steigerwald, outdoor recreation planner in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area for the ParkLINK shuttle program, said there were nearly 500 riders over the three-day Fourth of July weekend, when the shuttle service started with free rides.
Tiles have frequently come loose on the space shuttle fleet but have never caused a crash.
Members of the Florida Shuttle Club will earn a minimum of 1,000 miles for every Florida Shuttle segment flown; an extra 1,000 bonus miles after every seven Florida Shuttle segments flown; and an additional 1,000 bonus miles for every USAir segment flown into or out of the state of Florida.
Along with the extensive support of these logistics missions, SPACEHAB is poised to undertake new flight opportunities aboard the space shuttle to support NASA in its remaining space station construction and maintenance activities.
In the first flight since shuttle Columbia came apart Feb.
With the reel redesigned and three other test flights-using smaller or nonconducting tethers-succeeding in the interim, researchers had hoped this second shuttle flight would go well.
This shuttle bus will give Long Beach residents a chance to compare current diesel-powered vehicles to energy- efficient, non-polluting electric vehicles, which are 97 percent cleaner, even counting power plant emissions.
BRC Imagination Arts, one of the world's leading creators of distinctive experiential exhibits for museums, corporate visitor centers and heritage attractions, announced today that the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, operated by Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts, has chosen BRC as the lead creator of the Shuttle Launch Experience.
Scores of workers viewed the near-flawless launch on oversize screens in the company auditorium, surrounded by a display of rocket engines - including one like those propelling the shuttle aloft.
13 with the launch of an instrument that will probe the origin of the diffuse, low-energy X-ray background that bathes the nearby interstellar medium of our galaxy Carried aloft in the payload bay of the space shuttle Endeavor, the Diffuse X-ray Spectrometer (DXS) has twin detectors that together will test the theory that these low-energy X-rays are emitted by a bubble of ionized gas that envelops our solar system and extends for hundreds of light-years beyond.