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Martian Floods Could be Recent

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scientists from the University of Arizona believe that water may have erupted onto the surface of Mars as recently as 10 million years ago. As much as 600 cubic kilometres of water (four times the water in Lake Erie) may have poured out of fissures in the Cerberus Plains just north of the Martian equator. The scientists formed their theory after studying images taken of the region by the Mars Global Surveyor spacecraft. [ Visit Website ]

Feb 20, 2002, 8:56pm

Lance Bass of 'NSync Could be Next Space Tourist

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Amsterdam-based Mir Corp announced today that is has entered into negotiations with Lance Bass of the pop music group 'NSync for tourist flight to visit the International Space Station - as early as November. If everything goes as planned, Bass would be the star of a reality television show that covers his space mission, from training through to the actual launch in a Russian Soyuz capsule. At this point, neither Russia nor NASA have approved this tourist visit to the International Space Station. [ Visit Website ]

Feb 20, 2002, 6:47pm

Odyssey Mapping Mission Begins

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After months of orbital manoeuvres, the Mars Odyssey spacecraft is ready to get to work searching for water on the surface of Mars. NASA flight controllers instructed the spacecraft to turn its scientific equipment towards the Red planet on Monday. Operators expect it will take a few days to fully calibrate the equipment, and hope to release the first images to the public on March 1. [ Visit Website ]

Feb 20, 2002, 6:29pm

Expedition 4 Completes A New Spacewalk

Astronauts Carl Walz and Dan Bursch completed a 5-hour, 47-minute spacewalk outside the International Space Station today to prepare for the arrival of the Space Shuttle Atlantis - due to dock in April. During their time outside the station, the astronauts tested a new airlock, performed several maintenance tasks, and exposed themselves to space radiation for an experiment. This spacewalk was the first from the new Quest Airlock without the assistance of a visiting space shuttle; although, four more spacewalks are planned. [ Visit Website ]

Feb 20, 2002, 6:10pm



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