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French Astronaut Gets Government Position

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Claudie Haigneré, an Astronaut with the European Space Agency, has been appointed to the post of Minister for Research and New Technologies in the French government. She joined the European Astronaut Corps in 1999 and has been to space twice on board Russian Soyuz spacecraft - she was the first European woman to visit the International Space Station in 2001.

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Jun 18, 2002, 6:12pm

View of Colorado Fire from Space

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A new photo released from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the huge swath of destruction caused by the enormous fire in Colorado. The fire started on June 8, and has gone on to destroy more than 40,000 hectares. The image was acquired using Terra's Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (Aster), one of five Earth imaging instruments on board the spacecraft. This photo was taken on morning of Sunday, June 16.

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Jun 18, 2002, 6:02pm

Endeavour in Space Another Day

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Once again NASA postponed the landing of the Space Shuttle Endeavour because of foul weather in both Florida and California. The next opportunity will be on Wednesday, when the shuttle will try to land at Cape Canaveral at 1452 GMT (10:52am EDT). There's one more window in Florida and three at California's Edwards Air Force Base. The shuttle has enough supplies to remain in orbit until Thursday.

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Jun 18, 2002, 5:22pm



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