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March 19, 2001

Discovery Heads Home with First Alpha Crew On-Board

Mir Reentry Delayed Briefly

Successful Sea Launch Places XM Radio satellite into Orbit

DISCOVERY HEADS HOME WITH FIRST ALPHA CREW ON-BOARD

The last day on International Space Station Alpha was an emotional day for the Expedition One crew. Jennifer Laing reports on the successful undocking of the Shuttle Discovery, which sees Shepherd, Gidzenko and Krikalev homeward bound. The landing at Cape Canaveral, Florida is scheduled for Wednesday morning, weather permitting.

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http://www.universetoday.com/html/articles/2001-0319a.html

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MIR REENTRY DELAYED BRIEFLY

By all accounts, nothing is going to stop the reentry of Mir, but that doesn't stop Russian space officials from throwing a few more delays in. Originally scheduled to reenter on Thursday, March 22nd, the crash has been pushed back to Friday at 0600 GMT (1:00am EST), depending on weather conditions. The station has been gradually losing altitude and once it reaches 220 km, the Russians will fire the decent thrusters to bring it down into the South Pacific Ocean.

Special Report:

Universe Today Coverage of the Mir Reentry

http://www.universetoday.com/html/special/mirdeorbit.html

Internet Coverage:

http://www.cnn.com/2001/TECH/space/03/19/mir.update/index.html

http://www.msnbc.com/news/490797.asp

http://www.space.com/missionlaunches/missions/mir_fiery_finale_page.html

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SUCCESSFUL SEA LAUNCH PLACES XM RADIO satellite INTO ORBIT

A Zenit 3SL rocket roared off the Sea Launch platform yesterday to carry the second XM Radio satellite into orbit. The launch occurred from the Pacific Ocean, 2250 km Southeast of Hawaii, at 2233 GMT (5:33pm EST). The XM satellite and its twin will provide up to 100 channels of high-quality digital radio directly to subscribers across the United States. Service is expected to begin in May.

Original Source:

http://www.sea-launch.com/special/sea-launch/current_launch.htm

Internet Coverage:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/sci/tech/newsid_1222000/1222425.stm

http://www.msnbc.com/news/463318.asp

http://www.space.com/missionlaunches/launches/zenit_launch_010318.html

http://spaceflightnow.com/sealaunch/xm2/

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